On a day marked by the auspicious birth celebrations of Bhagwan Swaminarayan and Bhagwan Ram, devotees flocked to BAPS Swaminarayan Mandirs throughout North America to honor the sacred lives and eternal values that they represent.
This year's festivities, themed "Bhakta Thavu Bhagwan Na," showcased the path to becoming an ideal devotee of Bhagwan. As part of the celebrations, children and youth dedicated themselves to producing an enthralling stage show complete with classical devotional songs, dance performances, and spiritual discourses. These artistic expressions provided a window into the unwavering faith of devotees from the eras of Bhagwan Swaminarayan and Bhagwan Ram, drawing meaningful connections to modern times.
The engaging program transported attendees through history, highlighting the essence of true devotion and shining a light on the exemplary lives of Atmaram Darji, Dada Khachar, Sitaji, and Angad.
The Swaminarayan Jayanti and Ram Navmi Celebration aimed to connect devotees with the lives of Bhagwan Swaminarayan and Bhagwan Ram while inspiring faith in the divine and a life based on integrity, tolerance, and respect for all. These principles form the foundation of the many activities undertaken by BAPS volunteers and followers across the globe. Today, His Holiness Mahant Swami Maharaj carries the torch of this inspiring journey, guiding us to lead lives imbued with spirituality and a higher purpose.