Bhagwan Swaminarayan (1781-1830) established the now worldwide Swaminarayan Sampradaya, teaching the unique Akshar-Purushottam Darshan doctrine which enlightens and provides a practical path of spirituality that leads all genuine aspirants to ultimate liberation.
Learn about Bhagwan Swaminarayan's inspiring life, work and teachings through his detailed 5-part biography.
Part 5 narrates the concluding years of Bhagwan Swaminarayan's life from 1825 to 1830. He continued building mandirs and celebrating festivals, and thus reinforced the centrality of devotion to God in daily life. His positive impact on society drew the praise of British officials and numerous Indian rulers. Till his last breath, his foremost thought was to nurture the spirituality of his devotees. He emphasized the necessity of Akshar, in the form of the God-realized Sadhu, to aid one's spiritual progress and revealed Aksharbrahman Gunatitanand Swami as his spiritual successor.