Indians do not simply live life; they celebrate it. Two hundred years ago, Bhagwan Swaminarayan revived the ancient Indian tradition of celebrating festivals in a moral and spiritual way. He purged celebrations of various negative elements that had seeped in over time, including substance abuse, profanity, and the oppression of women and the poor. Today, the BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha encourages and facilitates the celebration of life and Indian culture by organizing Mega Festivals all over the world. Each of these festivals includes cultural performances, exhibits of intricate art and architecture, and timeless traditions. These festivals serve as a source of information, inspiration, and pride.