Pramukh Swami Maharaj was loved and respected as one of the world’s great spiritual leaders. He lived by and preached the message: “In the joy of others lies our own.”
Pramukh Swami Maharaj travelled throughout the world, dedicating his life to the well-being of others, visiting more than 250,000 homes in 17,000 villages and cities in more than 50 countries, and personally counselling and comforting more than 810,000 people. He created over 1,100 Hindu mandirs internationally and ordained more than 900 youths into the monastic order to serve society and strive spiritually.
Bhagatji Maharaj was the second spiritual successor of Bhagwan Swaminarayan.
His intense desire to worship God endeared him to many.
He lived a life of an ideal sadhu, dedicated to the devotion of God, service of others, and sharing of profound wisdom. His insightful discourses have been recorded as the ‘Swamini Vato’ scripture, which is read daily by thousands of devotees around the world.
He was revealed by Bhagwan Swaminarayan to be Akshar, the perfectly enlightened devotee and the closest entity to Purushottam (God) as extolled in the Vedas, Upanishads and Bhagavad Gita.