Pramukh Swami Maharaj Centenary Celebration

16 Oct. 2022, Sunday, Adelaide

BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha, Adelaide, commemorated the 100-year birth anniversary of His Holiness Pramukh Swami Maharaj at the Adelaide Convention Centre.

Over 2,600 people gathered to honour His Holiness Pramukh Swami Maharaj for dedicating his life to fostering peace, harmony, and spiritual uplift for families and communities all over the world.

Sadguru Pujya Swayamprakashdas Swami (Pujya Doctor Swami) presided over the celebrations, which were attended by resident BAPS swamis, community leaders, and distinguished guests, including Mr. Tony Zappia MP, Mr John Fulbrook MP, Mr Vincent Tarzia MP, Deputy Mayor Chad Buchanan JP, Cr Beau Brug JP, Mr Michael Brown MP, Mayor Michael Coxon, Cr Surender Chahal, and Assistant Police Commissioner Mr Graham Goodwin.

Vedic Philosophy and Rituals Convocation

21 Aug. 2022, Sunday, Adelaide

BAPS Swaminarayan Research Institute, Australia, provides children and youths across Australia and New Zealand to engage in courses related to Vedic philosophy and Vedic rituals.

Recently, children aged 5 to 14 years, completed: i) the study and memorizing of the 565 Sanskrit verses from the Swaminarayan Siddhant Karika, and ii) memorizing the Sanskrit verses of the Shri Swaminarayan Mahapuja and how to perform the accompanying Vedic rituals.

To commemorate Pramukh Swami Maharaj’s Centenary Celebrations, they pledged to perform more than 100 mahapuja rituals at the homes of well-wishers in their own cities by December 2022. Also, all of these children had memorized the 315 Sanskrit verses of the Satsang Diksha Shastra as well.

Over 100 children gathered at the BAPS Swaminarayan Mandir, Adelaide, for their convocation ceremony in the presence of Mahamahopadhyaya Bhadreshdas Swami. Devotees welcomed the youngsters by showering sanctified flowers on them in recognition of their great accomplishment. Bhadreshdas Swami addressed the assembly and also lauded the children’s achievements. Each student was presented a graduation certificate and a memento.