My Guru Hari: H.D.H. Pramukh Swami Maharaj

I am proud and happy to have a Guru like Pramukh Swami Maharaj.

His Holiness Pramukh Swami Maharaj is the fifth spiritual successor of Lord Swaminarayan and the present leader of Bochasanwasi Shree Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha (BAPS)

He leads an austere life of lifetime celibacy, without personal wealth or comfort. Representing the essence of Hinduism, his compassion for serving humanity, universal wisdom and striking simplicity have touched many world religious and national leaders.

But most important is his quiet, undisturbed love for God which rises beyond all borders of nation, race and religion. He has infused a new ray of hope and harmony in thousands of homes throughout the world.

Transcending all human distinctions and social barriers, he has selflessly served to redeem people from moral and physical penury. Even after creating an international empire of hundreds of mandirs, thousands of centers and over a million followers, you'll always find Swamiji engrossed in prayer.

His life is the living proof that prayers work and divine love succeeds.


Birth: 7 December 1921; Magshar Sud 8, VS 1978.
Birthplace: Chansad, Gujarat.
Initiation: 10 January 1940; Posh Sud 1, VS 1996.
Guru: Brahmaswarup Shastriji Maharaj
Spiritual Head Since: 23 January 1971; Posh Vad 11, VS 2027.
Villages Visited: Over 15,500.
Countries Visited: Over 45.
Homes Sanctified: Over 250,000.
Letters Read & Replied: Over 500,000.
Personally Counselled & Comforted: Over 610,000 people.
Discourses Delivered: Over 20,000.
Mandirs Built & Consecrated: 640.
Sadhu Disciples: 720.

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