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His Holiness Mahant Swami Maharaj’s Remarkable 90th Milestone Celebrated by BAPS

A Beacon of Love and Service


ROBBIIONSVILLE, NJ – “Yours Forever, Sadhu Keshavjivandas” is a signature that has deeply touched the hearts of hundreds of thousands, symbolizing the profound love, compassion, and respect that His Holiness Mahant Swami Maharaj holds for all. On September 13, 2023, in Robbinsville, hundreds of devoted souls gathered to celebrate his 90th birthday, reflecting on his unparalleled humility and affection that have left an indelible mark on millions worldwide.

This momentous celebration coincided with the Festival of Inspirations, a spectacular three-month event heralding the inauguration of BAPS Swaminarayan Akshardham in Robbinsville. Mahant Swami Maharaj’s heartfelt letters not only provided solace but also ignited the flame of spiritual advancement and collective action. Pujya Yogananddas Swami emphasized the transformative power of Mahant Swami’s words, which have played a pivotal role in catalyzing spiritual and personal growth for countless individuals.

Many came forward to share how these personal letters from His Holiness had shaped their lives, offering guidance and support through life’s challenges. They recounted the meticulous care with which Mahant Swami Maharaj penned each letter, sometimes revisiting them multiple times to provide the most empathetic response. Such genuine care has undoubtedly cemented his place in countless hearts.

World leaders and spiritual luminaries shared their unique experiences with Mahant Swami Maharaj through moving videos. Cyrus Sabavala eloquently expressed, “Even without speaking, Mahant Swami Maharaj’s divine aura speaks volumes. A mere glance can fill one with an overwhelming sense of love and devotion.”

A poignant recollection from 2001 highlighted Mahant Swami Maharaj’s exceptional humility. Even when a presentation to the youth didn’t go as planned, instead of assigning blame, he took responsibility and apologized, epitomizing his value of recognizing divinity in all.

Pujya Anandswarupdas Swami emphasized the unwavering humility of Mahant Swami Maharaj, describing his role of serving others, even when revered as a divine entity. His philosophy is deeply rooted in seeing the best in everyone, uplifting many with his words of wisdom.

On what should have been a day of tribute to him, Mahant Swami Maharaj turned the spotlight onto the senior swamis, illustrating why he is so dearly loved. The senior swamis reciprocated this admiration, offering heartfelt prayers and presenting individual garlands to him on this momentous occasion.

In his concluding blessings, Mahant Swami Maharaj shared his vision and dedication. Speaking of BAPS Swaminarayan Akshardham, he remarked, “The grandeur, divinity, and tranquility that visitors experience here are the realization of Pramukh Swami Maharaj’s divine vision. Taking just fifteen minutes daily for introspection encapsulates all the spiritual wisdom we attain.”

This 90th birthday celebration served not only as a tribute to a revered soul but also as an inspiration for countless others to lead a life of humility, love, and service.


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