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Neasden Temple’s spiritual leader remembered

17:10 26 September 2016

The Rt.Hon Lord Paul Boeteng paid tribute to Pramukh Swami Maharaj, the spiritual leader of the Neasden Temple

The Rt.Hon Lord Paul Boeteng paid tribute to Pramukh Swami Maharaj, the spiritual leader of the Neasden Temple

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Dignitaries and well-wishers gathered at Neasden Temple to pay tribute to the life and legacy of its spiritual leader.

Dawn Butler MP joined dignitaries to pay tribute to Pramukh Swami Maharaj, the spiritual leader of the Neasden TempleDawn Butler MP joined dignitaries to pay tribute to Pramukh Swami Maharaj, the spiritual leader of the Neasden Temple

The event at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, in Brentfield Road, celebrated the life of Pramukh Swami Maharaj, the fifth spiritual successor of Bhagwan Swaminarayan and the leader of BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha, who passed away in India on August 13, aged 94.

Young people began the assembly by chanting Vedic prayers for world peace. The selfless life and humanitarian work of Swamishri was then portrayed through a video presentation.

Cllr Parvez Ahmed, mayor of Brent, presented a special certificate in recognition of Pramukh Swami Maharaj’s “outstanding contribution to Brent”, by building the Neasden Temple.

The iconic arch of Wembley Stadium was also lit in orange in Swamishri’s honour.

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