Neasden Temple's spiritual leader remembered
PUBLISHED: 17:10 26 September 2016
Dignitaries and well-wishers gathered at Neasden Temple to pay tribute to the life and legacy of its spiritual leader.
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.