Two BAPS Sadhus along with two trustees from New
Zealand recently visited Fiji as part of their Asia-Pacific
satsang tour. His Divine Holiness Pramukh Swami Maharaj visited
Fiji in 1984. Since then, there has been a substantial interest
in BAPS activities amongst Indians who constitute almost 40%
of the total population of Fiji. Many of them practice Hinduism
in a variety of ways including regular visits to local mandirs.
The BAPS contingent spent 7 days in Fiji, with 4 days in the
capital city of Suva and a day each in Nadi, Ba and Lautoka.
The overall interest amongst ardent Hindus and satsangis was
fantastic. Sastang assemblies were conducted in Hindi, Gujarati
and English with video presentations on BAPS activities, Pramukh
Swami Maharaj and Delhi Akshardham. Personal visits were also
held at homes and businesses of many families during 7 days.
The visit by sadhus helped to initiate a regular weekly satsang
assembly in Nadi.
A special assembly was held in
Suva which was attended by he Prime Minister of Fiji, The High
Commissioner of India, prominent people from business and commerce
and corporate magnates. Pujya Jnanpurush Swami gave a speech
“In the good of others”. At the end, a short video
presentation was shown on Delhi Akshardham which left a lasting
impression on the attendees. The Prime Minister vowed to visit
Akshardham sometime next year.