Annakut 2008
Pramukh Swami Maharaj's 89th Birthday Celebration in North America
 November 22, 2009

Param Pujya Pramukh Swami Maharaj’s 89th birthay was celebrated with great devotion and love at BAPS Mandirs across North America. The theme of this year's celebration was- Amne Akshardham Denara.
For Swamishri’s health, during the week, many devotees both young and old had observed an 89 hour fast. All centers had beautifully decorated their halls and festooned with flowers to create an ambience appropriate to the occasion.  The auspicious event commenced with Dhun, Prarthna and was followed by lilting kirtans extolling the glory of the Satpurush. The program was interspersed with touching speeches and discourses wherein devotees spoke about Pramukh Swami Maharaj’s life, character and spirituality. A variety of videos and presentations depicting the glory of the Satpurush and illustrating episodes from his life were central to the theme. The entire program illustrated Pramukh Swami Maharaj’s persona, his multi-faceted qualities and his unstinting love for all.