First time in the
history of Bombay, a festival so noble, reaching out to so many
people, for so long a period was held. A 37-day celebration, both
magnificent and meaningful, spectacular and spiritual, elegant
and enlightening! Commemorating the 75th Birth Anniversary of
Pujya Pramukh Swami Maharaj, the fifth spiritual successor of
Bhagwan Swaminarayan, the Amrut Mahotsav celebrated his work,
values and virtues which continue to bless our world.
This video captures
the craft, culture and character of the celebration through its
magnificent archways and mandirs, exhibition and landscapes, stalls
and cultural spots, children's Bal Nagri and women's Bhaktipuram,
beautifully spread over 100 acres of heavenly sculpted gardens,
which were once wastelands. Program highlights are presented.
While you marvel at
history created, also give a thought to the future it has blessed:
the 8 million people the Mahotsav inspired, the 85,500 children
who took vows of good conduct, the 38,000 who quit addictions,
the 85 couples who were married in a dowry-free mass marriage,
the 82 youths who took initiation into the Sadhu order and the
poor and needy! The Mahotsav - its divinity and the unity of 22,000
volunteers is something that remains beyond words and visuals.
We hope the MEMORIES
in this video inspires the viewers towards better life, as the
Amrut Mahotsav did when celebrated.