AHMEDABAD, INDIA, January 13, 2023 (Face2News): Together with the ordination of 46 youths as parshads recently, this marks a total of 104 youths from around India and the world receiving ordination from Mahant Swami Maharaj on the occasion of Pramukh Swami Maharaj’s Centenary Celebrations. The date held extra historical significance as it was exactly 83 years ago today that Pramukh Swami Maharaj himself was ordained by his guru, Shastriji Maharaj, the founder of BAPS, in Gondal. Of the 58 youths initiated 30 are engineers, 6 post graduates,19 graduates, two MBAs and an architect. Five are from America, 7 from Maharashtra, and 46 from Gujarat.

Akshardham Gandhinagar chief Anandswarup Swami, said, “Of the 1,159 swamis in BAPS, there are 10 doctors, 12 MBAs, over 70 with master’s degrees, over 200 engineers, and over 700 graduates. 55 are British citizens, 70 are American citizens, 125 were the only son and 35 were the only child of their parents. Keshavchintan Swami, from Philadelphia, said, “There are thousands of people in the world who have degrees like mine. But the opportunity to serve a guru like Mahant Swami Maharaj is indeed rare and invaluable.” Gunvaibhav Swami, said, “It is their selfless life that inspires me to take this path of renunciation, service and devotion.”