His Holiness Pramukh Swami Maharaj (1921-2016)
Acclaimed as a unique and rare holy soul of India, His Holiness Pramukh Swami Maharaj was born on 7 December 1921, in the village of Chansad, Gujarat. He is the fifth successor in the illustrious spiritual tradition of Bhagwan Swaminarayan and the embodiment of the universal Hindu ideals.
Out of his compassion for humanity, he has made over 17,000 village, town and city visits and sanctified over 250,000 homes in India and abroad. He has read and replied to over 700,000 letters, and personally counselled over 810,000 people. He has inspired a cultural, moral and spiritual renaissance throughout the world by constructing over 1,000 mandirs and grand cultural complexes like Swaminarayan Akshardham in New Delhi and Gandhinagar. Above all, his profound experience and realization of God is the essence of his success and divine luster.