The story of my experiments with truth
Jaldhar H. Vyas
jaldhar at BRAINCELLS.COM
Thu Nov 13 23:49:29 CST 1997
On Thu, 13 Nov 1997, Greg Goode wrote:
> The huge, glistening new mandir in the outskirts of London -- that's a
> Swaminarayan Mandir also, isn't it? The living swami it is associated with
> is Pramukh Swami Maharaj, and he is of the Akshar Purushottam Faith. I
> visited the temple for a puja one day, and it's huge, new, very impressive.
> It's now a stop in the London tour circuits.
Yes. The Akshar Purushottam people are a splinter of the original
Swaminaryana Sampradaya but philosophically they're mostly the same. (They
revere the 19th century Swami Sahajanand who they call Swaminarayan as the
avatar of Vishnu Bhagawan.) Their leader is Swami Narayanpurushdas.
(Pramukh just means chief or leader.)
The original Swaminarayan sect also has many mandirs all over the world.
Both are pretty popular amongst Gujaratis.
Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at braincells.com>
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