Piyush Goyal Visits BAPS Swaminarayan Temple In LA

NEW DELHI | Updated: 13 September, 2022 12:41 am IST
Union minister Piyush Goyal during his visit to the BAPS Swaminarayn temple in Los Angeles 

Union Minister of Commerce and Industry, Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution and Textiles, Piyush Goyal visited the Bochasanwasi Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan (BAPS) Swaminarayan temple in Los Angeles.

The Union Minister also conveyed his congratulations on the completion of the 10 years of the temple.

During his visit, Goyal also paid his tribute to Pramukh Swami Maharaj on his centennial birth anniversary. Goyal said, “This is a very special occasion for all of us around the world who have received his blessings and learnt goodness from him.”

Reminiscing that he had the privilege of having a special bonding with Pramukh Swami Maharaj, Goyal said that he also got a chance to actively participate in the 75th-anniversary celebrations of Pramukh Swami Maharaj in Mumbai many years ago.

Highlighting the teachings of Swaminarayan Bhagwan Goyal said, “His teachings focussed on our role in giving back to humanity at large. The wonderful teachings of gyan, bhakti and shraddha that Swaminarayan has taught us and Pramukh Swami Maharaj has propagated will remain with all of us.”

Conveying his congratulations on the completion of 10 years of the temple’s existence, Goyal said, “The presence of the temple was very befitting to the significant presence of Indians in the area and the contribution of Indians to the development and growth of the area of Los Angeles.”

Goyal said that he always had the good fortune of visiting Shree Swaminarayan temples across the world. Admiring the beauty of the temple, Goyal said, “The temple in Los Angeles was very unique and beautifully planned and executed. The feeling of spirituality one experiences when visiting this temple in itself is very unique.”

Goyal also said that the contribution of BAPS in keeping Hindus together and keeping the spirit of Hinduism glowing and flowing all around the world is invaluable.

“When people moved out of India and experience the material facets of life, the next generation was observed to lose the connection to the motherland. But wherever Swaminarayan temple has come up, spirituality flourishes there and the next generation retains its connection with the motherland,” Goyal said.

“They inculcate very good habits and practices. Therefore, this institution is doing great service to the society at large all over the world,” he added.

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