Meeting Acharya Swamiji Maharaj was an absolute privilege of life time for me. A truly special human being who lived
a life of dedication, simplicity and preaching the goodness of humanitarian values throughout the world. He was a man
of immense spiritual knowledge, vision with strong moral values with kindness and compassion for all God's creatures.
His thinking of serving the community has been truly implemented by our Swaminarayan Mandir in Bolton.
Hence the contribution of the Mandir with Interfaith and other community groups has been truly immense on numerous
occasions over many years.
He will be truly missed. May the Lord Bless Swamiji's Soul.
In Sacred Akshardham
A roshni in a very dark world
rose high and wide
Watching over the atman that roamed
But little did we know,
Your gaze of wondrous stars
glowed a saffron sunrise far and wide
In our hearts You continue to bleed gnan
And our souls will love you forever more
A celebration of life yet to be cherished.
Your time has come, my Ageless Wonder,
I will make Thee proud,
For You are finally Home.
Yaad ati hain teri Bapa
Jabase aankh khulee tabase Aapke darshan hue,
Aapke darshan hua jese mere sanso sanso ki nas jaagi uthee,
Meri har mushkil, har sukh, har dukh mein Apane hamara saath diya.
We asked for a dream, you gave us the world,
You made us strong, gave us courage, worked your Will through us;
Aur abh Aap humko chhodke chale gaye tho meri duniya rukh gayi
Tab hum yaad karane lage Aapake sikhaaya har sanskar, har ashirvad.
In moments of drought Your kindness
Flooded our hearts
With memories as vast as the oceans spirit,
And in them Your happiness and ethereal light
Will blossom to the ends of time;
Aur abh phir se jeene lagae, yaad karake Aapaka har haseen darshan.
O mere bapa, o mere bhagwan aap haradam mere saat rena mere dil mein,
Jay Shree Swaminarayan
Piya O Pyara PiyaPiya O Pyara Piya
Tame Jao Chhodine Re Aje
Mara Dildane Rache na Aje
Mari Akhiya Rade, Ashrudhara Vahe
Mara Arman sahu adhura rahe adhura rahe..
Piya O Pyara PiyaPiya O Pyara Piya
Bapa now that have gone back your real home(Akshardham) to reunite with Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa, our hearts are aching with your loss. We will really miss your contagious smile and your loving sweet voice. We know you are still forever present with us and will keep on showering your divine blessings on all of us.
You have left us with the memories of the endless "sukh and labh" that you gave us. We will cherish these forever for the rest of our lives.
We are extremely lucky to have had your divine darshan in human form. You have always been there for us in our good and bad times. Your teachings will forever remain with us.
Our lives have been enlightened with your divine darshan.You have done countless obligations on us by leading us onto the path of bhakti.
We love you bapa and you will forever be in our hearts.
Your loving children
Jayesh, Jessica, Dhyan and Dhruvi Gajparia
Jay shree swaminarayan bapa,
Words cannot describe the pain we are feeling at the moment. You have taught us all so many valuable lessons which will forever stay with us.
Bapa, you have helped me so much throughout the last few years and the amount of Darshan I have received from you will remain with me forever.
May you have a peaceful and happy time in akshardham with swaminarayan bapa, Swamibapa!
I will always cherish the wonderful memories I have of you
Love you forever Bapa
I will miss your smile that was as sweet as the mango you gave me last summer. It was my first mangra arti and I will never forget it. I love to sing after I first sang to you and I love to dance after I first danced for you. You have taught me about religion, culture, being kind to each other, caring for animals and looking after our planet. Thank your for looking after me and my family. Even though we cannot see you, you will always be in our heart.
Lots of love Diyanjali (age 7)
Thank you Bapa for everything you have done for us. We will always cherish the memories that you have given us. Thank you for helping us and guiding me through all the difficulties we have faced. You have been so caring and you have never hesitated to help people all around the world. I will always remember your smile and the darshan you gave me. We will all miss you and you will be in our hearts forever. Jay Shree Swaminarayan.
When I was born You blessed me with my name
When I was a toddler You blessed me with penda and barfi prasad
When I got a bit older, You held my hand and I knew You would forever
And I remember we would walk around mandir together
Then I grew older, and once badly misbehaved
Without another thought, You mercifully forgave
You told me to forget the past because its gone, and then
You never reminded me of that occasion ever again
I was privileged to have performed in Your presence,
And had Your divine darshan at mandir, jagans and even my residence
Through the years You would still guide me
And I would get married and have a family
When I had to make decisions which would define my future path,
You were there for me, I still remember the conversation that we had
You never spoke in this way before, it felt like a man to man discussion
Although look back now it really was a Bapa to a son
As time passed by I felt happy because my closeness to You grew
But at one point I arrogantly thought I had understood You
Then You did something which made me stop and suddenly realise
That Your greatness is beyond comprehension and it opened up my eyes
Whenever I was fortunate to have Your darshan
You would teach me to remember Bapa in every action
I am not worthy of the love You have always shown to me
I will always do my best to be a good devotee
I pray that You give me the strength, courage, and wisdom
So that I continue to understand Your greatness further
And that I remain at the shelter of Shree Swaminarayan Gadi forever
Your loving child gaando ghelo baalak
Bapa na charnavind ma aa sevak na koti pranam. Saday bhela rehjo. Divya jivan ni jyot jagavo aap karta thayi karay dipavo. Jai Shree Swaminarayan.
Loving and caring our beloved Bapa
Our guru you have showered me with your darshan.
Valiant in everything Bapa does
Ever smiling our magnificent Bapa
You showered immense love and endless divine bliss on all of us
Our open-hearted Bapa I love you.
Ultimate superhero that’s what you are Bapa
Bapa your smile makes my day
Almighty bapa you make our dreams come true
Phenomenal Bapa you accomplished everything and more for all of us
Acharya Swamishree Maharaj our Fatther may I always continue to do your Sewa
We will miss you our beloved and magnificent Bapa. You have made me the person I am today. Bapa you always have a smile on your face and it makes my day. You will always be in my heart and I will always remember your exquisite smile.
Jay Shree Swaminarayan
First memory was in gujrati class when all of the student were asked to ask swamishree questions and after he would give us chocolates. The other memory was when swamishree and some Santos came to my nani's house and gave us Prasad with his hands.
I am so sorry to hear this terrible news and I offer my condolences to you and your community.
I remember Maharaja very well indeed. Maharaja was a generous, thoughtful, and sincere devotee of the Lord. Although from a different tradition I saw his Vaishnava behaviour as an example for my spiritual practice. He was so willing to reach beyond boundaries and speak with others heart to heart, to offer prayer, inspiration, and encouragement in all he said, and in all his efforts to serve the Lord.
He was so kind and encouraging to me personally, and supportive of our efforts in Oxford to bring Hindu studies to the establishment, and to nurture our own Hindu youth in scholarship. He particularly told me that the excellence of Oxford was a treasure, and we are now adding another gem in the form of scholars of Hinduism. He invited me to speak to the community, as you will remember, particularly to enthuse the young people to take their culture seriously. He was very concerned about this, and we even spoke of establishing a scholarship to support and enthuse them. He was a long term thinker, as the best leaders are, and I was very inspired by his association because of this.
I attribute the success of our Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies to the prayers and blessings of great souls like Acharyaji. I will all remember his blessing for us and have continually taken heart from it.
Again, I offer the community every comfort in tolerating your grief. If there is anything I can do for you please do not hesitate to ask. You have been greatly blessed by your service to this wonderful teacher, and father of the community.
With sorrow, and with warmth.
I am very sorry indeed to hear the very sad news of the passing of your global spiritual leader and Bapa, Acharya Shree Purushottampriyadasji Swamishree Maharaj.
He was a truly great man who did so much for so many around the world over many years.
I and all at the Greater London Lieutenancy offer you and members of the Mandir our heartfelt condolences and deepest sympathies at this difficult time.
Please accept Mr Gorman’s condolences on the passing of Acharya Swamishree Maharaj.
Our best wishes to you and your community at this very difficult time.
I was privileged to have met HDH Acharya Swamishree Maharaj and sorry to learn of His passing. My best wishes to all the community at this sad time.
I am sorry to hear of your loss. Acharya Swamishree Maharaj sounds like he was a great leader and I am sorry that I did not get to meet him at the Grand Opening of the Shree Swaminarayan Temple.
I will miss Bapa because i love him so much.
I will miss going to his room and getting sweets and doing His darshan in the mandir. I remember playing tabla twice in front of Bapa and when we finished the performance we went to do His darshan and He smiled at me and gave me persadi. I felt so happy when i saw Bapa smile at me.
I was also a cadet in Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa Pipe Band when Bapa came to London and also when we did the Kenton to Kingsbury nagaryatra in 2019, it was was very long but it was really good. I did my first dance on Bapa's birthday, it was fun leaning the dance and the kirtan. It felt amazing to be a part of a big celebration. We all saw how happy Bapa was with all of us. Bapa gave us all persadi and a big pat on our back when went to do his darshan.
I know Bapa is still with us in but he is in Akshardham but i will still miss seeing him and doing his darshan and him smiling at me and giving me a pat on the back.
Shreeji Bapa! Swami Bapa!
Jay Shree Swaminarayan my Beloved, Pranpyara, my true Saviour, my moral support Bapa and will always be..
Words cant express that how dearly you are missed..
"Kya Gayo Haida no Haar Beni Maro kya Gayo Haida no Haar..."
You left us so suddenly that my heart is filled with sorrows, pain and tears... Thank you Bapa for everything you have given us....I will never forget the strength, courage and your divine blessings you have always showered on me and my family and always been there too in our hard times.. You have always showed us the right path n guide us which we will continue to follow throughout our life.. I will always miss your sweet smile and your Divine Darshti which my heart will be pounding to view for it all the time.
"Swami O Swami apo cho pyaar adhlak aapar amara ma evu kai nathi toy bolavo paadi pukar..."
Unforgetful memories and beautiful Darshan you gave will be treasured in my heart and soul.. Bapa I pray that you will always hold my hand and shower your divine blessing forever on me and my family.
Love you Bapa..
શ્રીજીબાપા સ્વામીબાપા, જય શ્રી સ્વામિનારાયણ,
Our Beloved Bapa, You have always guided me since the age of 4, Remembering all the divine darshan you showered in Bolton Mandir and our London home. Guided the right path to move to London at the age of 12. With all the special bonds we have created over 40 years, I’m missing you dearly, words can’t describe how my heart is ponding to just hear that lovely and sweet voice “Ha Beta”. My children being young know how special you make them feel every time they get your divine Darshan in your room. There are missing you very dearly.
O my dearest Bapa now you are with the Divine Murti of Lord Shree Swaminarayan Bapa, Jeevanpran Abji Bapa & Lakho na Ladila SwamiBapa. Bapa you did not take even 1-minute rest in this world and continued to help all of us. Now please take a long rest and enjoy the divine Akshardham.
As you have always protected and guided my family, we pray to you My Bapa that you please still keep showering your blessings on us. We love you Bapa with all our heart and soul.
જય શ્રી સ્વામિનારાયણ