Our Teacher, Our Father, Our Guru, Our Beloved Bapa,
Vhala Vhala Swamishree, Pyaara Pyaara Swamishree,
Mara Swamibapa E Didha Che
Bapa there are no words to express what we feel of your loss. Thank you for everything you have done for us, Bapa thank you for your divine blessing and Ashirwad that you have showered on us.
Bapa you will always be in our hearts.
We miss you Bapa
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.
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
Om Shree Swaminarayan Bapa Swami Bapa Bhagvate Namah
Jay Shree Swaminarayan
To Our Dearest Father, our life changed over night, some may say for the worse, some may say for the better. For us we lost our Diamond. A true gem that taught us that no matter how bad the storm The Lord will always have something better for us in the end.
Its not been easy to fill the emptiness that has filled our hearts. But as we close our eyes all we see is Your amazing smile and divine darshan guiding us on the right path of life. We know you will continue to help us in life. And for this we promise we will forever remain in the karan satsang and continue in following the amazing Swaminarayan Gadi.
We can not Thank You enough for leaving us with ample amounts of memories, as today this is what helps us get through our dark days.
We shall forever keep loving You.
You will forever remain in our hearts, your beloved barko.
He BAPA aap na divya charno ma apna aa sevak na jay shree swaminarayan swikarsho. Amara badha na vak guna samu joya vagar amne aapnu birud Jani ne nibhavya che he bapa em j chhoru kachhoru thay pan mavtan kamavtar thata nathi em he dayalu aap nu birud Jani amne nibhavi lejo.ane shree swaminarayan gadi na sharan ma amara dekh ni khakh thay eva ashirwad aapo bapa.
Aare sandesho mara guruji re suno, bhela rahyha cho saday rehjo ji re, bhela rahyha cho sada rehjo ji re.
Vishva vatsalya mahodadhi, Vedratna Param Pujya AACHARYA SWAMIJI MAHARAJ, apna charno ma koti koti vandan.Pran pyara vahla bapa ape apna sankalp pramane svantrapane manushyalila sankeli che. Parantu he bapa aap saday pragat ane pratkshya cho j. Aape amari har pal raksha kri che ane saday karta rehjo. Amara jivan na pathdarshak bani saday amne rah batavjo. Amara vak guna samu joya vina he bapa aap nu birud Jani amne nibhavya che ane saday nibhavta rehjo. Ame *Shree Swaminarayan Gadi* na sharan ma rahi amaru jivan purna kariye ane saday aap ne raji karta rahie evi amne bal buddhi ane shakti apjo.
*Jevo tevo toy putra tamaro ansamju ahankari re, pet padyo te avashya palvo vhalam juo vichari re.*
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.
Oh my beloved Gurudev, My dear Bapa, Raja dhi Raja, amara ladila, Swamibapa no ladako Dikaro.
We feel so blessed that we can't forget Your divine blessings of those smooth velvet hands on our head, asking us always, " KEM CHE BETA?". The beautiful cheery smile everytime we bowed down to Your lotus feet and of course the spark on Your gorgeous face everytime we turn around to do Your darshan.
Bapa without You we are nothing, we are what we are because we have You with us, we promise to keep You in our hearts with every step we take in our life until our last breath.
Thank you Bapa for showering Your divine blessings upon us always. No words can discribe how much we will miss You. We shall continue to love You to infinity and beyond.