On Tuesday 27 July 2021, Acharya Shree Jitendriyapriyadasji Swamiji Maharaj led special prayers in honour of Shree Hariprasadji Maharaj, founder of the Yogi Divine Society, who sadly departed from this mortal world during the night.
Sants from Maninagar and Vadodara Mandir visited Sokhda for Shree Hariprasadji Swamji Maharaj's darshan. A garland of flowers was presented to Swamiji on behalf of Acharya Swamiji Maharaj. After performing aarti, the Sants met with Pujya Shree Premswaroopdasji Swamiji and other senior Sants from Haridham Sokhda.
Acharya Shree Jitendriyapriyadasji Swamiji Maharaj led special prayers in honour of Shree Hariprasadji Maharaj, founder of the Yogi Divine Society, who sadly departed from this mortal world during the night.
In His message of tribute, Acharya Shree Jitendriyapriyadasji Swamiji Maharaj said, “Shree Hariprasadji Maharaj was the source of spirituality, wisdom, compassion for countless souls. He evoked the sentiment of compassion and unity amongst one another. Maninagar Shree Swaminarayan Gadi Sansthan and in particular, Acharya Shree Purushottampriyadasji Swamishree Maharaj had a unique mutual bond, in the same tradition that Sadguru Shree Gopalanand Swami and Sadguru Shree Gunatitanand Swami did many years ago. By his own will, Shree Hariprasadji Swamji Maharaj has ended his human appearance. The pain of that separation is considerable for everyone. It is an immense loss for the entire Swaminarayan Sampraday and indeed, spirituality upon this Earth. However, we must remember the spiritual knowledge that has been taught by such eminent leaders. Everything that happens, occurs due to the will of merciful Lord Shree Swaminarayan. Therefore, we must all live according to the teachings given by our worshipful spiritual leaders and remember the joy and peace that they brought into our lives. It is our duty that their memory remains within our hearts and minds. Honourable Shree Hariprasadji Swamji Maharaj may not be physically with us, but in a divine form, he is forever here, giving guidance, encouragement and strength. We pray at the lotus feet of supreme Lord Shree Swaminarayan, Shreeji-sankalp-murti Jeevanpran Shree Abji Bapashree, Sadguru Shree Gopalanand Swamibapa, Sadguru Shree Nirgundasji Swamibapa, Sadguru Shree Ishwarcharandasji Swamibapa, Gurudev Jeevanpran Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa and Ved Ratna Acharya Shree Purushottampryadasji Swamishree Maharaj that they bestow strength, courage and wisdom to all the Sants and disciples to overcome the unbearable pain being faced during this most difficult period. Jay Shree Swaminarayan.”
A special prayer assembly in honour of Shree Hariprasadji Swamji Maharaj was held in Maninagardham and all the Mandirs of Maninagar Shree Swaminarayan Gadi Sansthan around the world.