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In photos: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson visits Akshardham Temple in Gandhinagar

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Gandhinagar: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, center, poses with Sadhus.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson visited Akshardham Temple in Gandhinagar, Gujarat on Thursday during his two-day visit to India. The British Prime Minister was accompanied by Chief Minister of Gujarat, Bhupendrabhai Patel, UK High Commissioner to India, HE Alex Ellis.

Next, Brahmaviharidas Swami gave Johnson an overview of Swaminarayan Akshardham – a 23-acre spiritual and cultural complex that is a humble tribute to Bhagwan Swaminarayan (1781-1830), the avatars, devas and great sages of India. It depicts the traditions and ancient architecture of India and promotes the timeless Hindu spiritual messages of faith, devotion and harmony. The British Prime Minister was devastated and commented: ‘This is the mother of all mandirs. It is the source of your wonderful mandirs around the world.

Inside the main monument, he paid homage to the murti of Bhagwan Swaminarayan by offering flowers and admiring the art and architecture. He learned how His Holiness Pramukh Swami Maharaj, the fifth spiritual leader of BAPS, inspired thousands of volunteers and artisans to create Akshardham to share the messages of love, peace, tolerance, non-violence, coexistence and global harmony. Johnson conveyed his best wishes for Pramukh Swami Maharaj’s global centenary celebrations and 30-day grand festival to be held in Ahmedabad from December 15, 2022 to January 13, 2023.

India Tv - Inside the main monument, he paid homage to the murti of Bhagwan Swaminarayan by offering flowers and admiring the art and architecture.

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Inside the main monument, he paid homage to the murti of Bhagwan Swaminarayan by offering flowers and admiring the art and architecture.

From there, while enjoying the messages of peace, world harmony, social upliftment and personal integrity from the exhibition halls, the British Prime Minister proceeded to the Abhishek Hall where he performed the Abhishek on the murti of Shri Nilkanth Varni Maharaj, the adolescent-yogi. form of Bhagwan Swaminarayan and offered prayers for peace, progress and harmony in the world.

India Tv - Johnson shared, “Every time I visit a BAPS temple, I am elated and feel a sense of deep spirituality.  All of you, through your selfless work, your values ​​and your kindness, are contributing in an amazing way to global development.

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Johnson shared, “Every time I visit a BAPS temple, I am uplifted and feel a sense of deep spirituality. All of you, through your selfless work, your values ​​and your kindness, are contributing in an amazing way to global development.

Johnson shared, “Every time I visit a BAPS temple, I am uplifted and feel a sense of deep spirituality. All of you, through your selfless work, your values ​​and your kindness, are contributing in an amazing way to global development.

India Tv - UK Prime Minister was shocked and said: 'This is the mother of all mandirs.  It is the source of your wonderful mandirs around the world.

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The British Prime Minister was devastated and commented: ‘This is the mother of all mandirs. It is the source of your wonderful mandirs around the world.

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