Mahant Swami Maharaj performing the ritual / Image - BAPS
On the occasion of Rakshabandhan, a Kalash Pujan was organised at the BAPS Swaminarayan Akshardham in Robbinsville, New Jersey in the presence of the temple’s volunteers.
The Kalash, is the topmost part of the temple’s pinnacle, which acts as a divine “antenna” to capture the surrounding divinity, and enrich the sacred atmosphere of the temple, BAPS said in a statement.
The sacred ritual took place in the presence of Mahant Swami Maharaj, the spiritual leader of BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha. The moment also commentated 2023 as a momentous occasion in the building of BAPS Swaminarayan Akshardham in Robbinsville, New Jersey.
Speaking on the occasion, Mahant Swami Maharaj shared, “The divine culmination of all efforts is symbolized by the kalash atop Akshardham. Today, as we embrace the significance of Rakshabandhan, the day of protection, remember that Bhagwan Swaminarayan himself stands as our shield.”
Acharya Ishan Shivanand, during a recent visit, shared, “Like planets revolve around a sun, we need a focal point in our lives. Akshardham is such a center point representing our faith, our people, our culture. I can see people from all denominations, all faiths centering in this place of spiritual grace.”