DEVOTION: Pujya Shri Rambapa
MORE than 2,000 followers gathered in north London to celebrate the 96th birthday of spiritual leader Pujya Shri Rambapa on May 29.
Devotees from all over Britain took part in nine hours of akhand (non-stop) chanting of the maha mantra Hare Ra- ma, Hare Krishna at the Dhamecha Lohana Centre in South Harrow.
Other saints present on the occasion were Pujya Jasbhai Saheb of Anoopam Mission, Shri Raj Rajeshwar Guruji of International Siddhashram, Shri Ramnikbhai Dave, Shri Rajubhai Shastri and saints from the BAPS Swaminarayan Mandir in neasden, London.
Also in attendance at the event were Labour MP Gareth Thomas; Rekha Shah, mayor of Harrow; councillor navin Shah, London Assembly member; and representatives from a number of temples including the Sanatan Mandir (Wem- bley), Ram Mandir (South- hall), Vishva Hindu Kendra (Southhall), Jalaram Mandir (Greenford), Brahma Kumaris (London) and Sadhu Vaswani Centre (London).
Pujya Rambapa met devotees throughout the day and danced during the chanting of the maha mantra. He urged followers to chant the Lord’s name with faith and devotion and surrender unto him.