Pujya Kothari Swami's Satsang Tour
UK, Europe, Africa, Middle East
6-6-2002 to 6-12-2002
With the blessings of Swamishri, a team of six sadhus, led by Pujya Bhaktipriya Swami (Kothari Swami, Mumbai) completed a six-month satsang tour of UK, Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Accompanying Pujya Kothari Swami were Pujya Ghanshyamcharan Swami (Mahant, Surat Mandir), Pujya Rishikesh Swami, Pujya Chaitanyamurti Swami, Pujya Priyaswarup Swami and Pujya Dharmaraj Swami. Throughout the satsang tour, the sadhus also served Shri Jabreshwar Maharaj (small murtis of Thakorji from Mumbai mandir) with great devotion.
The six-month satsang
tour was divided into three phases:
In 113 days, the sadhus, accompanied by the locally-based sadhus from London mandir, visited 51 cities in 7 countries - UK, France, Italy, Belgium, Switzerland, Portugal and Vatican City. In addition to the shibirs and adhiveshans, over 225 satsang assemblies were held and over 450 home-visits were made to inspire devotees on a personal basis.
The sadhus visited 24 satsang centres in 5 countries - Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, South Africa and Botswana - in 49 days.
Over 1600 devotees, young and old, benefitted tremendously from the 6 satsang shibirs, which focussed on strengthening personal and family satsang.
Through public assemblies and home-visits hundreds of Hindus were inspired to lead a life based on satsang values.