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Promoting Piety

It was Lord Swaminarayan who, at the young age of twenty-one, was given the reins of the Sampradaya by His guru Ramanand Swami. Then for the next thirty years He travelled widely in Gujarat to successfully instill in the people a high sense of morality and spirituality. The religious path shown by Him promotes piety of conduct, thought, rites and inner self. He persuaded householders to shun bad habits and ascetics to shed attachments. Above all, He created spiritual awareness in people by celebrating festivals, conducting yagnas without animal sacrifices and founding majestic mandirs.The mandirs fostered traditions, devotion, social services and spiritual vigor in the masses. Lord Swaminarayan moved from place to place raising the downtrodden and ignorant classes to the heights of inner happiness.


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