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BAPS Sadhus in Fiji
11 to 18 September 2006


Two BAPS Sadhus along with two trustees from New Zealand recently visited Fiji as part of their Asia-Pacific satsang tour. His Divine Holiness Pramukh Swami Maharaj visited Fiji in 1984. Since then, there has been a substantial interest in BAPS activities amongst Indians who constitute almost 40% of the total population of Fiji. Many of them practice Hinduism in a variety of ways including regular visits to local mandirs. The BAPS contingent spent 7 days in Fiji, with 4 days in the capital city of Suva and a day each in Nadi, Ba and Lautoka. The overall interest amongst ardent Hindus and satsangis was fantastic. Sastang assemblies were conducted in Hindi, Gujarati and English with video presentations on BAPS activities, Pramukh Swami Maharaj and Delhi Akshardham. Personal visits were also held at homes and businesses of many families during 7 days. The visit by sadhus helped to initiate a regular weekly satsang assembly in Nadi.

A special assembly was held in Suva which was attended by he Prime Minister of Fiji, The High Commissioner of India, prominent people from business and commerce and corporate magnates. Pujya Jnanpurush Swami gave a speech “In the good of others”. At the end, a short video presentation was shown on Delhi Akshardham which left a lasting impression on the attendees. The Prime Minister vowed to visit Akshardham sometime next year.

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