ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- The BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha, a global Hindu, spiritual, and humanitarian organization with a large religious home in Robbinsville, is helping to bring peace of mind to congregants while they are sheltering-at-home in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. The BAPS locations immediately suspended activities at its 3,850 centers worldwide, including its 100 centers in the United States, to combat the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.
With in-person faith services canceled, BAPS recognized quickly that individuals from all faiths and walks of life are seeking comfort and religious organizations are playing an important role in fulfilling that need.
Starting on March 15, and every Sunday since, BAPS began weekly live webcasts of religious services. Four separate services are webcast to approximately one million Hindu households across the world.
The services are provided in multiple languages for different age groups: children under the age of 13, adolescents between the ages of 14 and 22, young adults up to the age of 35, and the fourth for those over the age of 35.
The dates and times of these prayer services can be found HERE.
These online prayer services have help the BAPS Mandir leaders "nurture its million followers’ spirituality, traditions, and strengthened their family values. This is a novel initiative by a large religious organization to provide spiritual and social solace," said one leader of the Robbinsville location.
Congregants also can use social messaging, conference calls, online video platforms, and the official BAPS website to stay connected.
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