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Swami Maharaj’s Ashes Scattered on the River Thames

Scattering on Water has a sincere desire to help families say goodbye to their loved ones in a special way.  Recently, we’ve heard so many stories about unique ash scattering ceremonies. They are a thoughtful way to both say goodbye and to be able to honor the one that has passed away.

One thing we notice is that people choose all sorts of reasons to scatter ashes. There have been recent stories that have been shared about prominent people that make the decision to do so.

Scattered on the River Thames

In order to commemorate the strong ties to the British capital, His Holiness Pramukh Swami Maharaj’s ashes were scattered upon the River Thames. He died back in August of 2016 in India. One of the many sacred ties that he had to England was that he had been to the county almost 20 times between the years of 1970 and 2007.

Further, he opened the Neasden Temple in 1995 which was Europe’s first traditional Hindu Mandir. River Thames was sanctified in 1970 by Yogiji Maharaj.

An Inspiration to Others

Pramukh Swami Maharaj was inspirational as a spiritual successor. He had a motto that said, “In the joy of others lies our own.” He always tried to serve others.  Maharaj traveled the world promoting peace, harmony, righteousness, and faith in God. He was extremely loved and appreciated by many.

The Ash Scattering Ceremony

Those that wanted to watch the ash scattering ceremony of Maharaj stood on the bridges along the Thames River. The boat passed a variety of landmarks in London such as the Palace of Westminster. The event took place considering British Law and the marine and port authorities were in place.  After this service, Pramukh Swami Maharaj’s ashes were scattered upon holy rivers of India and a few other rivers too.

Scattering on Water loves to share stories where ceremonies have taken place to honor those that have passed away. We believe that each story is unique and special. If you are considering an ash scattering ceremony for a loved one, then we would be happy to provide assistance and to be a resource as you grieve.

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