July 2016 \ Diaspora News \ INDIAN DIASPORA IN U.S.A. AND U.K.
Spirituality in Los Angeles

  • Mr Rajendra Vora presenting US Congressional Recognition to Gurudevshri Rakeshbhai Jhaveri. Host Mr Mahesh Wadher is on right

Propounding the path of Bhagwan Mahavira, the founder of Shrimad Rajchandra Mission Dharampur, Pujya Gurudev Shri Rakeshbhai is a spiritual visionary and a modern day mystic. An embodiment of universal compassion, he has touched thousands of lives in various countries through enlightening discourses and an array of meditation retreats steering a multitude of souls towards a spiritual way of life. Pujya Gurudevshri graced Los Angeles from June 17 to 20.  A grand celebration commemorating His Golden Jubilee Year was organized at the Jain Center of Southern California. The celebrations included energetic dedications followed by the screening of a riveting film, ‘Unmoved Mover – A Mystic and His Mission’ on the life of Pujya Gurudevshri. The event was graced by many eminent personalities who felicitated the Gurudevshri, including International Vice President of Jain Social Group Federation and Beverly Hills chapter Founder President Rajendra Vora, Manubhai and Rikaben Shah of Sarva Mangal Trust, Corona City Council Member Randy Fox, Sister Gita from Brahma Kumaris, Bharatsinh Zala, Divyesh Patel, Ghanshyamsinh Zala and Kanubhai Patel from Swaminarayan Temple Chino Hills. Sister Gita of Brahma Kumaris welcomed Gurudevshri and shared with the audience that she is only a day older then Gurudevshri Rakeshbhai and requested Gurudevshri to visit more often to Los Angeles in spreading the message of Jainism.

Rajendra Vora whose great grandmother Jabakben was Shrimad Rajchandra’s younger sister also welcomed Gurudevshri. “Today I am very fortunate to witness the celebrations and Unmoved Mover film, and watching it at the Trustee’s home of Shrimad Rajchandra Mission Dharampur-USA Mahesh and Usha Wadher” he added and presented the U.S. Congressional Recognition to Gurudevshri Rakeshbhai Jhaveri.