"Pramukh Swami didn't just teach virtues – he lived them every day. That’s what made him a Guru to millions of devotees around the world. From the Akshardham Mandir in New Jersey to the countless temples that he blessed in the US, Pramukh Swami built a global faith and community founded on Vedic values," Clinton said in a statement on Friday.

Ending her condolence message with 'Jai Swaminarayan', Clinton said her husband Bill Clinton was fortunate enough to visit the spiritual leader both here in the United States and at the Akshardham Mandir in Gujarat. "In meeting many of his followers, I've been touched by his wisdom as well," she said. Noting that Pramukh Swami’s deep sense of devotion led him to spend his life revitalizing communities in need, Clinton said his worship of karma inspired him to promote peace and justice in India, America, and all around the world.

"His example helped his followers find more harmony – both with others, and within themselves. And we hope that humanity will build upon his legacy for generations to come," Clinton said as top American leaders continued to send their condolence message on death of the Indian spiritual leader.

A US flag honoring the life of Bochasanvasi Akshar Purushottam Sansthan (BAPS) leader was flown on the US Capitol on Wednesday, said Stephen T Ayers, Architect of the Capitol. Utah Governor Gary R Herbert said the BAPS leader will be remembered for his selfless nature and humanitarian deeds. Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner said Pramukh Swami's unwavering c ommitment to his faith has undoubtedly served as an inspiration in the Land of Lincoln.

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