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February 2013

Feb 25 2013

Temples to Toilet Program at Kumbh Mela

In the evening of February 25th, Pujya Swamiji showed a film which had been made on the need for toilets in the presence of members of DRDO, FICCI and the media. The lack of proper toilet facilities is not only a major factor contributing to pollution in Ganga, Yamuna and all rivers, but also is a source of violence, fear and illness in girls and women. Embarrassed to go to the toilet in the daytime, they suffer innumerable ailments from holding until the dark of night. Then, in the dark...

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Feb 23 2013

Launch of National Ganga Rights Movement at Kumbh Mela

On the 23rd, the Respected Union Minister for Water Resources, Shri Harish Rawat, stood alongside Pujya Swamiji and other respected saints and dignitaries for the launch of the National Ganga Rights Movement. The movement, which is being spearheaded by Ganga Action Parivar, is promoting the National Ganga Rights Act to protect and restore one of the world’s most precious and beloved river systems. Present environmental laws, which regulate the amount of allowable harm that may occur to ecosystems, have not proven adequate to protect our National River, which also sustains the...

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Feb 19 2013

Maha Sangam Aarti

On the 19th, Pujya Swamiji led a special aarti at the VIP ghat on the sangam which was graced by the presence of Pujya Shankaracharya Vasudevanandji, Pujya Shankaracharya Narendranandji, Pujya Shankaracharya Adhokchajanandji, Pujya M.M. Swami Avdheshanand Giriji and other revered saints and leaders. As Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji said: “Here we have a sangam of saints, a sangam of Shankaracharyajis together on the sacred Sangam. I am sure that with the blessings of our divine saints and the commitment of so many people from across India and from abroad, we truly...

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Feb 14 2013

Make Ganga Your Green Valentine Everyday

As people around the world celebrate Valentine’s Day this week with gifts of chocolate and roses, as symbols of their love and devotion, it is the perfect time to renew our commitment to our Mother Ganga. Children all over the world will make Valentine’s Day cards for their mothers. Here in India, every day, not only February 14, should be an opportunity to show love and devotion to our Mother Ganga. Standing on the banks of the Ganga at this year’s Kumbh Mela, my heart is filled with gratitude to a...

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Feb 14 2013

Make Ma Ganga Your Green Valentine Rally

On Valentine’s Day, more than 500 “Green Kumbh” participants from more than 45 countries joined together in a celebration of dance and music at Arail Ghat to declare Ma Ganga, India’s Green Valentine. The gathering was graced by the presence of Pujya Swami Chidanandji, Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudevji of Isha Foundation, Sri Prem Babaji, and Pujya B.A. Swami Paramadvaiti. The rally showcased the colors of India’s flag: orange was the symbol for sunshine and alternative energy, white represents simplicity and purity to encourage living in a sustainable and simple way and green stands...

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Feb 03 2013

Sangam Aarti

On February 3rd, Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji led a special Ganga Aarti ceremony, graced by the presence of Pujya Swami Ramdevji and many revered saints and spiritual leaders of Hinduism, Islam, Sikhism, Jainism and Christianity as well as distinguished guests and dignitaries. The Aarti delivered the great message of unity of the leaders of the world’s religions in the importance of protecting our national environment and particularly the sacred and lifegiving waters of Mother Ganga. As the revered saints waved the brightly burning aarti lamps, it brought a message of light...

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