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July 2016

Jul 28 2016

Hari Mandir Celebrates 40 Years with Pujya Swamiji’s Blessings

Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswati gives the inspiration and the message of the 4T’s on the HARI Temple’s grand 40th anniversary celebration in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA. He said, “On the occasion of the 40th Anniversary, you must commit yourself to serving Bhartiya Sanskriti and Bharat with 4Ts – your Time, your Talent, your Technology and your Tenacity.” Under Pujya Swamiji’s inspiration, the temple Board of Trustees committed to planting 40 trees at the Temple and each person would plant a tree also at their home. Further Pujya Swamiji led everyone in a...

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Jul 26 2016

An Evening with Pujya Swami and Sadhviji at Grace Cathedral

Pujya Swamiji and Sadhvi Bhagawatiji led a beautiful program at the Grace Cathedral, San Francisco on 26 July, 2016.   The program began with meditation, chanting and pledges of oneness and unity in the Cathedral hall with Yoga on the Labyrinth, and then led into a longer, in depth panel on Living with Grace in our lives. The panel was also graced by the presence of the Dean of Grace Cathedral Rev. Malcolm Young and moderated by renowned yoga teacher Darren Main.   Shri R. Venkatramana, Deputy Consular of India to United States for...

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Jul 26 2016

Kanwad Mela: Jal Mandir Inauguration

Every year the Kanwad Yatra & Mela takes place during the Hindu month of Shrawan Mas, in which devotees and pilgrims, mostly young men, from all over Northern India, a majority from Haryana and Uttar Pradesh, offer their devotion and the holy waters of the River Ganga to Lord Shiva as a means to please Him so that He may fulfill their wishes. This year, with Pujya Swamiji’s divine vision and inspiration, the Ganga Action Parivar and Parmarth Niketan, in association with Global Interfaith WASH Alliance, carried forth various interventions to...

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Jul 16 2016

Rishikesh Railway Station: Clean, Green & Serene Rails

In celebration of the monsoon and the ongoing Swachh Rail, Swachh Bharat initiative by the Government of India and India’s dynamic Railway Minister, Shri Suresh Prabhuji, students from several countries gathered together at the Rishikesh Railway Station to plant trees, clean up and visit the site. This project tarted with the inspiration and blessing of HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, under-taken by the Ganga Action Parivar, of which He is the Founder, and Parmarth Niketan Ashram, of which He is the President, to make the railway station a model clean,...

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Jul 15 2016

How to Make Our Life Sunder: Sundarkand in America

During Pujya Swamiji’s visit back to Pittsburgh, a special Sundarkand Path with satsang and darshan program was held. Pujya Swamiji and Sadhvi Bhagawatiji spoke on “How to Make Our Lives Sundar.” It was a beautiful evening of teachings on devotion, surrender and the importance of inner beauty compared to outer beauty. Pujya Swamiji founded and brought this temple to fruition in the early 1980’s. It was the first Hindu Jain Temple in the world and has served as a model of Hindu-Jain temples. It is still the only temple where Shwetambar...

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Jul 14 2016

Pujya Swamiji on World Toilet Day 2015 (Part 2)

Pujya Swamiji enumerates that the time has come that instead of having a bath in the Ganga we need to give Ma Ganga a bath. Due to our thoughtlessness we keep throwing trash into our drains and polluting the sacred Ganga . He said that with progress we will gain salvation. He gives example of how, with effort from all, He could prevent people from defecating on the banks of the Ganga in front of the Ashrams. He added if you start with keeping your home clean, your village clean,...

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Jul 06 2016

Hindu Lifestyle Conference in London

Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji and Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati graced the 3-day conference on Hindu Lifestyle in London, organized by the Swaminarayan Gurukul Parivar (SGVP). Addressing a largely second-generation and first-generation Indian community in London, Pujya Swamiji spoke on the importance of being Indian and maintaining Indian culture and Indian values in our homes. Pujya Swamiji also emphasized the importance of 4M’s: mother tongue, mother land, our biological mother and Mother Nature. He especially said that the Hindu youth should definitely be able to speak their native tongues of Hindi or...

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Jul 05 2016

Beautiful Spiritual Retreat in the UK with Pujya Swamiji & Sadhviji

Pujya Swamiji and Sadhvi Bhagawatiji led a special spiritual retreat in Dorset, UK, just outside of London, with participants from across the UK, Europe and the United States. The retreat was organized by Manda Lakhani, Kaneshbhai Lakhani, and their beautiful daughters Shreya Lakhani and Roshni Lakhani. The theme of the retreat was “Come to Nature, Be with Nature and Discover Your True Nature.” The weekend retreat got an overwhelming number of participants, bringing together more than 100 participants; many, unfortunately, had to be turned away because the retreat was full to...

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