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Jun 16 2016

Saints and Sanitation Workers Pledge to End Untouchability

At Parmarth Niketan yesterday, hundreds of saints, faith leaders and safai karyakartas (sanitation workers) gathered to take a dramatic stand towards ending all forms of discrimination and untouchability. The historic event, led under the inspiration of Pujya Swamiji, was a first of its kind in which a pointed statement of unity was made through the very act of dining side-by-side. Said Pujya Swamiji: “The very concept of untouchability should be considered an abomination. We all bleed red. We all live under the same sheltering sky and we all have been created...

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Jun 15 2016

River Ganga as a World Heritage Site

“Let the River Ganga be not only a National Heritage but also a World Heritage. She not only brings life and livelihoods to the people living directly on Her banks but also brings great inspiration and liberation to those who come from all across India and all around the world to bathe, breathe and bask on her glorious banks, in the lap of the Himalayas in the Simply Heaven state of Uttarakhand. Let this declaration be a motivating message to the other four states she flows through to join together...

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Jun 10 2016

Confluence of Saints Concludes the Simhasth

On the last day, just before the last major Shahi Snan of the Kumbha Mela, Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswati and Pujya Swami Avdheshanand Giri Ji Maharaj led a beautiful Sant Sammelan, a gathering of the most eminent and revered saints at the Simhasth Kumbh Mahaparv – 2016, to give their darshan and share their wisdom as the final Kumbha prasad. The programme was just following Pujya Shri Swami Rajendradas Ji Maharaj’s katha at the Prabhu Premi Sangh camp and some of the saints who graced the occasion included: Pujya Swami Satyamitranand...

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Jun 10 2016

Simhastha Aarti at Bhuki Mata Ghat

The Hind Raksha Samiti, under the able leadership of Smt Malini Singh Gaurji, Mayor of Indore, organised a beautiful Kshipra Maha Aarti on the Bhuki Mata Ghat in which several faith revered leaders joined to bless and lead the sacred ceremony. Also present at the event were Shri Bhupinder Singh, Minister for Information Technology, Madhya Pradesh and in charge of the Kumbha Mela as well as Shri Makhan Singhji, Chairman of the Central Committee of Simhastha Kumbha Mela. Pujya Swamiji graced and blessed the occasion, leading the sacred Aarti ceremony as...

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Jun 09 2016

Biography of Pujya Swamiji

Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswati (called Pujya Swamiji or Pujya Muniji by disciples), is the President and spiritual head of the Parmarth Niketan Ashram in Rishikesh, India, one of India's largest spiritual institutions. He is also the founder and spiritual head of the Hindu Jain Temple in Pittsburgh. Swami Chidanand Saraswati is credited with conceiving the idea of and laying the foundation for the 11-volume Encyclopedia of Hinduism beginning in the year 1987. His biography is called By God's Grace: The Life and Teachings of Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswati and was published by...

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Jun 06 2016

World Environment Day with UN, India Eye, IHRO, and Railway Minister

Yesterday on the occasion of World Environment Day, the India Eye, International Human Rights Observer (IHRO), the United Nations’ Information Centre and numerous media houses and other organizations came together for a major event on ‘Our Environment: Challenges & Responsibilities’ in Delhi at the prestigious India Islamic Center on Lodi Road. Pujya Swamiji blessed the occasion and was an inspiring leader in the high-level panel discussion, and Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati, President of the Divine Shakti Foundation and Secretary- General of the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance, was the Keynote Speaker for the...

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Jun 04 2016

Stop Pollution: Your choices have an impact

This article was published in The Speaking Tree, here. There is a beautiful saying which is used frequently by those who spend time in the forests and woods:“Take only memories and leave only foot-prints.”The Earth is here to sustain our life,not for us to extinguish her.Yet, through the way we are polluting the air, the water and the ground that is exactly what we are doing. Everything we use which is not biodegradable — each item,each piece of packaging,each container,each garment — will someday end up taking precious space in our...

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Jun 04 2016

New Traditions Emerge on Pujya Swamiji’s birthday (Janam Utsav)

"Let us break free from the walls and break through towards a new era.” – Pujya Swamiji A unique gathering of some of India’s most revered faith leaders, in celebration of Pujya Swamiji’s 64th birthday, a sweeping consensus was reached that new traditions must be forged to compensate for the growing threats of climate change, population growth and pollution. The saints, including H.H. M.M. Pujya Swami Gurusharananandji Maharaj of Sri Udasin Karshni Ashram H.H. M.M. Pujya Swami Asanganand Saraswatiji Maharaj, H.H. M.M. Swami Avdheshanand Giri Ji Maharaj, H.H. M.M. Pujya Swami...

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