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Apr 07 2016

Ujjain Kumbha Mela Welcomes its Saints and Nagas

Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji ‘s recent visit to the holy land of the upcoming Kumbha Mela in Ujjain was marked by His meeting with the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhanji as the latter gifted him a sacred Peepal sapling. He urged Pujya Swamiji to provide his support and enhance public awareness for the ongoing wide and abundant tree plantation program along the banks of Kshipra River. Juna Akharda Head, Pujya Swami Avdeshanand Giriji Maharaj, Pujya Swamiji and the Hon’ble Chief Minister participated in a grand...

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Apr 06 2016

Guru Sangam on the Banks of Ganga

Improve both internal and external environment for a better world. Ujjain Kumbh Mela – A Guide for State, Society and Saints The Head of the Juna Akhada, Pujya Mahamandleshwar Swami Avdheshanand Giriji Maharaj, Founder of Art of Living Pujya Sri Sri Ravi Shankarji and President of Parmarth Niketan and Co-Founder of the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji (Pujya Swamiji) met to discuss various pertinent social, national and international issues. Pujya Swamiji also invited both the saints to come together with many other revered Interfaith Leaders during the Simhastha Kumbh Mela...

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Apr 04 2016

Yamuna Action Parivar Pledges for the Endangered Yamuna

Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, President of Parmarth Niketan Ashram (Rishikesh), Founder of Ganga Action Parivar, and eminent kathakar Pujya Acharya Mridul Krishan Shastriji, from Vrindavan, united on the banks of Mother Ganga. The inspired a mass pledge to protect Mother Nature and all water bodies, especially the endangered River Ganga and the River Yamuna. Their time together was infused with beautiful chants of Radhe-Radhe, ecstatic singing and divine Ganga Aarti. They also had detailed discussions on working together as the Yamuna Action Parivar to restore and protect the sacred Yamuna as...

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Mar 31 2016

True Meaning of Liberation and Freedom

Pujya Swamiji shares, "Liberation does not come in another life but can happen now. What are we truly seeking to be free from? It cannot be that somehow we are stuck here in this physical birth and now have to be free from it. These artificial borders and boundaries amongst us and God that we have created are made by us, not by God. God has given the veto power to all of us. So what gets stuck? The senses get stuck because of mind. The mind also gets stuck...

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Mar 30 2016

International Yoga Festival 2016

More than 1200 participants from more than 85 countries participated in this year’s International Yoga Festival. Classes were held from 4:00 am until 9:30 pm with more than 70 revered saints, yogacharyas, presenters and experts from nearly 20 countries around the world. Ashtanga Yoga, Raja Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, Kundalini Yoga, Iyengar Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga, Bharat Yoga, Deep Yoga, Shintoh Yoga and Somatics Yoga are just a few of the more than 150 different offerings throughout the week....

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Mar 27 2016

Dev Prayag Yatra

On the occasion of #WorldWaterDay we took a beautiful yatra up to Dev Prayag, the confluence of the Alakananda river from Badrinath, Mandakini from Kedarnath and Bhagirathi from Gangotri/Gaumukh into the divine sacred river of Ganga. Dev Prayag is where Ganga is actually formed even though Gaumukh, the source of the Bhagirathi is worshipped as Ganga’s source. We began the evening with a sacred yagna and aarti ceremony and then Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswati and Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati led us in prayers and pledges to protect and preserve our water,...

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Mar 24 2016

Holi – The Holi-day to Let Go & Flow

Dear Divine Souls, Today is the sacred and beautiful day of Holi, a day celebrated across India with great joy, gaiety and festivity. There are many meanings and much significance attached to this day. For some, it is the festival of Springtime, the heralding of warm weather and bidding farewell to the winter. It is also seen as a festival of love, the return of fertility. The Puranas describe Holi as a celebration of virtue over vice. It is a time when we rejoice in the victory of pure, divine Prahlaad...

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Mar 10 2016

Day 3 – Yog Maha Kumbha

On the concluding day of Yog Maha Kumbha there was beautiful satsang with Pujya Mooji, in the divine presence of Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji (Pujya Swamiji), with whose vision much of the Yog Maha Kumbha had been planned and organized, and Pujya Sadhvi Bhagawatiji as well as many other eminent dignitaries that included more than 1000 yogis from many nations. Over the course of the three day festival more than 2000 participants joined from more than 85 nations. Yog Maha Kumbha concluded with a special musical performance with internationally enowned musicians from...

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Mar 07 2016

Day 7 of IYF 2016 – Conclusion

Concluding Day of the International Yoga Festival 2016 Today the annual, world famous International Yoga Festival, jointly organized by Uttarakhand Tourism Development Board, GMVN and Parmarth Niketan, at Parmarth Niketan, Rishikesh concluded. Since 1999, Parmarth Niketan has been hosting this world renowned event which has grown to international acclaim and which grows in size year after year. Yogacharyas, teachers, students and seekers come from every corner of the globe to participate in this program. This year there were approximately 1000 participants from more than 70 countries. There were classes from 4:00...

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Mar 01 2016

Meditation: Multivitamin For Spiritual Health

This article was published in The Speaking Tree, here. In order to maintain inner peace, calm and stability regardless of external circumstances, we need a daily multivitamin of meditation, no reaction and introspection. Meditation is the best medication for all agitations. People have so many troubles today, mainly related to the stress in their lives. To address this anxiety, sleeplessness and discontent, people take pills and fill their lives with excessive, material “pleasures”. For example, when people feel stressed they frequently attempt to forget about it by going to the movies,...

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