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Nov 01 2016

Diwali Celebrations Brings Light and Love to All

Divine Diwali celebrations at Parmarth Niketan, with the blessings of HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, brought together people from all across the world and around India. Pujya Swamiji and Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswatiji’s inspiring words encouraged people from all walks of life to reflect on the deeper meaning and purpose of this beautiful festival of lights. Pujya Swamiji shared how the Indian spiritual culture believed that everyday should be an ustav (a celebration) and explained that the root of the word utsav (uts) meant roots. He shared that these celebrations were opportunities...

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Oct 30 2016

Interfaith Leaders Celebrate Diwali with Soldiers at Border

Today the nation is united in salutation to every soldier who keeps our lives safe and free from terror, violence and fear. The nation honours the sacrifices that our army and security forces make every day and every moment to guard our borders. As Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Respected Shri Narendra Modiji recently urged the nation to boost the morale of our soldiers – the Army, Naval forces, Air Force and all security forces – by sending them greetings on Diwali. In this spirit, President of Parmarth Niketan (Rishikesh), Pujya...

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Oct 29 2016

Blessings on Diwali

May this New Year Be Clean, Green & Serene Dear Divine Souls, I hope that — by God’s divine grace — this finds you all in the best of health and happiness at this sacred and auspicious time of Diwali, the Festival of Light. Diwali is a holiday of joy; it is the time when we gather with loved ones, celebrating our family, our friends and the prosperity that the light of God has bestowed upon us. And yet, this precious time of Diwali offers us so much more than the lamps, parties...

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Oct 27 2016

Launch of WaterSchool on the Ganga Himalayas

The Global Interfaith WASH Alliance is so pleased to announce the launch of the first WaterSchool Programme in the Ganga-Himalayas. To be implemented by GIWA, in partnership with Swarovski, WaterSchool will teach children across this environmentally-vital area how to love and protect their water resources as caring stewards. The programme was launched here on the banks of the River Ganga with the vision, leadership and blessing of HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, President of Parmarth Niketan (Rishikesh), Co-Founder of the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance and Founder of Ganga Action Parivar,...

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Oct 16 2016

Breaking Bread: Faith and Food Forge the way to Zero Hunger

A bhandara (divine feast for all) happens almost everyday at Parmarth Niketan. However, on #WorldFoodDay here is how we are forging a faith-inspired path to Zero Hunger. Here are some highlights of how in coming together and eating together, on the holy banks of Mother Ganga, we are breaking not just bread but borders and boundaries of caste, colour, creed, race, religion and region. Inspired by HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji these beautiful feasts (bhandaras) bring together saints and sanitation workers, professionals and pilgrims. In so doing, we are doing...

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Oct 15 2016

Global Handwashing Day Celebrated

On Global Handwashing Day, we celebrate the power of washing our hands with soap to prevent diarrheoa, pneumonia and other waterborne illnesses, which take so many innocent lives every day. Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati, Bharat Mitra, President-Founder of Organic India, and many others visited Prakash Bharati (one of DSF’s schools) to inspire children to pledge to be Sanitation Ambassadors and encourage their communities and families to wash their hands with soap. [fbalbum url="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1791344601104107.1073741869.1483177965254107&type=1&l=34687767eb"]...

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Oct 08 2016

The 2nd Annual International Yoga Festival in Jageshwar

The second annual, three day Jageshwar International Yoga Festival, jointly organized by the Government of Uttarakhand, Kumaon Mandal Vikas Nigam (KMVN) and Parmarth Niketan (Rishikesh), took place from the 5-7th October. Parmarth Niketan Ashram is well known for hosting the world famous annual International Yoga Festival at Rishikesh, from March 1-7 each year, attracting more than a thousand Yogis from across India and across the world, which will now be in its 29th year. Jointly organized with the Uttarakhand Tourism Development Board, Government of Uttarakhand, and GMVN it was decided that...

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