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Oct 26 2018

“Desires that impel us to remain unsatisfied”, The Times of India

This article was published in The Times of India, here. By Swami Chidanand Saraswati Many years ago, before the severe violence in Jammu & Kashmir, we travelled to Kashmir to spend a few days meditating on the Dal Lake. All the members of our group enjoyed themselves so much that we delayed our departure date and remained there for one month instead of a few days as was planned earlier. Each week we would postpone our departure from that heavenly, pristine, glorious environment. “Just one more week,” the devotees would cry, so...

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Oct 12 2018

Special Shradhanjali Moment of Silence for Swami Gyanswaroop Sanandji

Special shradhanjali & moment of silence during the evening #GangaAarti reflecting and respecting the tragic loss of Swami Gyan Swaroop Sanandaji (Prof GD Agarwal ji) at the age of 87, who was on a fast-unto-death for over 108 days, demanding for the ban on mining and hydropower projects in the River Ganga and insisting for the free flow of the National River Ganga. #SaveGanga #riverrejuvenation #restoration #water #life Namami Gange...

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Oct 09 2018

Sewage to Selfie Point: Launched in Rishikesh

From Sewage Point to Selfie Point! The first ever physico-chemical sewerage treatment system inaugurated by the Hon'ble Chief Minister of Uttarakhand, Shri Trivendra Singh Rawatji with the blessings, leadership and divine vision of HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji powerfully illustrates how a simple yet effective technology can be the solution to the pollution that threatens our National River Ganga and her tributaries. The inauguration took place in the august presence of Hon'ble Speaker Legislative Assembly, Shri Prem Chand Aggarwalji, the Director General Namami Gange, Government of India Shri Rajiv Ranjan Mishraji,...

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Oct 02 2018

For Me Sanitation Is Like Meditations: Swami Chidanand Saraswati

"Time has come for all faith leaders that sanitation and meditation should go together", says Swami Chidanand Saraswati, President and spiritual head, Parmarth Niketan Ashram, Rishikesh and Co-founder of Global Interfaith WASH Alliance (GIWA). Swami Chidanand talks about plan to bringing all 'dharm gurus' during the Kumbh to organise inter faith programmes on sanitation and cleanliness.Talking about Ganga pollution, he says, "Given the state of the river, before we bathe in Ganga we must give bath to Ganga." #SwachhBharatDiwas #BanegaSwachhIndia #Mere10Guz #SwachhIndia #NDTVCleanathon NDTV is one of the leaders in the production...

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Oct 02 2018

Pujya Swamiji On NDTV’s Banega Swachh India Cleanathon

"Time has come for all faith leaders that sanitation and meditation should go together", says Swami Chidanand Saraswati, President and spiritual head, Parmarth Niketan Ashram, Rishikesh and Co-founder of Global Interfaith WASH Alliance (GIWA). Swami Chidanand talks about plan to bringing all 'dharm gurus' during the Kumbh to organise inter faith programmes on sanitation and cleanliness.Talking about Ganga pollution, he says, "Given the state of the river, before we bathe in Ganga we must give bath to Ganga." #SwachhBharatDiwas #BanegaSwachhIndia #Mere10Guz #SwachhIndia #NDTVCleanathon...

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Sep 15 2018

A short introduction to HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji

H.H. Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji’s motto in life is, “In the Service of God and humanity.” Selflessly dedicated to the welfare of all, He leads, directs and inspires numerous, wide-scale service initiatives. Pujya Swamiji is President and Spiritual Head of Parmarth Niketan Ashram, in Rishikesh, one of the largest interfaith, spiritual institutions in India. He is the Co-Founder of Global Interfaith WASH Alliance (GIWA), the world’s first-ever international interfaith initiative which brings together the world's faiths as allies in ensuring every child around the world has access to safe, life-giving...

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Sep 14 2018

Unconditional Forgiveness Is The Answer

This article was published in The Speaking Tree, here. Forgiveness means that we must release the pain, anger, and grudges that suffocate us, wrenching out our life force.  Forgiveness allows us to breathe, live, and love freely. When someone hurts us – knowingly or unknowingly, purposely or accidentally – we have three ways of dealing with that hurt. Expression: We can express our anger, hurt and pain if we can do so calmly, articulately, peacefully, and in a productive way.  But, typically, the expression of anger quickly degenerates into shouting, tantrums, and revenge. ...

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Sep 05 2018

Krishna Janmasthami Blessings

Watch this divine message from Pujya Swamiji on the auspicious day of Krishna Janmasthami.  Krishna Janmasthami is the celebration of the day that Bhagwan Krishna incarnated in human form upon the Earth. It is celebrated at midnight on the eighth day of the dark fortnight in the month of Bhadrapada (August-September). Today as people all over the world renact and celebrate his birth, let us also take this time to reflect and introspect upon how Lord Krishna can incarnate in our own lives. Let us reflect on how His divine light, His...

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