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Mar 07 2019

International Yoga Festival – Day 7

SPREAD YOUR LOVE becomes anthem and message of the 30th International Yoga Festival as Hon’ble Governor of Uttarakhand, Smt. Baby Rani Maurya blesses and wishes farewell to over 1500 participants from 80 nations. Participants journey to the Maharishi (Beatles) Ashram for meditation, song, and dance; Closing ceremony is blessed by Smt. Baby Rani Maurya, Hon’ble Governor of Uttarakhand. RISHIKESH- On Day 7, the International Yoga Festival at Parmarth Niketan, being held in association with Incredible India, Ministry of Tourism, Government of India, celebrated its final day on and off the mat. At...

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Mar 06 2019

International Yoga Festival – Day 6

Our Climate and Our Future—a call to action for IYF Participants, Ambassadors, and Leaders to make a commitment to Yoga’s role in Earth Activism. Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji and Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswatiji welcome Saul David Raye, Srila B.A. Paramadvaiti, Cheryl Angel, Abuela Tonalmitl, and other indigenous elders in inspiring conversation on Climate and our Sustainable Future RISHIKESH- On Day 6, the International Yoga Festival at Parmarth Niketan, being held in association with Incredible India, Ministry of Tourism, Government of India, opened to a dialogue about the urgency of climate action, and how...

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Mar 05 2019

International Yoga Festival – Day 5

Shiva and Shilpa came together at Parmarth Niketan’s International Yoga Festival Bollywood Actress, Yoga Teacher, Entrepreneur Shilpa Shetty shared the secrets of success by being on a path of Yoga and led participants from across the world in a fun, refreshing outdoor Yoga Class in Parmarth’s Yoga Garden RISHIKESH- The International Yoga Festival at Parmarth Niketan, being held in association with Incredible India, Ministry of Tourism, Government of India, was joined by Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, President of Parmarth Niketan, and Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswatiji, Director of the International Yoga Festival, in...

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Mar 04 2019

International Yoga Festival – Day 4

Divine Maha Shivaratri Celebrations take International Yoga Festival Participants Deeper with Satsang by HH Pujya Mooji and Sacred Shiv Abhishek on the Ganga Ghat IYF Participants from more than 70 Nations Celebrate Adiyogi Lord Shiva through Yoga, reflection, song, dance, chanting, prayers, and meditation. RISHIKESH- Highlights from Day 4 of the International Yoga Festival included an 11 am Satsang with HH Pujya Moojiji, as part of our Spiritual Lecture Series, and a special celebration of Maha Shivratri. With hundreds of people pouring into the Yoga Ghat, we welcomed HH Pujya Mooji back...

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Mar 03 2019

International Yoga Festival 2019 – Day 3

The Power of Women and Divine Shakti Takes Center Stage at Day 3 of the International Yoga Festival IYF participants hear from Dr. Vandana Shiva, Indigenous Elders, Renowned Yogacharyas and others RISHIKESH- Highlights from Day 3 of the International Yoga Festival included: Our Spiritual Lecture Series “Shakti, Power of the Divine Feminine in A Yogic Life” with Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati, Dr. Vandana Shiva, Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa, Seane Corn, Laura Plumb, Abuela Tonalmitl, Cheryl Angel and Martina Mamani, was held in the Yoga Ghat from 11- 12:30 pm today. Participants heard from this...

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Mar 02 2019

International Yoga Festival 2019 – Day 2

Colours of Oneness and Love in a Special, Eco-Friendly Holi Celebrations by participants of the International Yoga Festival at Parmarth Niketan from more than 70 countries with World Famous Percussionist Sivamani Interfaith & Indigenous Leaders Pledge for a Cleaner & Greener Planet The flow of Yoga unfolds in Day 2 of the International Yoga Festival with multi-cultural classes and workshops, teachings, prayers, and performances RISHIKESH: After a joyous and bright opening day, the 2019 International Yoga Festival at Parmarth Niketan, in association with Incredible India, Ministry of Tourism, Government of India, carried the...

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Mar 01 2019

International Yoga Festival 2019 – Day 1

The 30th annual, world-famous annual International Yoga Festival began today at Parmarth Niketan, welcoming this year more than 1100 participants from 70 nations. This year, with a renewed emphasis on BEING YOGA and LIVING YOGA, on uniting together with our global world family in peace, the festival opened at 5 am with a special temescal (sweat lodge) ceremony by indigenous elders from South America, Central America and North America in the yoga village. During this one-week Festival, attendees have the opportunity to participate in over 70 hours of Yoga classes from...

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Feb 27 2019

Tehri Lake Festival 2019

Beautiful moments from Tehri Lake Festival 2019, organised by the Uttarakhand Tourism, which was inaugurated by Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, Hon'ble Chief Minister of Uttarakhand Shri Trivendra Singh Rawat and Hon'ble Minister of State Dr Dhan Singh Rawat.  It was also wonderful to organise and lead the world famous Ganga Aarti at the holy banks of Bhagirathi in Tehri. Great moments from #TehriLakeFestival2019, organised by @UTDBofficial , inaugurated by @PujyaSwamiji ,@tsrawatbjp ji & @drdhansinghuk ji. Also great to organise & lead aarti at the banks of Bhagirathi Ganga in #Tehri! Click here...

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Feb 21 2019

Saints & Sweepers Meet & Eat Together

Today at the Parmarth Niketan camp in Kumbh Mela, Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji led a historic event during which Saints and the sanitation workers who have performed the most noxious tasks at the Kumbh joined hands and hearts in a ceremony that honored the sweepers. Then the saints, rishikumars and guests at the Parmarth camp fed the sweepers in a large feast and then sat down to join them for a celebratory meal or bhandara. Under the vision and guidance of H.H. Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswati, President and Spiritual...

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Feb 20 2019

Full Moon Snan with Hon’ble Governor and Indigenous Leaders

On the auspicious day of Maghi Poornima, a special full moon Snan was further illuminated by the presence of the Honorable Governor of Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh and former Chief Minister of Gujarat, Anandiben Patel, who joined H.H. Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswati, President of Parmarth Niketan (Rishikesh) and Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati, Secretary-General of the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance, in taking a dip at the sacred Sangam. They were accompanied by leaders of the Peace Pledge Project, who joined from the Netherlands and other European countries, Dutch water experts, and...

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