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Jul 16 2016

Rishikesh Railway Station: Clean, Green & Serene Rails

In celebration of the monsoon and the ongoing Swachh Rail, Swachh Bharat initiative by the Government of India and India’s dynamic Railway Minister, Shri Suresh Prabhuji, students from several countries gathered together at the Rishikesh Railway Station to plant trees, clean up and visit the site. This project tarted with the inspiration and blessing of HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, under-taken by the Ganga Action Parivar, of which He is the Founder, and Parmarth Niketan Ashram, of which He is the President, to make the railway station a model clean,...

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Jul 15 2016

How to Make Our Life Sunder: Sundarkand in America

During Pujya Swamiji’s visit back to Pittsburgh, a special Sundarkand Path with satsang and darshan program was held. Pujya Swamiji and Sadhvi Bhagawatiji spoke on “How to Make Our Lives Sundar.” It was a beautiful evening of teachings on devotion, surrender and the importance of inner beauty compared to outer beauty. Pujya Swamiji founded and brought this temple to fruition in the early 1980’s. It was the first Hindu Jain Temple in the world and has served as a model of Hindu-Jain temples. It is still the only temple where Shwetambar...

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Jul 06 2016

Hindu Lifestyle Conference in London

Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji and Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati graced the 3-day conference on Hindu Lifestyle in London, organized by the Swaminarayan Gurukul Parivar (SGVP). Addressing a largely second-generation and first-generation Indian community in London, Pujya Swamiji spoke on the importance of being Indian and maintaining Indian culture and Indian values in our homes. Pujya Swamiji also emphasized the importance of 4M’s: mother tongue, mother land, our biological mother and Mother Nature. He especially said that the Hindu youth should definitely be able to speak their native tongues of Hindi or...

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Jul 05 2016

Beautiful Spiritual Retreat in the UK with Pujya Swamiji & Sadhviji

Pujya Swamiji and Sadhvi Bhagawatiji led a special spiritual retreat in Dorset, UK, just outside of London, with participants from across the UK, Europe and the United States. The retreat was organized by Manda Lakhani, Kaneshbhai Lakhani, and their beautiful daughters Shreya Lakhani and Roshni Lakhani. The theme of the retreat was “Come to Nature, Be with Nature and Discover Your True Nature.” The weekend retreat got an overwhelming number of participants, bringing together more than 100 participants; many, unfortunately, had to be turned away because the retreat was full to...

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Jun 30 2016

Sewing Threads of Hope: DSF Gives Sewing Machine to Rural Women

Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati and Sadhvi Abha Saraswati, Head of the Parmarth Yoga Department, recently joined volunteers and members of DSF to hand over sewing machines to rural Himalayan women from the Smt Shailputri Jankalyan Mahila Samiti, 14 Bigha Rishikesh, under their initiative of skill development and vocational training. Sadhviji said, “There is such a great opportunity for all of us to empower every women in every spectrum of their lives. I am so glad that through offering these sewing machines, through planning and giving a variety of skill development and vocational...

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Jun 26 2016

Oneness and Interfaith Harmony at Iftar with US Ambassador

Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswati and Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati were recently together with the many interfaith leaders at a special Iftar dinner, hosted by the Hon’ble US Ambassador, Shri Richard Verma at his beautiful residence in Roosevelt House, Delhi. The dinner was a union of Interfaith leaders from all across India coming together in honour of the special occasion to show their deep commitment to interfaith harmony by celebrating together and pledging to work together for a peaceful and prosperous future for all. During the event, Pujya Swamiji and Sadhviji also gave...

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Jun 26 2016

World Toilet College Training on Washroom Cleaning at Parmarth

Recently a World Toilet College Training of Trainers Class on “Washroom Cleaning and Basic Maintenance” was completed from the 21-25th June, 2016 at Parmarth Niketan Ashram, Rishikesh. It was inaugurated and blessed by the organization’s President, Global Interfaith WASH Alliance’s Co-Founder Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji (Pujya Swamiji). The World Toilet College is a project of Reckitt Benckiser, World Toilet Organization and the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance. More than 25 specially selected participants from various fields of social work, environmental conservation and science participated in the five day training. Trainers and instructors...

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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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