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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 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 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

Inauguration of IYF 2016

#IYF2016 Today annual world famous International Yoga Festival, jointly organized by Uttarakhand Tourism Development Board, GMVN and Parmarth Niketan, at Parmarth Niketan, Rishikesh officially began. 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 are more than 1000 participants from more than 70 countries. There are classes from 4:00 am until 9:30 pm with more...

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Feb 19 2016

Green Simhastha with the Saint and Priest Community

Pujya Swamiji was warmly invited to perform a very special abhishek of the Shiva Linga at the sacred Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga. He also performed a special pooja on the holy banks of the Kshipra River. During both beautiful ceremonies, He inspired the local priests to join their hands and their hearts to the cause of restoring and reviving our sacred rivers, protecting Mother Nature and making the Kumbha Mela a Clean, Green and Serene one. The priests were deeply touched by Pujya Swamiji’s green message. They were eager to have Pujya Swamiji return, they...

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Feb 18 2016

Judges and Advocates Pledge for Kshipra

Hundreds of judges, senior advocates, lawyers invited Pujya Swamiji as their Chief Guest at a special function of the Bar Association in Ujjain. Pujya Swamiji shared about His plans to be there all throughout the month long mela and the unique clean and green interventions the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance would be undertaking, in support of the Mela Adminstration, to make this Mela one that truly has a message. He led the bar association in a pledge to support these efforts and to dedicate their time, talent, technical expertise and tenacity to...

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Feb 18 2016

Muslim Community Welcomes Pujya Swamiji to Ujjain

As news of Pujya Swamiji’s visit spread all over Ujjain, eminent and respected Imams of the region welcomed Him to their Mosque. They discussed ways in which they would join Pujya Swamiji’s vision to plant thousands of trees along both sides of the river, to protect it from soil erosion as well as to support water restoration in the river’s catchment. They joined together in a special prayer in the Masjid to bless this beautiful mission and planted the sacred Rudraksh tree in their premises as a symbol of this pledge. [fbalbum url="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10154041634642698.1073742111.86246862697&type=1&l=8773932627"]...

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Feb 17 2016

Green Simhastha: Ujjain Kumbha Mela

Pujya Swamiji met with the Head of the Central Wing of Simhastha Kumbha Mela, Shri Makhan Singhji and on the same day, a much larger meeting was organized with the entire team of the Simhastha, including District Magistrate, Shri Rajesh Rajora, Mela Adhikari Shri Avinash Lavania, lAS, District Collector Shri Kavindra Kiyawat, IAS, and others, in mid February. Pujya Swamiji shared about His recent visit to the Clean and Green Ganga Sagar Mela and the incredible Interfaith Swachhta Sankalp event. He also shared the wonderful learnings that had come forth from...

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