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Jul 12 2015

Pujya Swamiji at the World Bank for Religion & Sustainable Development

Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswati, President of Parmarth Niketan (Rishikesh), Co-Founder & Co-Chair of Global Interfaith WASH Alliance (GIWA), Founder of Ganga Action Parivar and Divine Shakti Foundation, was at the World Bank in Washington DC this past week for a special conference on Religion and Sustainable Development. (More details and photos of the conference will come soon as soon as we get the pictures from the organizers). During the conference, during a special Iftar organized by the World Bank Group and Islamic Relief, Pujya Swamiji met with the World Bank...

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Jul 09 2015

Asian Roundtable on Faith in Humanitarian Action

Recognizing the dedicated and multi-faceted humanitarian relief and rehabilitation efforts being carried out under Pujya Swamiji’s divine leadership, vision and blessings, Global Interfaith WASH Alliance, Ganga Action Parivar and Divine Shakti Foundation-Parmarth Niketan (Rishikesh) were invited to be part of an “Asian Roundtable on Faith in Humanitarian Action,” organized by ADRRN and UNOCHA in Bangkok. Ms. Nandini Tripathi traveled to Bangkok, on behalf of Pujya Swamiji and His inspired organizations, to represent them at these important discussions. The meeting brought together the International Red Cross Organization and many other Faith Based...

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Jun 28 2015

Satsang in London with Pujya Swamiji and Sadhviji

On Sunday 28th of June, Pujya Swamiji and Sadhvi Bhagawatiji (Sadhviji) gave an extraordinary Darshan and Satsang at St James School in London. Having just arrived in the early evening from Delhi, they entered a fully packed hall, of hundreds of people, into a truly special atmosphere of great devotion created by talented musicians with their Kirtan. The evening was introduced by Roshni and Shreya Lakhani, who had organised the event. Both have attended the school, which values the finest teachings from all traditions and in particular the Sanskrit tradition. They...

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Jun 21 2015

Green International Yoga Day Celebrations at Parmarth Niketan

A beautiful celebration of the International Yoga Day took place on the banks of Mother Ganga, in the lap of the Himalayas in the birthplace of Yoga, in the sacred city of Rishikesh at Parmarth Niketan, with the blessing, vision and leadership of Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji (Pujya Swamiji) and Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswatiji(Sadhviji). The grand Yoga gathering, which took place in the holy presence and with the blessings and inspiration of Pujya Swamiji, brought hundreds of pilgrims together and started with a large Yoga class, which included the International Yoga Day protocol, as...

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Jun 13 2015

Green Shri Ram Katha by Pujya Bapuji at Parmarth

Day 1: The beautiful Shri Ram Katha at Parmarth Niketan by Pujya Sant Shri Morari Bapuji began with a divine start. With only eight days after confirmation of the Katha, nonetheless, pulled by the call of Mother Ganga and the Divine call of Bhagawan Rama, thousands of people poured in from around the world and from across India to Parmarth, to the holy banks of Ganga. By the Grace of God, the scorching heat was subdued with light rain just a day before the Katha and a cooling breeze set in...

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Jun 05 2015

Shri Vidya Dham, Guptakashi

During Pujya Swamiji and Sadhviji’s recent yatra to Rudraprayag, devotees gathered together in prayer, divine chanting and meditation. Exemplifying the spirit of Yoga in Action and Yoga off the mat, Pujya Swamiji also met with several local leaders, most prominently, the MLA of Kedarnath , Smt Shaila Rani Rawatji, to discuss solutions to meet the challenges of that region. Pujya Swamiji was especially requested by the Hon’ble MLA to focus, especially focused on diversifying and strengthening vocational skills training. They discussed setting up a multi-purpose vocational training centre for agricultural training in...

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Jun 05 2015

Rudraprayag Ganga Aarti

A beautiful Ganga Aarti was organized at Rudraprayag Sangam- at the confluence of the Alakananda and Mandakini rivers. The Aarti was led by Pujya Swamiji, the first time after the tragic floods two years ago, and brought together the local community and local administration. Pujya Swamiji inspired them to pledge and plan to organize Ganga Aarti at the sacred confluence on a regular basis, for this the Divine Shakti Foundation provided them with new musical instruments and sound systems as well as many other necessary items to start the Ganga Aarti.....

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Jun 05 2015

Rambara Smriti Van Plantation

Pujya Swamiji and Sadhvi Bhagawatiji visited the massive Rambara landslide location during their recent yatra to Kedarnath, where an entire town and large chunk of mountainside was completely wiped out, with Hon’ble Minister of Agriculture, Dr. Harak Singh Rawatji and District Magistrate of Rudraprayag, Dr.Raghav Langar. The International Memorial Garden (Smriti Van) will have indigenous and sacred trees planted in memory of the departed souls from the tragic 2013 floods in Uttarakhand was also performed. It will also be developed as an eco-tourism location where people can be with Nature as...

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Jun 03 2015

Darshan of Kedarnath and Sacred Puja

A visit to the sacred Kedarnath temple, led by Pujya Swamiji and Sadhviji, was a powerful and deeply transforming experience. Pujya Swamiji commended the efforts of the Government and said that just as they had been successful in getting Uttarakhand back on its feet, He urged the people of Garhwal to also get back on their feet and support these efforts to ensure that such tragedies are not repeated, lives are saved and the rich spiritual-cultural heritage of this sacred land is retained for all. With hundreds of devotees lining up...

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Jun 01 2015

Inauguration of Divine Shakti Foundation’s new Brightland School

Brightland International School, which was completely destroyed in the floods of 2013, has been rebuilt by Divine Shakti Foundation and Parmarth Niketan, Rishikesh, led, guided, blessed and inspired by Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji. The new, eco-friendly campus was inaugurated on the 31st May by Hon’ble Chief Minister of Uttarakhand, Shri Harish Rawatji, Hon’ble Minister of Drinking Water and Education, Uttarakhand, Shri Mantri Prasad Naithaniji, Hon’ble Minister of Agriculture, Uttarakhand, Shri Harak Singh Rawatji with Pujya Swamiji and other dignitaries and guests. The newly-rebuilt school will serve hundreds of children within its...

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