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Aug 09 2015

Green Progress of the Gomti Action Parivar

Pujya Swamiji founded and inspired the Gomti Action Parivar in August 2014, during His recent visit to Lucknow. The growing Gomti family was glad to celebrate their first anniversary with His blessings. During the course of one year, the Gomti Action Parivar has held several awareness campaigns to engage the citizens and students along the banks of the River Gomti to take ownership of these efforts. They have also met with several experts and engaged scientists from the National Botanical Research Institute (NBRI), based in Lucknow, to plan the course of...

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Aug 08 2015

Editors Meet for Global Interfaith WASH Alliance in Lucknow

UNICEF and Samyak Foundation organized an Editor’s Roundtable in Lucknow on our Global Interfaith WASH Alliance to inspire a dialogue between Global Interfaith WASH Alliance’s (GIWA) interfaith leaders and senior editors/eminent journalists from all across Uttar Pradesh and several other states, including Madhya Pradesh and Bihar, regarding Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) initiatives and how they connect to the Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan (Clean India Mission). The roundtable was blessed by the presence, vision and guidance of GIWA’s co-founder, HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, President of Parmarth Niketan (Rishikesh), Founder of...

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Aug 01 2015

Green Guru Purnima Celebrations

This year on the divine occasion of Guru Purnima, Parmarth Niketan (Rishikesh) celebrated and rejoiced in the divine presence of HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji celebrating the beautiful milestone of Pujya Swami Shukdevanand Saraswatiji’s 50th Nirvaan Divas. Nirvaan Divas has great significance in the Indian spiritual tradition because it allows us to not only celebrate the day in which a noble soul has attained the ultimate goal- the full and complete union with the Divine- Nirvana or Moksha. It reminds us that this milestone is the ultimate destination, greater than any...

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Aug 01 2015

Monsoon Tree Plantation Blessed by Pujya Swamiji

On the first day of Shrawan, the auspicious month in the Hindu calendar coinciding with the monsoons, Pujya Swamiji was cordially invited to inaugurate the planting of nearly 1000 trees at the Raiwala Military Cantonment. He had inspired the tree plantation earlier at the Cantonment during a large-scale clean up, in which He had engaged the military to adopt the Raiwala Railway Station in May. To read more about this, click here: The plantation was dedicated to the Hon’ble Shri Abdul Kalamji, Former President of India, whose sad demise, on...

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Jul 23 2015

Magnificent Grace Filled Evening at the Grace Cathedral

Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswati and Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati graced and inspired a beautiful gathering at the Grace Cathedral, San Francisco, one of the most renowned places of worship in the Bay Area. Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati, who had previously spoken there in May, was warmly welcomed back and everyone was so incredibly delighted to be blessed by Pujya Swamiji’s divine grace-filled presence. There were nearly 700-800 yogis who joined for the free Yoga on the Labyrinth class led by Darren Main, in which Pujya Swamiji led everyone in divine OM and mantra chanting...

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Jul 18 2015

Pujya Swamiji and Sadhvi Bhagawatiji Grace International Bhagavad Gita Conference in Sunnyvale, California

Pujya Swamiji recently graced the International Bhagavad Gita Conference on Saturday with Pujya Sri Shankaracharyaji, Pujya Swami Gyanandandji, Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati, Maa Geeteshwariji, Congresswomen Tulsi Gabbard and so many other eminent dignitaries, speaking about the timeless wisdom of the Bhagavad Gita and how to apply its teachings into our every day lives. The conference took place at the Hindu Temple and Community Centre in Sunnyvale, USA. [fbalbum url="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.871299822907692.1073742264.438331892871156&type=3"]...

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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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