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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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Feb 16 2016

Learning Workshop from the Ganga Sagar Mela

A learning and reflective meeting was organized by Government of West Bengal and UNICEF, in association with the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance and many other NGOs who participated in making the Ganga Sagar Mela a uniquely different Clean and Green Mela. The workshop shared the lessons learned from the Mela, steps to go forward next year, areas which could be improved as well as what could be shared/replicated in other melas and festivals across the nation. Pujya Swamiji graced the occasion and blessed it by saying, “Most melas today are a...

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Feb 12 2016

Divine Ganga Aarti at the Tehri Lake

On the eve of Vasant Panchami, Pujya Swamiji arrived in Tehri to lead and bless a divine Ganga Aarti ceremony, organized by Uttarakhand Tourism Department in association with Parmarth Niketan. Hon’ble Minister of Tourism, Government of Uttarakhand, Shri Dinesh Dhanaiji, and Smt Sona Sajwanji, Jila Adheksh as well as many other officials of the state government and urban local body participated in the special occasion. Pujya Swamiji was joined by Sadhvi Abha Saraswatiji (Mataji), the Parmarth Rishikumars and members of the Parmarth family to conduct the sacred ceremony on the...

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Feb 09 2016

Inauguration of Priyakantju Mandir, Vrindavan

A beautiful programme took place in Vrindavan inaugurating the newly built, gorgeous and lotus shaped Priyakantju Mandir, inspired and led by Pujya Devkinandan Thakurji. The gathering brought together a divine confluence of many eminent and revered spiritual leaders, including: Pujya Jagadguru Ramanandacharya Swami Rambhadracharyaji Pujya Jagadguru Ramanujacharya Swami Vasudevacharyaji Pujya Yuvacharya Shyam Sharan Devji Pujya Swami Rajendra Dasji Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji Pujya Swami Gyananandaji Pujya Sadhvi Ritambharaji Pujya Satpalji Maharaji Pujya Acharya Shri Pundrik Goswamiji Pujya Sant Shri Gopal Maniji Pujya Madhu Pandit Dasaji Pujya Swami Paramadvaitiji Pujya Anurag Krishan...

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Jan 17 2016

Amitabh Bhachchan and Pujya Swamiji meet for Banega Swachh India

Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji and Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswatiji were expert panelists and speakers on NDTV Dettol India’s Banega Swachh India, Season 2 launch in Mumbai. The event was broadcast live from 9am to 9pm on a 12 hour telethon. The lead anchors for Their session were none other than the famous and legendary Bollywood Actor Respected Shri Amitabh Bachchanji and CEO of NDTV Shri Vikram Chandraji. They were also joined in their session by Shri Arvind Guptaji, Head of IT, Social Media, BJP, India, a dynamic leader, thinker and advocate...

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Jan 14 2016

Maha Ganga Aarti in Kolkata on Makar Sakranti

International Marwari Federation, popularly known for their humanitarian activities and selfless service, organized a very special Ganga Aarti on the auspicious occasion of Makar Sakranti. More than 2500 people gathered at the beautiful Princep Ghat, Kolkata, for the divine interfaith aarti, which was led by Pujya Swamiji, Co-Chair of Global Interfaith WASH Alliance and Founder of Ganga Action Parivar- Parmarth Niketan (Rishikesh). He was joined by the Respected Moulana Dr. Kalbe Sadiqji, Respected Acharya Lokesh Muniji, Venerable Bhikhhu Sanghasenaji, Pujya Swami Harichetanandji, Pujya Baba Hathyogiji, Pujya Mahant Durgadasji, Pujya Mahant...

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