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Aug 11 2013

Mayor of Louisville, KY Presents Pujya Swamiji with Key to City

During a special function in Louisville, Kentucky, USA the Mayor of Louisville presented Pujya Swamiji with the “Key” to the City of Louisville. In his speech, the mayor Mr. Greg Fischer said that the people of Louisville feel so blessed that Pujya Swamiji visits them and graces their city with His presence. So they presented Pujya Swamiji with the official “Key” of the City so that it could be Pujya Swamiji’s second home. The Mayor told Pujya Swamiji: “We want you to know how important you are to the City...

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Jun 03 2013

Pujya Swamiji’s 61st Birthday: Green Birthday Celebration

For Pujya Swamiji’s 61st birthday, He forbid any kind of big celebration, and said that all He wanted was to clean the banks of Ganga. As the rains are coming, Pujya Swamiji has been particularly concerned about making sure the trash all gets removed from the roads, streets and alleyways so that the rains do not wash it all into the sacred river. So, the morning was spent picking up trash all along the banks of Ganga. In the evening, as Pujya Swamiji’s divinity and purity are a magnet for...

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May 09 2013

Pujya Swamiji is Honored with Noble Person’s Award in Lucknow

Pujya Swamiji was given the Noble Person’s prestigious award in Lucknow by Noble Parivar, a national family that brings together divine souls that are excelling in their respective fields and are giving back to society. Pujya Swamiji was honored by Dr. Arun Bhatt, Director PGI Noida, Shri Bhimjibhai Patel, Chairman of Standing Committee Surat Municipal Corporation (Gujarat) and Shri Chanyaka, Chief Editor Nobel India in excellence in the service of the environment and humanity. Pujya Swamiji was requested to honor and award a few other distinguished individuals in the fields of...

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Apr 26 2013

Pujya Swamiji & Saints Meet with Shri Narendra Modiji

Last Friday, Pujya Swamiji graced the inauguration of a new Gurukulum at Patanjali Yog Peeth in Haridwar, which was also graced by numerous saints and the Chief Minister of Gujarat Shri Narendra Modiji. Pujya Swamiji applauded the great leadership efforts of Shri Modiji and encouraged that the talks at this event be focused around the welfare of the nation of India in all its diversity and cultures, not any particular caste or creed. Shri Modiji performed havan with a number of the saints, including Pujya Swamiji, Pujya Morari Bapuji, Pujya...

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Mar 08 2013

International Yoga Festival 2013

International Yoga Festival ran from the 1-7 March at Parmarth Niketan Ashram, Rishikesh. There were more than 475 official participants from 41 countries; however, taking into consideration those who came just for a few classes or programs, the total number of participants was nearly 800 people from 50 countries! Parmarth Niketan has been hosting International Yoga Festival since 1999, first in cooperation with Uttar Pradesh Tourism and then in cooperation with Uttarakhand Tourism. The number of participants, the diversity of the countries from which they come and the array of yogacharyas...

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Feb 25 2013

Temples to Toilet Program at Kumbh Mela

In the evening of February 25th, Pujya Swamiji showed a film which had been made on the need for toilets in the presence of members of DRDO, FICCI and the media. The lack of proper toilet facilities is not only a major factor contributing to pollution in Ganga, Yamuna and all rivers, but also is a source of violence, fear and illness in girls and women. Embarrassed to go to the toilet in the daytime, they suffer innumerable ailments from holding until the dark of night. Then, in the dark...

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Feb 23 2013

Launch of National Ganga Rights Movement at Kumbh Mela

On the 23rd, the Respected Union Minister for Water Resources, Shri Harish Rawat, stood alongside Pujya Swamiji and other respected saints and dignitaries for the launch of the National Ganga Rights Movement. The movement, which is being spearheaded by Ganga Action Parivar, is promoting the National Ganga Rights Act to protect and restore one of the world’s most precious and beloved river systems. Present environmental laws, which regulate the amount of allowable harm that may occur to ecosystems, have not proven adequate to protect our National River, which also sustains the...

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Feb 19 2013

Maha Sangam Aarti

On the 19th, Pujya Swamiji led a special aarti at the VIP ghat on the sangam which was graced by the presence of Pujya Shankaracharya Vasudevanandji, Pujya Shankaracharya Narendranandji, Pujya Shankaracharya Adhokchajanandji, Pujya M.M. Swami Avdheshanand Giriji and other revered saints and leaders. As Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji said: “Here we have a sangam of saints, a sangam of Shankaracharyajis together on the sacred Sangam. I am sure that with the blessings of our divine saints and the commitment of so many people from across India and from abroad, we truly...

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Feb 14 2013

Make Ma Ganga Your Green Valentine Rally

On Valentine’s Day, more than 500 “Green Kumbh” participants from more than 45 countries joined together in a celebration of dance and music at Arail Ghat to declare Ma Ganga, India’s Green Valentine. The gathering was graced by the presence of Pujya Swami Chidanandji, Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudevji of Isha Foundation, Sri Prem Babaji, and Pujya B.A. Swami Paramadvaiti. The rally showcased the colors of India’s flag: orange was the symbol for sunshine and alternative energy, white represents simplicity and purity to encourage living in a sustainable and simple way and green stands...

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Feb 03 2013

Sangam Aarti

On February 3rd, Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji led a special Ganga Aarti ceremony, graced by the presence of Pujya Swami Ramdevji and many revered saints and spiritual leaders of Hinduism, Islam, Sikhism, Jainism and Christianity as well as distinguished guests and dignitaries. The Aarti delivered the great message of unity of the leaders of the world’s religions in the importance of protecting our national environment and particularly the sacred and lifegiving waters of Mother Ganga. As the revered saints waved the brightly burning aarti lamps, it brought a message of light...

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