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Aug 16 2019

Raksha Bandhan & Indian Independence Day 2019

Yesterday we held a special celebration for Raksha Bandhan and Indian Independence Day Celebrations led by Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji and Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswatiji. The day started with flag raising ceremonies in Parmarth Gurukul, Veerpur and Parmarth Niketan, Rishikesh campus followed by beautiful patriotic songs by our Rishikumars and Sadhvi Abha Saraswati. The Rishikumars then gathered on the ghat for their Janeu Sanskar ceremony on the banks of Maa Ganga, where they performed the sacred rites of receiving their new sacred threads and joined together for a group dip in the...

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Aug 12 2019

Interfaith Gathering in Delhi

Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, President, Parmarth Niketan, joined Maulana Mahmood Madaniji, Secretary General, Jamiat Ulama I Hind, at the Talkatora Stadium admist Maulana Arshad Madani, President, Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind, Maulana Mohammad Usman Mansoorpuri, President, JUH with thousands of members of their institutions. Gracing the closing interfaith panel were also India’s Revered Interfaith leaders such as: Ven Lama Lobzang, President, International Buddhist Confederation, Archbishop of Delhi, Dr Anil Cuoto, Acharya Lokesh Muniji, Jain Monk, Sufi Salman Chisthyji of the Ajmer Dargah Sharif, Giani Ranjit Singhji, Chief Granthi, Bangla Saheb Gurudwara Delhi and...

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Jul 31 2019

Swachta Abhiyan Clean Up Program in Rishikesh

As the flow of Kanwad Yatris (Pilgrims) is beginning down, today Param Pujya Swami Ji led a Swachta Abhiyan (clean up program) in the Baghkhala area of Rishikesh, on July 31st, from 8 to 10 am. The swachta abhiyan team included the Rishikumars, our volunteers, as well as the puppets. The abhiyan was a great success, leaving the area clean and green! [gallery columns="4" link="file" ids="30650,30651,30652,30653,30654,30655,30656,30657"]...

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Jul 30 2019

GIWA Puppet Show Teaches WASH to Kanwad Yatris

GIWA’s puppet show has been attracting a lot of attention from the Kanwad Yatris! The clean Ganga educational show story board centres around Mother Ganga and Mother Saraswati rivers, who are going to Lord Shiva to complain about how their waters are being polluted and the filth around them due to open defecation. Lord Shiva replies saying, “Why would humans pollute your waters through open defecation when they worship you and regard you as their Mother?” Lord Shiva then asks Mother Saraswati, “How are you being polluted, when you are flowing...

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Jul 29 2019

Guru Purnima at Hindu Temple of Kentucky

On the sacred day of Guru Purnima, Pujya Swamiji Chidanand Saraswatiji and Pujya Sadhvi Bhagawatiji offered a beautiful program at the Hindu Temple in Louisville, Kentucy. This special event followed the spiritual retreat at Dale Hollow Lake State Park that had been held earlier in the week and many of those present at the retreat joined local temple members for satsang, prasad, and a delicious vegetarian meal. The temple priests welcomed Pujya Swamiji and Pujya Sadhviji with divine vedic chanting and prayers. This was followed by an inspiring talk by Sadhviji...

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Jul 28 2019

Guru Purnima Retreat 2019

Over the course of three peace filled days, Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji and Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswatiji led a beautiful Guru Purnima retreat at the stately resort overlooking a gorgeous lake in the Dale Hollow State Park, Kentucky. The weekend included multiple satsangs each day that covered topics as varied as achieving conscious dharmic relations, faith versus blind faith, and dealing with stress, depression and anxiety. Participants also had many opportunities to ask questions and to have one-on-one audiences with Swamiji and Sadhviji. Each satsang began with an inspiring guided meditation led...

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Jul 28 2019

Pujya Swamiji Awarded with the 4th Dr Kalam Memorial Honour

Pujya Swamiji Awarded with the 4th Dr Kalam Memorial Honour for His Tireless Services to Creating a Liveable Planet for all Beings DELHI: On 27 July 2015, the 11th President of India, Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam – an aerospace scientist, who spent 40 years as a scientist and science administrator, mainly at the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), elected to the presidency in a landslide victory and serving one term from 2002-2007 – mounted the stairs to the podium at the Indian Institute of...

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Jul 27 2019

HH Pujya Swamiji Meets With Lok Sabha Shri Speaker, Om Birlaji

Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, President and Spiritual Leader of Parmarth Niketan in Rishikesh,, met with Honble Speaker of Lok Sabha Shri, Om Birlaji, this morning in Delhi. High on the agenda was a discussion of the various technologies available to help clean up the River Ganga, including Pujya Swamiji’s innovative Sewage to Selfie Point concept that includes Geo-Tube Technology; other Decentralized Sewage Treatment Technologies; free clean drinking water systems at major pilgrimage locations that have less then 1% water waste; Hand-washing Stations; Solid Waste Management machines; agricultural waste reuse technologies to...

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Jul 17 2019

Guru Purnima with Pujya Swamiji at Parmarth Niketan

Overjoyed to have Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji at Parmarth Niketan, Rishikesh this year for Guru Purnima the Parmarth Rishikumars, sevaks and devotees joined together to celebrate with Bhajans, Mantras and a sacred Guru Pooja. Also present on the occasion were Respected Shri Ashok Hindujaji, his wife Respected Smt Harsha Hindujaji and their son Shri Shom Ashok Hindujaji, who had come to celebrate Shri Ashokji's birthday with Pujya Swamiji on the holy banks of Maa Ganga on the eve of Guru Purnima this year, whilst we also welcomed the Vice Chancellor...

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Jul 15 2019

Beautiful Visit by Pujya Swamiji and Pujya Swami Ramdevji

Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji and Pujya Yogrishi Swami Ramdevji visit and bless devotees listening to the beautiful Shrimad Bhagwat Katha by Pujya Swami Govind Dev Giriji Maharaj at the Vanprasth Ashram in Rishikesh recently. Pujya Swamiji shared, "The Bhagawad Gita teachings and message are universal and timeless. The wisdom given by Bhagawan Shri Krishna on the battlefield to Shri Arjun is like a beacon of light to all of humanity for centuries to come of how to live a life of righteousness and dharma. It teaches us how to engage in...

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