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May 05 2020

Interfaith Leaders Call on Faiths to Come Together in the Face of Covid-19

The #Covid19 virus has become a global challenge not seen since world wars twice engulfed the planet in conflict. It tests us all to rise above the limits and boundaries that we have created, not just in beliefs and between nations, but between each other and between us and God. It demands that we recognize that we are all interconnected, that we are all One. This is why Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, President of Pararth Niketan and Founder/Chair of the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance, was glad to join nearly two-dozen interfaith...

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May 01 2020

Ganga Saptami Celebrated on the Rejuvenated Banks of Maa Ganga!

On the divine holy day of Ganga Saptami, we celebrated with an incredible livestream of Ganga Aarti and special Meditation and Mantras by HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji and Pujya Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswatiji from the banks of Maa Ganga at Parmarth Niketan, Rishikesh as they shared and appealed to us to pledge that once this Lockdown is lifted we will continue to allow our sacred Rivers to flow freely and unpolluted for all. On the auspicious occasion, Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji expressed His joy to find Maa Ganga in...

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Apr 28 2020

Adi Shankaracharya Jayanti Celebrations Enliven Parmarth Niketan

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BLA1Gtb_p7I Adi Shankaracharya ji is credited with unifying and establishing the main tenets of thought in Hinduism. His two core ideals – that there isn’t one God or many gods, there is only God and that, unlike Buddhist beliefs, the soul (Atman) does exist – form the foundation of His consolidation of the Advaita Vedanta. It’s no wonder, then, that His Jayanti – the anniversary of the date of His incarnation – is celebrated throughout India and around the world. In a divine Satsang and a beautiful puja peppered with the...

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Apr 27 2020

Special Akshay Tritiya Celebrations at Parmarth

Akshaya Tritiya is a sacred springtime festival in the Hindu and Jain traditions. It is considered to be one of the most auspicious days in the Hindu calendar to begin a new venture, project or resolution, or undertake any new beginning, as whatever is begun on this day is believed to achieve eternal success. The day of Akshaya Tritiya is also Parasurama Jayanti, the birthday of Parasurama, the sixth incarnation of Vishnu. It signifies the turn of the Satya Yuga to Treta Yuga. With all these incredible changes happening on...

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Apr 23 2020

Ramazan, Jaan Aur Jahan

Appeal from Faith Leaders to Stay Home and Stay Safe During the upcoming Festivities of Akshay Tritiya and Ramazan A special and powerful online panel entitled “Ramazan, Jaan aur Jahan” was organised by Parmarth Niketan and the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance, presided and inspired by Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, today from 3:30-4:30pm to encourage positive messages and crucial appeals by India’s prominent Muslim leaders calling to their followers and congregations to observe Ramazan from their homes during the Lockdown. Blessing and gracing the panel was: Presiding over the session HH Pujya Swami...

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Apr 22 2020

Earth Day 2020: Planting Seeds for a New Normal

Powerful Online Earth Day at Home Webinar on  "Planting the Seeds for a New Normal" Brings Together Faith Leaders, the United Nations and Leading Faith Based Organisation to Celebrate 50th Anniversary of Earth Day  GLOBAL: Today on the occasion of the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day, Parmarth Niketan and the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance brought together Faith Leaders, the United Nations and Leading Faith Based Organisations from all over the world to unite with one vision of how humanity can move forward from this Covid 19 crisis into a period of healing and harmony...

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Apr 15 2020

Online Interfaith Meeting organised by Sphere India and UNICEF & Live Global Prayer organised by the Indian Yoga Association

Yesterday Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji and Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswatiji participated in two online events. Firstly, an online meeting of Interfaith Leaders organised by Sphere India and UNICEF, and secondly a Live Global Prayer event with India’s greatest Yogacharyas, organised by the Indian Yoga Association. The Interfaith Solidarity Alliance Meeting was an inspiring and productive discussion with Sphere India, WHO, UNICEF India and many others. Pujya Swamiji and Sadhviji both shared their joy at the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance is a part of their initiatives. Other panelists included Sister Urmilji of Brahmakumari Rajyoga...

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Apr 11 2020

Special Online Webinar on “Proactive Faith Leadership in Times of Crisis in Africa and India in Responding to Covid-19”

The Global Interfaith WASH Alliance organized and led a special high-level webinar in partnership with UNICEF Tanzania on "Proactive Faith Leadership in the Time of Crisis" with interfaith leaders of Africa and India. This was the second in GIWA's series of Interfaith Webinars on the topic of the Corona Crisis. The panel brought together eminent Christian Leaders of Africa on the eve of Easter Sunday. There was a fruitful discussion with regard to uniting together as faith communities to conquer the challenges faced by the world today. All the panelists encouraged...

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Apr 08 2020

Hanuman Janmotsav at Parmarth Niketan

Yesterday was the sacred day of Hanuman Janmotsav, the day that Hanumanji came onto Earth and embodied devotion, love and service -- serving as the divine inspiration for devotees around the world and for all those hoping/wanting to be of service to God and to this planet. Here are some picture highlights of the Hanuman Janmostav prayers and blessings live stream, beginning with Sunderkand Path, followed by divine chanting of Hanuman Chalisa and then beautiful messages on Hanumanji’s divine example by HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji and Pujya Sadhvi Bhagawatiji and...

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Apr 06 2020

Lights of Hope & Healing in Times of Corona

Parmarth Niketan joined in solidarity with the Hon'ble Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi ji and the entire nation as we switched off and turned on earth lamps and diyas across the Ashram premises for a spectacular symbol of hope, healing and resilience in the times of the Corona Virus. Specially blessed by messages of HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji and Pujya Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswatiji on how we need to not only light the lamp but become the light as well as the light as a symbol of the light at...

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