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Aug 25 2016

Wishing Everyone a Clean & Green Krishna Janmasthmi!

Krishna Janmasthmi celebrations at Parmarth Niketan (Rishikesh) started with a massive clean up, inspired and led by HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, with a message that in addition to the global celebrations of this auspicious day, reenactments of Krishna’s Birth, we should also simulatneously work to make the world we live in a place which Baby Krishna would like to inhabit, play and lead his beautiful leelas. Hence, we started our massive clean up along the Neelkanth Yatra Marg, in the Rajaji National Forest, where tons of waste laid strewn from...

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Aug 18 2016

International Green Raksha Bandhan Celebrations

The first ever International Green Raksha Bandhan was held at Talkatora Stadium, Delhi. It was conceived and led by Mananiya Indresh Kumarji, National Executive Member of RSS, and HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji. The theme of the celebration was World Peace & Preservation and Protection of the Environment, organized jointly by DSF and FANS. More than 100 groups with participants from more than 40 countries participated. Pujya Swamiji said “There can be no protection of our sisters, our mothers and our daughters without simultaneously ensuring that they have adequate, safe and...

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Aug 01 2016

Pujya Swamiji and Sadhvi Bhagawatiji at the Grace Cathedral

Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji and Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswatiji led a beautiful program at the Grace Cathedral, San Francisco. The program began with meditation, chanting and pledges of oneness and unity in the Cathedral hall with Yoga on the Labyrinth, and then led into a longer, in depth panel on Living with Grace in our lives. The panel was also graced by the presence of the Dean of Grace Cathedral Rev. Malcolm Young and moderated by renowned yoga teacher Darren Main. Shri R. Venkatramana, Deputy Consular of India to United States for...

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Jul 28 2016

Hari Mandir Celebrates 40 Years with Pujya Swamiji’s Blessings

Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswati gives the inspiration and the message of the 4T’s on the HARI Temple’s grand 40th anniversary celebration in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA. He said, “On the occasion of the 40th Anniversary, you must commit yourself to serving Bhartiya Sanskriti and Bharat with 4Ts – your Time, your Talent, your Technology and your Tenacity.” Under Pujya Swamiji’s inspiration, the temple Board of Trustees committed to planting 40 trees at the Temple and each person would plant a tree also at their home. Further Pujya Swamiji led everyone in a...

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Jul 26 2016

Kanwad Mela: Jal Mandir Inauguration

Every year the Kanwad Yatra & Mela takes place during the Hindu month of Shrawan Mas, in which devotees and pilgrims, mostly young men, from all over Northern India, a majority from Haryana and Uttar Pradesh, offer their devotion and the holy waters of the River Ganga to Lord Shiva as a means to please Him so that He may fulfill their wishes. This year, with Pujya Swamiji’s divine vision and inspiration, the Ganga Action Parivar and Parmarth Niketan, in association with Global Interfaith WASH Alliance, carried forth various interventions to...

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Jul 16 2016

Rishikesh Railway Station: Clean, Green & Serene Rails

In celebration of the monsoon and the ongoing Swachh Rail, Swachh Bharat initiative by the Government of India and India’s dynamic Railway Minister, Shri Suresh Prabhuji, students from several countries gathered together at the Rishikesh Railway Station to plant trees, clean up and visit the site. This project tarted with the inspiration and blessing of HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, under-taken by the Ganga Action Parivar, of which He is the Founder, and Parmarth Niketan Ashram, of which He is the President, to make the railway station a model clean,...

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Jul 15 2016

How to Make Our Life Sunder: Sundarkand in America

During Pujya Swamiji’s visit back to Pittsburgh, a special Sundarkand Path with satsang and darshan program was held. Pujya Swamiji and Sadhvi Bhagawatiji spoke on “How to Make Our Lives Sundar.” It was a beautiful evening of teachings on devotion, surrender and the importance of inner beauty compared to outer beauty. Pujya Swamiji founded and brought this temple to fruition in the early 1980’s. It was the first Hindu Jain Temple in the world and has served as a model of Hindu-Jain temples. It is still the only temple where Shwetambar...

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Jul 06 2016

Hindu Lifestyle Conference in London

Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji and Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati graced the 3-day conference on Hindu Lifestyle in London, organized by the Swaminarayan Gurukul Parivar (SGVP). Addressing a largely second-generation and first-generation Indian community in London, Pujya Swamiji spoke on the importance of being Indian and maintaining Indian culture and Indian values in our homes. Pujya Swamiji also emphasized the importance of 4M’s: mother tongue, mother land, our biological mother and Mother Nature. He especially said that the Hindu youth should definitely be able to speak their native tongues of Hindi or...

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Jul 05 2016

Beautiful Spiritual Retreat in the UK with Pujya Swamiji & Sadhviji

Pujya Swamiji and Sadhvi Bhagawatiji led a special spiritual retreat in Dorset, UK, just outside of London, with participants from across the UK, Europe and the United States. The retreat was organized by Manda Lakhani, Kaneshbhai Lakhani, and their beautiful daughters Shreya Lakhani and Roshni Lakhani. The theme of the retreat was “Come to Nature, Be with Nature and Discover Your True Nature.” The weekend retreat got an overwhelming number of participants, bringing together more than 100 participants; many, unfortunately, had to be turned away because the retreat was full to...

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Jun 30 2016

Sewing Threads of Hope: DSF Gives Sewing Machine to Rural Women

Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati and Sadhvi Abha Saraswati, Head of the Parmarth Yoga Department, recently joined volunteers and members of DSF to hand over sewing machines to rural Himalayan women from the Smt Shailputri Jankalyan Mahila Samiti, 14 Bigha Rishikesh, under their initiative of skill development and vocational training. Sadhviji said, “There is such a great opportunity for all of us to empower every women in every spectrum of their lives. I am so glad that through offering these sewing machines, through planning and giving a variety of skill development and vocational...

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