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May 09 2016

Day 2 – Yog Maha Kumbha

The second day of the Yog Maha Kumbha in Haridwar, began with Iyengar Yoga by Shri HS Arun and Yuva Yoga by Dr. Yuva Dayalan. Followed by a beautiful guided Yoga Nidra by Sadhvi Abha Saraswatiji. After lunch, there was a panel discussion led by Devaa Haley Mitchell, Stephen Dinan, CEO of Shift Network, Philip Hellmich,, Stephen Dinan and Sandra that focused on the need to be as Yogis–to live our lives in a way in which we are conscious of our carbon and water footprint. They led everyone in a...

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May 08 2016

Rashtra Raksha Maha Kumbha

UJJAIN: Thousands of citizens from various backgrounds came together for an incredible and colourful Rashtra Raksha Maha Kumbha Yatra yesterday in the Ujjain Kumbha Mela, under the able leadership of Mananiya Shri Indresh Kumarji, senior RSS leader, with the inspiration, vision, blessing and graceful presence of HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, President of Parmarth Niketan (Rishikesh), Co-Founder, Global Interfaith WASH Alliance. The procession was organized by the Rashtriya Suraksha Jagran Manch and Global Interfaith WASH Alliance, Parmarth Niketan. It started early morning from the Parmarth Niketan camp, which has been dedicated...

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May 08 2016

First Ever Yog Maha Kumbha Begins

A historic, first ever, four day Yog Maha Kumbha festival took place in Pantdweep, Haridwar, jointly organized by Uttarakhand Tourism Development Board and Parmarth Niketan, from the 8-11th March. This year, the celebrations were planned to coincide with and extend the 28th Annual, International Yoga Festival celebrations at Parmarth Niketan (Rishikesh), held from 1-7th March, and jointly organized by Uttarakhand Tourism, Parmarth Niketan and GMVN, to the heart of the Ardha Kumbha, the sacred city of Haridwar. The morning began with Kundalini Sadhana with Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa. The festival was inaugurated...

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May 07 2016

Siksha Kranti Maha Kumbha

A historic Siksha Kranti Maha Kumbha took place in the Simhastha Kumbha Mela today with the leadership and vision of HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji , President of Parmarth Niketan, Co-Founder of Global Interfaith WASH Alliance. The event brought together revered saints and students, parents and principals, gathering nearly 5,000 educationists, teachers and students who took part in the event. The event started with a grand Swachhta procession, a rally dedicated to raising awareness on the need to make India open defecation free, maintain sanitation and hygiene as well as to...

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May 07 2016

Pujya Swamiji speaks about Sanitation Best Practices in Simhastha

HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, President, Parmarth Niketan (Rishikesh), Chairman, India Heritage Research Foundation (IHRF), and Co-Founder, Global Interfaith WASH Alliance (GIWA), addressed a press conference today at the Kumbh Mela in Ujjain highlighting the importance of behaviour change in driving sanitation best practices. He emphasized that all citizens need to take responsibility for eliminating open defecation in our country and ensure the safe treatment and disposal of human waste in our environment. Addressing the topic of swachhta (cleaniness) at his camp dedicated entirely to these efforts, Pujya Swamiji urged everyone...

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May 04 2016

Sarva Dharma Swachhta Samvaad

#SarvaDharmaSwachhtaSamvaad #MyCleanIndia A grand assembly of prominent religious leaders representing many faiths came together for a historic first time at the #Ujjain #KumbhaMela, to appeal for a #SwachhtaKranti (#CleanRevolution) for Mother India through a Sadbhavana Sankalp. In so doing, they implored the people of India to rise together so that India may shine as a global example of cleanliness. For this, they harmoniously said that we must do all we can to ensure that our lands and rivers are kept open-defecation free through the use of eco-friendly toilets. On illuminating a...

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May 03 2016

Sarva Dharma Swachhta Sankalp and Shanti Deep

#SarvaDharmaSwachhtaSamvaad #MyCleanIndia A grand assembly of prominent religious leaders representing India’s many faiths came together for a historic first time at the #Ujjain #KumbhaMela, to appeal for a #SwachhtaKranti (#CleanRevolution) for Mother India through a #SwachhtaSankalp and by lighting of Sadbhavana Deep. The beautiful and diverse event echoed with the message of unity and oneness. Leaders of many faiths joined hands at the Datt Akharda Ghat to lead and inspire a pledge to end pollution of our sacred fresh water sources, end open defecation, encourage sanitation practices such as washing our...

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May 03 2016

Maha-Shipra Aarti performed with Chunri and Milk offering

‘It is our duty to protect our beloved mother Shipra’- Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswati The sparkling waters of Shipra beautifully gleamed in sunset as the river was worshipped with milk and adorned with a beautiful red ‘chunri’ by thousands of people from all over the world. This beautiful, vibrant scene was the Maha-Shipra aarti, a key initiative for oneness of Shipra by Parmarth Niketan, Ganga Action Parivar, Shipra Action Parivar and Global Interfaith WASH Alliance. Parmarth Niketan’s President Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiand the young, insightful, revered Katha-vachak Achrya Sri Pundrik Goswami graced the...

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May 01 2016

Divyang Maha Kumbha

With HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswati’s divine vision and under His compassionate leadership the Simhasth Kumbh Mahaparv – 2016 celebrated the first ever #Divyang #MahaKumbha with the presence of Hon’ble Shri Thawar Chand Gehlotji, Union Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment, a celebration dedicated to divinely abled children everywhere. Junapeethadeshwar Pujya Acharya Mahamandaleshwar Swami Avdheshanand Giri Ji Maharaj, at whose beautiful camp the event took place, also blessed the occassion. Pujya Swamiji brought to fruition and expression Hon’ble Shri Narendra Modi’s vision to re-adjust our understanding and identification of differently abled...

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Apr 30 2016

Hindu and Jain Saints Converge at Ujjain Kumbha Mela

Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswati and Junapeethadheswar Pujya Acharya Mahamandleshwar Swami Avdheshanand Giri Ji Maharaj met with revered #Jain Saints Shri Ramesh Muniji and Shri Suresh Muniji during the Simhasth Kumbh Mahaparv – 2016. They discussed various issues including the pollution of our #freshwater sources and our sacred #rivers in the form of sewage and industrial waste as well as unsafe sanitary practices such as #opendefecation. They discussed how the #Ujjain #KumbhaMela is a platform by which people could be inspired to reconnect with nature and inspired to protect their fresh water...

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