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Nov 04 2016

Pujya Swamiji & Sadhvi Bhagawatiji Meet with Pope Francis in Rome

Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji and Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati met with Pope Francis at the Vatican in Rome as part of a two day International Symposium on Interreligious Sharing and Witnessing about Mercy for Peace and Reconciliation organized by KAICIID and the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue. The Symposium brought together top leaders of the world’s major religions to reflect upon the concept on Mercy in the world’s religions, and the crucial role it can and must play in peace and reconciliation. Pujya Swamiji presented His Holiness Pope Francis with an elaichimala...

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Nov 01 2016

Diwali Celebrations Brings Light and Love to All

Divine Diwali celebrations at Parmarth Niketan, with the blessings of HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, brought together people from all across the world and around India. Pujya Swamiji and Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswatiji’s inspiring words encouraged people from all walks of life to reflect on the deeper meaning and purpose of this beautiful festival of lights. Pujya Swamiji shared how the Indian spiritual culture believed that everyday should be an ustav (a celebration) and explained that the root of the word utsav (uts) meant roots. He shared that these celebrations were opportunities...

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Oct 30 2016

Interfaith Leaders Celebrate Diwali with Soldiers at Border

Today the nation is united in salutation to every soldier who keeps our lives safe and free from terror, violence and fear. The nation honours the sacrifices that our army and security forces make every day and every moment to guard our borders. As Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Respected Shri Narendra Modiji recently urged the nation to boost the morale of our soldiers – the Army, Naval forces, Air Force and all security forces – by sending them greetings on Diwali. In this spirit, President of Parmarth Niketan (Rishikesh), Pujya...

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Oct 27 2016

Launch of WaterSchool on the Ganga Himalayas

The Global Interfaith WASH Alliance is so pleased to announce the launch of the first WaterSchool Programme in the Ganga-Himalayas. To be implemented by GIWA, in partnership with Swarovski, WaterSchool will teach children across this environmentally-vital area how to love and protect their water resources as caring stewards. The programme was launched here on the banks of the River Ganga with the vision, leadership and blessing of HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, President of Parmarth Niketan (Rishikesh), Co-Founder of the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance and Founder of Ganga Action Parivar,...

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Oct 15 2016

Global Handwashing Day Celebrated

On Global Handwashing Day, we celebrate the power of washing our hands with soap to prevent diarrheoa, pneumonia and other waterborne illnesses, which take so many innocent lives every day. Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati, Bharat Mitra, President-Founder of Organic India, and many others visited Prakash Bharati (one of DSF’s schools) to inspire children to pledge to be Sanitation Ambassadors and encourage their communities and families to wash their hands with soap. [fbalbum url="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1791344601104107.1073741869.1483177965254107&type=1&l=34687767eb"]...

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Oct 08 2016

The 2nd Annual International Yoga Festival in Jageshwar

The second annual, three day Jageshwar International Yoga Festival, jointly organized by the Government of Uttarakhand, Kumaon Mandal Vikas Nigam (KMVN) and Parmarth Niketan (Rishikesh), took place from the 5-7th October. Parmarth Niketan Ashram is well known for hosting the world famous annual International Yoga Festival at Rishikesh, from March 1-7 each year, attracting more than a thousand Yogis from across India and across the world, which will now be in its 29th year. Jointly organized with the Uttarakhand Tourism Development Board, Government of Uttarakhand, and GMVN it was decided that...

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Oct 02 2016

Gandhi Jayanti: Celebrating the True Meaning of Yoga

Today on the auspicious occasion of Gandhi Jayanti, Pujya Swamiji was the Chief Guest and Keynote speaker at the 50th anniversary of Bharatiya Yoga Sansthan. More than 10,000 people gathered together at Chhatrasal Stadium to hear Pujya Swamiji speak on how to LIVE yoga not just do yoga. Pujya Swamiji explained that yoga is not what we do on the mat for 30 or 60 minutes a day, but rather yoga is who we are! He emphasized that the best yogi is an “upyogi” one who is helpful to others and...

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Sep 11 2016

Pujya Bhaishriji’s Green Birthday & the Gift of Ganga Rights Act

Pujya Swamiji arrived in Mumbai just after His trip to Ladakh, after the beautifully successful Global Interfaith WASH Alliance-UNICEF Worship for WASH Summit, for the auspicious occasion of Pujya Bhaishri Rameshbhai Ozaji’s 59th Birthday. The divine celebrations was graced and blessed also by Pujya Karshnipeethadeshwar Swami Gurusharananandaji Maharaj, Raman Reti, Pujya MM Vishveranandji Maharaj, Pujya Raghumuniji Maharaj, Bhagwatacharya Pujyashri Shardbhai Vyasji and Pujya Rajguruji and many other saints. Pujya Swamiji shared in His loving and inspiring address, “Pujya Bhaishriji’s Prakatya Divas is truly a Prerna Divas for all us, inspiring us...

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Sep 01 2016

International Peace Day Celebrated

Everyday the service projects and initiatives blossoming and thriving under HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji’s leadership are centered and geared towards not just praying for peace but also providing and serving to bring about long-term, sustainable peace in our own lives and within our communities. Today, on the beautiful occasion of the International Peace Day yoga students in Parmarth Niketan’s Intensive Yoga Course from many different countries, including but not limited to Germany, India, United Kingdom, China, America, Hawaii, Spain, Czech Republic, Russia, Sweden, Argentina and many others, joined Pujya Swamiji...

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Aug 31 2016

Conclusion of the 2-day GIWA-UNICEF Summit in Leh-Ladakh

The second day of the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance (GIWA)- UNICEF Worship for WASH (Sarva Dharma Swachhta Evam Sadbhavna Sankalp) Summit concluded with a historic pledge and water blessing ceremony on the banks of the Sindhu River, at the Sindhu Darshan Ghat,in Leh-Ladakh. GIWA’s leaders representing India’s diverse faith traditions gathered together to offer the water of the Indus River onto the globe as a symbol and a prayer that all of humanity should have access to safe and sufficient water, sanitation and hygiene. Hon’ble Dr. Harsh Vardhanji, Minister of Science and...

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