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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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Jun 26 2016

Oneness and Interfaith Harmony at Iftar with US Ambassador

Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswati and Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati were recently together with the many interfaith leaders at a special Iftar dinner, hosted by the Hon’ble US Ambassador, Shri Richard Verma at his beautiful residence in Roosevelt House, Delhi. The dinner was a union of Interfaith leaders from all across India coming together in honour of the special occasion to show their deep commitment to interfaith harmony by celebrating together and pledging to work together for a peaceful and prosperous future for all. During the event, Pujya Swamiji and Sadhviji also gave...

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Jun 26 2016

World Toilet College Training on Washroom Cleaning at Parmarth

Recently a World Toilet College Training of Trainers Class on “Washroom Cleaning and Basic Maintenance” was completed from the 21-25th June, 2016 at Parmarth Niketan Ashram, Rishikesh. It was inaugurated and blessed by the organization’s President, Global Interfaith WASH Alliance’s Co-Founder Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji (Pujya Swamiji). The World Toilet College is a project of Reckitt Benckiser, World Toilet Organization and the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance. More than 25 specially selected participants from various fields of social work, environmental conservation and science participated in the five day training. Trainers and instructors...

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Jun 16 2016

Saints and Sanitation Workers Pledge to End Untouchability

At Parmarth Niketan yesterday, hundreds of saints, faith leaders and safai karyakartas (sanitation workers) gathered to take a dramatic stand towards ending all forms of discrimination and untouchability. The historic event, led under the inspiration of Pujya Swamiji, was a first of its kind in which a pointed statement of unity was made through the very act of dining side-by-side. Said Pujya Swamiji: “The very concept of untouchability should be considered an abomination. We all bleed red. We all live under the same sheltering sky and we all have been created...

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Jun 15 2016

River Ganga as a World Heritage Site

“Let the River Ganga be not only a National Heritage but also a World Heritage. She not only brings life and livelihoods to the people living directly on Her banks but also brings great inspiration and liberation to those who come from all across India and all around the world to bathe, breathe and bask on her glorious banks, in the lap of the Himalayas in the Simply Heaven state of Uttarakhand. Let this declaration be a motivating message to the other four states she flows through to join together...

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Jun 10 2016

Confluence of Saints Concludes the Simhasth

On the last day, just before the last major Shahi Snan of the Kumbha Mela, Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswati and Pujya Swami Avdheshanand Giri Ji Maharaj led a beautiful Sant Sammelan, a gathering of the most eminent and revered saints at the Simhasth Kumbh Mahaparv – 2016, to give their darshan and share their wisdom as the final Kumbha prasad. The programme was just following Pujya Shri Swami Rajendradas Ji Maharaj’s katha at the Prabhu Premi Sangh camp and some of the saints who graced the occasion included: Pujya Swami Satyamitranand...

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Jun 10 2016

Simhastha Aarti at Bhuki Mata Ghat

The Hind Raksha Samiti, under the able leadership of Smt Malini Singh Gaurji, Mayor of Indore, organised a beautiful Kshipra Maha Aarti on the Bhuki Mata Ghat in which several faith revered leaders joined to bless and lead the sacred ceremony. Also present at the event were Shri Bhupinder Singh, Minister for Information Technology, Madhya Pradesh and in charge of the Kumbha Mela as well as Shri Makhan Singhji, Chairman of the Central Committee of Simhastha Kumbha Mela. Pujya Swamiji graced and blessed the occasion, leading the sacred Aarti ceremony as...

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Jun 06 2016

World Environment Day with UN, India Eye, IHRO, and Railway Minister

Yesterday on the occasion of World Environment Day, the India Eye, International Human Rights Observer (IHRO), the United Nations’ Information Centre and numerous media houses and other organizations came together for a major event on ‘Our Environment: Challenges & Responsibilities’ in Delhi at the prestigious India Islamic Center on Lodi Road. Pujya Swamiji blessed the occasion and was an inspiring leader in the high-level panel discussion, and Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati, President of the Divine Shakti Foundation and Secretary- General of the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance, was the Keynote Speaker for the...

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Jun 04 2016

New Traditions Emerge on Pujya Swamiji’s birthday (Janam Utsav)

"Let us break free from the walls and break through towards a new era.” – Pujya Swamiji A unique gathering of some of India’s most revered faith leaders, in celebration of Pujya Swamiji’s 64th birthday, a sweeping consensus was reached that new traditions must be forged to compensate for the growing threats of climate change, population growth and pollution. The saints, including H.H. M.M. Pujya Swami Gurusharananandji Maharaj of Sri Udasin Karshni Ashram H.H. M.M. Pujya Swami Asanganand Saraswatiji Maharaj, H.H. M.M. Swami Avdheshanand Giri Ji Maharaj, H.H. M.M. Pujya Swami...

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