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Jan 22 2019

Parmarth Niketan welcomes the Dard Aryans of Ladakh

A Celebration of India’s Diversity as Parmarth Niketan welcomes the Dard Aryans of Ladakh Vibrant colours, the beauty of nature, and uplifting waves of sound enveloped the ashram as the Dard Aryans of Ladakh made a spontaneous visit to the ashram. Smiles abounded as Pujya Swamiji Chidinand Saraswatiji and Sadhvji Bhagawatiji greeted the group with open arms and open hearts. Pujya Swamiji and Sadhviji were presented with traditional garlands and scarves. The Dard Aryans brought water from the Indus which was mixed with the water from the sangam for a sacred world...

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Jan 20 2019

Kumbh Photography Festival

The first major event at the camp is the Kumbh Photography Festival, in which nearly two hundred photographers from around the world have been hosted by YUVA Foundation,Parmarth Niketan and Indian Institute of Photography (IIP) from the 13-16th January. The event began with inspiring blessings and messages from Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji and Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswatiji, Secretary-General, Global Interfaith WASH Alliance and President, Divine Shakti Foundation. The participants gathered in rapt attention to the speeches, inspiring them to “Photograph with a Purpose” and highlight the “Mela with a Message.” More than 1000 other...

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Jan 17 2019

President of India Inaugurates Gandhian Resurgence Summit

President of India Inaugurates Gandhian Resurgence Summit:   Gandhi for Now, Gandhi for Youth, Gandhi for All Celebrating the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi The Hon’ble President of India Shri Ram Nath Kovind came to the Kumbh Mela in Prayag Raj to our Parmarth Niketan, Ganga Action Parivar & Global Interfaith WASH Alliance eco-friendly camp where he inaugurated the Gandhian Resurgence Summit, a celebration in honor of the 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, organized by Parmarth Niketan, Global Interfaith WASH Alliance and the Harijan Sevak Sangh, India’s oldest Gandhian organization founded by...

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Jan 17 2019

Gandhian Resurgence Summit

The Gandhian Resurgence Summit is organised by Parmarth Niketan Ashram, the Harijan Sevak Sangh (founded by Mahatma Gandhiji in 1932), Ganga Action Parivar (GAP) and the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance (GIWA). The theme of the event is: Gandhi for all, Gandhi for now, Gandhi for youth. The Gandhian Resurgence Summit was inaugurated by the Honorable President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind ji. Cultural programme commemorates Mahatma Gandhi at Parmarth Niketan Camp in @PrayagrajKumbh@PujyaSwamiji @SadhviBhagawati @wash_alliance @WSSCCouncil @UNICEFIndia#ChaloKumbhChalein #KumbhMela2019 #SwachhKumbh pic.twitter.com/VVjXygnhjm— Parmarth Niketan (@ParmarthNiketan) January 18, 2019 [srizonfbalbum id=8]...

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Jan 16 2019

Kumbh Mela – Makar Sankranti

On the day of the first official Shahi Snan of the Kumbh Mela before going to the sangam for the snan, Pujya Swamiji led the pilgrims and yatris in clean-up programme on the banks of the sacred river to emphasize the beginning of Swachh Kumbh, a historic Mela with a Message. Celebrating the first day of #KumbhMela2019 with a divine bath in the sacred waters of the holy rivers with Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji - Muniji and Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati ji!#Kumbh2019 #Kumbh #GreenKumbh #ParmarthKumbh #Prayagraj Sadhvi...

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Jan 14 2019

New Year, New You!

[caption id="attachment_27786" align="alignright" width="300"] Sound Healing session[/caption] Parmarth Niketan recently hosted a special 5-day New Year’s Spiritual retreat, centered around the theme “New Year, New You.” There were participants from 13 different countries, including Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and China, to Argentina, Brazil and the United States. The program included pranayama, yoga asana, yoga nidra, spiritual question and answer sessions, meditation, Vedic mantra chanting, sound healing and much more! Ganga is said to represent the flow of Soma, the cosmic force of immortal life that gives rejuvenation, and healing. By surrendering...

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Jan 01 2019

Parmarth Pi-Lo Inaugurated a Free Smart Water ATM at Humayun Tomb

In a quest to keep up with the old Indian tradition of ‘Athiti Devo Bhava,’ Parmarth Pi-Lo served free RO drinking water at Humayun Tomb on the first day of New Year as the launch of a nationwide plastic free campaign across 100 iconic monument sites New Delhi, 1st January 2019: Pi-Lo Shudh Pani Seva Foundation, an NPO working towards serving clean RO drinking water to the masses, in partnership with Parmarth Niketan, a Rishikesh based ashram working for the welfare of all, & the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance, the world’s first ever...

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Dec 29 2018

The Harmony Festival

The Harmony Festival, celebrating 100 years of The Yoga Institute​*, was inaugurated in a beautiful event at the MMRDA Grounds, BKC in Mumbai yesterday by the Hon'ble President of India Shri Ram Nath Kovindji, Hon'ble Governor of Maharashtra Shri Vidyasagar Raoji, Hon'ble Chief Minister of Maharashtra Shri Devendra Fadnavis​, Hon'ble Union Minister of AYUSH Shri Shripad Naikji, Hon'ble Mayor of Mumbai Shri Vishwanath Mahadeshwar, Director of TYI Dr Hansaji J Yogendra, Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji - Muniji​, Gaur Gopal Dasji, Padma Shri Swami Bharat Bhushanji, Acharya Dr Lokesh Muniji and...

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Dec 27 2018

Sadhvi Bhagawatiji Awarded Int’l Environmental Award

An International Environmental Summit was held in Delhi at the Ashoka Hotel, organized by Sparsh Ganga Abhiyaan, Namami Gange and the Ministry of Environment during which Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswatiji was given an award as champion of environmental protection and preservation for her work as Secretary-General of the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance. Hon’ble Water Resources and Ganga Rejuvenation Minister Shri Nitin Gadkari, Hon’ble Minister of Culture Dr Mahesh Sharmaji graced the occasion which was blessed by the august presence of Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, President of Parmarth Niketan (Rishikesh) & Founder...

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Dec 25 2018

Tis Always the Season of Giving at Parmarth

At Parmarth the Holiday Season was celebrated with great spirit of giving back. There were special bhandaras (large free feasts for all), havans (sacred yagna purification ceremonies), divine Ganga Aarti, inspiring blessings, satsang, blanket distribution, fruit distribution and more during the last few days. These are daily occurrences at this Himalayan abode, which seemed especially special and meaningful in the context of the holiday season, as pilgrims and devotees came with their families and loved ones to be on the banks of Mother Ganga and experienced first hand the joy of...

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