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Jul 18 2014

Thames River Clean-Up

On Friday18th July in Central London, Global Interfaith WASH Alliance (GIWA) and Ganga Action Parivar (GAP) joined forces with Thames21, London’s lead Thames waterway charity to clean up the rubbish strewn banks of the River Thames. This unique collaboration saw HH Pujya Swamiji Chidanand Saraswatiji, the President of Parmarth Niketan Ashram, Rishikesh (India), Founder of Ganga Action Parivar, India and co-founder of the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance , mobilise dozens of volunteers of all ages who, in searing heat, donned wellies and gloves to dig up countless discarded plastic bags and...

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Jul 15 2014

Kedarnath Katha

Two special kathas were held in memory of those who lost their lives during last year’s devastating floods in Uttarakhand, and in honour of their families who struggle to rebuild their lives from the tragic loss. It was Pujya Swamiji’s inspiring vision that the kathas would be both a sacred occasion to bathe in the divine stories of the Creator as well as an opportunity to honour the divine Creation, filling the listeners with renewed peace and hope. One katha was delivered in Augustmuni, Rudraparayag, near the center of last year’s...

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Jul 13 2014

Guru Purnima 2014 in London

Here is a beautiful album of pictures from the Guru Purnima function in London on the 13th July, with the theme of “Living in the Light.” The function began with a beautiful show by the young children, speaking on all the ways that Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswati has touched, taught and transformed their lives and the lives of so many. There is also a slide show of the event. The slideshow is to the live singing of the Hanuman Chalisa, a prayer of the glories the greatest, most divine devotee whose strength,...

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Jul 06 2014

Berlin Yoga Festival: Pledge for all Rivers

Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji and Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswatiji were chief guests for the opening keynote lectures at the 10th annual Berlin Yoga Festival, celebrated and hosted by Lernen in Bewegung e.V. at Cultural Park Kladow of Berlin, Germany from July 4th – 6th, bringing together more than 5,000 yoga seekers. Pujya Swamiji and Sadhvi Bhagawatiji gave a special satsang, shared discourses and hosted question and answer sessions on living yoga, both on and off the mat. They are deeply committed to spreading the message and practice of living yoga in...

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Jul 02 2014

Spiritual Retreat in the Swiss Alps

Pujya Swamiji and Sadhvi Bhagawatiji led a spiritual retreat in the Swiss Alps, in a beautiful location called Waldhaus Sils, near St. Moritz. The retreat was organized by divine soul, Lily Bafandi, and devotees came from Switzerland, London, Portugal and other parts of Europe as well as from the USA for three days of satsang, discourses, meditation, question-answer and silent meditative mantra walks in the Alps. The theme of the retreat was “Come to Nature, Be with Nature, Change your Nature” and focused on ways to truly see why we act...

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Jun 23 2014

Presentation of Encyclopedia of Hinduism to President of India

Monday June 23 marked a historic moment in the cultural history of India: the official presentation of the international edition of the Encyclopedia of Hinduism. A project of India Heritage Research Foundation, founded, guided and led by one of India’s most revered spiritual leaders, Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, President of Parmarth Niketan, Rishikesh, the Encyclopedia of Hinduism is a colossal product of more than 1000 esteemed scholars from around the world, totaling 11-volumes and approximately 7000 entries. The presentation of the gorgeous, 7000 entry, 11-volume compendium of the depth and breadth...

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Jun 08 2014

Ganga Dusshera: Celebrating Mother Ganga

On the occasion of Ganga Dusshera, a glorious day of celebration of the day in which Goddess Ganga came onto this Earth in the form of a sacred river to liberate the souls of the sons of King Sagara (and therefore all of us….), we had a beautiful Ganga Dusshera puja with the chanting of stotras, prayers and hymns for Mother Ganga who gives and gives and gives with no hesitation, no discrimination, no vacation and no expectation! During the aarti, Pujya Swamiji and Sadhvi Bhagawatiji gave inspiring messages of...

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Jun 05 2014

World Environment Day

People from Rishikesh and Around the World Come Together for a Cleaner, Greener Tomorrow On World Environmental Day, under Pujya Swamiji’s leadership, Ganga Action Parivar volunteers came together with the local children and adults from the Kali Ki Dhal Village in Rishikesh to help clean up the local Rambha River. The day was a huge success, with over 50 community members joining together to volunteer both their time and green thumbs for the day. Everyone was full of enthusiasm and dedication to their “green pledge,” and as a result a total of...

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Jun 02 2014

Green Birthday for a Green Guru

Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, President of Parmarth Niketan, Founder of Ganga Action Parivar, Divine Shakti Foundation and Co-Founder of Global Interfaith WASH Alliance, inspires and guides so many all over the world to serve for the welfare of humanity and the environment. It was His divine message of ‘Giving is Living and Living is Giving’ that has has brought not only the teachings but the divine touch and transformation from the banks of Mother Ganga into people’s everyday lives. He continues to illustrate that by serving to make our environment clean,...

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May 10 2014

Mother’s Day Celebration

Mother’s Day Celebration Dedicated to Shakti for Shakti and Shakti for Prakriti A very special Mother’s Day was celebrated today at Parmarth Niketan, Rishikesh (Himalayas). Nearly twenty five members of the Rescue Foundation, including twenty young girls, came from Mumbai to seek the blessings of HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, President of Parmarth Niketan, Founder of Divine Shakti Foundation and Ganga Action Parivar, and to be on the holy banks of Mother Ganga. The Rescue Foundation is a non-profit, registered NGO working for the rescue, rehabilitation and repatriation of victims of human...

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