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Sep 15 2013

Working for Peace in Muzzaffarnagar

In the wake of the communal violence which gripped Muzaffarnagar in August and September, on the 15th September leaders of the Hindu, Muslim and Jain faith traveled there to bring a message of peace and love to the people. Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, President of Parmarth Niketan Ashram, Rishikesh and Founder of Ganga Action Parivar, Imam Umer Ahmed Ilyasi, President of the All India Imams Association, and Acharya Lokesh Muni, head of the Ahimsa Vishwa Bharti in Delhi, traveled together to Muzaffarnagar to urge the people to see one another, not...

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Aug 26 2013

Launch of Encyclopedia of Hinduism – International Edition

The Encyclopedia of Hinduism A project of India Heritage Research Foundation Release of International Edition Sunday evening the 25th August and Monday morning the 26th August marked a historic moment in the spiritual and cultural history of India: the official launch of the international edition of the Encyclopedia of Hinduism. The launch ceremony was organized and hosted by the University of South Carolina, Columbia, USA. A project of India Heritage Research Foundation, founded, guided, inspired and led by one of India’s most revered spiritual leaders, Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, the Encyclopedia of Hinduism...

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Aug 11 2013

Mayor of Louisville, KY Presents Pujya Swamiji with Key to City

During a special function in Louisville, Kentucky, USA the Mayor of Louisville presented Pujya Swamiji with the “Key” to the City of Louisville. In his speech, the mayor Mr. Greg Fischer said that the people of Louisville feel so blessed that Pujya Swamiji visits them and graces their city with His presence. So they presented Pujya Swamiji with the official “Key” of the City so that it could be Pujya Swamiji’s second home. The Mayor told Pujya Swamiji: “We want you to know how important you are to the City...

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Jun 03 2013

Pujya Swamiji’s 61st Birthday: Green Birthday Celebration

For Pujya Swamiji’s 61st birthday, He forbid any kind of big celebration, and said that all He wanted was to clean the banks of Ganga. As the rains are coming, Pujya Swamiji has been particularly concerned about making sure the trash all gets removed from the roads, streets and alleyways so that the rains do not wash it all into the sacred river. So, the morning was spent picking up trash all along the banks of Ganga. In the evening, as Pujya Swamiji’s divinity and purity are a magnet for...

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May 09 2013

Pujya Swamiji is Honored with Noble Person’s Award in Lucknow

Pujya Swamiji was given the Noble Person’s prestigious award in Lucknow by Noble Parivar, a national family that brings together divine souls that are excelling in their respective fields and are giving back to society. Pujya Swamiji was honored by Dr. Arun Bhatt, Director PGI Noida, Shri Bhimjibhai Patel, Chairman of Standing Committee Surat Municipal Corporation (Gujarat) and Shri Chanyaka, Chief Editor Nobel India in excellence in the service of the environment and humanity. Pujya Swamiji was requested to honor and award a few other distinguished individuals in the fields of...

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Apr 26 2013

Pujya Swamiji & Saints Meet with Shri Narendra Modiji

Last Friday, Pujya Swamiji graced the inauguration of a new Gurukulum at Patanjali Yog Peeth in Haridwar, which was also graced by numerous saints and the Chief Minister of Gujarat Shri Narendra Modiji. Pujya Swamiji applauded the great leadership efforts of Shri Modiji and encouraged that the talks at this event be focused around the welfare of the nation of India in all its diversity and cultures, not any particular caste or creed. Shri Modiji performed havan with a number of the saints, including Pujya Swamiji, Pujya Morari Bapuji, Pujya...

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Mar 08 2013

International Yoga Festival 2013

International Yoga Festival ran from the 1-7 March at Parmarth Niketan Ashram, Rishikesh. There were more than 475 official participants from 41 countries; however, taking into consideration those who came just for a few classes or programs, the total number of participants was nearly 800 people from 50 countries! Parmarth Niketan has been hosting International Yoga Festival since 1999, first in cooperation with Uttar Pradesh Tourism and then in cooperation with Uttarakhand Tourism. The number of participants, the diversity of the countries from which they come and the array of yogacharyas...

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Feb 25 2013

Temples to Toilet Program at Kumbh Mela

In the evening of February 25th, Pujya Swamiji showed a film which had been made on the need for toilets in the presence of members of DRDO, FICCI and the media. The lack of proper toilet facilities is not only a major factor contributing to pollution in Ganga, Yamuna and all rivers, but also is a source of violence, fear and illness in girls and women. Embarrassed to go to the toilet in the daytime, they suffer innumerable ailments from holding until the dark of night. Then, in the dark...

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Feb 23 2013

Launch of National Ganga Rights Movement at Kumbh Mela

On the 23rd, the Respected Union Minister for Water Resources, Shri Harish Rawat, stood alongside Pujya Swamiji and other respected saints and dignitaries for the launch of the National Ganga Rights Movement. The movement, which is being spearheaded by Ganga Action Parivar, is promoting the National Ganga Rights Act to protect and restore one of the world’s most precious and beloved river systems. Present environmental laws, which regulate the amount of allowable harm that may occur to ecosystems, have not proven adequate to protect our National River, which also sustains the...

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Feb 19 2013

Maha Sangam Aarti

On the 19th, Pujya Swamiji led a special aarti at the VIP ghat on the sangam which was graced by the presence of Pujya Shankaracharya Vasudevanandji, Pujya Shankaracharya Narendranandji, Pujya Shankaracharya Adhokchajanandji, Pujya M.M. Swami Avdheshanand Giriji and other revered saints and leaders. As Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji said: “Here we have a sangam of saints, a sangam of Shankaracharyajis together on the sacred Sangam. I am sure that with the blessings of our divine saints and the commitment of so many people from across India and from abroad, we truly...

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