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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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Dec 23 2018

Pujya Swamiji Honoured with SIES National Eminence Award

MUMBAI: The 21st Annual South Indian Education Society (SIES) Sri. Chandrasekarendra Saraswati National Eminence Awards Function took place recently at the Sri Shanmukhananda Chandrasekarendra Saraswati Auditorium. The five eminent awardees this year were Dr Manmohan Singhji, Former Prime Minister of India, in the field of Public Leadership, Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, President of Parmarth Niketan, Founder of Ganga Action Parivar, in the field of Spirituality and Social Reform, Dr VK Saraswat, Member of Niti Ayog, Former DRDO Chief, in the field of Science & Technology, Professor Manjul Bhargava, R. Brandon...

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Dec 21 2018

Chief Minister of Uttarakhand’s Birthday Celebrations

Hon'ble Chief Minister Shri Trivendra Singh Rawat​ ji's birthday was celebrated yesterday in Uttarakhand's state capital Dehradun with the special launch of a beautiful book and documentary on his life and his divine example. The event was graced and blessed by Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji - Muniji​ and had the august presence and participation of Speaker of the State Legislative Assembly Shri Premchand Aggarwal​ji, State BJP President Ajay Bhatt​ji, Environmentalist Padma Shri Anil Joshi​ji, Mayor Shri Sunil Uniyal Gama​, MLA Mr. Harbansh Kapoor, Smt Sushila Baluni, Smt. Basanti Bisht and many...

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Dec 16 2018

Interfaith Leaders Training Completion

A two day Inter-religious Summit dedicated to the theme of "Fostering Peaceful & Diverse Societies" concluded at Parmarth Niketan​, jointly organised by the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance​ and KAICIID​, giving way to a special two-day Youth Leader Workshop and Training at Parmarth Niketan from 9-10th December, during which young faith leaders and youth from faith-based organisations and intergovernmental organisations were trained to be champions of peaceful and inclusive societies. Youth leaders from more than 12 countries, belonging to diverse faith traditions and organisations were trained with interactive, engaging and fun activities...

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Dec 10 2018

Muslims, Hindus Unite at International Summit in Rishikesh

Show of Unity in advance of Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th Birthday Anniversary Two Day Inter-religious Summit & Two Day Training inaugurated at Parmarth Niketan (Rishikesh), with the joint collaboration of KAICIID​, the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance​ & Parmarth Niketan​ RISHIKESH: Prominent Hindu and Muslim leaders and youth joined forces at Parmarth Niketan (Rishikesh) in a first ever, historic event on strengthening interreligious collaboration of Hindu and Muslim leaders and youth. The historic event was organized by KAICIID the International Dialogue Centre (KAICIID), Vienna, the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance (GIWA) and Parmarth Niketan as...

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