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Nov 10 2022

Sadhviji Gives Keynote Speech at Global Wellness Summit

In the first week of November, Sadhvi Bhagawatiji gave the keynote address and led a sacred yagna (fire ceremony) at the Global Wellness Summit in Tel Aviv, Israel. On the opening night of the Summit she led a powerful fire ceremony on the large terrace of the Hilton Hotel, which overlooks the Mediterranean Sea. She shared the meaning of the sacred yagna ceremony and then led all the participants in a meditation about letting go of whatever it is that is holding them back - anger, grudges, fears, false identities,...

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Oct 23 2022

Release of Indian Edition of “Hollywood to the Himalayas”

It's such a blessing that in the two weeks since the Indian edition of my memoir Hollywood to the Himalayas was published by JAICO Publishing House, Sadhviji already had the great joy of offering it to so many - including offering it to Bhagawan Rama and Sita Ma on the sacred day of Dussehra with HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji.  Throughout these last two weeks, it's been such a joy for her to offer her deep story of healing, transformation and awakening to Pujya Swami Swami Ramdevji, Pujya Acharya Bal...

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Oct 21 2022

Hollywood to the Himalayas! A chat with Sadhviji + Ira Trivedi

Join world renowned yoga expert Ira Trivedi as she interviews Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati (@Sadhviji), spiritual leader, author and social activist based at Parmarth Niketan, Rishikesh, India. They dive deeply into Sadhviji's new book, a tell-all memoir titled Hollywood to the Himalayas: A Journey of Healing and Transformation which details Sadhviji's journey from a life of both glamour and glitter as well as deep trauma in Hollywood to a spiritual teacher in the Himalayas! After graduating from Stanford University and half-way through her PhD in psychology, Sadhviji traveled to India at...

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Oct 18 2022

Global Handwashing Day with Local Schoolchildren

This weekend in celebration of Global Handwashing Day, in partnership with UNICEF, we brought together almost 700 children from local schools (many from our own free schools and others from schools where we've been running water-school curriculum programs, providing drinking waterand building toilets & handwashing stations) along with their teachers and administrators, faith leaders from different traditions, social leaders and high level political leaders! It was such a joy to have Dr.Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank our former Chief Minister of Uttarakhand and former Human Resource and Development Minister, Government of India with us to...

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Oct 15 2022

Global Handwashing Day Celebrated at Parmarth Niketan

United We Stand in Global Hand Hygiene with a Beautiful Awareness Raising Handwashing Day Programme to Engage School Children and Faculty, Faith and Political Leaders, Educators and Academists in the lap of the Himalayas in a programme organised by the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance, with the technical support of UNICEF India and in partnership with Divine Shakti Foundation, Ganga Action Parivar, Religions for Peace and others. Hon’ble Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal “Nishankji,” HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji  & Pujya Sadhvi Bhagawatiji join Faith Leaders for a Day of Advocacy for Global Handwashing...

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Oct 11 2022

Hollywood to the Himalayas Now Available in India!

Great news! ‘Hollywood to the Himalayas’ NOW available in India from Jaico Publishing House (India) ! Most of you know that my deep, raw, open-hearted memoir, ‘Hollywood to the Himalayas: A Journey of Healing and Transformation’, was published last summer in the USA by Mandala Publishing and Insight Editions. By God's Grace, it became a #1 Bestseller. It's been an extraordinary opportunity and blessing to share my story of the ecstasy, awakening, and indescribable spiritually expansive experiences along with the challenges, struggles, suffering, and trauma I had experienced prior to coming...

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Oct 09 2022

First Ever Nari Sansad Concludes today at Parmarth Niketan, Rishikesh

The second day of the first ever Nari Sansad (Women's Parliament) concludes with Chief Guest Hon'ble Governor of Kerala Dr Arif Mohammad Khan Saheb, President of Parmarth Niketan  PujyaSwami Chidanand Saraswatiji, Environmentalist Dr. Vandana Shivaji, Dr. Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswatiji, Mayor Rishikesh Smt. Anita Mamgain and others Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji dedicated the tricolor made of bamboo and khadi to the Honorable Governor of Kerala Dr Arif Mohammad Khan Saheb he was conferred with Nataraj Award for his exceptional service to the Nation They were presented with resolution letter for building a world...

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Oct 08 2022

Hon’ble Governors of UP and Kerala inaugurate First Ever Nari Sansad at Parmarth Niketan

NARI SANSAD (WOMEN’S PARLIAMENT) MOVEMENT INAUGURATED AT PARMARTH NIKETAN HH Param Pujya Swamiji Welcomes the Hon'ble Governor of Uttar Pradesh, Smt Anandiben Patelji; the Hon’ble Governor of Kerala, Shri Arif Mohammad Khanji; Nationalist Thinker, Shri KN Govindacharyaji; Divine Shakti Foundation President, Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswatiji; Nari Sansad Executive Convenor and Senior Journalist, Shri Ravishankar Tiwariji; Delhi University’s Dr. Rachna Bimalji; and, Others. Two-day Summit Focuses solely on Women - their Dreams and Challenges, their History and their Future, their Needs and their Contributions. Women can, will and must empower the world - but first...

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Sep 15 2022

Faith Leaders Capacity Building Workshop

Citing the need to raise awareness in the public and in our Youth about climate change and Covid-19 vaccinations, HH Param Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji and Pujya Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswatiji yesterday welcomed religious, civic and social leaders and stakeholders to the Faith Leaders Capacity Building Workshop organized under the aegis of UNICEF, the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance and Parmarth Niketan to devise a strategy to create and implement action plans to address these two pressing issues. Joining Pujya Swamiji and Pujya Sadhviji were Pujya Madhavpriyadas Swamiji, President SGVP Gurukul Parivar, Ahmedabad;...

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Sep 09 2022

Protecting Our Glaciers: A Himalaya Diwas Sankalp

As we celebrate Himalaya Diwas today, we do so recognizing that these majestic peaks that have protected us and nurtured us for thousands of years are in grave danger from the relentless effects of man-made climate change. For millions of years, these sacred mountains have flourished, providing the planet and its inhabitants with literally everything that it needs to survive. And, in just a little over 100 years, humans have created an environment that threatens their very existence. But, it's not just the Himalayas. This is a global issue - one...

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