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Mar 01 2019

First day of International Yoga Festival 2019

🧘🏻‍♀️🙏🏽🌎 Today was such a great first day of the International Yoga Festival here at Parmarth Niketan, Rishikesh, the world capital of yoga! This year is the 30th Anniversary of this world famous festival. Perhaps someday in the past yoga was a luxury. Today it is not. Today it is a necessity. It is a responsibility. Until we are united in our own minds, hearts, and lives we cannot be vehicles of unity in our nations or the world. Yoga is the answer to so much of what ails our...

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Mar 01 2019

International Yoga Festival Inauguration | IYF 2019

The Tourism Minister of Uttarakhand Shri Satpal Maharaj and the Minister of AYUSH Shri Harak Singh Rawatji inaugurated the #IYF2019 along with Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji and Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswatiji, welcoming all presenters and participants to the 30th International Yoga Festival! ...

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Mar 01 2019

International Yoga Festival 2019 – Day 1

The 30th annual, world-famous annual International Yoga Festival began today at Parmarth Niketan, welcoming this year more than 1100 participants from 70 nations. This year, with a renewed emphasis on BEING YOGA and LIVING YOGA, on uniting together with our global world family in peace, the festival opened at 5 am with a special temescal (sweat lodge) ceremony by indigenous elders from South America, Central America and North America in the yoga village. During this one-week Festival, attendees have the opportunity to participate in over 70 hours of Yoga classes from...

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Feb 27 2019

Tehri Lake Festival 2019

Beautiful moments from Tehri Lake Festival 2019, organised by the Uttarakhand Tourism, which was inaugurated by Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, Hon'ble Chief Minister of Uttarakhand Shri Trivendra Singh Rawat and Hon'ble Minister of State Dr Dhan Singh Rawat.  It was also wonderful to organise and lead the world famous Ganga Aarti at the holy banks of Bhagirathi in Tehri. Great moments from #TehriLakeFestival2019, organised by @UTDBofficial , inaugurated by @PujyaSwamiji ,@tsrawatbjp ji & @drdhansinghuk ji. Also great to organise & lead aarti at the banks of Bhagirathi Ganga in #Tehri! Click here...

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Feb 20 2019

Visit by Governor of Madhya Pradesh

We are honoured to welcome the Honorable Governor of Madhya Pradesh & Chhattisgarh Anandiben Patel ji for a special Full moon Snaan on the auspicious day of Maghi Poornima, in the Holy presence of Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji and Sadhvi Bhagawatiji, as they take a pledge together for cleanliness of our sacred rivers & to work for clean water! ...

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Feb 20 2019

Kiva in Kumbh Mela 2019

The auspicious beginning ceremony with an offering to the “United Nations of the Spirit”, weaving the tapestry of universal love. ❤️ 🌈 What a beautiful opening ceremony of the Kiva Kumbh with Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji - Muniji, Swami B.A. Paramadvaiti so many tribal elders, Shamane, medicine men and women from different parts of the world together with one purpose of unity and universal love and to honor and respect our planet 🌍 ...

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Feb 20 2019

Inauguration of the International Yoga Festival 2019 at Kumbh Mela

Incredible union of divine souls at the inauguration ceremony of the International Yoga Festival at Kumbh Mela Prayagraj 2019, with yoga enthusiasts from more than 20 countries! The inauguration was done by Yog Guru Swami Ramdev ji in the holy presence of Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji - Muniji & the famous film producer/director of Bollywood Subhash Ghai ji. This beautiful initiative is undertaken not only to bring awareness to the tremendous spiritual and health benefits derived from yoga, but also to serve as a binding force to bring the world...

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Feb 19 2019

Full Moon Snan with Hon’ble Governor and Indigenous Leaders

On the auspicious day of Maghi Poornima, a special full moon Snan was further illuminated by the presence of the Honorable Governor of Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh and former Chief Minister of Gujarat, Anandiben Patel, who joined H.H. Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswati, President of Parmarth Niketan (Rishikesh) and Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati, Secretary-General of the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance, in taking a dip at the sacred Sangam. They were accompanied by leaders of the Peace Pledge Project, who joined from the Netherlands and other European countries, Dutch water experts, and the...

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Feb 17 2019

Tribal Leaders from 40+ Nations, Hon’ble Vice President of India

History Created: Tribal Leaders from 40+ Nations, Hon’ble Vice President of India, Hon’ble UP Governor, Pujya Swamiji and World’s Tribal Leaders Converge at the Kumbh Mela for the Preservation of Nature, Culture & Future Prayagraj: Resplendent in colorful robes adorned with feathers and a kaleidoscope of patterns, tribal leaders from across the world welcomed Hon’ble Vice President of India Shri Venkaiah Naidu and Hon’ble Uttar Pradesh Governor Shri Ram Naik in an unforgettable moment of global unity. It was so beautiful to welcome Honble Vice President of India @MVenkaiahNaidu & Honble Governor...

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Feb 17 2019

Special Yagna Performed in Honor of Kashmir Jawans

Prayagraj: This morning, H.H. Pujya Swami Chidandand Saraswati led a very special yagna at the Parmarth Niketan camp on the banks of the Sangam to honor the 37 CRPF Jawans that were martyred in a terrorist attack yesterday in Kashmir’s Pulwama. The yagna was for "Shanti, Shakti and Shraddhanjali.” Accompanied by Aditya Puri, Managing Director of HDFC Bank and globally renowned yoga teachers from the United States, Kia Miller and Tommy Rosen, as well as pilgrims from around the world, Pujya Swamiji and Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati prayed for the souls of...

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