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Aug 05 2022

Cleanliness Drive at Neelkanth Temple

Neelkanth Temple is one of the most revered sacred temples dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple is located around 32kms from Rishikesh and is at a height of 1330 meters surrounded by dense forests and beautiful rivers. According to the Hindu legend during the Samudra Manthan or the churning of the ocean by devtas (Gods) and asuras (demons) in pursuit of Amrit (nectar), the Halahal (poison) that emerged was believed to have a level of toxicity that was close to destroying the whole of creation.  Since nobody could consume the poison,...

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Jul 31 2022

Kanwar Mela 2022

After a nearly two-year gap due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Kanwar Yatra - an annual holy pilgrimage observed by the devotees of Lord Shiva - returned on July 14th, much to the delight of the thousands of pilgrims that had been yearning for this sacred journey for so long. Kanwar Yatra is an annual festival that takes place during the month of Shravan (July-August) when millions of saffron-clad Lord Shiva devotees collect pitchers of the sacred water of Ganga from places such as Haridwar, Gaumukh, and Gangotri and then walk...

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Jul 29 2022

Tree Plantation at Hindu Jain Temple in Pittsburgh, USA

World Nature Conservation Day was a powerful reminder about how important it is to conserve, preserve and protect our earthly home, and HH Param Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji and Pujya Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswatiji did just that with a beautiful tree plantation at the Hindu Jain Temple in the United States - a divine and historic facility that Pujya Swamiji founded over 40 years ago, creating the first mandir to house together the deities of the two faith traditions. Said Pujya Swamiji of the event, "Due to the unscientific development taking place...

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Jul 15 2022

Guru Purnima Retreat 2022

So glad to share this highlight video from our recent Guru Purnima Retreat! After three years, we were finally able to come together in-person, to meditate, to walk in nature, to be in satsang, to do yoga and even to do Ganga Aarti overlooking the beautiful Dale Hollow lake in Kentucky. As the full moon began its ascent into the sky, Pujya Swamiji arrived from India to bless everyone on the sacred day of Guru Purnima. The full moon filled the night sky with light and his presence filled our...

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Jul 01 2022

Special conversation around “Hollywood to the Himalayas” with Sadhviji and Marci Shimoff

JOIN Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati and Best-selling author of "Happy for No Reason," Marci Shimoff, for a Live, in-person, special intimate conversation around Sadhviji's #1 Best-selling memoir Hollywood to the Himalayas: A Journey of Healing and Transformation. Hollywood to the Himalayas chronicles Sadhviji's journey to India and the unexpected, powerful awakening that took place on the banks of the River Ganga 25 years ago....

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Jun 29 2022

International Yoga Day on the Holy Banks of Mother Ganga

Yoga lovers, seekers, devotees and pilgrims from across India and around the world joined in the Yoga Capital of the World – Rishikesh – at Parmarth Niketan Ashram to celebrate International Day of Yoga with 75 other locations across India and thousands of other sites around the world! It was all a part of 75th Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav of Yoga Day, an event jointly organized by the Department of AYUSH, Government of Uttarakhand in collaboration with Parmarth Niketan and graced with the presence of HH Param Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji;...

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Jun 21 2022

Yoga Day Celebration at Parmarth Niketan

Hon’ble CM of Uttarakhand leads State’s Yoga Day Celebration from Parmarth Niketan, Rishikesh with Yoga Gurus HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji and Pujya Sadhvi Bhagawatiji  Joined by Hon’ble Cabinet Ministers of Uttarakhand Shri Subodh Uniyalji and Shri Premchand Aggarwalji, with MLAs Smt Renu Bishtji, Rajkumar Poriji, Mayor of Rishikesh Smt Anita Mamgainji and many other eminent dignitaries  Yoga lovers, seekers, devotees and pilgrims from across India and around the world join in the Yoga Capital of the World – Rishikesh – at the Parmarth Niketan Ashram as a part of 75th Azadi...

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Jun 16 2022

Inauguration of the Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji Merit Scholarship Fund

To honour the legacy of upliftment and empowerment through education and training that HH Param Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji has made a hallmark of His divine and selfless service, The Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji Merit Scholarship Fund was inaugurated on the auspicious occasion of His 70th Birth Anniversary to provide eligible students the opportunity to pursue their dreams of a higher education in one of India's renowned and respected colleges and universities. Operating under the auspices of the Divine Shakti Foundation and its President, Pujya Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswatiji, the first...

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Jun 09 2022

Celebrating Ganga Dussehra at Parmarth Niketan on Pujya Sadhviji’s 25th Anniversary of her Sannyas Diksha

On this auspicious day celebrating both Pujya Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswatij's Birth Anniversary and her Sannyas Diksha Anniversary, we also celebrate the quarter-century of selfless service offered by Pujya Sadhviji since she came to India. Just like Mother Ganga, who we honour on this day of Ganga Dussehra, Sadhviji serves all in every moment with no vacation, no discrimination, no hesitation and no expectation. Joining HH Param Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji - Muniji- in offering love to Sadhviji today are Shri Prahlad Singh Patel, Union Minister of State for Jal Shakti; Pujya Acharya Bal Krishna;...

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Jun 01 2022

Water for All Event at The Hague, Netherlands

Sadhvi Bhagawatiji traveled to the Peace Palace in The Hague, Netherlands for "Water for All," a two-day program on water, peace and sustainability that brought together renowned international faith leaders, water experts, innovators, scientists and business leaders to help draw global attention to the need to preserve the sanctity of holy water sources, to protect water bodies from pollution and to ensure clean water provision for all in the world, leaving nobody behind. Organized by The Living Peace Projects Foundation and held in the beautiful Peace Palace, the event introduced innovative new science and...

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