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Aug 18 2016

International Green Raksha Bandhan Celebrations

The first ever International Green Raksha Bandhan was held at Talkatora Stadium, Delhi. It was conceived and led by Mananiya Indresh Kumarji, National Executive Member of RSS, and HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji. The theme of the celebration was World Peace & Preservation and Protection of the Environment, organized jointly by DSF and FANS. More than 100 groups with participants from more than 40 countries participated. Pujya Swamiji said “There can be no protection of our sisters, our mothers and our daughters without simultaneously ensuring that they have adequate, safe and...

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Jul 26 2016

Pujya Swamiji and Sadhvi Bhagawatiji at the Grace Cathedral

Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji and Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswatiji led a beautiful program at the Grace Cathedral, San Francisco. The program began with meditation, chanting and pledges of oneness and unity in the Cathedral hall with Yoga on the Labyrinth, and then led into a longer, in depth panel on Living with Grace in our lives. The panel was also graced by the presence of the Dean of Grace Cathedral Rev. Malcolm Young and moderated by renowned yoga teacher Darren Main. Shri R. Venkatramana, Deputy Consular of India to United States for...

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Jul 15 2016

How to Make Our Life Sunder: SunderKand in America

Pictures of a beautiful program of Sunderkand Paath at the Hindu Jain Temple in Pittsburgh, PA. Pujya Swamiji founded and brought this temple to fruition in the early 1980's. It was the first Hindu Jain Temple in the world and has served as a model of Hindu-Jain temples. It is still the only temple where Shwetambar and Digambar Jains pray together. During Pujya Swamiji's visit back to Pittsburgh a special Sunderkand Path with satsang satsang and darshan program was held. Pujya Swamiji and Sadhvi Bhagawatiji spoke on "How to Make...

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Jul 05 2016

Beautiful Spiritual Retreat in the UK with Pujya Swamiji & Sadhviji

Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, President of Parmarth Niketan Ashram (Rishikesh), and Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswatiji, President of Divine Shakti Foundation, led a special spiritual retreat in Dorset, UK, just outside of London, with participants from across the UK, Europe and the United States. The retreat was organized by Manda Lakhani , Kaneshbhai Lakhani, and their beautiful daughters Shreya Lakhani and Roshni Lakhani. The theme of the retreat was "Come to Nature, Be with Nature and Discover Your True Nature." The weekend retreat got an overwhelming number of participants, and plans are...

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Jul 04 2016

Sadhvi Bhagawati speaks at the Shakti Kumbha during the Vaicharik Mahakumbha

Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswatiji, President of the Divine Shakti Foundation, speaks during the second day of the historic Vaicharik Mahakumbha in the Simhastha Kumbha Mela 2016, in an inspiring Shakti Kumbha session. She was on an esteemed panel with Hon'ble Shivraj Singh Chouhan ji, Param Pujya Didi Maa Sadhvi Ritambhara Ji, Hon'ble Governor of Goa, Smt. Mridula Sinhaji, Swamini Vimalananda ji, Chinmaya Mission, Nivedita Bhide ji, Vice President, Vivekanand Kendra and Gita Gunde Ji, President, All India Mahila Samanvay. To read more about the Simhastha Kumbha Mela: www.parmarth.org/updates/kumbha2016.pdf Sadhvi Bhagwatiji speaks of...

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Jul 01 2016

Interfaith Leaders Pledge for Clean India – Part 3 of 3

Renowned Interfaith leaders from Hindu, Muslim, Jain, Buddhist, Sikh and Christian faiths come together for a historic first-ever, two-day ‘Sarva Dharma Swachhta Sankalp’ event at the 2016 Ujjain Maha Kumbh Mela, to spread the awareness and message for a healthy, green (sustainable) and clean India. Inspired by GIWA’s Co-Founder Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, the revered faith leaders pledged for the Saints like Pujya Swami Avdheshanand Saraswatji, Pundrik Goswamiji along with many other revered saints pledged the Simhasth to be a Green Kumbh - a Mela with a Message.They...

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Jun 29 2016

Sewing Threads of Hope: DSF Gives Sewing Machine to Rural Women

Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati and Sadhvi Abha Saraswati, Head of the Parmarth Yoga Department, recently joined volunteers and members of DSF to hand over sewing machines to rural Himalayan women from the Smt Shailputri Jankalyan Mahila Samiti, 14 Bigha Rishikesh, under their initiative of skill development and vocational training. Sadhviji said, “There is such a great opportunity for all of us to empower every women in every spectrum of their lives. I am so glad that through offering these sewing machines, through planning and giving a variety of skill development and vocational...

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Jun 23 2016

“Yoga Body and Beyond” on International Yoga Day

Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswatiji was the Co-Chairperson for the plenary session on the second day of the "Yoga Body and Beyond" two day conference in Delhi, in celebration of International Yoga Day, organized by the Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India, along with Hon’ble Member of Parliament, Shri Satyapal Singhji.  Sadhviji was on a panel with the followed esteemed panelists: Dr. HR Nagendraji, Vice-Chancellor of SVASYA, Prof. Chen Luyan, Yunnan Minzu University, China, Shri Sanjay Bhatia, IAS, Dr Shirley Telles and representative of the Brahmakumaris. Sadhviji shared so beautifully, “As every...

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Jun 21 2016

Yoga Ratna Awards

On the occasion of International Yoga Day, Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswatiji was warmly invited to address and be honoured with the Yoga Ratna (Diamond of Yoga) Awards 2016 in Bengaluru, Karnataka, organized by the Shwaasa Trust, in association with the Government Of Karnataka, Olympic Association of Karnataka & AWGP - All World Gayatri Pariwar. The special event was inaugurated by the watering of a beautiful tree by the Hon’ble Governor of Karnataka Shri Vachubhai Rudabhai Valaji, Shwaasa Guru Pujya Swami Vachananandji, Respected Chairman of Indian Space Research Organization - ISRO Dr...

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Jun 05 2016

World Environment Day with UN, India Eye IHRO & Railway Minister

On the occasion of World Environment Day, the India Eye, International Human Rights Observer (IHRO) , the United Nations' Information Centre and numerous media houses and other organizations came together for a major event on 'Our Environment: Challenges & Responsibilities' in Delhi at the prestigious India Islamic Center on Lodi Road. Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswati, President of Parmarth Niketan Ashram, Rishikesh and Co-Founder of the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance, Founder of Ganga Action Parivar, blessed the occasion and was an inspiring leader in the high-level panel discussion, and Sadhvi Bhagawati...

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