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Mayor declares September 3 as Sanatan Dharma day in Louisville

THE mayor of Louisville, in the US, has declared September 3 as Sanatan Dharma Day in the city. The official proclamation was read by deputy mayor Barbara Sexton Smith on behalf of mayor Craig Greenberg during the Maha Kumbha Abhishekam celebration at the Hindu Temple of Kentucky in Louisville. HH…

Unity event at Hindu Jain temple to mark anniversary of…

THE Hindu and Jewish communities have came together on Monday (24) at the Hindu-Jain Temple in Monroeville to mark the fifth anniversary of the shooting at Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, US, a statement said. The horrific incident in October 2018 resulted in the loss of eleven lives, including…

Parmarth Niketan hosts special meditation and yoga session for G20…

The G20 delegates of the Infrastructure and Finances Working Group were honoured with a unique meditation and yoga session on Wednesday (28), organised by Parmarth Niketan at Maharishi Mahesh Yogi ashram (commonly known as Beatles Ashram) in Rishikesh in the north Indian state of Uttarakhand. Although pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji,…

International Day of Yoga celebrated with UNICEF India at Parmarth…

The 9th International Day of Yoga was celebrated at Parmarth Niketan in Rishikesh, in the Indian state of Uttarakhand, bringing together yoga enthusiasts from across the globe. HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, president of Parmarth Niketan, graced the occasion and joined in the morning yoga practice. The atmosphere was filled…

G-20 meeting in Rishikesh commences with Parmarth Niketan’s renowned Ganga…

The G-20 Meeting of the Anti-Corruption Working Group commenced with a remarkable gathering at Parmarth Niketan, the largest ashram in Rishikesh and one of India's leading spiritual institutions. On Wednesday (24), 200 delegates representing all 20 G-20 countries, along with representatives from around the world, participated in a special Ganga…

The 35th International Yoga Festival (IYF) at Parmarth Niketan, Rishikesh…

The 35th International Yoga Festival (IYF) hosted at Parmarth Niketan, Rishikesh has welcomed yoga enthusiasts from almost 90 countries. Organised by Parmarth Niketan, Rishikesh, with the support of Incredible India, Ministry of Tourism, and in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture and Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India, the festival…

Faith leaders, scholars discuss gender equality, environment on World Human…

On the occasion of World Human Rights Day on Saturday (10), the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance (GIWA) and Parmarth Niketan in Rishikesh in India's Himalayan state of Uttarakhand came together with faith leaders, scholars, academics, and artists from across the society to discuss how gender equality must go hand in…

Religion at its core is meant to connect us God,…

Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati, Secretary-General, Global Interfaith WASH Alliance, Parmarth Niketan, Rishikesh and Co-President, Religions for Peace was an esteemed speaker at the historic International Conference on Cohesive Societies from September 06 - 08 in Singapore. The Conference was organized by the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth, the Government of…

Sadbhaavna Sammelan Celebrates 90 years of Harijan Sevak Sangh in…

Hon’ble Vice President Shri Jagdeep Dhankharji  joined HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, President of Parmarth Niketan, Co-Founder of Global Interfaith WASH Alliance, Padma Bhushan Bindeshwar Pathak, Founder of Sulabh International, alongside Harijan Sevak Sangh President, Shri Sankar Sanyalji, Vice Presidents of HSS  Shri Naresh Yadavji and Shri Laxmi Das as well as…

Spiritual leaders offer ‘secrets of happiness’ at London event

Two of India’s leading spiritual leaders held an event for devotees in the UK last weekend, where they discussed the “secrets of happiness”. His Holiness Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswati, also known as Pujya Muniji, is the head of the Parmath Niketan in Rishikesh, north India; while Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati is…

Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji meets vice president Venkaiah Naidu

HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswati has met Indian vice president Venkaiah Naidu at his residence in New Delhi. Pujya Swamiji invited him to the Ganga Aarti and presented him with a Rudraksha plant and angavastram, a statement said. He also shared details about the recent International Yoga Day celebrations held at…

Uttarakhand CM leads state’s Yoga day celebration with Yoga Gurus…

THE chief minister of Uttarakhand led the state’s Yoga day celebrations from Parmarth Niketan, Rishikesh, with Yoga gurus HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji and Pujya Sadhvi Bhagawatiji on Tuesday (21), according to a statement.  Chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami, along with cabinet ministers Subodh Uniyal, Premchand Aggarwal, state lawmakers Renu…

Pledge to end violence against women at Pujya Swami Chidanand…

A NUMBER of distinguished guests came together at the Parmarth Niketan Ashram in Rishikesh in the northern Indian state if Uttarakhand on Tuesday (7) – the fifth day of the week-long celebrations that are underway in the honour of the 70th birth anniversary of His Holiness (HH) Pujya Swami Chidanand…

HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswati’s 70th birth anniversary celebrations kick…

The week-long celebration over His Holiness Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswati’s 70th birth anniversary was inaugurated on Friday (3) at a star-studded event held on the banks of River Ganges. Besides saints and government luminaries, noted personalities from Bollywood, the Indian film industry, assembled on the stage at Parmarth Niketan Ashram in…

If Ganga dies, India dies and if Ganga thrives then…

A Special Consultation with Faith Leaders and Stakeholders dedicated to the Keeping Mother Ganga Clean was held at Parmarth Niketan, Uttarakhand on Thursday (26) in collaboration with the Indian Institute of Public Administration (IIPA) and Namami Gange, Ministry of Jal Shakti, Government of India, together with Ganga Action Parivar, Global…

Amitabh Bachchan participates in Ganga aarti in Rishikesh

While shooting for his new film Goodbye in Rishikesh, legendary Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan along with director Vikas Bahl, actress Elli Avram, as well as the rest of the cast and crew of the production joined for a special meeting with HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, Pujya Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswatiji…

Special event on Holi and Holika Dahan at Parmarth Niketan

YOGA lovers, seekers, devotees and pilgrims from across India and around the world have joined for a special event on Holi and Holika Dahan at Parmarth Niketan, Rishikesh.  The event was organised as part of the 100-day countdown to International Yoga Day in collaboration with India's Ministry of AYUSH and Morariji…

Spiritual centre Pamarth Niketan honours women

PAMARTH NIKETAN, a spiritual centre in the north Indian city of Rishikesh, honoured women on Tuesday (8) to mark International Women's Day. The centre’s president, HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswati (HH Pujya Muniji), presented them with Rudraksha mala - a sacred Ashoka plant - and a certificate of appreciation for…

Special Ganga Anthem launched at Parmarth Niketan ashram on Dev…

A special Ganga Anthem was launched last Friday (19) on the occasion of Dev Diwali at Parmarth Niketan ashram in Rishikesh. Artist Snatam Kaur, inspired by the president of Parmarth Niketan, His Holiness (HH) Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji (HH Pujya Muniji), wrote an anthem to urge people across the globe…

Diwali celebrations in Britain will ‘light the lamps of love…

HINDU, Jain and Sikh families across the UK are preparing to celebrate Diwali, the festival of lights, which falls on November 4 this year. London and Leicester kicked off celebrations last weekend, as people gathered in the capital last Saturday (23) for Diwali on the Square, with a light display,…

Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati gets lifetime achievement award from US president…

SPIRITUAL leader Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati has been honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award by US president Joe Biden for her lifelong commitment to volunteer service. The award has been given by the US president along with Americorps. The certificate that was awarded to her was signed by Biden. Sadhvi Bhagawati…

Uttar Pradesh governor Anandiben Patel concludes Parmarth Niketan Ashram visit

ANANDIBEN Patel, the governor of the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, on Sunday (17) concluded her three-day visit to Parmarth Niketan Ashram in Rishikesh in the neighbouring state of Uttarakhand. The visit coincided with Navratri, the nine-day Hindu festival that celebrates the divine feminine energy. Patel observed Navami and…

Special online event held to appeal for hand hygiene

INDIAN political, faith and community leaders took part in a special online appeal for hand hygiene and health to mark Global Handwashing Day Friday (15). Uttar Pradesh governor Anandiben Patel joined His Holiness Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji (HH Pujya Muniji), the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance’s faith leaders and Unicef’s India’s…

Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati speaks on her journey with Deepak Chopra

LEADING spiritual leader Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati and Indian American wellness guru Deepak Chopra discussed the “power of spirituality to heal and transform us” at an event in New York on Thursday (16). Sadhvi Bhagawati is in the US promoting her memoir, Hollywood to the Himalayas: A Journey of Healing and Transformation.…

New York India consulate general honours Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati memoir

THE consulate general of India in New York, the US, recently organised an event to honour 'Hollywood to the Himalayas: A Journey of Healing and Transformation', the memoir of Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati, secretary-general of Global Interfaith WASH Alliance, Parmarth Niketan Ashram located in Rishikesh in the northern Indian state of…

Israel envoy talks water conservation with Parmarth Niketan president

A TOP Israeli diplomat in India, Rony Yedidia-Clein, visited Parmarth Niketan in Rishikesh in the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand and exchanged ideas with ashram president His Holiness (HH) Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji on water conservation and environmental preservation. Yedidia-Clein, the Charge d’affaires of the Embassy of Israel, presented a…

HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji’s birthday celebrations held at Parmarth…

THE 69th birthday of HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji was celebrated at Parmarth Niketan Ashram at Rishikesh in India on Thursday (3) by conducting a galaxy of events. It also marked the beginning of a yearlong celebration leading up to Pujya Swamiji’s 70th birthday in June 2022. Sacred Yagya for…

Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji puts focus on yoga in virtual conclave

FAITH leaders, health experts, yoga instructors, mental health practitioners and fitness enthusiasts offered insights into the transformative practice of yoga during the pandemic at a three-day international yoga summit held virtually from May 28-30. The conclave was inaugurated by one of India’s leading spiritual leaders, His Holiness (HH) Pujya Swami…

Hinduja Foundation organises global mental health summit

THE Hinduja Foundation, philanthropic arm of Hinduja Group, is organising a virtual global summit on May 21 to promote the importance of mental health during the Covid-19 pandemic. The #NeverAloneSummit will be held in association with the Chopra Foundation, the John W Brick Mental Health Foundation, and CG Creatives. It…

Parmarth Charitable Hospital starts a 100-bed Covid-Care centre in Rishikesh

AS India battles its second wave of the coronavirus pandemic, a leading Indian spiritual leader has initiated projects to provide help for Covid-19 patients in Uttarakhand, north India. His Holiness (HH) Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji (HH Pujya Swamiji) is president of the Parmarth Niketan Ashram, in Rishikesh. Under his leadership,…

HH Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji launches free oxygen drive

LEADING Indian spiritual leader His Holiness (HH) Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji has launched an initiative to provide oxygen cylinders free of charge for homecare patients in Rishikesh and nearby areas. “The biggest need of the hour is to bring these cylinders directly to the patients’ homes because their recovery is…

Parmarth Niketan, Rishikesh celebrates World Water Day

THE World Water Day was celebrated on Monday (22) on the banks of river Ganga at Parmarth Niketan in Rishikesh in partnership with the global Interfaith WASH Alliance (GIWA) Swarovski Waterschools, in association with the Ganga action parivar (GAP) and the Divine Shakti foundation. On the occasion, Pujya Swami Chidanand…

Pujya Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswatiji’s 50th birthday celebrated at Parmarth Niketan

THE 50th birthday celebration of Pujya Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswatiji was held largely online on 14 March at Parmarth Niketan, Rishikesh due to the Covid-19 situation and restrictions on travel. This year the celebrations coincided with Mahashivratri, Haridwar Kumbh Mela and the conclusion of the first-ever online International Yoga Festival, a…

Parmarth Niketan’s Pujya Swamiji gives funds for Ayodhya Ram Mandir

A LEADING Indian spiritual leader, His Holiness (HH) Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji (HH Pujya Muniji), gave a cheque of Rs 5,100,000 (around  £50,000) towards the rebuilding of the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya, north India. During his meeting last week with the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh state Yogi Adityanath, HH…

Historic online summit held to mark 50th anniversary of Earth…

A historic online summit was organised by Global Interfaith WASH Alliance and Parmarth Niketan, Rishikesh to mark the 50th anniversary of Earth Day on April 22, 2020. The event with the theme ‘planting seeds for a new normal’, has brought together faith leaders of all the world’s major religions, heads…

Religious leaders and other prominent figures pay tribute to Asian…

PROMINENT personalities from all walks of life – in the UK, India, and abroad, have paid tributes to Ramniklal Solanki, the editor-in-chief and founder of the Asian Media Group (AMG), who passed away on March 1 in India following a short illness. This is a small selection from the many messages received…

IYF at Parmarth Niketan concluded on Women’s day

THE seven-day long International Yoga Festival (IYF) at Parmarth Niketan at Rishikesh, India, concluded on Sunday (8) with the celebration of International Woman's Day on the banks of river Ganga. More than 1500 participants from 76 countries and 20 states of India have attended the event which included yoga and…

My father: The Editor’s Editor

This is a tribute I never thought I would have to write or indeed ever wanted to write. It is the most difficult of assignments, but it is one my father would never have shirked. For my brother Kalpesh, sister Sadhana, late sister Smita and I, Ramniklal Solanki was not…

Parmarth Niketan to plant 200K saplings in north India

AN INAUGURAL ceremony was held in the northern Indian city of Rishikesh to plant the first 15 of the 200,000 saplings by Parmarth Niketan and the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance. The programme led by Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji aims to plant 200,000 saplings this year. The inaugural ceremony of the planting…

Spiritual leader Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswatiji’s book launched

BOLLYWOOD celebrities and saints came together for the launch of a book penned by one of India’s leading women spiritual leaders Pujya Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswatiji’s new book, Come Home to Yourself, was launched on Wednesday (16) at Raj Bhavan in Mumbai. The event was hosted by governor of Maharashtra, Bhagat…

Cameron’s legacy: India not Brexit

By Lord Jitesh Gadhia THE publication of David Cameron’s long-awaited memoirs last week could not have come at a more awkward time for the former British prime minister. Cameron bided his time for more than three years, hoping that the outcome of the 2016 Brexit referendum – which prompted his…

Dalai Lama calls for action on climate change

Efforts to protect our environment must start from our homes, said HH the Dalai Lama on Wednesday (25) at an event to honour Gandhiji's 150th birth anniversary. Organised by the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance, Parmarth Niketan, Rishikesh in cooperation with Harijan Sevak Sangh, the Sarva Dharma Sangam called for an…

Modi biopic screened on the banks of river Ganga

A SPECIAL screening of PM Narendra Modi, a biopic on prime minister Narendra Modi, was held at Parmarth Niketan in Rishikesh on Sunday (26). Actor Vivek Oberoi, who essayed the role of Modi, along with the film producer Sandip Ssingh, Yoga guru Swami Ramdev and His Holiness (HH) Pujya Swami…

Divine Bhagwat Katha starts at Parmarth Niketan Kumbh camp

A DIVINE Bhagwat Katha began on Tuesday (5) at the Parmarth Niketan Kumbh camp in north India, and was followed by a call to protect rivers. The event was attended by His Holiness (HH) Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji (HH Pujya Muniji), president of Parmarth Niketan; Pujya Radhanath Swamiji of Govardhan…

Kumbh Mela: Pilgrims take a holy dip at the holy…

Pilgrims of more than 12 countries took the sacred bath in the Sangam of Prayagraj under the leadership of Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, president Parmarth Niketan, Rishikesh and founder, Ganga Action Parivar and Global Interfaith WASH Alliance, to mark the beginning of the Kumbh Mela on January 15. Before the…

Parmarth Niketan president awarded Ahimsa award by Parliament of World Religions

Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, president of Parmarth Niketan, one of India’s largest interfaith spiritual institutions, was recently awarded the special Ahimsa award by the Parliament of World Religions in Toronto. Dr Robert P Sellers, chair of Parliament of World Religions, Dr Kirit Daftary, trustee and representative of the Jain religion, Parliament of World Religions, honoured HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji for his contributions to strengthen…

Gandhian Thought to be Promoted in Upcoming Kumbh Mela as…

A special Sadbhavana Conclave took place at Gandhi Ashram on Monday (24) to commemorate the anniversary of the historic Poona Pact, which led to the establishment of Harijan Sevak Sangh on 24 September 1932.   The Poona Pact was drawn by the joint consultation between Mahatma Gandhi and Dr B R…

Chidanand Saraswati discusses clean & green Kumbh Mela

Sustainable living and tackling pollution were on the agenda as faith and spiritual leaders joined politicians at a three-day Kumbh Conclave last week in Allahabad, north India. The protection of greenery in the city, promotion of eco-friendly choices and increasing awareness of a plastic and pollution-free Kumbh Mela were some topics…

LK Advani and family visit Parmarth Niketan in Rishikesh

Senior BJP leader LK Advani, along with his family, visited Parmarth Niketan in Rishikesh on Friday to pay tribute to his late wife, Kamla Advani. On this date last year, Advani and his family had taken part in a special pooja and planted a sacred Rudraksha sapling in her honour. Swami…

It’s not too late to save Ganga, says Uttarakhand CM

The two-day Summit of Solutions for Ganga hosted by  Global Interfaith WASH Alliance and Ganga Action Parivar,  Parmarth Niketan, in Rishikesh, saw Uttarakhand chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat applauding the efforts taken to save river Ganga from pollution. “We have awakened on time, it is not too late, and for this…

International Yoga Festival concludes

The 29th edition of International Yoga Festival concluded on March 7 in Rishikesh and it has been lauded for bringing together people from different backgrounds. The event, which included lectures, yoga sessions and cultural programs, was attended by more than 2000 people from 96 countries. The closing ceremony took place…

International Yoga Festival: 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ visit to…

Participants of the 29th International Yoga Festival -- currently underway at Parmarth Niketan, Rishikesh in northern India -- took part in a special meditation at Maharishi Mahesh Yogi's ashram on the fifth day of the event. Participants from 94 countries traveled to the ashram by foot where they indulged in…

International Yoga Festival at Parmarth Niketan lures yogis from across…

The 29th annual International Yoga Festival, held at Parmarth Niketan Ashram in Rishikesh, saw people from 94 countries coming together and taking part in various activities, including chanting and meditation, on the banks of river Ganga. The programme, jointly organized by Ayush and Parmarth Niketan Ashram, saw Sadhvi Bhagwati Saraswati sharing…

Global Peace Project: Netherlands and India come together for Peace…

The Global Peace Project held in Netherlands today brought together Interfaith Leaders from across the world, especially from the Netherlands and India, for world peace and water. The main purpose of the conference was to cultivate and nurture an antidote to violence and cultivate the human spirit by pursuing loving-kindness…

UN headquarters in New York lit up for International Yoga…

The United Nations headquarters in New York were lit up with the word Yoga in commemoration of the third International Day of Yoga, with renowned actor Anupam Kher switching on the illumination lights. “Yoga lights up @UN…Here’s a sneak peek of the iconic UN Headquarters building being lit up like never…

Midlands businesses grab the limelight at annual Asian Business Awards

Successful entrepreneurs gathered in the home of English cricket in Birmingham to celebrate their rich contribution to the UK economy at the fifth Asian Business Awards Midlands last night (7). Hosted by the Asian Media and Marketing Group (AMG), publishers of Eastern Eye and Garavi Gujarat news weekly, the evening…

HH Pujya Swamiji meets World Bank president to discuss role…

” INDIAN spiritual leader His Holiness (HH) Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswati (HH Pujya Swamiji) and World Bank president Dr Jim Yong Kim discussed the role of faith in ending poverty during a summit on religion and sustainable development in Washington DC last week. HH Pujya Swamiji also praised the World…

Two Day Giwa Unicef Ladakh Summit Concludes

Leh, Ladakh, 31st August, 2016 – The second day of the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance (GIWA) India, in association with UNICEF India, Summit in Ladakh brought together GIWA’s Co-Founder, HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswati, Hon’ble Science and Technology Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan, as well as spiritual heads from major religions…

‘Pramukh Swamiji Maharaj was a saint of the century’

Paying tribute to the BAPS leader, Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji said: “It is a great tragedy for India and the world that HH Pujya Pramukh Swamiji Maharaj has left from his earthly, physical body. We were so blessed to have him in physical form for so many, divine years, and…

Pujya Muniji praises Pope Francis as green pontiff

INDIAN spiritual leader and president of the Parmarth Niketan Ashram in Rishikesh, north India, His Holiness (HH) Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji (HH Pujya Muniji), met the Pope at the Vatican on Friday (4) during a meeting of religious leaders. HH Pujya Muniji, who is also the co-founder and co-chair of…