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March 13, 2018
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“The 2018 International Yoga Festival”, SF Yoga Mag, 13 March 2018

I’m supposed to write a recap of this years International Yoga Festival, which took place at Parmarth Niketan in Rishikesh, India and to be completely honest it’s hard for me to put into words. I was having a conversation with somebody about vocabulary. Even though I’m a writer, I understand how completely limiting vocabulary can be. How is…

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March 12, 2018
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“Over 1,500 fun-loving yogis wind their way in Rishikesh”, The Times of India, 12 March 2018

It was a sight to watch when hundreds of yoga practitioners thronged in the yoga capital of the world, Rishikesh, for two international yoga festivals. From various yoga sessions to cultural performances, the week-long events had a number of programmes where more than 1,500 participants from around 92 countries gathered to celebrate yoga. Artists like…

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"Parmarth Niketan is a wonderful place of Eternity and Spirituality located in the lap of the mighty Himalaya and banks of Ma Ganga.  It is like a heaven on Earth.  Parmarth Niketan, a huge ashram, is the manifestation of hard work, sacrifice, contribution of saints/sages and charities from devotees having strong faith in maintaining, promoting and nurturing Vedic Hindu/Sanatan Dharma culture and Indian heritage." - Noida, Uttar Pradesh
2015-03-23T11:09:45+00:00
“Parmarth Niketan is a wonderful place of Eternity and Spirituality located in the lap of the mighty Himalaya and banks of Ma Ganga.  It is like a heaven on Earth.  Parmarth Niketan, a huge ashram, is the manifestation of hard work, sacrifice, contribution of saints/sages and charities from devotees having strong faith in maintaining, promoting View Full →
"Marvellous. Joining Ganga Aarti was so peaceful and unforgettable. We consider ourselves fortunate to witness Ganga Aarti." - Trivandrum, Kerala
2015-03-23T11:13:34+00:00
“Marvellous. Joining Ganga Aarti was so peaceful and unforgettable. We consider ourselves fortunate to witness Ganga Aarti.” – Trivandrum, Kerala



"Parmarth is a great place which calms one’s mind and gives inner peace to people." - Delhi



2015-03-23T11:13:08+00:00
“Parmarth is a great place which calms one’s mind and gives inner peace to people.” – Delhi
"Just amazing!!! Mother Ganga gives peace for the whole of mankind." - Gandhinagar, Gujarat
2015-03-23T11:35:04+00:00
“Just amazing!!! Mother Ganga gives peace for the whole of mankind.” – Gandhinagar, Gujarat
"I visited Parmarth Niketan in Feb 2014 for a Yoga Course of 15 days and ended up staying here for 2months…The front office staff is friendly and helpful…This Ashram is known for its Ganga Arti in the evening, trust me it’s the best I have ever come across. I rarely missed the arti during my stay there…This experience is divine…" - Mumbai, India, review via TripAdvisor
2015-03-23T11:35:36+00:00
“I visited Parmarth Niketan in Feb 2014 for a Yoga Course of 15 days and ended up staying here for 2months…The front office staff is friendly and helpful…This Ashram is known for its Ganga Arti in the evening, trust me it’s the best I have ever come across. I rarely missed the arti during my View Full →
"I was amazed with the evening aarti which is conducted here with great devotion and energy. An amazing evening ambience that leaves you completely stunned and mesmerized. The Ganges river looks beautiful in the backdrop of flames of devotional fire. An amazing experience." - New Delhi, India, review via TripAdvisor
2015-03-23T11:36:03+00:00
“I was amazed with the evening aarti which is conducted here with great devotion and energy. An amazing evening ambience that leaves you completely stunned and mesmerized. The Ganges river looks beautiful in the backdrop of flames of devotional fire. An amazing experience.” – New Delhi, India, review via TripAdvisor



"Parmarth is a great place to stay, nice and peaceful atmosphere, ‘paradise in the land and crazy outside world’." - Utrecht, Netherlands



2015-03-23T11:36:40+00:00
“Parmarth is a great place to stay, nice and peaceful atmosphere, ‘paradise in the land and crazy outside world’.” – Utrecht, Netherlands
"It felt and still feels like being home. Very friendly, nice, kind & warm people around this ashram. A good vibration of being in an ashram." - Essen, Germany
2015-03-23T11:37:04+00:00
“It felt and still feels like being home. Very friendly, nice, kind & warm people around this ashram. A good vibration of being in an ashram.” – Essen, Germany



"I had a very peaceful and pleasant time at the ashram. It is a wonderful and warm place." - Jerusalem, Israel



2015-03-23T11:37:26+00:00
“I had a very peaceful and pleasant time at the ashram. It is a wonderful and warm place.” – Jerusalem, Israel
"The vibes are excellent. This is our second visit and we intend to come here more often, to take blessings from Ganga Ma and to be a part of the Aarti at the Ganga Ghat." - Nasik, Maharashtra, India
2015-03-23T11:37:50+00:00
“The vibes are excellent. This is our second visit and we intend to come here more often, to take blessings from Ganga Ma and to be a part of the Aarti at the Ganga Ghat.” – Nasik, Maharashtra, India



"Really nice place. Good food, excellent Yoga classes and all the people who work here are very helpful and friendly." - Baleares, Spain



2015-03-23T11:38:16+00:00
“Really nice place. Good food, excellent Yoga classes and all the people who work here are very helpful and friendly.” – Baleares, Spain
"I feel inspired and rejuvenated at every visit. The welcome smile of Swamiji made us feel at home. My wish and prayer is that I make a trip every year." - Durban, South Africa
2015-03-23T11:38:58+00:00
“I feel inspired and rejuvenated at every visit. The welcome smile of Swamiji made us feel at home. My wish and prayer is that I make a trip every year.” – Durban, South Africa



"Beautiful, Spiritual and uplifting place. Love the peace and amazing people so good, so helpful and friendly." - Durban, South Africa



2015-03-23T11:39:56+00:00
“Beautiful, Spiritual and uplifting place. Love the peace and amazing people so good, so helpful and friendly.” – Durban, South Africa



"We absolutely enjoyed our stay – very peaceful, spiritual, and warm. We feel the genuine love from everyone." - Queensland, Australia



2015-03-23T11:40:22+00:00
“We absolutely enjoyed our stay – very peaceful, spiritual, and warm. We feel the genuine love from everyone.” – Queensland, Australia



"Very nice. The accomodation, the environment is very good and peaceful." - Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India



2015-03-23T11:40:48+00:00
“Very nice. The accomodation, the environment is very good and peaceful.” – Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India



"I thoroughly enjoyed the serenity of the Ashram. The staff are all helpful and friendly. It lets locals and foreigners experience life at an ashram, yoga and meditation together, peacefully and happily." - Eastern Cape, South Africa



2015-03-23T11:41:19+00:00
“I thoroughly enjoyed the serenity of the Ashram. The staff are all helpful and friendly. It lets locals and foreigners experience life at an ashram, yoga and meditation together, peacefully and happily.” – Eastern Cape, South Africa



"Incredible, enjoyed our stay. Everlasting Serene Environment. Rememberable impression. Eagerly looking forwards to next visit soon." - Mumbai, Maharashtra, India



2015-03-23T11:41:42+00:00
“Incredible, enjoyed our stay. Everlasting Serene Environment. Rememberable impression. Eagerly looking forwards to next visit soon.” – Mumbai, Maharashtra, India



"Presence of Swamiji, discourses, inspiring, thought-provoking and soul-searching. A different divine kind of experience." - Mumbai, Maharashtra, India



2015-03-23T11:42:02+00:00
“Presence of Swamiji, discourses, inspiring, thought-provoking and soul-searching. A different divine kind of experience.” – Mumbai, Maharashtra, India



"The institution is doing a very good job. I felt at peace being here. One gets relieved of all his problems & forgets his/her tension." - Mumbai, Maharashtra, India



2015-03-23T11:42:24+00:00
“The institution is doing a very good job. I felt at peace being here. One gets relieved of all his problems & forgets his/her tension.” – Mumbai, Maharashtra, India



"Excellent- Children are the future of Sanatan dharma & its happening here." - Georgia, USA



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“Excellent- Children are the future of Sanatan dharma & its happening here.” – Georgia, USA



"Parmarth Niketan Ashram is the most incredible place to stay in Rishikesh… The atmosphere is so peaceful… The Ashram offers yoga classes twice a day which are worth going to as well. The best part is the Gangaji Aarti that takes place every evening on the ghat just outside the Ashram. You must attend this every evening and absorb the spirituality of Rishikesh. I would only ever stay here again. Radhe Radhe." –London, United Kingdom, review via TripAdvisor



2015-03-23T11:43:13+00:00
“Parmarth Niketan Ashram is the most incredible place to stay in Rishikesh… The atmosphere is so peaceful… The Ashram offers yoga classes twice a day which are worth going to as well. The best part is the Gangaji Aarti that takes place every evening on the ghat just outside the Ashram. You must attend this View Full →
"Parmarth Niketan has a beautiful, serene atmosphere and very high energy level.  I loved waking up to the name of God in the mornings and ending the day in with Ganga Aarti.  Parmarth is the best place to stay in Rishikesh." - Toronto, Canada
2015-03-28T04:36:47+00:00
“Parmarth Niketan has a beautiful, serene atmosphere and very high energy level.  I loved waking up to the name of God in the mornings and ending the day in with Ganga Aarti.  Parmarth is the best place to stay in Rishikesh.” – Toronto, Canada
"Parmarth is a great place which calms one's mind and gives inner peace to people." - Delhi
2015-03-28T04:37:32+00:00
“Parmarth is a great place which calms one’s mind and gives inner peace to people.” – Delhi
"I had such a special experience at the Parmarth. Thank you: each and every one that I met there. What a blessing each and every one of you are." - USA
2015-04-01T05:21:52+00:00
“I had such a special experience at the Parmarth. Thank you: each and every one that I met there. What a blessing each and every one of you are.” – USA
"It was our greatest experience & opportunity to have visited Parmarth Niketan for the first time. Ganga Arti, tarpan & our most precious short meeting with Shri Swamiji is a treasure in our minds. Cooperation of the entire staff & marvelous guidance of Shri Mishraji at every step lie in our sweet memories. We are grateful. We look forward to be a part again & have Divine Blessings." - Chicago, USA

 
2015-04-02T06:53:46+00:00
“It was our greatest experience & opportunity to have visited Parmarth Niketan for the first time. Ganga Arti, tarpan & our most precious short meeting with Shri Swamiji is a treasure in our minds. Cooperation of the entire staff & marvelous guidance of Shri Mishraji at every step lie in our sweet memories. We are View Full →
"Sadat Pranam.  First, last and always, my deep gratitude and immense thanks for warmly hosting my Mausaji and cousins at the divine ashram, at my mere asking.  They called me as soon as they reached there on 1st and thanked me for putting them up in such a pristine abode, and called every morning and evening with the same sentiments. So much that, I felt like joining them immediately!!  I will always be grateful for your kindness and will pay my obeisances whenever I am there." - Jaipur, India
2015-07-07T04:17:19+00:00
“Sadat Pranam.  First, last and always, my deep gratitude and immense thanks for warmly hosting my Mausaji and cousins at the divine ashram, at my mere asking.  They called me as soon as they reached there on 1st and thanked me for putting them up in such a pristine abode, and called every morning and View Full →
"We had a wonderful stay at Parmarth Niketan once again. Everyone was well placed in the Yamuna block...Everyone was so helpful at the desk and very attentive to our needs." - Beijing, China
2015-12-24T06:53:25+00:00
“We had a wonderful stay at Parmarth Niketan once again. Everyone was well placed in the Yamuna block…Everyone was so helpful at the desk and very attentive to our needs.” – Beijing, China
"We are back to Sarajevo to sub-zero temperatures but we still feel the warmth in our hearts that you have been giving us throughout our stay at Parmarth.  The impressions are settling but there is one that will leave a lasting imprint on our minds and souls:  your genuine warmth and humanity rarely found in our modern, hurried and dehumanized world.  We are now imbued with a new spirit and hope and I am doing my best to share these impressions with my friends.  They all now know about the day-care centers for cows, free education for children, and the fascinating man who is walking the walk.  And they know I am not in habit of complementing people.  May God give you the strength to carry on the mission charted for you.  Please convey our respects and gratitude to Sadhviji.  What an inspiration has she been!  Our love to both of you." - Haris & Selma, Former President and Prime Minister of Bosnia & Herzegovina & his wife
2017-02-07T00:02:49+00:00
“We are back to Sarajevo to sub-zero temperatures but we still feel the warmth in our hearts that you have been giving us throughout our stay at Parmarth.  The impressions are settling but there is one that will leave a lasting imprint on our minds and souls:  your genuine warmth and humanity rarely found in View Full →
"An incredible, soul touching, beautiful and such a loving place!! A number one, top of the bucket list must visit!!" - India
2017-12-16T19:07:21+00:00
“An incredible, soul touching, beautiful and such a loving place!! A number one, top of the bucket list must visit!!” – India
"The environment and the people are humble and inviting. Can't wait to return." - India
2017-12-16T19:08:06+00:00
“The environment and the people are humble and inviting. Can’t wait to return.” – India
"On a recent trip to Rishikesh with my parents, I had the good fortune of attending the ceremonies and proceedings at Parmarth Niketan Ashram around the time for Ganga aarti, and I was absolutely hooked. It was the occasion of Diwali and I was absolutely honoured to be able to attend the Ganga aarti on the ghats of the Ashram." - India
2017-12-17T05:09:16+00:00
“On a recent trip to Rishikesh with my parents, I had the good fortune of attending the ceremonies and proceedings at Parmarth Niketan Ashram around the time for Ganga aarti, and I was absolutely hooked. It was the occasion of Diwali and I was absolutely honoured to be able to attend the Ganga aarti on View Full →
"Everything at Rishikesh was so divine. I guess the same divine force is constantly pulling me towards that place again and again." - India
2017-12-17T05:09:59+00:00
“Everything at Rishikesh was so divine. I guess the same divine force is constantly pulling me towards that place again and again.” – India
"I wanted to reach out and thank you for such an incredible weekend at your ashram. To be honest I was a bit skeptical at first when my parents told me I would be spending a week at an ashram in India with little internet connectivity, but my time spent at the ashram was extremely meaningful and surpassed any and all expectations I had! The environment of the ashram and the beautiful Ganga Aarti definitely made a mark on me and I feel like something inside me has changed." - USA
2017-12-17T05:10:42+00:00
“I wanted to reach out and thank you for such an incredible weekend at your ashram. To be honest I was a bit skeptical at first when my parents told me I would be spending a week at an ashram in India with little internet connectivity, but my time spent at the ashram was extremely View Full →
"My first ever visit to India and what a spiritual week at the heart of Mother Ganga. My stay at the ashram was wonderful and tranquil of eternal peace, it was out of this world." - UK
2017-12-17T05:11:47+00:00
“My first ever visit to India and what a spiritual week at the heart of Mother Ganga. My stay at the ashram was wonderful and tranquil of eternal peace, it was out of this world.” – UK
"I felt so honored by your hospitality and that of the staff of Parmarth Niketan.  The first night of Aarti, we were brought to sit close to the fire. We were uplifted by young men chanting with devotion, the beauty of the music, and the pageantry culminating in honoring those committed to environmental care.  Among the insights that I gained from my time at your Ashram (note- Parmarth spells correct as “warmth”) was that a religious institution is only as large as its purpose. In your case, I am particularly taken by the worldly focus of WASH and the marshaling of resources toward healing the world." - USA
2018-01-05T20:40:34+00:00
“I felt so honored by your hospitality and that of the staff of Parmarth Niketan.  The first night of Aarti, we were brought to sit close to the fire. We were uplifted by young men chanting with devotion, the beauty of the music, and the pageantry culminating in honoring those committed to environmental care.  Among the View Full →
"A very peaceful place, no commercialism.  It's a satvik atmosphere." - India
2018-01-05T20:42:50+00:00
“A very peaceful place, no commercialism.  It’s a satvik atmosphere.” – India
"A very peaceful, inspiring and humbling place, would definitely return again and again." - India
2018-01-05T20:44:13+00:00
“A very peaceful, inspiring and humbling place, would definitely return again and again.” – India
"Blissful, very relaxing, full of life, had an excellent time staying here." - India
2018-01-05T20:44:55+00:00
“Blissful, very relaxing, full of life, had an excellent time staying here.” – India
"Beautifully maintained and landscaped, clean and peaceful." - India
2018-01-05T20:49:09+00:00
“Beautifully maintained and landscaped, clean and peaceful.” – India
"Blissful.  The energy of the place is absolutely divine." - India
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“Blissful.  The energy of the place is absolutely divine.” – India
"Highly impressed, encouraged and delighted to hear discourse from Occidental Mata about Oriental philosophy." - Nepal
2018-01-05T20:51:06+00:00
“Highly impressed, encouraged and delighted to hear discourse from Occidental Mata about Oriental philosophy.” – Nepal
"A great institution, a source of enlightenment to so many in society.  Got to meet Swamiji, an eternal feeling.  An absolute spiritual experience." - India
2018-01-05T20:52:41+00:00
“A great institution, a source of enlightenment to so many in society.  Got to meet Swamiji, an eternal feeling.  An absolute spiritual experience.” – India
"I love this place. It gives immense peace to be here always.  Satsang after the Aarti cleared all my doubts." - India
2018-01-05T20:53:49+00:00
“I love this place. It gives immense peace to be here always.  Satsang after the Aarti cleared all my doubts.” – India
"It's a wonderful place to obtain peace." - India
2018-01-05T20:54:11+00:00
“It’s a wonderful place to obtain peace.” – India
"It is a very divine place.  I get more about environment, ecology and the cleanliness effort made for Ganga." - India
2018-01-05T20:56:06+00:00
“It is a very divine place.  I get more about environment, ecology and the cleanliness effort made for Ganga.” – India
"Beautiful and comfortable, serving religious people so wonderfully." - India
2018-01-05T20:56:36+00:00
“Beautiful and comfortable, serving religious people so wonderfully.” – India
"It is a highly serene place with positive aura.  It detoxes your mind and rejuvenates your heart. [The Ganga Aarti] evoked emotions of remembering how strong the cosmic energy is.  The office staff is polite, friendly and hospitable.  Sadhviji is dignity personified and her insights will help a lot.  [The ashram] is managed perfectly." - India
2018-01-05T20:57:23+00:00
“It is a highly serene place with positive aura.  It detoxes your mind and rejuvenates your heart. [The Ganga Aarti] evoked emotions of remembering how strong the cosmic energy is.  The office staff is polite, friendly and hospitable.  Sadhviji is dignity personified and her insights will help a lot.  [The ashram] is managed perfectly.” – India
"Fantastic, awesome, wonderful place on this planet Mother Earth!  Great, spiritual, connecting Aarti on the bank of Mother Ganges and very inspiring and life-changing motivational satsang of H.H. Maa." - India
2018-01-05T20:59:11+00:00
“Fantastic, awesome, wonderful place on this planet Mother Earth!  Great, spiritual, connecting Aarti on the bank of Mother Ganges and very inspiring and life-changing motivational satsang of H.H. Maa.” – India
"Very peaceful, extremely strong positive vibration." - India
2018-01-05T20:59:46+00:00
“Very peaceful, extremely strong positive vibration.” – India
"Very pleasing, peaceful and calm.  Each moment was blissful." - India
2018-01-05T21:00:19+00:00
“Very pleasing, peaceful and calm.  Each moment was blissful.” – India
"It was a very pleasant experience.  The ashram is potent with positive divine energy." - India
2018-01-05T21:00:56+00:00
“It was a very pleasant experience.  The ashram is potent with positive divine energy.” – India
"Very soothing pure vibrations surrounded by a beautiful environment." - India
2018-01-05T21:01:26+00:00
“Very soothing pure vibrations surrounded by a beautiful environment.” – India
"Beautiful, serene.  The rishikumars are so pure and pious.  The other supporting staff and members are very helpful and hospitable.  The Ganga Aarti, the meaningful satsang, the dip in the Holy Ganges, and most importantly my meeting with Pujya Swamiji - feel blessed." - India
2018-01-05T21:02:40+00:00
“Beautiful, serene.  The rishikumars are so pure and pious.  The other supporting staff and members are very helpful and hospitable.  The Ganga Aarti, the meaningful satsang, the dip in the Holy Ganges, and most importantly my meeting with Pujya Swamiji – feel blessed.” – India
"Makes us feel very deeply about everything around us.  Very soulful experience.  Darshan of Guruji Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji - his voice and presence is very inspiring and divine." - India
2018-01-05T21:08:31+00:00
“Makes us feel very deeply about everything around us.  Very soulful experience.  Darshan of Guruji Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji – his voice and presence is very inspiring and divine.” – India
"This is a wonderful ashram I have come across!  Everything is perfect, especially the evening Aarti.  Satsang in the evening was also wonderful.  Overall it was a very good experience.  Location and ambiance of the ashram is beautiful." - India
2018-01-05T21:11:08+00:00
“This is a wonderful ashram I have come across!  Everything is perfect, especially the evening Aarti.  Satsang in the evening was also wonderful.  Overall it was a very good experience.  Location and ambiance of the ashram is beautiful.” – India
"Very serene, pious, peaceful." - India
2018-01-05T21:11:39+00:00
“Very serene, pious, peaceful.” – India
"My soul met peace." - Malaysia
2018-01-05T21:12:24+00:00
“My soul met peace.” – Malaysia
"Excellent, peace, it is divine.  Darshan of Swamiji always gives inspiration to live life with peace." - India
2018-05-19T15:48:45+00:00
“Excellent, peace, it is divine.  Darshan of Swamiji always gives inspiration to live life with peace.” – India
"Amazing, life time experience." - India
2018-05-19T15:50:19+00:00
“Amazing, life time experience.” – India