Pujya Swamiji Meets with Sufi Singer Kailash Kher
Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji – Muniji and Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati had a wonderful meeting recently with Sufi Singer Kailash Kher in New York, ahead of the IIFA Awards. Kailashji shared his newest song “ #BholeChale ,” which was recently launched on his birthday on the 7th July, and was especially dedicated to Shiva devotees in the sacred month of shrawan (a month observed by many Hindus, during the monsoon, dedicated to the worship and reverence of Lord Shiva). Pujya Swamiji encouraged him to inspire Kanwariyas, pilgrims of the Kanwad Mela, to contribute towards a Swachh Bharat and ensure a clean and green Kanwad Mela for all. Kanwar Mela is annual pilgrimage in which millions of Shiva devotees across India flock to Hindu pilgrimage places of Haridwar, Rishikesh, Varanasi, Gaumukh, Gangotri to fetch waters of Ganga River, which is later offered at their local Shiva temple as way to please Lord Shiva and attain their wish.
Pujya Swamiji, Kailashji and Sadhvi Bhagawatiji also discussed the recent success of the “You Are the Solution” Summit, which honoured and celebrated people, organisations and leaders who have been the solution to the pollution.
They also shared this year’s special International Yoga Festival Newsletter, in which there was a special highlight of Kailash Kher’s special homecoming concert. Kailashji shared with great love that his roots are from Parmarth Niketan (Rishikesh) and He has been very fortunate and blessed to have Pujya Swamiji’s continual blessings and support. They planned ways in which to work together to spread the message of Yoga in Action and inspire the masses to work towards a Clean India, Clean Ganga for all. Also part of this special and divine meeting were Amazing and Nandini Tripathi.