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Uttarakhand Flood Tragedy and Our Relief Efforts

Since the flooding of Mother Ganga and Her tributaries in the Himalayas last week, Parmarth hasĀ been actively engaged in relief work. The death toll has now crossed 1000 but everyone knows it will be probably several times that by the time the waters recede and the mud/sludge is removed from the roads and hillsides. Each…

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Shri Anna Hazareji Holds Inspirational Shibhir at Parmarth

Shri Anna Hazareji stayed at Parmarth Niketan Ashram, Rishikesh, from the 9th – 12th June, leading a special training and inspiration shibir for hundreds of dedicated volunteers and soldiers of peaceful, effective change. The workshop was blessed by Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, President of Parmarth Niketan and Founder of Ganga Action Parivar. Hundreds of participants…

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Pujya Bhaishri Gives Divine Bhagwat Katha at Parmarth

Pujya Sant Rameshbhai Ozaji (Bhaishri) gave a very sacred Bhagawat Katha Gyan Yagna from the 19th through 26th May at Parmarth Niketan (Rishikesh). The katha was organized by the Jalan family of Varanasi in loving memory of the late industrialist and philanthropist Shri Deen Dayal Jalanji. In the inauguration of the katha on the 19th,…

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Cast and Crew of C.I.D. join for Ganga Saptmi

The cast and crew of one of the longest running Indian television thriller series C.I.D. joined for a very special Ganga Aarti on the auspicious occasion of Ganga Saptmi. Pujya Swamiji and Pujya Sadhviji shared with them that the unbridled pollution in Gangaji and the non-existent downstream Yamunaji is an environmental crime that is taking…

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East Meets West

Delegates from Italy, coordinated by Gabriella Lavorgna, visited Parmarth Niketan for a short documentary screening, an Italian book release entitled ‘India in my Heart’ by Vittorio Russo about his journey and love with Indian culture and values. The evening concluded with divine Ganga Aarti and Satsang with Pujya Swamiji and Pujya Sadhviji. The delegation had…

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Anna Hazareji visits Parmarth Niketan for Ganga Aarti

Respected and beloved Indian leader Anna Hazareji came to Parmarth Niketan Ashram, Rishikesh, to visit with Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji. In August, 2011, when Annaji was on his extended hunger strike in Delhi, Pujya Swamiji had gone to visit him and had urged him to take a little nourishment in order to save his life…

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International Yoga Festival 2013

International Yoga Festival ran from the 1-7 March at Parmarth Niketan Ashram, Rishikesh. There were more than 475 official participants from 41 countries; however, taking into consideration those who came just for a few classes or programs, the total number of participants was nearly 800 people from 50 countries! Parmarth Niketan has been hosting International…

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Kumbh Mela – 12-26th February

This last batch of photos includes the 12th through 26th February, the last two weeks of the divine kumbha. It also includes a few pictures of events that took place earlier but where pictures had not been previously available. In this batch we have the launch of the Global Citizens Forum, “Make Ganga Your Valentine”…

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