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International Mother Earth Day

Today Parmarth Niketan Ashram hosted very special International Mother Earth Day Celebrations, inspired and led by H.H. Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, President of Parmarth Niketan, Founder of Ganga Action Parivar and Co-Founder of Global Interfaith WASH Alliance (GIWA). Pujya Swamiji inspired local schools and colleges to encourage each student to engage in green actions, such…

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Green Bhagawad Katha

Day 1: The Shrimad Bhagawat Katha was inaugurated at Parmarth Niketan by Pujya Shri Mridul Krishna Shastriji of Vrindavan and organized with love and devotion by the Somani Parivar. Pujya Swamiji , describing the fervor, the festive spirit and this katha’s significance, termed it as the “ardh-kumbh”. Pujya Swamiji said: “Let us bring Lord Shri…

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Hanuman Jayanti

Hanuman Jayanti celebrations began with the Hanuman Chalisa (a devotional song that highlights the glories and tales of Sri Hanumanji) lead by Pujya Swamiji and joined by all pilgrims and Parmarth Rishikumars. Later in the evening yagna (fireside ceremony) and Ganga Aarti was also dedicated to Sri Hanuman and His divine spirit of single-minded devotion…

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Inauguration of Spinal Injury and Physiotherapy Centre

World Health Day was celebrated in a very special way at Parmarth Niketan with the inauguration Uttarakhand’s first ever holistic Spinal Injury and Physiotherapy Centre in Rishikesh. The vision to start such a centre took place a few weeks ago when renowned Spine Surgeon and Past President of the Association of Spine Surgeons of India,…

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Celebrating World Water Day

On March 22nd GIWA celebrated United Nations World Water Day with people from around the world at GIWA’s Southern Secretariat in Rishikesh, India. Said GIWA Co-Founder Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, “let every day be World Water Day. Without water, there is no life. We must do all we can to make sure that everyone, everywhere…

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International Yoga Festival – Day 6 and 7

March 6: Concluding Ceremony of International Yoga Festival Yogis and presenters from over 50 nations, including Kenya, Ukraine, the United States, Mexico, Peru, Japan and Thailand colourfully celebrated the concluding ceremonies of the world-renowned International Yoga Festival at Parmarth Niketan, Rishikesh today. They were joined by dignitaries including H.E. Dr. Aziz Qureshi, Governor of Uttarakhand…

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International Yoga Festival – Day 4 & 5

On the 4th Day of International Yoga Festival, the morning began with Ashtanga Series of yoga taught by yoga-teacher to the celebrities Deepika Mehta from Mumbai; Movement, Flow & Transformation with Roberto Milletti of Italy, Ci plus meditation with Maa Gyan Suveera, Lila Sun Salutations by Erica Kaufman, and Sukshma Yoga taught by Swami Yogananda.…

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Day 4 – International Yoga Festival

On the 4th day of International Yoga Festival at Parmarth Niketan, the morning began with Ashtanga Series of yoga taught by yoga-teacher to the celebrities Deepika Mehta from Mumbai; Movement, Flow & Transformation with Roberto Milletti of Italy, Ci plus meditation with Maa Gyan Suveera, Lila Sun Salutations by Erica Kaufman, and Sukshma Yoga taught…

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International Yoga Festival – 3rd Day – March 3

Today was the 3rd day of the world famous annual International Yoga Festival at Parmarth Niketan, where more than 500 participants from nearly 45 countries have come to take part in courses and classes given by more than 50 world renowned yoga experts. Today, the morning began with power pranayama led by Yogiraj Vishwapal Jayant,…

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