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Day 2 – Home Minister of India comes to IYF 2014

Respected Shri Sushil Kumar Shindeji, the Honourable Home Minister of India and Respected Shri Harish Rawatji the Honourable Chief Minister of Uttarakhand came to Parmarth Niketan, Rishikesh to welcome and address the nearly 600 participants from almost 50 countries who have come to take part in the 15th annual, world famous International Yoga Festival at…

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Day 1: Tourism Minister Inaugurates the IYF 2014

The first day of the 15th annual world famous International Yoga Festival at Parmarth Niketan ashram started from 4:00 am until 9:30 pm with more than 50 yogacharyas, presenters and experts from more than 15 countries around the world. Kundalini Yoga, Iyengar Yoga, Bharat Yoga, Deep Yoga, Shintoh Yoga and Somatics Yoga are just a…

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IYF Opens with Shivratri Puja and Prayers

Today the participants for the 15th annual world famous International Yoga Festival at Parmarth Niketan ashram arrived in time to participate in a special Mahashivratri program. Since 1999, Parmarth Niketan has been hosting this world renowned event which has grown to international acclaim and which grows in size year after year. Yogacharyas, teachers, students and…

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Make Ganga Your Green Valentine

As people around the world celebrate Valentine’s Day this week with gifts of chocolate and roses, as symbols of their love and devotion, it is the perfect time to renew our commitment to our Mother Ganga and Mother Nature. Children all over the world will make Valentine’s Day cards for their mothers. On the banks…

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Macklemore and Founder of Hard Rock Cafe Perform Water Blessings

Famed American music artist, Macklemore, his beloved fiancée, Tricia, and dignitaries including Isaac Tigrett, Founder of the Hard Rock Café and House of Blues, joined Pujya Swamiji for a Global Interfaith WASH Alliance (GIWA) Water Blessing Ceremony, with prayers for improved and accessible water, sanitation and hygiene for all. The majority of child deaths worldwide…

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Pujya Swamiji awarded Surya Ratna Lifetime Achievement Award

Pujya Swamiji was the recipient of the prestigious ‘Surya Ratna’ lifetime achievement award conferred upon Him by His Excellency Dr. Aziz Qureshi, Governor of Uttarakhand, Padma Vibhushan Dr. R. A. Mashelkar, CSIR Bhatnagar Fellow & President, Global Research Alliance and Prof. Dr. Sanjay B. Chordiya, Founder and President of Suryadatta Group of Institutes, at Suryadatta’s…

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Happy New Year: Happy New You!

Parmarth Rishikumar’s preformed an enthralling and beautiful New Year’s dance and prayer dedicated to Lord Ganesha. As Sadhvi Bhagawatiji later shared and elaborated on the message of the special performance, she explained that Lord Ganesha is also worshiped during the New Year’s as He is ‘remover of all obstacles.’ She explained the New Year’s is…

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International Green Vision Conference

A Workshop on the Green Rehabilitation, Rejuvenation and Resilience of Uttarakhand Eminent environmentalists, scientists, revered spiritual-religious leaders, dedicated members of the civil society and affected members of local population and esteemed members of administration came together in a conference organized by Ganga Action Parivar, Parmarth Niketan, GIWA-India and Navdanya, to share their experience, expertise and vision…

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Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla come to Parmarth

Today, Their Royal Highnesses, Charles, Prince of Wales and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, paid an official visit to Parmarth Niketan Ashram, Rishikesh as the first destination of their nine-day visit to India. Arriving just before sunset, Their Royal Highnesses took part in the sacred evening Aarti Ceremony (ritual of lights), which is an internationally-renowned highlight…

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Beautiful Diwali Celebrations at Parmarth

A very special Diwali celebration took place this year at the Parmarth Niketan bringing together people from all over India and the world. An interfaith and green message of love and renewal went out from Rishikesh as the day started with a big clean-up of the ashram followed by discussions with Dr. Anil Joshiji, Founder…

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