Newsletters & Updates


Love & Seva in the Time of Coronavirus – Spring 2020

  • Inspiring Interfaith Webinars, Holiday Blessings, Live Celebrations, & Inspiring Messages
  • Parmarth’s Seva Programs in Response to the Coronavirus Pandemic



January-February 2020 Special Highlights & Updates

  • New Year, New You Retreat Starts the New Year with 2020 Vision
  • Basant Panchami: Pledge for 200,000 Trees to Be Planted
  • Yoga Gurus Together at Indian Yoga Association’s 2nd GC Meeting
  • Dialogue for Peace with KAICIID, GIWA and World Scouts Org
  • Kashiyatra: Celebrating National Youth Day in Varanasi
  • Satsang at Bhakti Yoga Shala in Santa Monica
  • Maha Shivratri Celebrations at Parmarth
  • India’s 71st Republic Day Celebrations at Parmarth Vidya Mandir
  • …and much more!


October-December 2019 Special Highlights & Updates

  • Leave No One Behind Summit
  • Sadhviji in Vienna for Dialogue & Sustainable Development
  • United Nations’ International Summit on Population and Development in Nairobi
  • Star Studded Launch of Sadhvi Bhagawatiji’s New Book
  • GIWA & WSSCC MHM Lab Opens in Rishikesh
  • Toilet Complex Inaugurated and Blessed on World Toilet Day
  • Acupuncture and Naturopath Medical Camp & Free Eye Camp at Parmarth
  • …and much more!

October 2019 Special Highlights & Updates

  • Interfaith Dialogue with HH the Dalai Lama at the Gandhi Ashram
  • Launch of Sadhviji’s New Book “Come Home to Yourself” by Hands of HH the Dalai Lama
  • Pujya Sadhviji Participates in Sant’Egidio Peace Conference in Madrid
  • NDTV’s Banega Swasth India Broadcast
  • World Parliament of Science, Religion and Philosophy
  • India Today Aaj Tak Safai Giri Best Sanitation Institute Award
  • Pledge for Peace and Water Conservation
  • Free Eye Camp at Parmarth
  • and more!

September 2019 Special Highlights & Updates

  • GIWA joins UNICEF India at the UNCCD-COP14
  • Religions for Peace World Assembly
  • Interfaith Gathering in Delhi
  • Aman Ekta Hariyali Yatra
  • Convocation Ceremony at Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Rohilkhand University
  • MHM Training of Trainers at Parmarth
  • Sadhviji Delivers Keynote Address to ISTD Students
  • Raksha Bandhan & Independence Day
  • Yoga Retreat at Parmarth
  • and more!

August 2019 Special Highlights & Updates

  • Guru Purnima Retreat
  • Guru Purnima at Hindu Temple of Kentucky
  • UN Kofi Annan Faith Briefings in New York
  • PaRD Event at the UN High Level Political Forum
  • Pujya Swamiji Awarded Dr. Kalam Memorial Honour
  • Free Medical Camp
  • Teaching WASH to Kanwad Mela Yatris
  • Tree Plantations
  • WaterSchool Programs in Rishikesh
  • Clean-Up in Rishikesh
  • Pujya Swamiji’s Meeting with Lok Sabha Speaker
  • Foundation Yoga Course at Parmarth
  • and more!

July 2019 Special Highlights & Updates

  • Sadhvi Bhagawatiji speaks at Accelerate Peace Conference at Stanford University
  • Clean Drinking Water Systems Inaugurated in Agra
  • Eid Milan Brings Interfaith Leaders Together
  • Pujya Sadhviji gives Keynote at Closing of the Jaina Convention
  • Commemorating the Netra Kumbh in Delhi
  • Yamuna Aarti at Dussehra Ghat,Taj Mahal, Agra
  • Planting Trees in honor of HH the Dalai Lama
  • …and much more!

June 2019 Special Highlights & Updates

  • Pujya Swamiji’s Avtaran Diwas: 67th Birthday Celebrations
  • International Day of Yoga at Parmarth Niketan
  • Sadhvi Bhagawatiji Graces the G20 Interfaith Summit
  • Jal Shakti Minister Concludes Month-Long Shri Ram Katha at Parmarth, Leads Water Pledge
  • First Decentralized Potable Wastewater Treatment Technology Inaugurated in Rishikesh, India
  • …and much more!

May 2019 Special Highlights & Updates

  • Menstrual Hygiene Day Celebrated at Parmarth
  • Green Shri Ram Katha
  • Mother’s Day Celebrates Shakti at Parmarth
  • Hon’ble PM Narendra Modi Film Screening on Banks of Ganga
  • World No Tobacco Day at Parmarth
  • Ganga Saptami Blessings
  • …and much more!

April 2019 Special Highlights & Updates

  • Earth Day Celebrated: Beautification of the Rishikesh Railways
  • Hanuman Jayanti 2019
  • Sadhviji Attends 2019 PaRD General Assembly of Members
  • Inauguration of Upgraded Computer Centre at Parmarth Gurukul
  • Balinese Padamasana Inaugurated at Parmarth
  • …and much more!

March 2019 Special Highlights & Updates

  • World Water Day Celebrations
  • Installation of new Indonesian Padmasana shrine at Parmarth
  • Clean & Green Holi Celebrations & Woodless Holika Dahan
  • Sadhviji at the UN Commission on the Status of Women
  • Inauguration of the Rishikesh Railway Station Bio-Toilet
  • Ambassador of Georgia & Ambassador of Latvia Visit Parmarth
  • Divine Satsang in Santa Monica, California
  • and so much more!

International Yoga Festival 2019 Special

  • Exciting Highlights from the 30th Anniversary IYF
  • More than 2000 participants from 81 nations
  • Over 150 classes with mmore than 50 renowned presenters from around the world
  • Divine words & wisdom of renowned saints in IYF’s Spiritual Lecture Series
  • Special panels on protecting the earth and women’s empowerment
  • Divine Maha Shivratri and eco-friendly pre-Holi Celebrations
  • and so much more!

Kumbh Mela 2019 Highlights & Updates (#2)

  • Hon’ble Vice President of India Shri Venkaiah Naidu Comes to Kumbh Camp
  • Kiva Kumbh Mela Brings Indigenous Elders from 40+ Nations to Kumbh Camp
  • 30th Anniversary of IYF Inaugurated on Banks of Sangam
  • Yog Kumbh Festival on Banks of Sangam with Pujya Swami Ramdevji and Pujya Sri Sri Ravi Shankarji
  • …and much more!

Kumbh Mela 2019 Highlights & Updates (#1)

  • Makar Sankranti & Inauguration of the Kumbh Mela
  • Gandhi Resurgence Summit with Hon’ble President of India
  • “She is the Solution : Summit of Grace” to Empower Women
  • Republic Day Celebrations
  • Visits by esteemed leaders and dignitaries
  • …and so much more!

December 2018-January 2019 Special Highlights & Updates

  • Interfaith Hindu-Muslim International Summit
  • Inauguration of Pi-Lo Water ATM at Humayun Tomb
  • International Environmental Summit & Awards
  • Pujya Swamiji Honoured with SIES National Eminence Award
  • Special New Year Retreat
  • Clean-up program in Swargashram, Rishikesh
  • Free Dental & Eye Camps at Parmarth
  • and much more!


October-November 2018 Special Highlights & Updates

  • Sadhvi Bhagawatiji at the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations Global Summit
  • Pujya Swamij at the World Youth Summit and Sri Sathya Sai Awards in Bangalore, attended by Hon. Vice President of India
  • Pujya Swamiji inspires all at World Toilet Summit in Mumbai
  • Divine Dev Diwali celebrations in Varanasi graced by Pujya Swamiji, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Hon’ble UP Tourism Minister, Hon’ble State BJP President, Hon’ble Principal Secretary, and many others
  • Pujya Swamiji joins galaxy of saints on Sharad Purnima for special Yamuna Aarti in Vrindavan
  • Pujya Swamiji blesses Ayodhya Art Festival and invites all to Kumbh Mela
  • Special and divine Navratri Spiritual Retreat at Parmarth Niketan
  • and MUCH more

Parliament of World’s Religions 2018 Special

  • Inspiring and engaging seminars, panels and interfaith interactions with Pujya Swamiji and Sadhvi Bhagawatiji Saraswatiji on topics including interfaith harmony, peace, compassion, water, sanitation and hygiene, environmental preservation and vegetarianism for saving the planet.
  • Sadhvi Bhagawatiji on more than 12 panels and programmes on ending atrocity crimes, women’s leadership, forgiveness and reconciliation, and more.
  • Pujya Swamiji honoured with the Ahimsa Award
  • Special Worship to WASH panel
  • First ever Diwali celebrations at the Parliament this year
  • and more!

September-October 2018 Special Highlights & Updates

  • Historic Inauguration of “Sewage to Selfie” Point in Lucknow with Hon’ble CM
  • Mahatma Gandhi India Sanitation Conclave
  • Sadhvi Bhagawatiji at the United Nations
  • Inspiring Events Across India to Protect the Environment and Improve WASH for All
  • and more!

August-September 2018 Special Highlights & Updates

  • Saving & Serving the Himalayas in Ladakh
  • Himalaya Diwas Celebrations at Parmarth Niketan
  • Pujya Swamiji & Sadhviji’s Travels Throughout India
  • Sacred Yatra to Devprayag
  • Raksha Bandhan & Krishna Janmasthami Celebrations
  • and more!

July-August 2018 Special Highlights & Updates

  • Historic Independence Day Celebrations at Parmarth Niketan
  • Launch of World Toilet College in Aurangbad
  • Plantation of more than 2.5 Lakh Trees with CM of Uttarakhand
  • And so many more summer activities of Pujya Swamiji and Sadhvi Bhagawatiji in India

June-July 2018 Updates Special Newsletter with Highlights from Trip Abroad

  • HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji & Pujya Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswatiji’s travel abroad this summer
  • Exciting events, satsangs, high level meetings in Italy, Switzerland, and the UK, travels in the USA and Canada, as well as so much more.


June 2018 Updates

  • 4th International Day of Yoga Celebrations with Hon’ble Prime Minister of India
    Shri Narendra Modiji
  • International Day of Yoga Celebrations in Colorado, USA with Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswatiji
  • International Day of Yoga Curtain Raiser in Dehradun
  • Inauguration of the First Ever Sewage to Selfie Point
  • Eid Milan brings Yoga of Interfaith Traditions
  • and much more!

May 2018 Updates

  • Hon’ble CMs of Uttarakhand & Uttar Pradesh Visit Parmarth
  • Pujya Swamiji’s Visit to Badrinath
  • Tree Plantations Begin along Rispina River
  • Keynote Address by Sadhvi Bhagawatiji at National Teachers’ Conference
  • Interfaith Celebrations of International Family Day
  • Ganga Dussehra at Parmarth
  • and so much more!

April 2018 Newsletter

  • Pujya Swamiji’s historic address at Jamait Ulama-i-Hindi’s Peace & Unity Summit in Bihar
  • Green Katha at Parmarth in support of Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation
  • GIWA’s Earth Week Celebrations
  • Sadhvi Bhagawatiji at Women’s Economic Forum, where she receives Honorary Doctorate of Philosophy
  • Renowned political and social leaders visit Parmarth Niketan

March 2018 Newsletter

  • Large-scale events such as National Solutions for the River Ganga Summit
  • Launch of innovative technologies such as the Kill Waste Machine and North India’s first radiation-free Thermo Mammography Machine
  • International Yoga Festival 2018
  • Free Medical Camps in Rishikesh & surrounding areas
  • New Year, Mahashivratri & Hanuman Jayanti Celebrations
  • Sadhvi Bhagawatiji’s Beautiful Green Birthday

International Yoga Festival 2018 Special

  • Highlights from the world-renowned 29th annual International Yoga Festival, held every year at Parmarth Niketan (Rishikesh)


January 2018 Special

  • Pujya Swamiji honored with Mahatma Gandhi Lifetime Peace & Service Award by Hon’ble President of India
  • Large-scale events with all major faith communities in India, pledges towards a Swachh Bharat and WASH
  • Sadhvi Bhagawatiji at Hindustan Shikar Samagam and the Global Entrepreneurship Summit


All India Gandhian Constructive Workers Conference Special

  • Inspiring conference inaugurated by HE Vice President of India Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu, and valedictory by HE President of India Shri Ram Nath Kovind
  • Pujya Swamiji presented with the Mahatma Gandhi Lifetime Peace and Service Award from the Harijan Sevak Sangh by the hands of HE the President of India for His unparalleled work for interfaith harmony and service for all of humanity
  • Powerful sessions on interfaith leadership, youth and women’s empowerment
  • Piece of the Bodhi Tree from Bodh Gaya planted by HE the President with Pujya Swamiji, HHS leaders, and other faith leaders, sending important message of environmental conservation and preservation

November 2017 Special

  • Numerous Swachhta Hi Seva Activities including massive clean-ups, mass awareness programs, and the 12-hour Banega Swachh India Cleanathon with Amitabh Bachchan
  • Swachh Bihar Yatra
  • Kailash Satyarthi’s visit home to Parmarth
  • Meeting with the President of India
  • Pujya Swamiji’s visits to London, Myanmar, Nepal, the Netherlands, Rajasthan and much more


Summer Abroad 2017 Special

  • Pujya Swamiji and Sadhvi Bhagawatiji’s travels to USA
  • Guru Purnima Retreat and celebrations in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Meeting at the UN to prevent violence and atrocity crimes
  • Important meetings, inspiring community events and divine satsangs

iyd2017-thumbInternational Day of Yoga 2017 Special

  • Celebrations of Yoga for Health and Wellness at the United Nations in New York


june2017-thumbGIWA You Are the Solution Summit Special / June 2017 Special

  • Eminent faith leaders, captains of industry, entertainment stars, development experts, media luminaries, and representatives from global bodies including the United Nations converged at a Historic two-day Summit at Parmarth Niketan, Rishikesh for a Swachh and Water-Secure future for India.
  • This incredible confluence coincided with Pujya Swamiji’s 65th birthday and Ganga Dussehra.

iyf2017-thumbInternational Yoga Festival 2017 Special

  • Highlights from the world-renowned 29th annual International Yoga Festival, held every year at Parmarth Niketan (Rishikesh)


assam-special-thumbGIWA Assam Special / February 2017

  • GIWA leaders join the  CM of Assam and Minister of State Drinking Water & Sanitation, Government of India to inaugurate a state-led, two day Assam Sanitation Conference
  • Interfaith Pledge for Swachh Assam, Swachh Bharat

bihar-special-thumbGIWA Bihar Summit / January 2017

  • Prakash Ustav in Patna to Kalachakra in Bodh Gaya
  • Special meeting with the Hon’ble President of India in New Delhi
  • GIWA brings the world’s faiths together to improve Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)


winter2016-thumbWinter 2016

  • Pujya Swamiji’s Historic Meeting with the Pope in Rome
  • Incredible Interfaith Events for Clean India in Varanasi and Rishikesh
  • First Ever Global Citizen Festival in India
  • Muslim Community Pledges for Swachh Bharat in Ajmer Sharif

autumn2016-thumbAutumn 2016

  • Summer 2016 Highlights
  • Worship for WASH GIWA Summit in Ladakh
  • Pujya Swamiji’s Green Birthday
  • International Yoga Festival in Jageshwar

june2016thumbJune 2016

  • World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, Turkey
  • Pujya Swamiji’s Green Birthday
  • International Yoga Day
  • Ganga Dussehra Celebrations
  • World Environment Day in Delhi

kumbhaspecialthumbKumbha Mela 2016 Special

  • Simhasta Kumbha Mela in Ujjain Highlights


spring2016-thumbSpring 2016

  • Interfaith Leaders Take Historic Clean & Green Pledge in Ganga Sagar Mela
  • Banega Swachh India: 12 Hour Cleanathon
  • Haridwar Ardh Kumbha Mela for All
  • Swachh Aur Sundar Gujarat with Sadhviji and CM of Gujarat
  • Clean and Green Ujjain Kumbha Mela – Simhastha 2016
  • Holi Celebrations: Local Culture Connects with Global Community

devprayag2016-thumbDevprayag March 2016 Special

  • World Water Day Celebrated in Devprayag


iyf2016-thumbInternational Yoga Festival 2016 Special

  • Highlights from the week-long celebration of yoga, with more than 70 presenters and 1,200 participants from 85 countries


winter2016-thumbFebruary 2016

  • Historic Signing of Joint Declaration to End Slavery
  • Honouring the 50th Nirvaan Divas of Parmarth’s Founder
  • U.S. Ambassador Breaks Ground for a GIWA Bio-toilet Structure
  • Dev Diwali Sends Message of Interfaith Harmony in Varanasi


autumn2015-thumbAutumn 2015

  • The world’s first Jageshwar Yoga Festival and Indo-China Yoga Festival make history, held at Parmarth
  • School inaugurated at holy confluence of Rudra Prayag
  • The Danube River meets Mother Ganga for a night of divine music
  • The music of Israel and India form a Sangam of harmony

oct2015thumbOctober 2015

  • Pujya Swamiji’s historic tour of the USA, including to the Parliament of the World’s Religions and the United Nations
  • Making History at the Parliament of the World’s Religions
  • The Sustainable Development Goals are Launched: Meetings with the United Nations and World Bank
  • Meeting with Renowned Primatologist Dr. Jane Goodall

sep2015-thumbSeptember 2015

  • Meditation, Sanitation & Medication Come Together:  Buddhist Fest
  • GIWA Chapter in Ladakh
  • Swachh Kumbh Mela
  • Green Drive: One Lakh Trees in Delhi
  • Banega Swachh India

aug2015thumbAugust 2015

  • Editors Meet in Uttar Pradesh to discuss Global Interfaith WASH Alliance and Sanitation for all
  • Pujya Swamiji Meets with World Bank President
  • Magnificent Grace-Filled Evening at Grace Cathedral
  • The Missile Man with A Mission: Homage to H.E. Dr. Abdul Kalamji

june2015thumbJune 2015

  • Pujya Swamiji Meets with H.E. the President of South Africa
  • Historic Meetings with the President of the World Bank and Faith Leaders at World Bank Headquarters
  • Pujya Swamiji at Special Event Hosted by the Hon’ble Ambassador from the United States
  • Hon’ble Minister of Railways comes to Parmarth Niketan

iyd-thumbInternational Yoga Day Special

  • The World’s First International Yoga Day Celebrated with Pujya Swamiji and Parmarth Niketan
  • Pujya Morari Bapuji Delivers a Forever-Memorable Katha
  • Divine Union at Parmarth Niketan
  • Divine Commemorative Events with the Saints

yatra-thumbYatra Special

  • Sacred Memorial Garden in Kedarnath
  • Enabling Self-Sufficient Lives for Disaster Widows
  • Darshan at Holy Kedarnath
  • A Beautiful New School in the Flood-Devastated Himalayas

iyf2015-thumbInternational Yoga Festival 2015 Special

  • Over 1,000 participants from over 60 countries come together to celebrate Yoga
  • Highlights from the week-long festival’s classes in asana, pranayama, meditation, mantra and healing practices
  • Divine discourses and meditations with renowned saints


Winter-Early Spring 2015

  • Pujya Swamiji, Sadhvi Bhagawatiji and Faith Leaders Make Historic Appearance at Sustainable Development Summit
  • Hon’ble Sarsanghchalak Mohan Bhagawatji Visits Parmarth
  • Together for the United Nations World Yoga Day
  • Pujya Swamiji Meets the Hon’ble Vice President of Nepal
  • Pujya Swamiji Meets the Hon’ble President of Guyana


Autumn 2014

  • H.H. the Dalai Lama and Pujya Swamiji in Delhi for divine meeting of India’s faith leaders
  • Launch of Encyclopedia of Hinduism in India by Vice President Shri M. Hamid Ansari
  • Launch of Encyclopedia of Hinduism in UK by Prime Minister David Cameron
  • Conferences & Meetings at the United Nations
  • Pujya Swamiji’s Summer Abroad in Europe and USA

August 2014August 2014

  • GIWA and UNICEF sign historic MOU
  • Pujya Swamiji’s meetings with important Ministers of GoI
  • Water Blessing Ceremony at House of Commons
  • Beginning of Pujya Swamiji’s summer yatra abroad

newsletter_20August 2014 Encyclopedia of Hinduism Special

  • Presentation of the International Edition of the Encyclopedia of Hinduism to the Honorable President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjeeji


newsletter_19June 2014

  • Pujya Swamiji’s Green Birthday
  • Ganga Dusshera Celebration
  • Pujya Swamiji’s Meetings
  • Green Kathas at Parmarth

newsletter_18Spring 2014

  • Pujya Swamiji receives Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Pujya Swamiji meets with top political leaders
  • GAP & GIWA provide inspiration for clean water to 4 million children

newsletter_23International Yoga Festival 2014 Special

  • People from over 50 countries came together on the sacred banks of Mother Ganga to learn, grow and build bridges together through yoga and community


newsletter_17Winter 2013-2014

  • Prince Charles Visits Parmarth
  • Green Vision for Uttarakhand
  • Promoting Interfaith Harmony Worldwide


newsletter_16November 2013

  • Launch of the Global Interfaith WASH Initiative
  • Interfaith Meetings in India and US
  • Project Hope Efforts and Medical Camps

newsletter_15September 2013

  • Pujya Swamiji’s Travel Abroad to USA
  • Release of the Encyclopedia of Hinduism
  • Events at Parmarth

newsletter_14June 2013

  • International Yoga Festival 2013
  • Pujya Swamiji’s Travels Abroad to USA
  • Pujya Bhaishri’s Bhagwat Katha

newsletter_12Kumbh Mela 2013 Special

  • The First-Ever “Green Initiative” Kumbh Mela
  • Ganga Action Parivar Events & Clean-Ups
  • Visiting Saints & Dignitaries

newsletter_13January 2013

  • Bio-Digester Toilet Inauguration
  • Diwali Celebrations
  • Pujya Swamiji’s Travels to Japan


newsletter_11Pujya Swamiji’s 60th Jayanti Special

  • Saints gather to spread the message of Environmental Preservation for World Peace


newsletter_10October 2012

  • Pujya Swamiji’s 60th Jayanti USA Celebrations
  • Pujya Swamiji’s Summer Travels Abroad
  • Ganga Action Parivar Projects

newsletter_9August 2012

  • Yatra to Uttarkashi & Gangotri
  • Ganga Action Parivar Events
  • H.H. the Dalai Lama

newsletter_8May 2012

  • International Yoga Festival 2012
  • Ganga-Yamuna Conference
  • Prosthetic Limbs Camp
  • Pujya Swamiji’s Travels

newsletter_7March 2012

  • Pujya Swamiji’s Travels Abroad to UK and USA
  • Spanish Yoga Festival
  • Pujya Swamiji Visits President Pratibha Patil

newsletter_6January 2012

  • 11-11-11 Peace Festival, Medical Camps
  • Pujya Swamiji’s Travels


newsletter_5November 2011

  • Tony Blair and Pujya Swamiji
  • Diwali Celebrations at Parmarth
  • Surinder Kapoor’s Ash Immersion
  • BJP/Congress Meetings
  • Guru Sangamam

newsletter_4August 2011

  • Pujya Swamiji’s Yatra Abroad
  • Pujya Swamiji’s 59th Jayanti (Birthday) Celebrations
  • Guru Purnima

newsletter_3May 2011

  • Hanuman Jayanti Katha with Pujya Bhaishri
  • National Aviral Nirmal Ganga Conference
  • Ganga Sanskritik Mahotsav

newsletter_1March 2011

  • International Yoga Festival 2011
  • Project Give Back Medical Camps
  • Ayurveda Conference
  • Pujya Swamiji’s Yatra Abroad


nov2010November 2010

  • Guru Purnima Celebrations
  • Pujya Swamiji’s Yatra Abroad


july2010July 2010

  • Pujya Swamiji’s 2010 Summer Tour Abroad


apr2010April 2010 Special

  • Special events with His Holiness the Dalai Lama


dec2009December 2009

  • Parliament of World Religions
  • Pujya Swamiji’s Travels Abroad
  • Blessing of Encyclopedia of Hinduism with Pujya Sant Shri Rameshbhai Ozaji (Bhaishri)

sep2009September 2009

  • Meeting with Hon’ble President of India Smt. Pratibha Patil
  • Parliament of Religions
  • Pujya Swamiji’s Travels Abroad
  • Guru Purnima Celebrations

jun2009June 2009

  • Pujya Swamiji’s Travels Within India & Abroad
  • Hindu-Christian Dialogues
  • Ganga Dussehra Celebrations
  • Projects in Uttarkashi
  • Free Medical Camps at Parmarth

mar2009March 2009

  • International Yoga Festival 2009
  • Meetings & Programs with His Holiness the Dalai Lama
  • Special Saints & Guests at Parmarth Niketan
  • Pujya Swamiji’s Travels

feb2009February 2009

  • Peace & Interfaith Events
  • Pujya Swamiji’s Travels in India & Abroad
  • Ganga Clean-Up


dec2008-1December 2008

  • Saints & Guests at Parmarth
  • Free Medical Camp
  • Ganga Clean-Up
  • Pujya Swamiji’s Travels

july2008-1July 2008

  • Pujya Swamiji’s Yatra Around the World


jun2008-1June 2008

  • Pujya Swamiji’s Travels Within India & Abroad
  • Free Prosthetics Limbs, Urology and Acupressure Camps
  • Special Guests at Parmarth

iyf2008-1International Yoga Festival 2008 Special

  • Coverage of IYF 2008’s classes in asana, inspiring discourses, Ganga Aarti celebrations, and inaugural and concluding ceremonies


ihrfnewsletter2007-1IHRF Newsletter 2007

  • Updates on the projects being carried out by India Heritage Research Foundation, founded and led by Pujya Swamiji


November 2007

  • Pujya Swamiji’s Visit to Cuddalore, site of our tsunami relief orphanage
  • Pujya Swamiji Awarded Bharat Vikas Parishad’s Utkrishtata Samman Award
  • Diwali Celebrations

September 2007

  • USA & Canada Yatra
  • Krishna Janmasthami Celebrations at Parmarth
  • Special Guests at Parmarth

June 2007

  • Inauguration of Orphanage built by Project Hope
  • Pujya Bhaishri Comes to Parmarth
  • Yatra to Gangotri & Gaumukh
  • Pujya Swamiji’s Yatra in Europe & USA
  • Medical Seva Camps

April 2007

  • Special Guests at Parmarth
  • Sansakara Ceremonies at Parmarth
  • Pujya Swamiji’s Travels Within India
  • Pujya Swamiji’s 55th Jayanti

February 2007

  • Ardha Kumbha Mela
  • Hindu-Jewish Summit
  • Special Guests at Parmarth, including Rabbi David Rosen and Bollywood actor Vivek Oberoi


December 2006

  • Satsangs in USA
  • Guests at Parmarth
  • Janeo Sanskar (sacred thread) ceremony of rishikumars at Parmarth

October 2006

  • Pujya Swamiji starts Ganga Aarti in Gangotri
  • Free Eye Operation Camp at Parmarth
  • Pujya Swamiji called as Mentor to the UN’s Global Youth Peace Summit in New York

September 2006

  • Krishna Janmasthami at Parmarth
  • Pujya Swamiji with H.H. Pujya Shri Shankaracharyaji
  • Pujya Swamiji in USA, Japan and Dubai

June 2006 – Kailash Mansarovar Yatra Special

  • Projects in Mansarovar and Kailash
  • Day-by-day highlights of Yatra including en route moments, aarti at Brahmaputra River, inauguration of ashram at Paryang, Kailash Parikrama and more

May 2006

  • Pujya Swamiji with President of India
  • Pujya Sri Sri Ravi Shankarji and Pujya Swami Ramdevji come to Parmarth, Veerpur
  • Tsunami Relief update
  • Pujya Swamiji receives “Diamond of Uttarakhand” Award

International Yoga Festival 2006 Special

  • Highlights of the week, including divine discourses, classes in asana and meditation, and opening and closing ceremonies

February 2006

  • Pujya Swamiji with H.H. the Dalai Lama in Bodhgaya
  • Updates on tsunami relief work
  • Pujya Swamiji’s travels within India

January 2006

  • Inauguration of Project Hope’s Tsunami Relief Reconstructed Village
  • Pujya Swamiji observes 21 day meditation
  • Special guests at Parmarth


ihrfnewsletter2005-1IHRF Special Newsletter

  • Updates on the projects being carried out by India Heritage Research Foundation, founded and led by Pujya Swamiji


November 2005

September 2005

  • Pujya Swamiji in Jaipur with Hon’ble Governor
  • Free medical camp at Parmarth
  • Pujya Bhaishri comes to Parmarth
  • Hon’ble Governor of Pondicherry comes to Parmarth

August 2005

  • Updates on tsunami relief work
  • Janeo Sanskar of rishikumars
  • Pujya Sant Shri Morari Bapuji comes to Parmarth
  • Pujya Swamiji’s Yatra Abroad

June 2005

  • Pujya Swamiji’s Birthday
  • International Ayurvedic Conference at Parmarth
  • Updates on tsunami relief work

May 2005

  • Pujya Swamiji in USA & Singapore

International Yoga Festival 2005

  • Inauguration, Yoga classes, Satsangs & Lectures by Saints, Divine Ganga Aarti, Concluding Session and more

April 2005

  • Special guests at Parmarth
  • Continuation of tsunami relief work in South India
  • Pujya Swamiji’s Yatra to USA

February 2005

  • Medical camp at Parmarth
  • Continuation of tsunami relief work in South India – Groundbreaking Ceremony for New Orphanage
  • Ganga Aarti began in Kanpur
  • Inauguration of Parmarth Gurukul Computer Centre


November 2004

  • Special Guests at Parmarth
  • Pujya Swamiji in UK

September 2004

  • Himalayan Yatra Special
  • Rakhsha Bandhan at Parmarth
  • Pujya Bhaishri comes to Parmarth

July 2004

  • Medical mission to Kailash-Mansarovar
  • Guru Purnima Celebrations
  • Bhoomi Puja for kutirs at Parmarth Veerpur

May 2004

  • Ujjain Kumbha Mela
  • Pujya Swamiji in USA

March 2004

  • International Yoga Festival 2004
  • Purnahuti of Veerpur Navratri Yagna
  • Film on Pujya Swamiji airs in Hollywood

February 2004

  • Pujya Swamiji at World Dharma Day
  • Pujya Swamiji at World Youth Day
  • Free medical eye surgery camp at Parmarth


December 2003

  • Pujya Swamiji with H.H. the Dalai Lama at Peace Summit
  • Pujya Swamiji at World Youth Peace Summit
  • Veerpur Land & Water Pump Inauguration
  • Pujya Swamiji at Treasury and House of Commons, London

November 2003

  • Zurich Retreat on how to Live in Peace
  • Pujya Swamiji’s Yatra in USA

October 2003

  • Pujya Swamiji in Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Australia, Fiji, New Zealand, and Hong Kong
  • Prime Minister of Tibet comes to Parmarth

September 2003

  • Krishna Janmasthami and Rakhsha Bandhan at Parmarth
  • Inauguration of Gurukul at Veerpur
  • Pujya Swamiji in Vrindavan

July 2003 – Kailash Mansarovar Yatra Special

  • Official opening of Parmarth Mansarovar Ashram & Clinic
  • Guru Purnima Puja at Lake Mansarovar
  • Rudra Abhishek at base of Mt. Kailash
  • Bhoomi puja for other projects in Paryang and Saga
  • …and more

June 2003

  • Janeo Sanskara ceremony for Rishikumars
  • Pujya Swamiji in Leh, Ladakh

May 2003

  • Pujya Sant Morari Bapui visits Parmarth
  • Sacred Sanskara ceremonies at Parmarth
  • Divine Kathas at Parmarth

March 2003

  • International Yoga Festival 2003
  • Holi Celebrations at Parmarth
  • Special guests at Parmarth
  • Veerpur Projects Updates

February 2003

  • Pujya Swamiji’s Yatra to USA, UK and Australia


November 2002

  • Diwali Celebrations
  • Special guests at Parmarth

September 2002

  • Inauguration of new Gurukul building at Parmarth
  • Special Tree Plantations in Veerpur

August 2002

  • Guru Purnima Celebrations
  • Pujya Swamiji’s Yatra Abroad

June 2002

  • Special Ganga Puja
  • Bhoomi Puja of new ghat with Hon’ble Chief Minister
  • World Council of Religious Leaders
  • Free medical camps

Pujya Swamiji’s Jayanti Special 2002

  • Special Ganga Puja
  • Ganga Clean-Up Program
  • Sant Sammelan and Bhajan Concert

April 2002

  • Meetings for Peace
  • Pujya Swamiji in USA & Australia
  • Bhoomi Puja of new hospital

February 2002

  • World Economic Forum in New York
  • International Yoga Festival
  • Eckhart Tolle comes to Parmarth

January 2002

  • World Council of Religious & Spiritual Leaders – India Meeting
  • Pujya Swamiji’s Travels within India


December 2001

  • Vishwa Dharma Prasaar Yatra in Africa
  • Pujya Swamiji at Prime Minister House
  • Opening of new Parmarth Kendra
  • Meetings with Chief Minister and Finance Minister for Ayurvedic Projects

October 2001

  • Free cardiac camp at Parmarth
  • H.H. Shankaracharyaji visits Parmarth
  • Navratri and Dussehra celebrations
  • Mansarovar & Education projects updates

Europe Yatra Special

  • Vishwa Dharma Yatra in UK, France, Germany, Portugal, Denmark, Norway and Russia

Americas Yatra Special

  • Vishwa Dharma Yatra in Trinidad & Tobego, Guyana, Suriname, USA, and Canada

August 2001

  • Pujya Swamiji’s Yatra in USA, Canada & UK

June 2001

  • Ganga Dussehra Celebrations at Parmarth
  • Pujya Swamiji’s Travels in India & Abroad

May 2001

  • Inauguration and prana pratishtha ceremony of Sri Kanyakaparameswari, Lord Venkateswar (Tirupathi Balaji), Lord Hanuman and Navagrahas at Parmarth

April 2001

  • Pujya Swamiji’s Yatra in USA, Europe & Africa

March 2001

  • Holi Celebrations
  • Shrimad Bhagwat Katha by H.H. Pujya Shankaracharya Swami Divyanand Teerthji
  • Chief Minister of Uttaranchal comes to Parmarth
  • Pujya Swamiji’s Yatra Abroad

February 2001

  • Kumbha Mela in Prayag Raj (Allahabad)
  • International Yoga Festival 2001
  • Relief in Gujarat earthquake

January 2001

  • Highlights of Kumbha Mela in Prayag Raj (Allahabad)


December 2000

  • Special ceremony for girls and women of Parmarth vocational training programs
  • Yatra to Kathmandu for Mansarovar projects
  • Pujya Swamiji’s travels within India

November 2000

  • Yoga Sansthan at Parmarth
  • Pujya Swamiji’s Travels within India

October 2000

  • Pujya Swamiji’s Travels in Malaysia, Singapore, and India

September 2000

  • Pujya Swamiji’s Travels in Trinidad & USA
  • Millennium World Peace Summit of Religious & Spiritual Leaders
  • Dharma Yatra

August 2000

  • Guru Purnima Celebrations
  • Pujya Swamiji’s Travels in USA & Canada

June 2000

  • Pujya Swamiji’s Birthday
  • Ganga Dussehra
  • Education projects updates

May 2000

  • Pujya Swamiji’s Travels
  • Project updates, including the Encyclopedia of Hinduism