Parmarth Welcomes Shri Prahlad Singh Patel, Minister of State for the Ministry of Jal Shakti

One of the most beautiful gifts that the festive seasons of India offer is the chance to welcome family home for the celebrations. Which is exactly what HH Param Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji did on the first night of Navratri as He and the entire Parmarth Parivar opened their arms and their hearts to welcome Prahlad Singh Patelji, the Minister of State for the Ministry of Jal Shakti, Department of Water Resources, RD & GR, back to his Himalayan Home!

Shri Patel ji commented that, “Today, on the first day of Navratri, the love and intimacy of Pujya Swamiji is offered to me as a blessing. Through the grace of Maa Ganga, I am sitting in the lap of my mother in Sankirtana with Him and with all of my family.”

While at Parmarth, Shri Patelji and Pujya Swamiji shared beautiful moments of prayer and puja – from Darshan with Maa, Lord Shiva and Mother Ganga to our Sacred Havan and traditional water-blessing ceremony – and quiet moments that enhanced their close relationship and the important work for water and sanitation that they are committed to for the people of India and for our global community of brothers and sisters.

With that work in mind, Pujya Swamiji declared, “Water is the greatest life force. If there is no water, there is no life. We must pledge, on the occasion of Navratri, to conserve water and plant trees. It is the need of the hour!”