Sister Foundations

True to its name as an abode dedicated to the welfare of all, Parmarth works in cooperation with organizations to serve all, with no distinctions on the basis of caste, color, gender, creed or nationality:

Global Interfaith WASH Alliance (GIWA)

Global Interfaith WASH Alliance brings the faiths together to ensure everyone has access to Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH).

Ganga Action Parivar (GAP)

GAP brings together environmentalists, engineers, religious & business leaders, and the public to create solutions to the numerous problems plaguing Ganga and its tributaries.

Divine Shakti Foundation (DSF)

Dedicated to the holistic well being of women, their children, and orphaned/abandoned children, and to all of Mother Nature and Mother Earth.

Interfaith Humanitarian Network (IHN)

Interfaith Humanitarian Network is organizing the faiths to save lives during humanitarian crises, rebuild after disasters, and to help prevent crises to come.


India Heritage Research Foundation (IHRF)

IHRF is committed to education, healthcare, interfaith harmony and the upliftment of women, and has also created ashrams in Mansarovar and the world’s first Encyclopedia of Hinduism.

International Yoga Festival (IYF)

Parmarth Niketan has hosted the IYF since 1999.  In this time, IYF has grown to international acclaim, with thousands coming from more than 100 nations around the world.

H.H. Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji

Pujya Swamiji is the President and Spiritual Head of Parmarth Niketan, Rishikesh, Co-Founder of GIWA, and the Founder of GAP, DSF, IHN, and IHRF.

Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswatiji

Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati, PhD is President of DSF, Secretary-General of GIWA, and Director of the world-famous IYF.