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Highlights in the Life & Projects of

H.H. Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji
(Pujya Muniji)




1. Meetings for Peace
2. Shivratri in Varanasi
3.. USA Tour
4. Sydney, Australia
5. Bhoomi Puja of New Hospital
6.. Sadhvi Ritambharaji and Shri Narendra Mohanji
7. Upcoming Events
8. Pujya Swamiji's itinerary
10. Pujya Swamiji's Divine Message: Fasting Its Meaning and Its Purpose

March 8-10: -- Delhi

Peace Talks. Meetings took place in New Delhi with heads of Islam and Hinduism, along with respected dignitaries to try to work out solutions to peace in the violence which broke out in Gujarat. Pujya Swamiji took part in several of these meetings, along with other revered Muslim and Hindu leaders. 

March 12-13: -- Varanasi
Pujya Swamiji went to the holy land of Varanasi with Pujya Sant Shri Ramesbhai Oza for the sacred occasion of Maha Shivratri, the night of Lord Shiva. 


March 19-23:  -- Pittsburgh, USA
Pujya Swamiji traveled to USA for a week. 
While there, He led the India Heritage Research Foundation USA Board of Trustees meeting on March 23, and also graced the special havan ceremony for the 60th birthday of Shri Om Sharmaji.

Pujya Swamiji blesses Shri Om and Smt. Krishna Sharmaji at the Hindu-Jain Temple Yagna



IHRF USA Board of Trustees and Supporters Shri Sureshbhai Patel, of California shows Pujya Swamiji the certificate officially naming California and Gujarat sister cities


March 24-26:  -- California, USA

Pujya Swamiji gave satsang on the evening of March 24 at the home of Shri Krishan and Smt. Satya Kalra. On the evening of March 26, He gave a special presentation at Golden Bridge Yoga.

Pujya Swamiji delivered an inspiring, uplifting and transformative lecture to a large audience of westerners living in Hollywood. This glorious program was organized by Divine Soul Gurmukh of the Golden Bridge Yoga and Kundalini Yoga Association.  

Over the last 2 years, Pujya Swamiji has become a beloved visiting Saint to this group of Westerners. Each visit, the large hall is more and more crowded, with people sitting practically on each others' laps, and several having to stand in the hallway outside. Prior to meeting Him,  most of whom had never even seen a saint, who did not speak a word of Hindi, who had never visited India, who were living the epitome of the "Successful Hollywood Life."  
In their visits to India and in His visits to Hollywood, they have been  mesmerized and enchanted by Pujya Swamiji's chanting and divine words. 

He led them in divine meditation, taught them about real wealth, real peace and real bliss.  He gives usually a lecture of about an hour and then leaves about 1/2 hour for questions. However, the question-answer session always runs over an hour and leaves many still yearning to ask more questions.



This year, we celebrated the birthdays of two special, divine children, Paris and Paloma Baillie, to whom Pujya Swamiji presented special rudraksh malas and images of Bhagwan Krishna. 

March 28-29:  -- Hawaii, USA

Pujya Swamiji spent a day and half on the magical islands of Hawaii where He visited the Divine Monastery on Kauai, home of Gurudeva H.H. Sivaya Subramuniyaswamiji, the founder and editor of Hinduism Today magazine and the beloved Gurudeva of thousands across the globe, who attained Mahasamadhi in December.  While there, Pujya Swamiji met with the revered Sanyasis and Acharyas in the monastery to discuss ways of immortalizing Gurudeva's memory. He also  had darshan of the new, Irvanian temple.

March 31 - April 2:  -- Sydney, Australia

Pujya Swamiji spent two days here, where He visited the Minto Mandir (of which He was the inspiration and Spiritual Head at its inception and still continues to be the inspiration and guide), and gave several Satsang/Darshan and youth/question-answer sessions at the homes of Smt. Yoginiben/Shri Pravinbhai Patel, Smt. Kalaben Patel, and Smt. Manjuji/Shri Nareshji Sharma.

Pujya Swamiji gives out prasad after the Satsang program Purnahuti of the special havan at the Minto Temple


April 5:  -- Rishikesh

Bhoomi Puja for New Hospital. One and a half years ago, the life of Rohit Chandan, divine son of Shri Purushottamji and Smt. Kiranji, was taken in a tragic accident. However, instead of only mourning the death of their youngest son, his family and dearest friends the Didier Family of France, decided to create something divine in his memory. 

They are building the Rohit Chandan Open Heart Hospital at Parmarth Niketan, Rishikesh, where emergency medical care will be available to victims of any accident or other disaster. Currently, there is no such emergency hospital available in the area. 

Bhoomi puja of the hospital Rohit's brother Rajeev and all of his friends place bricks and water as the foundation for the hospital


April 25:  -- Visits to Parmarth Niketan

H.H. Sadhvi Ritambharaji and Shri Narendra Mohanji came to Parmarth Niketan for the purnahuti of the Bhagwat Katha given by Respected Acharya Shri Manishbhai of Gujarat.

Clockwise from top: Pujya Swamiji sings bhajans with Shri Narendra Mohanji and Sadhvi Ritambharaji on both of his sides, Pujya Swamiji, Sadhvi Ritambharaji and Acharya Manishbhai perform purnahuti, Shri Narendra Mohanji offers a flower mala to Pujya Swamiji

Upcoming Events

May 14-23: Acupressure camp: Dr. Suman Shah, and his team of 13 doctors from Calcutta.   

May 24-31: Acupressure camp:  led by Dr. KC Jain and his team of  trained assistants from Ajmer, Rajasthan.

Dr. Suman Shah, Dr. KC Jain and their teams are coming to treat patients suffering from a wide variety of ailments using the ancient science of acupressure.  Their annual acupressure camps are always great successes, with well over a thousand patients frequently being treated during the two camps.

May 30 - June 3: FREE MEDICAL CAMP: During these 5 days, dozens of doctors from across the globe are coming to offer their services in honor of H.H.  Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji (Pujya Muniji)'s 50th Birthday:

  • Sushri Vinoo Hinduja is bringing a team of doctors from the Hinduja Hospital in Bombay 

  • Dr. Ravi Kasliwal and his daughter Dr. Rachna Kasliwal are bringing a team of cardiac specialists from Escorts Heart Institute

  • Dr. Naranbhai Patel of California, USA is coming to do a hernia and other minor surgery camp.

  • Doctors Priyesh, Nisha and Yoksam Kotecha from UK are coming to do special eye screening and treatment camp

  • Dr. Ravi Goel of UK is coming to do eye testing and glasses distribution. 

  • Dr. Aniket Patel of Australia is coming to do a dental camp. 



June 1 - 9: Shrimad Bhagwat Katha, delivered by Acharya Shrikant Vyasji. Given during the special Sadhana Camp in honor of Pujya Swamiji's 50th birthday, this katha is sure to be especially charged with the Divine atmosphere. Each year Acharya Shrikant Vyasji's kathas are highlights of the summer season, as the sound of his uplifting and ecstatic voice fills Parmarth Niketan. 


A Special, Divine Invitation:  
JUNE 3, 2002: 

            From June 1 � June 3, at Parmarth Niketan, in Rishikesh (Himalayas), India, on the banks of the holy Mother Ganga, there will be a special Sadhana Camp in honor of Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji (Pujya Muniji)�s 50th birthday. It will be a time in which people can come, have His darshan, offer their respects and love, and participate in what is sure to be a divinely charged sadhana camp.

            We will have special meditation and yoga programs, as well as a special Ayushya yagna burning for 5 continuous days. There will also be continuous chanting of japa, and daily recitations of the Bhagvad Gita by the young rishikumars.

            Devotees who come will have the opportunity to partake in any or all of the activities which appeal to them.

            There will also be special musical programs each evening, including Shri Anup Jalota and Smt. Anuradha Paudwal

            Further, as we are celebrating the birthday of one whose life is dedicated to service of the world, there will be special daily seva activities including Ganga Clean-up, plantation of sacred trees, free medical camps and children�s programs. All who come will be encouraged to take part in this divine seva, the fruits of which we will lay each evening at the holy feet of He in whose honor it was performed.

This Sadhana Camp will culminate in a large Sant Sammelan 
on the afternoon of June 3.

The Sant Sammelan will be graced by the presence of 

H.H. Shankaracharyaji, 
Bhanupura Peeth, Swami Divyanandji
H.H. M.M. Swami Satyamitranandji
H.H. M.M. Swami Asanganandji
H.H. M.M.Swami Gurusharananandji
H.H. M.M. Swami Veda Bharatiji
H.H. M.M. Swami Munishanandji
H.H. Swami Harinarayanandji
H.H. Sadhvi Ritambharaji
H.H. Swami Bhagwatanandji
H.H. Swami Pragyananandji
H.H. Swami Sahajanandji

H.H. Sant Shri Rameshbhai Oza
H.H. Dr. Pranav Pandyaji
H.H. Acharya Navneet Priya Shastriji
H.H. Shri Singh Sahib, 
Dr. Manjit Singh
H.H. Maulanna Wahiduddin Khan Sahib
H.H. Acharya Kishore Vyasji
H.H. Acharya Shrikant Vyasji
H.H. Roopchandra Muniji
H.H. Amrendra Muniji
H.H. Rasayni Baba


H.H. Swami Chinmayanandji, MP
H.H. Brahmachari Brahmaswarupji
H.H. Rev. Sumedha Thero
Shri Anup Jalota
Dr. L.M. Singhviji
Shri. M.L. Mittal
Shri S.P. Hinduja
Dr. B.K. Modi
Shri Bawa Jain
Shri Giridhar Dalmia
Shri Shyam Sunder Shah

And many more revered saints and distinguished dignitaries

            You are all invited to come and take part in this special camp, to have the blessings and darshan of so many pujya saints, and to offer your pranam and obeisance at Pujya Swamiji�s holy feet.

            As June is the busiest month anyway in Rishikesh, PLEASE write to reserve your place.
We will confirm your place after receipt of your reservation.


1.      Go to [CLICK HERE] and fill out the form

2.       Send a fax to +91 (135) 434399

3.      Send courier mail to us c/o Sadhvi Bhagwati, Parmarth Niketan; P.O. Swargashram, Rishikesh (Himalayas), Uttranchal -- 249304


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Contact information:

Phone: + (91-135) 434300; Fax: + (91-135) 434399;

  • Also, please note that Pujya Swamiji now observes silence (Mauna) from 10 p.m. until 10 a.m. and from 2:30-4:30 p.m. He is unavailable in person or by phone during these times.


Pujya Swamiji's Itinerary
February - May 2002
February   March   
1-4 New York   1-3 Rishikesh  
6 - 15 Rishikesh   4-6 London  
16 Agra   8 Detroit  
17 - 28 Rishikesh   9-10 Toronto  
      12 Pittsburgh  
      13-15 Columbia  
      16-18 Louisville  
      19-23 Pittsburgh  
      24 San Francisco  
      26 Los Angeles  
      28 Hawaii  
      30-31 Sydney, Australia