December 21: -- Rishikesh
International Conference on Ayurveda in the 21st Century
was organized and hosted by Parmarth Niketan Ashram,
under the auspices of All India Ayurvedic
as our world progresses into the Third Millennium, we
have conquered the secrets of outer space, we have
conquered the secrets of the ocean depths, we have
conquered the secrets of the Earth�s history. Yet, the
secrets to health in our own bodies continue to elude
we create more and more perfect machinery, more and more
immaculate systems and technology, we find that our
bodies are failing us each day.
Thus, in this age of progress and advancement,
the enigma of our own beings is the one which continues
to be shrouded in darkness, misconceptions and
ancient, yet timeless science of Ayurveda is the only
healing system which addresses not only the physical
plane of our bodies, but also our emotional and
spiritual planes, as well as the overall balance in our
effectiveness has been proven century after century, and
today, finally, the modern, Western world is grabbing
hold of this great science.
For, Ayurveda is not only effective where modern
medicine is impotent, but it also has no side effects,
and it is so inexpensive as to be available even to the
poorest of the poor.
reasons make Ayurveda the only possible hope for true
health on Earth -- health for our physical bodies,
health for our emotional and spiritual states, and
health for the very depths of our beings.
Bibiji, Smt. Kamaljitji, Dr. Devendra Triguna,
Pujya Swamiji and Pujya Manjit Singhji light the
day of the Conference.
as a science it is complex and intricate. It is not as
simple as going to the store and picking up a bottle of
painkillers; for Ayurveda is structured according
variations in season, in location and in individual body
the need is great for the intricacies of this science to
be taught and disseminated throughout the world in a way
which will bring about the greatest healing for the
Swamiji places a garland on Shri Bhagat Singh Koshyariji,
the Chief Minister of Uttranchal
The aims and objectives of the Conference were:
To assemble a list and collection of the most effective, reliable
Ayurvedic treatments for the most common ailments
afflicting humankind from hundreds of International
crystallize plans for an Ayurvedic University in
a new, Himalayan state,
Uttranchal�s gift to Bharat and to the world
can be the preservation and advancement of the ancient
science of Ayurveda.
conference was organized and hosted by Parmarth Niketan
Ashram, under the guidance and inspiration of H.H. Pujya
Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji (Pujya Muniji), and it was
graced by the presence of H.H. Siri Singh
Sahib, Shri Yogi Bhajanji,
H.H. Shri Singh
Sahib, Dr. Manjit Singhji,
His Excellency Shri Surjit
Singh Barnalaji, Governor of Uttranchal, His Excellency
Shri Bhagat Singh Koshyariji, Chief Minister of Uttranchal,
Dr. Ramji Sharma, and several other top ministers and
Swamiji points out the new Ayurvedic garden to His
Holiness Siri Singh
Sahib, and Respected Bibiji (top)
Pujya Swamiji takes His Excellency the
Governor to see the site of the new
Ayurvedic Center (bottom)
Vini Sukmani (Kamaljitji), the daughter of His Holiness Siri Singh Sahib,
Yogiji, is dedicated to the path of
Ayurveda. She sponsored the entire Ayurvedic Conference,
and is now finalizing plans for opening up an Ayurvedic
Treatment/Panchkarma center on the divine premises of
Parmarth Niketan Ashram. In the lap of the Himalayas, on
the banks of Mother Ganga, she will give patients --
from across the world -- treatment for their bodies,
minds and souls. Within a few short months,
her center should be up and running -- offering
Panchkarma and other Ayurvedic treatment.
students from Miripiri Academy in Amritsar came
for the Ayurvedic conference and to have the
darshan of H.H. Siri Singh Sahib and Pujya
Swamiji. They also had a special question-answer
session with Pujya Swamiji
offerings of flowers and prayers for the health
and longevity of H.H. Pujya Siri Singh
29 : -- Bombay
Swamiji flew to Bombay for the New Year, where He
had several different lectures and programs. On
the 29th, He attended the Bhagwat Katha given by
Sant Shri Rameshbhai Oza (Pujya Bhaishri), where
He delivered a lecture.
Pujya Swamiji and Pujya Bhaishri
in the Katha
the 30th, He flew for a day to Ahmedabad where He was a
Guest of Honor at the Bicentennial Celebration of the
Swami Narayan Mahamantra under the leadership of His
Holiness Shri Madhav Priyadas Swamiji.
1, 2002, Pujya Swamiji and Pujya Bhaishri graced the
Bicentennial Celebration of the Swami Narayan Mahamantra
under the leadership of His Holiness Shri Hariprasad
Swamiji in Sokhra, near Baroda and then flew back together to
2, 2002: -- New
occasion of Dr. Bhupendra Kumar
Pujya Sri Shankaracharyaji (Bhanpura Peeth),
Pujya Roopchandra Muniji,
several other renowned saints gathered together to offer
their blessings to Dr. Modiji. Additionally, Shri Murli
Manohar Joshiji, the Human Resource Development Minister
attended the function. Pujya Swamiji spoke about how
every year after 50 is a bonus year, and that He was so
proud to see the way Dr. Modiji is using his bonus years
-- in the service of Dharma and humanity.
to Right): Shri S.S. Manchanda, Acharya Giriraj
Kishoreji, Shri Murli Manohar Joshiji, Pujya
Swamiji, Pujya Bhaishri, Pujya Sri
14 -- Rishikesh
Sankranti. On this holy day, Parmarth Niketan hosted the
award ceremony of the Jai Ganga Maiya contest. The
Contest was conducted by Shri Ramanand Sagar
in honor of
his Jai Ganga Maiya television serial. The top award --
a beautiful statue of the Goddess Ganga sculpted by Shri
Subhash Soni of Calcutta was given to Mr. Ajar Bandhu of
27 -- New
of the Guiding Body and Steering Committee for the World Council of Religious & Spiritual Leaders - India.
This Committee, a direct consequence of the Millennium
World Peace Summit of Religious and Spiritual Leaders at
the United Nations in 2000, will form a religious/spiritual
counterpart to the union of political leaders at the UN.
The meeting was attended by H.H.
Pujya Swami Dayanandaji, H.H.
Pujya Swami Chidanandji (Pujya Muniji),
H.H. Pujya Shri Singh
Manjit Singh, H.H.
Pujya Sumedha Thero, Dr.
Karan Singh, Dr.
L.M. Singhvi, Shri
M.L. Mittal, Dr.
B.K. Modi, Shri
Bawa Jain and many
other prominent leaders.
Swamiji with Pujya Manjit Singhji and Dr. L.M.
Steering Body, the Guiding Body and other participants
of the Indian Delegation for the
World Council of Religious and Spiritual Leaders
31 - February 4 -- New
Economic Forum - Pujya
Swamiji travelled to New York City to speak at the World
Economic Forum, amongst the world's top political,
social and business leaders. He joined such
leaders at Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Archbishop of
Canterbury, Chief Rabbi of Israel, Queen of Jordan,
Grand Mufti of Bosnia, Former President Bill Clinton,
Senator Hillary Clinton, Bill Gates, President of
Poland, President of the Philippines, Chief Rabbi of
England and thousands more at this historic conference.
See February Update for details.
25 - March 3, 2002: International Yoga Festival
Niketan is honored to be the host of this world-renowned
celebration of the ancient science of yoga.
Delegates, students, teachers, yogis and philosophers
will gather together to learn, to teach, to discuss and
to drink of the divine nectar of this sacred wisdom.
means "union;" it is a union of breath to the
body, of the mind to the muscles, and most importantly
of the self to the divine. What better place to become
"united" than on the sacred banks of Mother
Ganga, in a land to which rishis and sages have flocked
aspects of yoga will be discussed, the focus will be on
yogasanas, pranayama, and meditation. Using the body as
a medium, the breath becomes still, the mind attains
peace and the soul moves closer to liberation.
program will include demonstrations by international
yoga experts, classes in asanas, prayanama, and
meditation, lectures by renowned yogis and masters,
discussions, and much more.
there will be even more. The entire atmosphere will be
charged with divine energy, due to so many people
participating in sacred yoga.
this year, there will be a special addition, as Gurmukh
-- world renowned Kundalini Yoga Teacher -- will come
and augment the Festival with a course in Kundalini
register, please CLICK
Special, Divine Invitation:
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 (Muniji)�s 50th
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
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.
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
Sadhana Camp will culminate in a large Sant
Sammelan on the afternoon of June 3.
Sant Sammelan will be graced by the presence
Shankaracharyaji, Bhanupura Peeth, Swami
H.H. M.M. Swami Asanganandaji
H.H. Sant Shri Rameshbhai Oza
H.H. M.M. Swami Gurusharananandji Maharaj
H.H. M.M. Swami Veda Bharatiji Maharaj
H.H. Dr. Pranav Pandyaji
H.H. Shri Singh Sahib, Dr. Manjit Singh
H.H. Swami Chinmayanandji, MP
H.H. Swami Harinarayananji
H.H. Swami Pragyananandji Maharaj
H.H. Acharya Kishore Vyasji
H.H. Acharya Shrikant Vyasji
H.H. Maulanna Wahiddudin Khan Sahib
H.H. Sadhvi Ritambharaji
H.H. Brahmachari Brahmaswarupji
H.H. Amrendra Muniji
H.H. Acharya Navneet Priya Shastriji
H.H. Rasayni Baba
Dr. L.M. Singhviji
Shri Anup Jalota
Smt. Anuradha Paudwal
many more revered saints and distinguished
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
As June is the busiest month anyway in
Rishikesh, PLEASE write to reserve your place.
We will confirm your place after receipt of your
RESERVE YOUR PLACE
IN ONE OF THE FOLLOWING WAYS:
Go to www.parmarth.com/registration/sadhanacamp
HERE] and fill out the form
a fax to +91 (135) 434399
Send courier mail to us c/o Sadhvi
Bhagwati, Parmarth Niketan; P.O. Swargashram,
Rishikesh (Himalayas), Uttranchal -- 249304
UNFORTUNATELY, WE ARE UNABLE TO
TAKE RESERVATIONS BY PHONE.