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Feb 26 2015

Yogic Healing Of Mind, Body And Spirit

The practice of Yoga was intuited, channeled, perfected and codified by our rishis and sages for the attainment of total health in body, mind, and spirit, so that the material human body may be a vehicle for spiritual awakening and enlightenment.  The word ‘yoga’ means ‘union’.  Yoga is that which we become, that which unfolds and awakens when the body, mind, thoughts, motions and intentions are joined together. Today, joyfully, the practice of yoga is burgeoning throughout the world. Yet, there is rampant competition amongst styles, lineages and “brands” of yoga. “Which is the best?”...

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Feb 17 2015

Maha Shivratri Celebrations at Parmarth Niketan

Pujya Swamiji blessed and led a very special Maha Shivratri celebration at Parmarth Niketan in which people from over 15 countries, including America, England, Denmark, Canada, Brazil, Indonesia, New Zealand, Russia and so many others, joined together with people from all over the India- in the spirit of Vashudhaiva Kutumbakam– as one family. The special month long Kundalini Yoga group being held at Parmarth Niketan, headed and inspired by Gurmukh Kaur Khalsaji and Gurshabd Singh Khalsaji, also joined in the divine ceremonies. The celebrations included divine Ganga Aarti, sacred Rudra Abhishek,...

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Feb 15 2015

Inauguration of the 4th Annual River Festival in Madhya Pradesh

Pujya Swamiji inaugurated the 4th Annual River Festival (Nadi Mahostav), from 13-15th February, 2015, with Hon’ble Shri Shivraj Chouhanji, Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, at Bandrabhan (near Bhopal), Madhya Pradesh (MP). The event was organized by Narmada Samagra and some of the eminent speakers included Justice Shri Devdutt Madhav Dharmadhikari, Former Judge, Supreme Court, Shri Sitasharan Sharma, Speaker, Legislative Assembly, M.P., Shri Amritlal Vegad, President, Narmada Samagra and many others. The theme of festival was “River, its Catchment Area, Chemicals & Crisis,” assessing and discussing the challenges that the sacred rivers...

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Feb 09 2015

15th Annual Delhi Sustainable Development Summit

For the first time in the previous fourteen years, the 15th Annual Delhi Sustainable Development Summit (DSDS) brought together respected interfaith leaders to speak about the role of faith in catalysing a change in behaviour, perspective and priority towards global challenges of sustainable development and climate change. The valedictory session of this high-level summit was graced and inspired by Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswati, chaired by Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati and made possible by the commitment and leadership of Nobel Laureate Dr. Rajendra K. Pachauri, Director General TERI – The Energy and Resources...

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Feb 08 2015

DSDS 2015, Feb 7 : Valedictory session :Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam

Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam, Interaction with Faith Leaders for a Sustainable Future An interactive session with various renowned leaders of the faith tradition highlighting the need to cooperate with each other as the members of a family in order to achieve the goals of strong and sustainable future. Chair: Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati, President, Divine Shakti Foundation & Secretary-General, Global Interfaith WASH Alliance Video Message: Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi Contex Setting: Mr Takashi Kiuchi, Chairman, E-Square Inc. Panellists: •Dr Kuriakose Bharanikulangara, Archbishop of Faridabad •Father Dominic Emmanuel, Former Spokesperson for the Catholic Diocese •Diwan Zainul Abedin Ali Khan, Head of the...

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Feb 02 2015

Livliehood Centre for Disaster- Impacted Women Constructed

In the wake of the 2013 Uttarkahand floods, countless women who had no vocational skills were tragically widowed and plunged into deeper threats of poverty. At their request, under the guidance of Pujya Swamiji and Sadhvi Bhagawatiji, the The Divine Shakti Foundation (DSF) joined forces with Mandakini Women Weavers of Garhwal, the Government of Uttarakhand, and Panchachuli Women Weavers of Kumaon to help some 300 disaster-impacted families to get on their feet. As a result, recently, DSF’s Triyuginarayan Livliehood Centre was constructed 25 kilometres from the sacred shrine of Kedarnath. The Centre...

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Jan 30 2015

Rishikesh Animal Rescue Project

The first Rishikesh Animal Rescue Project is now underway, bringing together trained and talented Veterinarians from Russia, coordinated by Animal Liberty organization based in Siberia, with volunteers from the community, hosted and supported by the Divine Shakti Foundation (DSF), founded by Pujya Swamiji. The goal of the project is to bring “ABC” (Animal Birth Control) or “family planning” options – spaying and neutering – to the dogs in the Rishikesh area, a service which until now has been wholly unavailable for the dogs here. In addition to providing “family planning” procedures...

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Jan 25 2015

Conclave of Bishops Discuss WASH and Climate Change in Kerala

During the International Conference on Climate Change and the Developing World at the CMS College in Kerala, sponsored by UGC and organized in association with the Church of South India Synod and Nilackal Ecological Commission, Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswati and Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati led the renowned archbishops and bishops in a pledge to take care of our water bodies, to keep them clean and protect them, and also to work for sanitation and hygiene. Pujya Swamiji emphasized that we have built enough churches and enough temples for now, and that now...

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