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Oct 27 2022

Pujya Swamiji’s Aajtak Message on Suryagrahan – the Solar Eclipse

During the recent Suryagrahan - Solar Eclipse - HH Param Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji offered insights and inspiration about this unique astronomical event, sharing that all significant events such as this are dependent upon how we on Earth conserve, preserve and protect our environment. "As long as we have rivers and trees and forests, we will be able to enjoy and celebrate these events. If nature is degraded, if nature is exploited, we won't have eclipses or any other events to celebrate." Pujya Swamiji's powerful words took on added meaning as...

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Oct 26 2022

Govardhan Puja Blessings

“When Lord Indra sent torrential rains to punish the people of Goverdhan for not worshipping Him," HH Param Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji shares on this sacred day of Govardhan Puja, "it was Lord Krishna and Mother Nature that protected them. This divine act shows us how God protects all devotees who take singular refuge in him. "Our mountains, our trees, our animals – all are part of the divine creation. And, just as God protected the people of Goverdhan, we must protect that creation. To honor the natural world for its protection...

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Oct 24 2022

Deepwali Blessings from Pujya Swamiji

On this beautiful Festival of Light, Deepawali, HH Param Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji so beautifully says: "Instead of asking Maha Lakshmi for the bounty of wealth, let us instead ask how we may restore that bounty for the world. In planting a tree, we are planting the grace of Maha Lakshmi. In cleaning our rivers, we are cleaning Her glorious form. In stopping any instances of violence against women and girls, we are protecting Her. "Each diya that we light tonight not only brings individual light, but it also can be used...

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Oct 23 2022

Happy Choti Diwali!

"We must clean out our hearts," declares HH Param Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji on the auspicious occasion of Choti Diwali. "We must rid them of darkness and bitterness; we must make them clean and sparkling places for God to live. We must be as thorough with ourselves as we are with our homes. Are there any dark corners in our hearts we have avoided for so long? Are we simply 'sweeping all the dirt under the rug?' God sees all and knows all. He knows what is behind every wall of...

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Oct 22 2022

Dhanteras Blessings

"On this auspicious day of Dhanteras," declares HH Param Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, "let us understand the true meaning of prosperity and focus on filling only our Self, not only our shelf! In life, you either focus on your shelf or you focus on yourself. If we spend our lives trying to fill our shelves, at the end of it we realize that our self feels pretty empty. “So, we must return to the old values. These aren’t just Hindu values; they are universal values. Values that tell us that True Wealth...

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Oct 19 2022

Cleanliness Drive on Gandhi Jayanti

Our Co-Founder and President of Parmarth Niketan, HH Param Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji conducted a cleanliness drive (safai abhiyan) as a part of Gandhi Jayanti. The Minister of Health, Education and Cooperation, Government of Uttarakhand Dr. Dhan Singh Rawat, acharyas and Gurukul students of Parmarth, GIWA team members, and Yoga students participated in the drive. [foogallery id="35952"]...

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Oct 18 2022

Global Handwashing Day with Local Schoolchildren

This weekend in celebration of Global Handwashing Day, in partnership with UNICEF, we brought together almost 700 children from local schools (many from our own free schools and others from schools where we've been running water-school curriculum programs, providing drinking waterand building toilets & handwashing stations) along with their teachers and administrators, faith leaders from different traditions, social leaders and high level political leaders! It was such a joy to have Dr.Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank our former Chief Minister of Uttarakhand and former Human Resource and Development Minister, Government of India with us to...

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Oct 15 2022

Global Handwashing Day Celebrated at Parmarth Niketan

United We Stand in Global Hand Hygiene with a Beautiful Awareness Raising Handwashing Day Programme to Engage School Children and Faculty, Faith and Political Leaders, Educators and Academists in the lap of the Himalayas in a programme organised by the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance, with the technical support of UNICEF India and in partnership with Divine Shakti Foundation, Ganga Action Parivar, Religions for Peace and others. Hon’ble Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal “Nishankji,” HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji  & Pujya Sadhvi Bhagawatiji join Faith Leaders for a Day of Advocacy for Global Handwashing...

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Oct 11 2022

Free Artifical Limb & Physical Therapy Medical Camp Inaugurated at Parmarth

Vowing to create a Divyang-free Uttarakhand, HH Param Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji blessed and inaugurated a very special free medical camp today - one that will enable the State's Divyangs - Differently-Abled - to become Able through the distribution of artificial limbs and physical therapy designed to remove the obstacles of disability and provide a mobile future for our Cerebral Palsy-challenged brothers and sisters. Under the joint aegis of Parmarth Niketan, Rishikesh and Mahaveer Seva Sadan of Kolkata, artificial limbs, calipers and molded shoes are being provided to handicapped persons, and the journey...

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Oct 09 2022

First Ever Nari Sansad Concludes today at Parmarth Niketan, Rishikesh

The second day of the first ever Nari Sansad (Women's Parliament) concludes with Chief Guest Hon'ble Governor of Kerala Dr Arif Mohammad Khan Saheb, President of Parmarth Niketan  PujyaSwami Chidanand Saraswatiji, Environmentalist Dr. Vandana Shivaji, Dr. Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswatiji, Mayor Rishikesh Smt. Anita Mamgain and others Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji dedicated the tricolor made of bamboo and khadi to the Honorable Governor of Kerala Dr Arif Mohammad Khan Saheb he was conferred with Nataraj Award for his exceptional service to the Nation They were presented with resolution letter for building a world...

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