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Dec 11 2019

Religion, Faith, Dialogue & Sustainable Development in Vienna

Sadhviji’s trip to Vienna Focuses on Sustainable Development Goals and Intercultural Dialogue 11 DECEMBER 2019 VIENNA: As part of her ongoing association with numerous interfaith NGOs and United Nations organizations, Sadhviji returned to Vienna for several important meetings and events focusing on the role of religion in United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. In Vienna for a steering committee meeting of the International Partnership for Religion and Sustainable Development (PaRD) Sadhviji also was invited to deliver the opening address at a special event on "Countering Hate Speech in the Digital Age", organized by...

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Nov 24 2019

Sadhviji Offers Sanatan Dharma Satsang for Nairobi Devotees

Spiritual Q & A Provided Eternal Answers for Modern Challenges During her recent trip to Kenya for the 25th Annual International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD25) organized by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati led Hindu devotees in a Divine Satsang at the Shree Sanatan Dharma Sabha Temple (SSDS) on topics ranging from Indian spirituality and the bridge between science and spirituality to the keys of true happiness and meaning in daily life. Sadhviji’s Satsangs are renowned the world over for their insightfulness and the simple, conversational way...

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Nov 24 2019

Vocational Occupation Teachers Gather at Parmarth Niketan

It was a beautiful day at Parmarth Niketan when dozens of Divine Shakti Foundation school and vocational training centre Adminstrators, Teachers and Wardens gathered together to meet with DSF Founder, President of Parmarth Niketan, Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, and DSF’s President, Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati, to review their successes and to plan for the future. After beautiful blessings for the continued health and happiness of the dedicated educators – many of whom have been sharing their wisdom and experience as DSF and Parmarth’s instructors with generations of students - Pujya Swamiji and...

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Nov 22 2019

Toilet Complex Inaugurated and Blessed on World Toilet Day

This year's #WorldToiletDay proved to be the perfect opportunity to inaugurate a new toilet complex at one of the many schools in Rishikesh for which the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance works to provide sanitation and hygiene facilities. On the day, Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji - Muniji and Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswatii, along with the Mayor of Rishikesh, Anita Mamgain, and other dignitaries, school faculty members and students, gathered together to celebrate the inauguration, and to encourage and empower the children to not only utilize the new facilities, but to care for...

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Nov 21 2019

Sadhvi Bhagawatiji Celebrates World Children’s Day

Divine Shakti Foundation’s Parmarth Vidya Mandir School becomes a festive and joyous tribute to the glory of the Divine Child. After a beautiful welcoming ceremony that included fragrant floral garlands, tilaks and colorful street sketches, Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati, President of Divine Shakti Foundation, Secretary General of the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance, was warmly welcomed to Parmarth Vidya Mandir for festive musical and yogic celebrations of World Children's Day. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXMX8bSL5SM Surrounded by angelic and delighted faces, Sadhviji was treated to an array of performances that perfectly symbolize the innocence and extraordinary potential of children...

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Nov 18 2019

Ragpickers in Rishikesh: Gujarat to Ganga Paryavaran Yatra

Inauguration of the Paryavaran (Environment) Yatra at Parmarth Niketan, Rishikesh The Hon’ble Governor of Uttarakhand, Smt Baby Rani Mauryaji graced Parmarth Niketan, Rishikesh to join the President and Spiritual Leader, HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, and Secretary-General of the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance, Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswatiji in welcoming one hundred Paryavaran Mitras, women serving in Gujarat as ragpickers and sanitation workers, to the banks of Mother Ganga at Parmarth Niketan (Rishikesh). Pujya Swamiji shared His opening remarks and blessings, “To me you are not just Ragpickers but Rashtra Sevaks, doing the real...

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Nov 17 2019

Valley of Words Literary and Arts Festival

Sadhviji Bhagawatiji joined the Third Edition of the Valley of Words Literary and Arts Festival yesterday, and was glad to be in conversation with Ashali Varma about her journey to India 23 years ago and the way she's been touched by Mother India and Mother Ganga. Sadhviji took the opportunity at the event to heartily encourage Indians to use every opportunity to correct the misperceptions of India and Hinduism that are perpetuated and promoted in the Western press. It was also a joy to share about her new book Come Home to Yourself, filled...

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Nov 12 2019

Sadhvi Bhagawatiji Participates in ICPD25 Nairobi Summit

Offers traditional Hindu philosophy as solution to growing population rate and need for sustainable growth and development at UN's International Conference on Population and Development in Nairobi Kenya Secretary-General of the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance and President of the Divine Shakti Foundation, Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswatiji, traveled to Nairobi, Kenya to participate in the United Nations’ International Summit on Population and Development under the auspices of the United Nations Population Fund. Heads of State, United Nations’ high-level representatives, heads of international civil society, organizations and faith-based organiztions joined more than 9500 participants...

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Oct 31 2019

Sadhviji Welcomes the King of Bali to the Banks of Holy Maa Ganga

With great ceremony and blessings, Dr. Arya Wedakarna, the King of Bali and the custodian of the Hindu faith in Indonesia, was welcomed by Pujya Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati to Parmarth Niketan and the banks of Holy Maa Ganga. Dr. Wedakarna was joined by his beautiful wife, Devi Wedakarna, Vani Shastryyil, also from Indonesia, Maneesh Tripathiji from Singapore and many other friends and family from across India and around the world to offer prayers of love and devotion to Mother Ganga. LIVE #GangaAarti from with @SadhviBhagawati as she welcomes Senator of #Indonesia...

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Oct 29 2019

Warm Blankets Wrap Rishikumars with Love & Care

On the auspicious occasion of Bhai Dooj during a special five day Diwali celebrations, as the weather begins to turn colder in Rishikesh, beautiful, soft and fluffy blankets were distributed by Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji - Muniji and Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati, devotees and sevaks from India and abroad to all of our young Rishikumars as gifts to help keep them warm during the upcoming winter season. A few of the very first blankets this season were distributed earlier a few days ago on Dhanteras when the Hon'ble Chief Minister...

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