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Release of Call of Ganga

Jun 16 2019

Release of Call of Ganga

Launch of Call of Ganga on Ganga Dusshera day at Parmarth Niketan, Rishikesh

On the auspicious occasion of Ganga Dusshera – the day that Mother Ganga flowed onto Earth, the Call of Ganga, a new book by Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswatiji, Secretary-General of the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance and President of the Divine Shakti Foundation was launched at Parmarth Niketan ashram by HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswati, Spiritual Head and President of Parmarth Niketan, Rishikesh, Pujya Shri Muralidharji, renowned kathakar and other dignitaries.

The launch took place during a huge Shri Rama katha celebration and was broadcast live across not only India but more than 100 countries around the world. Joining in the launch were Shri Narendra Kumarji and Shri Ashish Gosain, publishers of Haranand books, New Delhi, the publisher of Call of Ganga, and Pujya Sadhvi Bhagawatiji’s earlier book, From Illness to Wellness. The new book, a compilation of articles that Sadhviji has written during her twenty-three years living in India on the banks of Ganga, was presented to the Honorable Cabinet Minister of Jal Shakti (Water Resources), Shri Gajendra Singh Shekhawatji on the following day, June 13, the auspicious day of Nirjala Ekadashi.

In discussing her work, Pujya Sadhviji stated that “it was 23 years ago, while pursuing a PhD in the United States, that I came to India and sat on the banks of Ma Ganga. I didn’t know much about India or about Ganga but, sitting there on the banks of Ganga’s rushing waters, I was transformed. Mother Ganga became my life. I stayed in India and found peace, not in the comfort of physical things, but in the lap of Ma Ganga. I have seen how She touches and transforms so many people…It’s so very special for me to release this new book on Ganga Dusshera as not only is it the auspicious day that Mother Ganga flowed onto Earth, but it is also the day I took official sanyas diksha, in 2000. I am beyond grateful to Mother Ganga for grabbing my heart and pulling me to Her waters and transforming me with Her darshan when I arrived, to Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji for blessing my life with His presence and grace. My great thanks also go out to Shri Narendra Kumar ji and Shri Ashish Gosain for their vision and their invaluable assistance in seeing that this book was published.”

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