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 Dr Arya Wedakarnaji (King of #Bali) with his wife & friends. Together we offer our prayers with love and devotion to Maa #Ganga
— Parmarth Niketan (@ParmarthNiketan) October 31, 2019
His evening began with a visit to the magnificent padmasana – the holy symbol to the Hindus of Indonesia and the only Balinese temple on the banks of Mother Ganga – for a beautiful puja, and was followed by participation in the world-famous Ganga Aarti ceremony, where he was presented with a traditional Radraksha sapling symbolizing commitment to the conservation, preservation and protection of the environment.
A joy to welcome @Arya_Vedakarna ji the King of Bali to Holy #MaaGanga! We shared divine moments at the Balinese Padasama, the only Balinese temple on the banks of Ganga and at #GangaAarti & I offered him a copy of my book #ComeHometoYourself & invited him to #IYF in March. pic.twitter.com/IoLJkrbXuQ
— Sadhvi Bhagawati (@SadhviBhagawati) October 31, 2019
Following the Aarti, Dr. Wedakarna and his group joined Sadhviji and the King was presented with a copy of Her new book, “Come Home to Yourself,” and was invited to join the International Yoga Festival from 1-7 March 2020 at Parmarth Niketan.