Parmarth Niketan Ashram, situated in the lap of lush Himalayas and on the banks of Holy River Ganges in Rishikesh in Uttarakhand State, which is open to all visitors, with no discrimination on the basis of race, nationality, religion, caste or creed, is indeed a sacred haven for millions of followers of spiritual personality, Swami Chidanand Saraswati Maharaj – India’s precious ‘Gem’, and President and Spiritual Head of Parmarth Niketan. He is also the founder and spiritual head of the Hindu Jain Temple in Pittsburgh, USA.

Born on June 3, 1952, Swami Chidanand Saraswati Maharaj is also the founder or co-founder of several humanitarian and environmental organizations. With his blessings, Parmarth Niketan Yoga, Meditation & Spirituality Centre organizes a Yoga Festival every year in collaboration with Uttarakhand Tourism.

This festival provides a great opportunity to practice a variety of holistic disciplines with aspirants and instructors from around the world; and, to be in the presence and learn from the spiritual masters of India. ‘Naada Yoga with Vedic Chanting Course’ offered by Parmarth Niketan is a 3-weeks long interesting program, primarily aimed at educating its participants on hatha yoga, meditation, mantra yoga, bhakti yoga, karma yoga, etc. The course connects human Soul with the Divine through sound.

Also, Swami Chidanand Saraswati’s Divine Shakti Foundation is dedicated to providing for the holistic well-being of women, their children, orphaned and abandoned children. This foundation is also engaged in activities for the preservation of Mother Earth, especially protecting the Holy Ganga River and providing a safe and natural environment for India’s revered cows.