Ganga is not only a river. She is a Divine Mother, giving freely to all with no discrimination, hesitation or expectation. She irrigates not only our farms, but also our hearts, minds and souls. Yet, the Ganga is also one of the most polluted rivers and endangered rivers in the world.
Understanding that people won’t pollute the same place that they worship, Pujya Swamiji began a mission to initiate Ganga Aarti ceremonies (lighting ceremonies) up and down the banks of Ganga* and to convince as many ashrams as possible to turn their river fronts into places of worship.
Every evening, a beautiful Sangam Aarti will be held in the company of leaders and yatris of all faiths and beliefs. These memorable events will include live music and the lighting of lamps to revere Mother Nature in the form of the Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati Rivers.
*The Ganga Aarti held every night at Parmarth Niketan, Rishikesh, draws people of all faiths from across the world to enjoy a serene sunset ceremony of song, inspiration and lights. Pujya Swamiji has also been the inspiration and founder of Ganga Aarti ceremonies in Varanasi (on the eve of the turn of the Millennium with H.H. the Dalai Lama and numerous other saints), Prayagraj, Badrinath, Gangotri, Rudraprayag, Kanpur, Jwalapur, and many other locations.