Friday 10 October 2014

Launch of the International Edition of the Encyclopedia of Hinduism

Going to this function today at  6 p.m. Below is the invitation

Official Launch of the International Edition of the Encyclopedia of Hinduism on 10th October from 6:00 pm at the Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi
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Jai Bharat! Jai Gange!

It is so wonderful that you are coming to Delhi soon. We write to you today to cordially and warmly invite you to the Official Launch of the International Edition of the Encyclopedia of Hinduism by the hands of Shri M. Hamid Ansariji, Hon'ble Vice President of India,  Mananiya Dr. Mohan Bhagawatji, Hon'ble RSS Sarsanghachalak, and revered interfaith leaders as well as hon'ble ministers and eminent dignitaries. Details below:

Date: October 10, 2014
Time: High Tea - 6 pm;  Launch: Sharp 7:00 pm
Location: Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi

It will be a beautiful and historic moment that we want to share with you and we sincerely hope you will be able to join us for this special occasion.

On the 23rd of June we had the official Presentation Ceremony of the Encyclopedia to His Excellency Shri Pranab Mukherjeeji by HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji (Pujya Swamiji), one of India’s most revered spiritual leaders as well as the Founder/Chairman of India Heritage Research Foundation.

The Encyclopedia is scheduled to be launched in London by the Hon'ble  Prime Minister of Great Britain David Cameron on the 27th Oct.

The Encyclopedia is a project of India Heritage Research Foundation, founded, guided and led by Pujya Swamiji,  President of Parmarth Niketan, Rishikesh, the Encyclopedia of Hinduism is a colossal product of more than 1000 esteemed scholars from around the world, totaling 11-volumes and approximately 7000 entries.

It has been nearly twenty-five years in the making and it is the first time in history that the depth and breadth of India's great spiritual culture is made available in authentic, academic and scholastic form.   It is truly a compendium of thousands of  years of history, science, art, architecture, polity, religion, philosophy and culture. Further, the Encyclopedia is not limited to Hinduism as a religion, but rather provides thorough treatment of all of India’s indigenous faiths, including Sikhism, Jainism and Buddhism, as well as coverage of the role of the Abrahamic faiths (Islam, Christianity and Judaism) in the culture, civilization, history and history of India.

Please bring a print out of the invitation card attached and be sure to RSVP as soon as possible to so that you can receive your registration code, which will be required for entry into the Vigyan Bhawan. In your email, please  be sure to mention the full names of any other guests, who may be accompanying you.

We look forward to having you with us for this joyous, landmark event.

Pujya Swamiji sends His love and blessings.

With love and peace,

Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati

Please RSVP with us and be sure to take a print out of the invitation card attached.

To learn more about the Encyclopedia of Hinduism project, click here

Read more about the Presentation Ceremony of the Encyclopedia to the President of India in June 2014, click here
Parmarth Niketan Ashram: www.

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