Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati

Internationally Renowned Spiritual Leader

Spiritual Leader. Author. Motivational Speaker.
Co-President of Religions for Peace. Advisor to the UN

Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati is originally from Los Angeles, a graduate of Stanford University, and a PhD in psychology.

She’s the author of bestselling memoir, 'Hollywood to the Himalayas'; she is International Director, Parmarth Niketan, one of India's largest spiritual institutions; Secretary-General of the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance, an international interfaith organization dedicated to clean water, sanitation, and hygiene; president of Divine Shakti Foundation, which runs free schools, vocational training programs, and empowerment programs.

She is Co-President of Religions for Peace and director of the world-famous International Yoga Festival at Parmarth Niketan, Rishikesh—which has been addressed by both the Prime Minister and Vice President of India. She was also the Managing Editor for the monumental project of the 11-volume Encyclopedia of Hinduism.

Sadhviji has been honoured with many awards including from renowned world leaders, recently being awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by U.S. President Joe Biden for her lifelong commitment to volunteer service.

Originally from Los Angeles and a graduate of Stanford University, Sadhviji has been living at Parmarth Niketan Ashram for the past twenty-seven years. She oversees a variety of humanitarian projects, leads daily satsang and meditation, lectures, writes, and serves as a unique female voice of spiritual leadership throughout India and the world.