The Parliament of the Worlds Religions was started in the year 1893 in Chicago, USA. Swami Vivekanandaji Maharaj became the first Indian Monk to visit USA and speak about Indian Philosophy. After 100 years, in the year 1993, at Chicago, the Centennial Parliament of the Worlds Religions was organized. Our Beloved Gurudev Swami Chidanandaji Maharaj was invited as one of the Principal Representatives of Hinduism and as one of the Presidents of the Hindu Panel.
The Parliament of the Worlds Religions is happening this year at Salt Lake City, Utah state, USA from 15th October to 19th October 2015. It so happens that It is happening exactly when 2015-2016 is being celebrated as the Birth Centenery Year of Gurudev Swami Chidanandaji Maharaj.
It was a great honour and privilege for Swami Chidananda Sevashram when our Managing Trustee Swami Yatidharmananda received an invitation to participate in the Parliament of the Worlds Religions at Salt Lake City, Utah, USA and pay a tribute to the memory of our Beloved Gurudev Swami Chidanandaji. It is a great matter of joy and ecstasy for us to be able to participate in this great conference. Swami Yatidharmanandaji was sent to represent Gurudev Swami Chidanandaji Maharaj and all his devotees and disciples and lovers at the Parliament of the Worlds Religions 2015 Salt Lake City USA.
Swami Yatidharmananda was a speaker at two Panel Discussions. Hinduism, its care for creation on October 17th at 10 am and Hinduism and humanitarian services on the October 18th at 5.15 pm. At both the panel discussion he paid tribute to our Beloved Gurudev Swami Chidanandaji on the occasion of his Birth Centenery.
Swami Yatidharmananda was one of the personal assistants to Gurudev Swami Chidanandaji Maharaj from 1996 till 2008 when Swami Chidanandaji attained Mahasamadhi. He received Sannyasa Diksha and happens to be one of the youngest one.
In the year 2012 he set out on his own and founded Swami Chidananda Sevashram, a socio-spiritual organization to keep His Guru’s memory and legacy alive for generations to come.