The Kumbha Mela has gained international fame as "the world's most massive act of faith." In India, pilgrims come to this holy event with such tremendous faith and in such overwhelming numbers that it boggles the mind. Faith is the most important thing for the pilgrims at Kumbha Mela, they have an "unflinching trust in something sublime". In India, they came by the millions! Wave after wave, they formed a veritable river of humanity that flowed onto the banks of the Ganges to celebrate the greatest spiritual festival ever held in the history of the world, the Kumbha Mela.
On Sunday, 16 March 2014, the Society held a Health and Wellness programme at Sivanandashram, Reservoir Hills. Over 1 200 people attended this unique event, capably run by the Ashram's team of medical practitioners and devotees who serve at Sivananda Clinic in Reservoir Hills. Topics discussed included some of the common ailments prevalent in the community, and focused on a holistic wholesome lifestyle, as advocated by Sri Gurudev and Pujya Swamiji, to prevent and treat these conditions. Daily prayer and meditation, attending Satsang, Yoga Asanas and Pranayama, and a healthy sattwic diet were highlighted as some of the key ingredients for being stress-free and healthy.