Ashrams in Rishikesh

The ashram is a residence of guru where Hindu cultural activities like satsung, yoga, meditation, lectures on the Bhagavad Gita are delivered to the pilgrims. It is a place where people go on spiritual or religious retreats. 

What is an Ashram?

An Ashram is a place for where one can do various spritual practices, meditate and do Yoga to evolve and grow spiritually. There are some daily routine of the Ashram which is to be followed in order to stay in Ashram

There are many people staying in the Rishikesh ashram as volunteers and if you want to stay there as volunteer then you have to work as per the guidance of the Ashrams. Rishikesh Ashrams consist of only basic facilities with living quarters, dining hall, Yoga hall, library and gardens. There is no place or need for luxury in an Ashram.

Following is the list of Ashrams in Rishikesh

1. Parmarth Niketan

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Parmarth Niketan in Rishikesh

Rishikesh is the Yoga capital of the world and a famous tourist destination in Uttarakhand. The white water rafting is very famous in Rishikesh.

It is one of the top yoga centers in India and the biggest ashram in the area which is situated on the banks of the holy Ganges River. Ashram's evening Ganga aarti is popular. It has now blossomed over 70 years of its existence into the largest ashram in Rishikesh.

2. Sivananda Ashram

Shivananda Ashram, Rishikesh

Rishikesh is one of the most popular place in Uttarakhand. Many tourist visit Rishikesh every year for taking the adventurous experience of white water rafting. 

Swami Sivananda Ashram was founded by Swami Sivananda and comes under India's top yoga centers, which is run by the Divine Life Society. The ashram is located 3 kilometers from Rishikesh, on the way to Badrinath.

3. Omkarananda Ganga Sadan

Omkarananda ashram Rishikesh

Rishikesh is the perfect place for camping in Uttarakhand and a perfect weekend getaway. It is the one of the most beautiful place in Uttarakhand.

This ashram is located at the Muni ki Reti, on the banks of the Ganges River. Iyengar yoga is the specialty of this ashram. It has its own ghat where daily aarti is performed. Lectures on the Bhagavad Gita are also offered here. This ashram offers accommodation with river view rooms.

4. Sadhana Mandir and Swami Rama Sadhaka Grama Ashram

Sadhak Grama Ashram, Rishikesh

Rishikesh is the gateway of Garhwal Himalayas and also it is known as the Yoga capital of the world. It is known for its religious values and adventurous activities.

This ashram was founded in 1966 by Swami Rama, author of Living with the Himalayan Masters, and wrote many renowned spiritual books. There's a daily schedule of activities, as well as personalized instruction and individualized spiritual retreats.

5. Swami Dayananda Ashram

View of Swami Dayananda Ashram, Rishikesh.

Rishikesh is famous for its temples and religious belief that Hindu pilgrims have in their hearts. Yoga festival is a famous festival in Rishikesh. Every year there is an annual Yoga festival celebrated in the first weak of March since 1989.

Swami Dayananda Ashram is located in attractive surroundings around 10 minutes walk from the Ram Jhula area. The ashram was established during the 1960s by Swami Dayanand Saraswati. Vedic chanting is taught during the yoga and meditation courses. The ashram has more than 150 rooms with attached bathrooms.

6. Anand Prakash Ashram

Anand Prakash Ashram, Rishikesh

Rishikesh is the Yoga capital of the world and a famous tourist destination in Uttarakhand. The white water rafting is very famous in Rishikesh.

It was founded in 2007 by husband and wife team Chetana Panwar (a Canadian woman) and Yogirishi Vishvketu (who's studied Hatha and Raja yoga and Vedic healing arts, in northern India since childhood). They offer their own style of yoga called Akhanda Yoga. It's located in the Tapovan area.

7. Himalayan Yoga Ashram

Himalayan Yog Ashram, Rishikesh.

 Rishikesh is known as the pilgrimage town and regarded as one of the holiest places to Hindus. Many pilgrims visit Rishikesh every year. It is well connected by motorable roads. This ashram is famous for its great food, beautiful environment, and welcoming hosts. It is located in Village Tapovan, Near Water Tank.

8. Osho Ganga Dham Ashram

Osho Ganga Dham Ashram, Brahmapuri, Rishikesh

Rishikesh is located in the foothills of the Himalayas in northern India, and known as the "Gateway to the Garhwal Himalayas" and "Yoga Capital of the World".

The Osho Ganga Dham Ashram is situated on the Ganges River at Brahampuri, around 10 minutes drive from the Laxman Jhula area on Badrinath Road. Meditation practices are taught at the ashram, and meditation camps are offered throughout the year.

9. Phool Chatti Ashram

View of Phool Chatti Ashram Rishikesh - Learn Yoga and Meditation

Rishikesh has many places to see like it has many beautiful and religious temples and Ram Jhula and Lakshman Jhula. It also has many adventurous activities to do like rafting. camping, etc. 

This ashram is surrounded by mountains and gardens that’s why the name of this place is Phool Chatti which means "land of flowers". People come to this ashram for yoga, meditation, and internal peace. Different yoga courses are also offered by them. It is only 5 kilometers from Laxman Jhula.

10. Jai Ram Ashram

Jai Ram Ashram, Haridwar.

Rishikesh is one of the most popular places in Uttarakhand where you can reach easily because it is connected by the motorable roads. Many tourist visit Rishikesh every year for spending their holidays. 

The ashram was founded by Adi Guru Shri Jai Ram Maharaj in 1891. Later on, Shri Devendra Swarup Ji Maharaj renovated the entire premises. He added many things in the ashram like Homeopathic dispensary, Satsang Bhavan, and starts Sanskrit college in Rishikesh. It is at Mayakund road, Rishikesh near Triveni Ghat.

11. Madhuban Ashram

Back yard of Madhuban Ashram - Rishikesh

Rishikesh is the perfect weekend getaway for the peoples of Delhi NCR due to its less proximity. Camping and rafting is the most popular activity in Rishikesh. 

This ashram is devoted to Krishan Ji. You can enjoy the morning and evening aarti of Krishan Ji. They also have their own restaurant in the ashram. It is famous for its good hospitality. Tourists also love its location which is at Kailash Gate, Muni Ki Reti.

12. Swargashram

Temple and Ghats in Swargashram area in Rishikesh.

Rishikesh is the primary location for Hindu sages and saints. Hindu sages and saints have visited Rishikesh since ancient times to meditate in search of higher knowledge.

The ashram was built in the memory of Swami Vishudhanand, the saint better known as Kali Kamli Wala (the saint with a black blanket). It is very popular among foreign tourists mainly because of the ethnic touch. It is located at Gangapar, Ram Jhula.

13. Andhra Ashram

Andhra Ashram, Rishikesh

Rishikesh is the 7th most populated city in the Uttarakhand state of India. According to the 2011 census, Rishikesh had a population of 102,138.

Andhra Ashram is run by a group of south Indian people. Many festivals of south India are celebrated here. Tourists love to see that. It is located on Laxman Jhula road.

14. Nirmal Ashram

Nirmal Ashram, Rishikesh

It was founded by Mahant Buddha Singh Ji Maharaj in 1903; the ashram underwent tremendous growth and today is an important spiritual destination. It runs two schools and a hospital. To know more about the ashram just visit Nirmal Marg, Rishikesh.

15. Vanaprastha Ashram

Vanprastha Aahram, Rishikesh

Rishikesh is the Yoga capital of the world and a famous weekend getaway in Uttarakhand state of India. Baba Kali Kamli Wale is the founder of Vanaprastha Ashram. And it is located at swarg ashram, Rishikesh.

16. Kailash Ashram Rishikesh

 Ekabhishek (wiki): Kailash Ashram in Rishikesh

Rishikesh is one of the most popular places in Uttarakhand where you can reach easily because it is connected by the motorable roads. Many tourist visit Rishikesh every year for spending their holidays. 

Kailash Ashram is located in Muni Ki Reti, Rishikesh. This Ashram was established by Dhanraj Giri in 1880, and it was one of first large Ashrams in Rishikesh. Earlier many pilgirms were used to stop over here during Char Dham Yatra.

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