Ashrams in Rishikesh

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 place where people go on spiritual or religious retreats. 

In Rishikesh there are many ashrams with different facilities which are they are:

1. Parmarth Niketen

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

It 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

It is located at the Muni ki Reti, on the banks of the Ganges River. Iyengar yoga is the speciality 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

It 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

It is located in attractive surroundings around 10 minutes walk from the Ram Jhula area. 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

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 the 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

This ashram is famous for great food, beautiful environment, and welcoming hosts. It is located in Village Tapovan, Near Water Tank.

8. Osho Ganga Dham Ashram

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

It is surrounded by mountains and garden 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

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

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

12. Swargashram

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 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

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

15. Vanprastha Ashram

Baba Kali Kamli Wale is the founder of Vanprastha Ashram. And it is located at swarg ashram, Rishikesh.

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