Yogoda Satsanga Sakha Ashram, Photo: yssashram.org

Yogoda Satsanga Sakha Ashram

About Yogoda Satsanga Sakha Ashram

Yogoda Satsanga Sakha Ashram at Dwarahat was inaugurated in 1983, which serves to disseminate the teachings of our Gurudeva and Founder, Sri Sri Paramahansa Yogananda in the Indian subcontinent. Self-Realization Fellowship (SRF), a sister organization of YSS, spreads Paramahansaji’s teachings in the rest of the countries across the world.  

The mountainous region around Dwarahat is hallowed with the memories of Mahavatar Babaji, the first in the line of the YSS Gurus, who revived the ancient  technique of Kriya Yoga in 1861, and made it available to the world through his exalted disciple Sri Sri Lahiri Mahasaya.


YSS has built a small shrine, named ‘Babaji Smriti Bhavan,’ at the place near Dunagiri mountain where Babaji initiated Lahiri Mahasaya into the sacred science of Kriya Yoga. Very close to this shrine is the cave where the first meeting of Lahiri Mahasaya with Babaji took place. The cave is now renovated by YSS. Both the places are deeply revered by all devotees, and are open for meditation for YSS/SRF devotees.

The Ashram premises include a Dhyana Mandir, a small Radha-Krishna temple, Reception, Book Room, Guest rooms (with Kitchen and Dining facilities) for YSS/SRF devotees.


The Ashram welcomes all YSS/SRF devotees to participate in individual as well as group retreats conducted by sannyasis. The conducted retreats include periods of silence, practice of Energization Exercises and group meditations every morning and evening, review of the meditation techniques and classes on “How-to-Live” principles as taught by Yoganandaji. The Ashram is open for individual retreats all year round. Please book your stay for both conducted and individual retreats well in advance.

Near Kalika Devi Temple1.5 kms from Dwarahat
1.5 kms
From Dwarahat Taxi Service, Dwarhat
Free Entry
2 hr
9:00 am
5:00 pm

Yogoda Satsanga Sakha Ashram in Dwarahat

Visiting Hours: Open all day from 9 am to 5 pm
Dhyana Mandir: Meditation hall is open all day for private meditation.

Schedule of services:
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. (Except Thursday and Sunday)
4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (Thursday)
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. (Sunday Satsanga)
5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. (Sunday)

Upcoming Events at Yogoda Ashram in Dwarahat 2018

July 2018: Yatra to Mahavatar Babaji's Cave
On the occassion of Babaji's Smriti Divas on July 25th, a Yatra to Babaji’s cave will be organized. The procession starts at 8:00 a.m. from the Ashram. A meditation service, bhajan session, and bhandara will be organized at the cave. The evening meditation will be conducted at the Ashram.

September 26 - 30: Annual Programme, YSS Dwarahat Ashram
The Annual Function of Dwarahat Ashram will be conducted during September 26 –30. As a part of these celebrations, we shall conduct Kriya Yoga dikshaon September 30. Devotees who wish to visit Babaji’s cave should plan to stay for one extra day before or after the Function, and therefore should plan to arrive on September 23 or 24 or leave on October 2, after the Function. 

YSS/SRF Lesson students who practice daily meditation as taught in the lessons are welcome to stay in the ashram for spiritual renewal by participating in daily routine of the ashram.
Functions and Activities
Each year the Ashram conducts 2 eye camps (March and October), 2 medical camps (April and November), a Pada Yatra to Babaji's Cave, a Conducted Retreat in March, a Sadhana Sangam with Kriya Yoga Diksha during September 26-30, Mahavatar Babaji Smriti Divas Procession to the Babaji's Cave on July 25, and Guruji's birthday with a procession to town with YSS Dwarahat School students and devotees in the morning, bhajans by local people at the Ashram in the evening and the commemoration service at night on January 5.

Yogoda Satsanga Sakha Ashram Address and Contact Details

Dwarahat 263653
Dist. Almora, Uttarakhand
Phones: (05966) 244271, 244671, 9756082167
Call Timing: 8:30 a.m - 4:30 p.m
E-mail: yssdwarahat@gmail.com
Click here for Official Website

Other Ashrams of YSS  are in Dakshineswar, Ranchi and Noida.

Location of Yogoda Satsanga Sakha Ashram

Yogoda Satsanga Sakha Ashram is located in Near Kalika Devi Temple ( 1.5 kms from Dwarahat).

Location & How to Reach Yogoda Satsanga Sakha Ashram

About Dwarahat: Dwarahat is a small town in Almora district in the Kumaon region of Uttrakhand. The climate is cool all round the year and is especially cold in the winter months (November-February).

By Road: Dwarahat is connected to various cities in North India. (About 400 km from Delhi, 475 km from Lucknow, 450 km from Dehradun, 375 km from Haridwar, and 38 km from Ranikhet).

Road Route from Delhi: Delhi - KathgodamBhimtalBhowali – Garampani – Khairna – Ranikhet - Dwarahat

By Train: Kathgodam is the nearest Railway Station. It is well connected by trains from Delhi, Kolkota, Lucknow, Jammu and Dehradun. From here you can go by a private taxi or by a share taxi or by bus. The ashram is around 120 km.

More Details on How to reach Dwarahat - Distance Chart of Dwarahat

Location of Yogoda Ashram in Dwarahat

The YSS Ashram is located about 1.5 km from the Dwarahat town and is surrounded by pine forest on all sides. On the way from town to the Ashram, to the right is the Government Rest House where Sri Daya Mataji had stayed during her visit to the cave in 1963-64 as the YSS ashram had not been built then.

Read How to Reach guide for Dwarahat.

What is Yogoda Satsanga Sakha Ashram famous for?

Yogoda Satsanga Sakha Ashram is popular place for following activities/ interests - Ashrams, Pilgrimage, Religious, Yoga and Meditation.

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