Ashram of Rishikesh

Ashrams of Rishikesh

Rishikesh is a centre of saints and sages. Situated on the banks of Ganges, this pilgrimage centre also houses a number of Ashrams. People from near and far come to seek peace of mind in the Ashrams of Rishikesh . Many ashrams in Rishikesh provide courses on Yoga or meditation. 

Rishikesh is known worldwide for its Yoga and Meditation ashrams. Ashrams in Rishikesh create an unparalleled sense of asceticism. Truly Rishikesh is the birthplace of yoga and a place to learn about other aspects of Hinduism.

Some of the Ashrams in Rishikesh are as:

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Swami Dayananda Ashram

This ashram is situated on the banks of the Holy Ganga. Swami Dayananda Ashram is a unique centre for the study of Vedanta and Sanskrit. There is a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva as Gangadharesvara facing the Ganga in this ashram. The main lecture hall also faces the Ganga. There is a library with more than 5000 titles on the different subjects, i.e. Vedanta, Sanskrit Grammar, Indian and the western philosophies. There is also a Yoga studio, where the regular Iyengar Yoga camps are conducted. Also a visual percept of scenic beauty is available from this ashram.

Parmarth Niketan

Parmarth Niketan is a real spiritual haven, lying on the holy banks of river Ganga in the lap of the Himalaya. This is the largest ashram in Rishikesh, offering its thousands of pilgrims a clean, pure and sacred atmosphere as well as rich, beautiful gardens. With over 1,000 rooms, the facilities are a perfect mixture of modern amenities and spiritual simplicity. Entirely the tranquil atmosphere to this ashram helps to realise the godly calmness.  

Sri Ved Niketan Ashram

On the eastern side of river Ganga, Sri Ved Niketan Ashram has its existence. The style taught in this ashram is similar to Bihar School of Yoga. The classes add to gentle warm ups for the joints, a few asanas and pranayama. A one month course held in this ashram covers asana, pranayama and yoga and Hindu philosophy. This is held seven times a year.

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Sivananda Ashram

Sivananda Ashram is part of the Divine Life Society but is different to the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Ashrams and Centres located around the world. Sivananda Ashram has three living gurus, direct disciples of Swami Sivananda. They are Chidananda, Brahmananda and Krishnananda. Tourists must receive a permission prior to their visit to the Ashram if they wish to stay here.


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