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ashrams in india

Ritco ToursAshrams in ancient India, were Hindu hermitages where sages used to live in peace and tranquility amidst nature. Their purpose apart from performing sacrifices and penances was also to use them for the purpose of education. Children were sent to them to be educated. Many Ashrams thus served as Gurukuls or schools as well.


Haidakhan :
Haidakhan is said to be the "most sacred spot on earth". Set amidst the sacred Mount Kailash, known as abode of the gods, dominates the valley. The cave below the Mount Kailash is said to be the home to Babaji for hundreds of years. Babaji sat here for continuously 45 days without eating or drinking. Those looking for a peace of mind and soul, Haidakhan is the perfect place for them.

How to Reach ?
Go to Haldwani (by bus, train or taxi). From Haldwani several types of transports are arranged for the tourists depending on the season.



Dharamshala - Chinmaya Tapovan :
Ritco Tours Set about 10 km from Dharamsala in the state of Himachal Pradesh on the banks of the rivulet Bindu Saras, is the ashram complex of Chinmaya Tapovan. Established by the late Swami Chinmayananda, a noted exponent of the Gita, this ashram is one of the most ideal places on earth to attain peace. The complex houses a 9m high image of Lord Hanuman, a beautiful Rama Temple, a meditation hall, a school, and a health and recreation centre.

How to Reach ?
Dharmshala being the nearest town, the nearest airport is at Gaggal, 13 km from the town. The nearest broad gauge railhead is at Pathankot. National Highway 1 and National Highway 1A connect Dharamsala to Pathankot and Jalandhar. Dharamsala is also well connected by road to other places in Himachal.

» Activities
Meditation and Spiritual activities.



Aurobindo Ashram (Auroville) :
Auroville in Pondicherry is well connected to rest of India by rail and road. Located about 10 kms north of Pondicherry, in South India, Auroville is an ideal place to sooth your soul. Chennai is the nearest metropolitan city, which makes it more easily accessible from any part of India and world. Auroville is a unique international community, its goal being the transformation of life into the Supra mental consciousness. Shaped on the teaching of Sri Aurbindo and Sri Maa (mother), Aurovilian Mita Radhakrishnan offers an insider's view of the inner path.

How to Reach ?
Can be easily accessed from Pondicherry. Pondicherry is well connected to rest of India by air, rail and road via Chennai.

» Activities
Yoga & Meditation, Spiritual Activities.



Sai Baba Ashram at Puttaparthi :
Ritco ToursA three hour rail service between Bangalore and Puttaparthi is available. Besides, once the Puttaparthi-Dharmavaram link is completed by end-2001, Northern Railway too will run direct trains to Puttaparthi. The nearest airports to the ashram are Puttaparthi that is about 6 km and at Bangalore.

The ashram of Sathya Sai Baba at Puttaparthi believes in fostering ananda (bliss), to wean people away from vice, mitigate suffering and want.The ashram, Prashanthi Nilayam, is situated at Puttaparthi in India's southern state of Andhra Pradesh. Seventy-five years ago, Puttaparthi was just a village of two lanes; today, it is a famous town developed almost single-handedly by Sathya Sai Baba.

Prashanthi Nilayam is a large, well-planned ashram, bearing everywhere the stamp of its reality founder - Shri Sathya Sai Baba. You will find several excellently maintained temples there, a kalpavriksha ('wish-fulfilling tree) and a 'meditation tree', and a lovely, airy high-domed darshan hall where the Swami meets his devotees. There also is within the sprawling complex a post office, a public relations desk, a canteen and even a bakery.

How to Reach ?
Being close to Bangalore, this Ashram is easily accessed by air, rail or road.

» Activities
Yoga, meditation and spiritual activities.


:: Ashrams in India ::
Haidakhan   |   Chinmaya Tapovan   |   Aurobindo Ashram   |   Sai Baba Ashram
Osho Ashram   |   Ramakrishna Ashram   |   Ashrams in Rishikesh






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