Sivananda Ashram is one of the most reputed ashrams in Rishikesh. Sivananda Ashram is located in Muni Ki Reti area near Ram Jhula. Sivanada Ashram was founded in 1936 by Swami Sivananda. Sivananda Ashram is also known as Divine Life Society. Swami Sivananda was born in 1887 at Pattamadai town which is located in Tamil Nadu state of India. He became doctor and went to Malaysia (which was under british rule) and served as doctor over there for 10 years. He was more interested into spirituality so he left job and came back to India in 1923. Later he became sanyasi and started living in Rishikesh. Swami Sivananda wrote more than 300 books on various subjects. Swami Sivananda’s books mainly contains Yoga and Vedanta.
Sivananda Ashram Rishikesh is head quarter of The Divine Life Society. The Divine Life Society has more than 300 branches across the world. Swami Sivananda also established Yoga-Vedanta Forest Academy in 1948. Yoga-Vedanta Forest Academy is focused on training on Yoga and Vedanta. Swami Vishnudevananda who was student of Swami Sivananda started Yoga Vedanta Centers across the world at more than 60 locations.
Swami Sivanada took Mahasamadhi in 1963 at Sivananda Ashram, Rishikesh. There is shrine located inside the ashram. Sivananda Ashram Rishikesh contains Shrine of Sivananda, Temple, Bhajan Hall, Book Stall, Hospital, Guest houses for guest as well as Yoga Vedanta Forest Academy students. Accommodation and studies on Yoga Vedanta is free for the serious students.
At Sivananda Ashram are yoga and meditation classes are organized daily. In evening bhajan & Ganga Aarti is also organized. There is also small museum near the River Ganga where Swami Sivananda’s personal items are saved. To contact Sivananda Ashram you can call on +91-135-2430040 / 2431190 or email them at “firstname.lastname@example.org”.
How to reach: Sivananda Ashram is located very close to Ram Jhula in Muni Ki Reti. Ashram is accessible by road and has its own parking. Small vehicle mini van type vehicle can enter from front gate near Ram Jhula while bigger vehicle can enter from back side gate.
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