Swarg Ashram

Swarg Ashram is bedecked on the eastern banks of river Ganga. It is one such ashram which is one of the oldest and popular ashrams of Rishikesh. Due to the presence of such several temples and ashrams, many pilgrims visit the lively town of Rishikesh.

  • Nestled in the holy city of Rishikesh, Swarg Ashram is a place for yogis and for those who are seeking spirituality.
  • The ashram is quite popular among the foreign tourists as it encapsulates the Indian spiritualism.
  • Many foreign nationalists visit this place for “Yoga Tours” and to study “Ayurvedic Medicines”.

About Swarg Ashram:

  • Swami Atma Prakash established this Ashram. It is an institution which aims to create a balance between the body, mind and soul.
  • The ashram houses two buildings namely- Akash Ganga and Dani Kothi.
  • Akash Ganga is a guesthouse, which has a spacious Yoga hall and canteen.
  • While, Dani Kothi is an administrative building. It is comprising of a dining hall that is often used as a lecture hall. (Video)

Swarg Ashram- A place for uplifting spiritual knowledge:

  • Atma Prakash established Swarg Ashram for the upliftment of spiritual knowledge.
  • Devotees built it in the memory of Swami Vishnuanand. He was popular as the Kali Kamliwala (the saint with a black blanket).
  • The ashram comprises of
    • residential cells
    • temples
    • cafes
    • shopping
    • complexes
    • parks
    • libraries
    • Ayurvedic dispensaries
    • Meditation centres
    • Sanskrit schools
    • hotels
    • and restaurants that a trust maintains, which is “Kali Kamliwala Kshetra”.
  • The followers of Swami Vishnuanand organize and run by  the trust.

Facilities and Amenities Offered:

  • Swarg Ashram offers free stay, free breakfast and dinner to the Sadhus and Mahatmas living there.
  • The ashram has a library that boasts a huge collection of religious, cultural and spiritual books.
  • It also has a hospital that offers free treatment to saints, mahatmas and pilgrims.
  • The Ayurvedic medicines given here are prepared by the experienced doctors.
  • The Ashram also runs a school called “Sanskrit Vidyalaya”. It imparts free education and provides meals to the poor students.
  • Ashram authorities run Modern School, another educational institution. It provides primary and secondary education in English and Hindi.

Religious Activities held at Swarg Ashram:

  • There are lots of temples and ashrams inside Swarg-Ashram premises. Several religious activities like bhajan, kirtan, meditation, aarti are held here daily.
  • The ashram also sees several processions, holy chanting, birth and death ceremonies that are performed in this Ashram.

How to Reach Swargashram:

  • The Ashram is located near Ram Jhula in Rishikesh. One can easily reach here on foot from Ram Jhula.
  • Rishikesh railway station at 3 km away is the nearest railhead.
  • And Jolly Grant airport at 22 km is the closest air connectivity from here.

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