Monday, April 6, 2015

thirteen (13) Best Place For Yoga and Meditation In Rishikesh ..

1-Swargashram trust – Swargashram (Heavenly Adobe) as the name connotes is a beautiful place situated in picturesqe surroundings at the foot of Himalayas on the left bank of the Ganges between Rishikesh and Laxmanjhula .The climate of the spots is superb all the year round including excellent health and satwik living. It is this spot where from ages of yore the famous Yogis and Rishis have been doing the Tapasya. Mention of this spot especially occurs in the Puranas at many place.

AIM AND OBJECT- The chief aim in establishing this institution has been to provide all sorts of facilities for spiritual benefit of all persons of religious bent of mind who stay here in purposing a path of renunciation and devotion according to the rules and regulations of the Ashram. To fulfil this aim the Ashram is managed by a Trust Committee.

2- Parmarth Niketen Ashram- most famous yoga ashram in rishikesh. Parmarth Niketan is a true spiritual haven, lying on the holy banks of Mother Ganga in the lap of the lush Himalayas. It is the largest ashram in Rishikesh, providing its thousands of pilgrims who come from all corners of the Earth with a clean, pure and sacred atmosphere as well as destockmark, beautiful gardens. With over 1,000 rooms, the facilities are a perfect blend of modern amenities and traditional, spiritual simplicity.
3.Sivananda Ashram -Another of India’s top yoga centers, Sivananda Ashram was founded by Swami Sivananda and is run by the Divine Life Society. Teachings are based around the five points of yoga — postures, breathing, relaxation, meditation, and diet. Free yoga and meditation classes are offered daily. However, accommodations (which are also provided free of charge, along with food) are only available to serious spiritual seekers who need to apply at least a month in advance. The ashram is located 3 kilometers from Rishikesh

4-Gita Ashram -Gita Ashram founded by swami vedvyasanand ji .the most famous internation cheritabal trust in rishikesh .also free Brings out Hindi monthly magazine Gita-Sandesh, publishes tracts, btochures and treatise on spiritual topics and books on philosophy, religious etc. for the causeof Hinduism and promote universal brotherhood and spread the message of Lord Krishna to help attain the goal of life.

5-Maharsi Ashram(the beatls ashram )-The Beatles ashram is officially closed now & the whole area is under Government control. Still there are old buildings of ashram is there. No one is living here right now. This ashram is now famous as Beatles ashram. Ashram is officially closed. Still the construction is safe. Its very hard to find the location of Beatles Ashram. The Beatles Ashram is located in Swargashram area. There is road from the Ram Jhula which has Gita Bhawan & Parmath NIketan Ashram. At the end of that road you will see old closed iron gate of The Beatles Ashram.The Beatles ashram is 700 meters far from Parmarth Niketan Ashram & 1 kms far from Ram Jhula. The Ashram is around 04 kms far from Rishikesh Railway Station. & 3 kms far from Lakshman Jhula..

6-Ved Niketan Ashram - Across the river on the Eastern side of the Ganges, turn right after the footbridge and it’s a five minute walk. The classes offer gentle yoga style similar to the Bihar School of Yoga and classes cover gentle warm ups for the joints, a few asanas and some pranayama. Meditation classes are offered too. Classes are held morning and evening in the big central hall. One month courses held seven times a year, and cover asana, pranayama and yoga and Hindu philosophy. It is not obligatory to participate in the classes, bhajans or satsangs in order to stay on the grounds.

7-Madhuban Ashram -madhuban ashram is most beutiful ashram in rishikesh . ashram has beutiful krishna tempal

8- Kelasanand Mison trust-.Swami Kailashananda was born in Kanpur in Northern India in 1913 and was a contemporary and friend of Mahatma Gandhi. He practiced law before renouncing worldly life and being ordained as a monk in the holy city of Varanasi. He practiced yoga and austerities in the solitude of the Himalayas for many years, mastering the nine forms of yoga: Raja, Kundalini, Bhakti, Mantra, Tantra, Yantra, Jnana, Karma and Hatha. He served as a doctor at the Forest Health Clinic at the Sivananda Ashram in Rishikesh before establishing his own Ashrams. Over the years, he made countless trips back-and-forth between his Ashrams in India and America to serve his students.

9-Gita Bhwan Ashram -Gita Bhawan is situated on the banks of the holy river Ganges, amidst the Himalayan mountains at Swargashram, Rishikesh. It consists of a very large complex comprising discourse halls and over 1000 rooms available free of charge for the stay of devotees. Regular discourses are organised. A large number of devotees visit and stay here for holy Ganges dip, listening to discourses and sadhana & meditation. During the summer months (end -April to early-July), day-long special Satsang programs are arranged and devotees flock in thousands to attend it.For the convenience of the devotees, simple vegetarian food, kitchen & grocery items and Indian sweets are available at very moderate price. Other conveniences include Laxmi-Narayan Tample, free ferry boat service, Gita Press book shop, cloth shop, Ayurvedic department, etc. Saints are provided free food and cloth.In the Ayurvedic department, medicines are prepared according to scriptures from Himalayan herbs using Ganges water. They are distributed by the free dispensary and are available for sale also.The ancient Banyan tree within the complex deserves mention. It has been a site for penance of various saints like Swami Ramtirth. Presently, the tree and the surrounding woods on the banks of the Ganges, offer many quiet and peaceful spots for sadhana and meditation. Two well-built bathing-ghats in front of Gita Bhawan 1 and 3 provide young and old, the opportunity for a holy dip in the Ganges.

10- Yoga Niketan Ashram -Yoga Niketan was founded by Swami Yogeshwaranand Paramahans, a renowned master of Raj Yoga. The teachings of this ashram, which is located in the Muni-Ki-Reti area of Rishikesh, are based solely on eight fold path as per the Patanjali yoga shastra. The ashram requires a minimum stay of 15 days for any of its courses. However, it also has a commercially run guesthouse that’s available for shorter stays, and guests can attend daily classes at the ashram. Room rates start from 500 rupees a day, per person, for Indians and 900 rupees a day for foreigners.

11-omkarananda sadan -Omkarananda Ganga Sadan, the guesthouse of the Omkarananda Ashram Himalayas, is home to the Patanjala Yoga Kendra yoga center. Iyengar yoga classes are the specialty there. The center is located at the Muni-ki-Reti area of Rishikesh, on the banks of the Ganges river. It has its own ghat, and a daily aarti is performed. Daily (except Sundays) yoga classes are open to everyone but reservations need to be made months in advance for the intensive yoga courses. Lectures on the Bhagavad Gita are also offered. Accommodations are reasonably priced and clean, and many rooms have river views.

12 -Swami Dayananda Ashram-This ashram was established during the 1960s by Swami Dayananda Saraswati, an internationally recognized teacher of Vedanta and scholar of Sanskrit. It’s located in picturesque surroundings, around 10 minutes walk from the Ram Jhula area. Regular residential courses are conduced there, with focus on Bhagavad Gita and the ten principal Upanishads. Vedic chanting is also taught during the courses. In addition, visiting teachers conduct Iyengar yoga retreats (suitable for beginners and intermediate students) at the ashram. The ashram has more than 150 rooms with attached bathrooms. However, accommodations are provided for course students only. The ashram doesn’t run a guesthouse.

13- Phool Chatti Ashram -Phool Chatti ashram was founded in the late 1800s (yes, it’s more than 120 years old) and is located a peaceful 5 kilometers upriver from Laxman Jhula. The ashram is renowned for its frequent seven day yoga and meditation program. The teachings are different from many others as they focus on the full spectrum of the yogic path and ashram life, not just asanas (postures). Students will get to experience meditation, breathing (pranayama), cleansing, chanting, mauna (silence), pooja (worship), kirtan (sacred singing), and other important aspects of the yogic path. There are opportunities for meditative walks amongst nature as well.


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