Sivananda Ashram

Sivananda Ashram Rishikesh

The Sivananda Ashram, Rishikesh is one of the first ashrams in India that introduced the science of yoga to the Western world. The ashram is the spiritual manifestation of the divine mission of the founder, Swami Sivananda. Dating back to 1936, the ashram was started as a yoga retreat. It is blessed with ambiance of divine feel.


The Sivananda Ashram was founded in 1936 by Swami Sivananda. Born in the Brahmin family in Tamil Nadu, Swami Sivanand Ji was a healer before he adopted the yogic principles and started imparting his knowledge to masses. He is one of the reputed leaders in the world of yoga.

The Sivananda Ashram is the headquarters and spiritual focal point of the worldwide organization called "The Divine Life Society". The Society encompasses more than 300 branches around the world. They have devotees in India and abroad.

Dedicated to the service of all, Sivananda Ashram offers free accommodation and meals for the spiritual aspirants. The ashram offers numerous of activities for seekers of spirituality at all levels and backgrounds. Do not miss to attend the Ganga Aarti at the ashram. Learn about Yoga and sadhana and work to strengthen their powers which will further the spiritual progress. The serene location inspires guests to make connection with the divine. Take a break from chaotic lifestyle and indulge in the simple life of the ashram participating in the various programs offered.


The Sivananda Ashram offers free accommodation. Offering the basic requirements of a spiritual aspirant enjoy a comfortable stay. The limited options of lodging in the ashrams result in a short stay. The guest savor the tranquil ambiance and to participate in the daily regular activities including the early morning Meditation and night Satsang of the Ashram.

Meals are served for the guests in the ashram. The food cooked is pure and sattvic, conducive to spiritual practice. Breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as tea in the afternoon are served at the dining hall. Non-vegetarian food, smoking or drinking are not permitted in the Ashram.

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