Sri Raman Ashram

Sri Raman Ashram in Tiruvannamalai

Situated approximately 2 kilometers from the main Tiruvannamalai Ashram, Sri Raman Ashram is a beautiful home of peace and serenity which is augmented by spiritual aura emanating from divine presence of Sri Raman Maharishi.

Adorning the foot of the Arunachal Hill, the ashram was home to Raman Maharishi from 1922 until his death in 1950. The ashram gradually grew in size from the size a small hut. Today it is place to practice spirituality, contemplation and meditation for hundreds of visitors, as directed by the teachings Sri Raman. The ashram also has a publication department which publishes books in many languages, highlighting the teachings of the Maharishi.

Some of the daily activities of the ashram include prayers, meditation, chanting, mostly in the Samadhi Hall where the mortal remains of Sri Raman Maharishi are enshrined. Besides, a daily kitchen also serve vegetarian meals to hundreds of visitors who come to the ashram every day.

Accommodation facilities at the ashram

Other structures situated within and around the ashram are

The New Hall

The Old Hall

Matrubhuteshwara Temple

Sri Maharishi’s Samadhi

The Dining Hall



The Nirvana Room

Guest Rooms


Book Store

Sri Raman Library


Virupaksha Cave

How to Reach

Sri Raman Ashram can be accessed through various routes. However, there is no domestic airport in Tiruvannamalai and the nearest airport is the Chennai airport, which is situated at a distance of 165 kilometers. The next nearest airport to reach the Ashram is Bangalore International Airport.

The city of Tiruvannamalai is well-connected to different parts of the country by railways and roads. Trains are available from the cities like Katpadi, Villupuram, Madurai, Tirupati, Kharahgpur and Purulia to reach here.

Besides, trains are also available from other major cities outside the state. You can reach Sri Raman Ashram by cabs, taxis, buses and private vehicles from other towns and cities around Tiruvannamalai.

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