Omkarananda Ashram in Rishikesh

Omkarananda Ashram was founded in 1967 by noted Hindu sage H D Paramahamsa Omkarananda Saraswati, a great writer and philosopher. The ashram is located near Muni ki Reti on the banks of the holy River Ganga; it is close to the Laxman Jhula and Sivananda Nagar. All the ashrams founded by saint Omkarananda are in the form of temples where devotees can offer prayers and sing bhajans.

Omkarananda Ashram in Rishikesh

The Sage

Sri Swami Omkarananda Saraswati was a born sage from South India. At the age of 13 he left his home and reached Himalayas. In Himalayas, he met famous sage Sri Sivananda who recognised a divine wisdom, purity of heart and an embodiment of renunciation which made him to call him Bala Yogi or Bala Jnani. He was conferred with the title of Adhyatma Kavita - Bhaskara and was crowned with Sanyasa-Diksha at the age of seventeen by Sri Sivananda.


The Ashram

Apart from spiritual activities, meditation classes and yagnas are also organised in the ashram. It also runs charitable trusts such as Omkarananda Charitable Trust, Omkarananda Educational Society and Omkarananda Dharma Samsthan. This ashram works and contributes in social, spiritual, cultural and educational fields. People can also learn classical music and dance from the school located in the premises of the ashram. The ashram also teaches B K Iyengar’s Yoga for all. The ashram has all the circumstances, conditions and facilities required for development of Bhakti which is the rendering of the intensive selfless service and realisation of God in daily life and this was what preached by the great sage.

How to Reach Omkarananda Ashram

Nearest Railway Station: The nearest railway station to the ashram is Rishikesh railway station junction which is some 6 km from the Omkarananda Ashram. From the Rishikesh railway station head towards south at 79 m turn slight left towards Haridwar Road and at 900 m turn left at Rajsthani onto Haridwar Road Pass by petrol pump on the left in 1.0 Km. When you had walked for around 2.0 Km turn left onto Rishikesh – Tehri Road/NH 94 and at 600 m turn right onto Swami Omkarananda Saraswati Road and pass by Omkarananda Institute of Management and Technology (on the left in 1.0 Km) and you will find the Ashram on the left at 1.3 Km.

Nearest Bus Depot: From the bus depot head towards Haridwar Road and towards east on Nirmal Aashram Road for 600m and turn left at Girnari Lal Jugmandar Das Jain Shop onto Haridwar Road and Pass by the Petrol Pump on the left in 500 m when you walk on the same road for 1.6 Km turn left onto Rishikesh-Tehri Road/NH94 and after walking for 600m turn right onto Swami omkarananda Saraswati Road and Pass by the Omkarananda Institute of Management and Technology on the left in 1.0 Km and you will find the ashram at 1.3 Km.

Nearest Airport: The nearest airport is Jolly grant airport, yamnotri which is some 14 Km from the Omkarananda Ashram. From the Jolly Grant Airport, Yamnotri head south towards Dehradun Rishikesh Road at 200 m take the 1st left on to Dehradun Rishikesh Road and pass by Amrapali Aadya Trading & Investment Pvt Ltd on the right at 15.5 Km. At 15.7 Km, when you reach the Prabhat Transport Co continue onto Dehradun Road and pass by Puri Hospital on the left in 750 m and at 1.8 Km turn left at vna infrastructure onto Haridwar Road Pass by petrol pump on the right and at 1.8 Km turn left onto Rishikesh – Tehri Road/NH 94 and at 600 m turn right onto Swami Omkarananda Saraswati Road and pass by Omkarananda Institute of Management and Technology (on the left in 1.0 Km) and you will find the Ashram on the left at 1.3 Km.


Omkarananda Ashram in Rishikesh Address
Omkarananda Shanta Durga Mandir
Swami Omkarananda Saraswati Marg
PO Shivanandanagar, Muni-ki-reti
Via Rishikesh, Dist. Tehri Garhwal
Uttarakhand 249 192
Telephone: +91 135 2430713/2430911
Fax: +91 135 2431531
Email: info@omkarananda-ashram.org or omkara@vsnl.com
Website: www.omkarananda-ashram.org

Accommodation near Omkarananda Ashram


Here are the details of some hotels near Omkarananda Ashram.

Hotel Adarsh

Bh Yatra Bus Stand
Rishikesh, Uttarakhand 249409
Ph.: +0135 6980298, +91- 9412005983, +91-9410134854

GreenPetal Leisure Palace Hotel
Badrinath Road, Near Laxman Jhula
Rishikesh, Uttarakhand 249192
Ph.: 91-9990706200
Website: www.LeisurePalaceRishikesh.com

Hotel Ajanta Continental
101 Rajpur Road, Near Rishikesh Public School
Rishikesh, Uttarakhand 249 201
Ph.: +0135-2749595

Garhwal Hotel And Restaurant
Near Bagla Petrol Pump, Laxman Jhula Road
Rishikesh, Uttarakhand 249409
Ph.: +0135 2432234
Website: Not available

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