An Ashram can be defined as a 'religious hermitage' which directs you to choose a path where you can empower and explore your heart and soul from the deep inside. Thus, Ashrams in India play an important part in spiritual rejuvenation and self transformation with the means of various practices such as yoga, meditation and music etc. in the lap of Mother Nature. Here you will get an insight to some of the famous ashrams of India working for the spiritual and moral upliftment of the people.
  • Ananda Ashram- Nestled amidst the panoramic landscapes and lush green atmosphere, Anand Ashram is an ideal place in the Sals of Rishikesh. Overlooking river Ganga, the ashram serves as a great center for yoga, meditation and ayurveda. Founded by Swami Kriyananda, the main objective of the ashram is "universal love and service based upon a vision of divinity in all beings and creatures of the world". The Ananda Ashram basically emphasizes on imparting good health and self-realization.
  • Amritapuri Ashram - Situated in the serene atmosphere across the backwaters of Kerala, it is a mystical place where people from all the corners of the world come to seek blessings of the divine soul-Mata Amritanandamayi Devi or Amma. Her spiritual appeal and selfless service inspires and draws millions of devotees to some in the ashram to obtain peace of body and mind.
  • Sri Aurbindo Ashram- Established in 1955 by the Mother Mirra and Sri Aurbindo, the ashram works upon the ideology of developing healthy body and mind by the power of yoga and meditation. The ashram is situated in Pondicherry.
  • Ramakrishna Ashram- It was founded by Swami Vivekanand in 1897 to preach the philosophy of Sri Ramakrishna of seeking God in man by offering selfless service to the needy.
Besides the above mentioned, there are also some other beautiful ashrams in India which are equally praiseworthy in their services and practices to serve humanity and to help mankind. Some of them are Gandhrav Ashram in Ahmadabad, Sai Baba Ashram in Andhra Pradesh, Radhaswami Ashram in Punjab, Iskon in Vrindavan, Osho Dham in Pune and many more.

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