March 23, 2016

Sivananda Ashram - Rishikesh

Site Name: Sivananda Ashram
Site Type: Hindu Ashram
Location:  Rishikesh, Uttarakhand state, India
Highlights: An important landmark of Rishikesh
Nearest Railway Station: Haridwar
Nearest Airport: Dehradun - 35 kms from Haridwar
How to reach: Well connected by road 
Hotel: A lot of options including low cost and free accommodation such as ashrams
Restaurants: Varieties of options - but only vegetarian

Rishikesh is a religious town located near Haridwar on the banks of the beautiful Ganges river in Uttarakhand state of India. The town is an ancient city and has so many travel attractions such as rafting, hiking, heritage tour, temples, river, etc. Let us explore an important site called Sivananda Ashram in this article.

Sivananda Ashram is located on the banks of the river Ganga in the outskirts of Rishikesh. It was founded by Swami Sivananda Saraswati in 1936 CE.

Swami Sivananda, who was born in the southern part of India, was a Hindu spiritual leader and Yoga Guru. He spent most part of his life in Rishikesh.

Today, Sivananda Ashram serves as a place for the devotees to get trained and practice Yoga and also there are cottages available for the devotees. 

The Ashram located in a serene locality gives divine feeling for sure. The building is surround by many trees and is located right on the banks of the beautiful Ganga river. The holy samadhi of Swamiji is located in the Ashram. The first floor has an idol of Shiva Linga. Near the Samadhi, the metal idol of Vishnu and a big statue of Swami are situated.

Happy travelling.

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