The Parmarth Niketan Ashram, Rishikesh: How to reach, Ganga Aarti timings

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The Parmarth Niketan Ashram is located in Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India, along the river Ganges. Swami Shukdevanandji Maharaj founded the ashram in 1942.

Parmarth Niketan is known for its peace and serenity which has been attracting pilgrims from India and across the world.

The daily ‘Hawan And Ganga Arti’ in morning and evening fills the place along with aesthetic appeal with devotional songs and prayers.

The perfect scenic view of the 14-feet-high statue of ‘Lord Shiva’ across the Ganges and the divine tree of kalpavriksha also increase the mystic vibes in the premises. Evening views are the most alluring ones with lit diyas floating in the river and the cold breeze coming across from the river. The ambience of the ashram is spiritually oriented where there is abundance of natural beauty and maintained lush green  garden. 

Parmarth Niketan is one of the largest ashrams in Rishikesh and welcomes diverse people from across the world.

Every year, large number of people visit from different cultures and places to attend the ‘International Yoga Festival’ which is held in the first week of March.

The puropse behind various activities of the ashram is to help pilgrims connect with their inner self and rejuvenate their senses and awaken their consciousness. The ashram provides a calm and serene refuge to devotees and patients alike. 

Location

Near Ramjhula bridge on the bank of Ganges at Swarg Ashram Rishikesh

Time of Aarti

6 p.m. to 7 p.m. in Summers

5:30 p.m. in winters

 

History

The ashram was founded in 1942 by Swami Shukhdevanand Saraswati. Since 1986, Swami Chidanand Saraswati Maharaj has been the president and also the spritual head of the Ashram. Also, Sadhvi Bhagwati Saraswati lives and teaches here from last 25 years.

How to Reach

  • Nearest Airport: Jolly grant Airport ( 31 km )
  • Driving time around: 1 hour
  • Nearest railway station: Rishikesh railway station ( 14 km )
  • Driving time: 16 min

Taxi/ Auto/ Vikram From bus stand to Ramjhula parking. From there you can cross the foot bridge by walking, after crossing the bridge turn right and walk through the market to clock tower which is in front of Parmarth Niketan.

Facilities

If you are looking to use accommodation here it is worth to booking in advance to ensure that there is space Ashram offers accomodation over 1000 rooms available

Food is not included in the cost. The garden and other facilities are available to be used by all. 

Activities

  • Morning and evening prayers
  • Yoga and meditation classes
  • Spiritual lecture programs
  • Bhajan kirtans

The ashram offers yoga programs from beginner to teacher training courses throughout the year. Additionally, there are frequent camps in which visitors come from all corners of the globe to take part in intensive courses  on yoga, meditation and other ancient Indian sciences. 

Treatments like acupuncture, stress management, Panchkarma, Music therapy, Reika are also available here for patients.

DT’s Travel Tips

  • Best time to visit Parmarth Niketan is from late September to November as this time the weather remains quite pleasant. 
  • Carry ons should include water bottles, sunscreen, and an umbrella. 
  • Do not pollute the surrounding in any circumstances. 
  • You could go shopping in nearby local markets. 

 

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