Parmarth Niketan

The largest ashram in Rishikesh

Lying on the holy banks of the Ganges in the lap of the lush Himalayas, Parmarth Niketan is a true, spiritual haven. It is the largest ashram in Rishikesh - the City of the Divine.

Parmarth Niketan is the largest ashram in Rishikesh. Parmarth Niketan provides its thousands of pilgrims – who come from all corners of the Earth – with a clean, pure and sacred atmosphere as well as abundant, beautiful gardens. With over 1,000 rooms, the facilities are a perfect blend of modern amenities and traditional, spiritual simplicity.

The daily activities at Parmarth Niketan include morning universal prayers, daily yoga and meditation classes, daily satsang and lecture programs, kirtan, world renowned Ganga aarti at sunset, as well as Nature Cure and Ayurvedic treatment and training.

Additionally, there are frequently special cultural and spiritual programs given by visiting revered saints, acclaimed musicians, spiritual and social leaders and others.

Further, there are frequent camps in which pilgrims come from across the world to partake in intensive courses on yoga, meditation, pranayama, stress management, acupressure, Reiki and other ancient Indian sciences. Parmarth Niketan hosts the annual International Yoga Festival from the 1st-7th of March every year, in cooperation with the Government of Uttarakhand.

Parmarth Niketan’s charitable activities and services make no distinctions on the basis of caste, color, gender, creed or nationality. Instead they emphasize unity, harmony, peace, global integrity, health, and the holistic connection between the body, mind and spirit.

True to its name, Parmarth Niketan is dedicated to the welfare of all. Everything is open and free to all.

Upcoming 2011 courses:

- Beginner Foundation Yoga (10 days)
- Beginner Intensive Yoga (2 weeks)
- Intensive Yoga (4 weeks)
- Yoga Teacher Training With Ayurveda (5 weeks)
- Kriya Yoga & Meditation (10 days)
- Yoga In The Bhagavad Gita & Yoga Sutras Of Patanjali (10 days)
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About Parmarth Niketan

Location: Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, North India
Opened: all year
Styles: hatha, vinyasa
Techniques:meditation, pranayama, yoga nidra
Courses: retreats and courses, teacher training, classes
Levels: beginner, intermediate, advanced
Services:massage, ayurveda
Accommodation: shared, single, double
Food: sattvic
Address: P.O. Swargashram, Rishikesh, 249304, Uttarakhand Show on Map
Links: Homepage