Welcome to Sivananda Ashram Rishikesh

Sivanand Ashram is located on the bank of holy river Ganga, at a walkable distance from Ram Jhula. This Ashram is part of Divine Life Society, with centers all around the world and headquarters in Rishikesh.
The Rishikesh Ashram was built by his holiness Sri Swami Sivananda, in the year 1936. 

The Divine Life Society works on different projects for the upliftment of poor and needy people. The society provides educational aid to the local poor children. The society also has Sivananda Charitable Hospital, serving poor patients. There is Sivananda Home, for homeless people, looking for a shelter.
About the founder, Swami Sivananda Saraswati:
Swami Sivanand ji was born in year 1887, in southern India. The young boy was named Kuppuswamy. His father was a great Shiva devotee and his mother was a God fearing lady. Kuppuswamy was born intelligent, and showed the signs of love and renunciation, right from his childhood. Kuppuswamy was a class topper and won prizes every year. Kuppuswamy went to Tanjore to study medicine. After his father passed away, Kuppaswamy got an opportunity to work in Singapore, being sympathetic towards poor, he used to give free treatment to poors. 
During his youth he started reading the books of Swami Ramtirth, Swami Vivekananda, Bible among others. In year 1923, Dr Kuppuswamy left for India. After visiting India, he started his pilgrimage and visited places like Banaras, and often visited great mahatamas (self realized souls). In 1924, Dr Kuppuswamy reached Rishikesh, where he met his Guru - Sri Swami Visvananda Saraswati, who initiated Kuppuswamy into sanyas. It was his Guru, who renamed him to Swami Sivananda Saraswati. 
Now Swami Sivanand ji’s spiritual journey actually started. He used to stay in a small hut, observed silence, and fasted. He used to stand for long time in river Ganga during winters to perform tapas. At the same time, he used to visit the huts of sadhus and served them. At this point, Swamiji entered nirvikalp Samadhi, thus ending his final spiritual destination.

Ashram Address:
Hqrs, Rishikesh
P.O. Shivanandanagar -249 192,
District Tehri-Garhwal, Uttarakhand. India.
Phone: (91)-135-2430040 / 2431190
Fax: (91)-135-2442046 
E-mail - generalsecretary@sivanandaonline.org
Website: http://www.sivanandaonline.org

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Sivananda Ashram is famous for various humanitarian projects taken up by the trust for the upliftment of the poor and needy people, in the fields of education and medicine.  
Sivananda Ashram Rishikesh is in Tehri Garhwal district of Uttarakhand.
Sivananda Ashram Rishikesh is in Garhwal region of Uttarakhand.

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Important Dates in Swami Sivananda Saraswati: Year 1887- Kuppuswamy, the childhood name of Swamiji, was born. Year 1913 – Swamiji left for Singapore. Year 1923 – Swamiji came to India. 8th May 1924 – Swamiji reached Rishikesh. Year 1927 – Swamiji started charitable dispensary at Lakshman Jhula. Year 1936 – Divine Life Society was founded and registered as trust. Year 1945 – Sivanand Ayurvedic Pharmacy started. 28th Dec 1945 – Swamiji organized All world religious federation. 19th Feb 1947 – All world sadhus federation was formed. Year 1950 – Swamiji travelled to Srilanka to deliver divine message. Year 1957 – Sivananada Eye Hospital was opened. 14th July 1963 – Mahasamadhi Day of Swamiji, when Swamiji left for heavenly abode.

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  • Jolly Grant Airport: 21km

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