India has always been a popular destination with spiritual seekers who flock to the country’s many ashrams. Ashrams are not only synonymous with spiritualism. they are also schools of physical peace, with Yog / Yoga Ashrams sprouting. Every ashram is different though, so which one to choose? This guide to popular ashrams in Gurgaon will give you some ideas as to what’s on offer.
Anandpur Ashram Gurgaon
Where: 48/18 Laxmi Garden, Near Gramin Bank, Shakti Nagar Rd, Laxmi Garden, Sector 11, Gurugram
Baba Prakash Puri Ji Ashram
If one were to imagine a temple as not just a place of worship but a place to relax and clam down one’s mental faculties then the Baba Prakash Puri Mandir in Gurgaon is probably a temple one must definitely visit. The best part is the peace, tranquility and closeness to nature that one can experience in this temple. Baba Prakash Puri Mandir also serves as an “Ashram”. This temple is located off the Chauma Road in the Rajendra Park area of Gurgaon.This area is close to the New Palam Vihar area on one side of the Delhi Gurgaon railway line opposite to the Palam Vihar area. The Baba Prakash Puri Mandir being an “Ashram” as well is also a staying place for Sadhus and one can find many of them inside the Mandir complex at any time.
The Mandir is lush green with many trees (Neem, etc.). There are many birds as well (Peacocks, Parrots, etc.). Not only that, there is ample parking space both within the main temple area and outside the imposing temple gate. Major Attraction – the Ancient Shiva Temple
Where: Near Railway station, Gurugram
Samta Yog Ashram
Where: Salapur Khera Village, Palam Farms, Gurugram
Ananda Sangha Gurgaon
Ananda Sangha in Delhi NCR aspires to share the teachings and practices, the Spirit and vibrations of our guru, Paramhansa Yogananda, and to provide a spiritually supportive environment where devotees can experience inner peace and harmony, divine friendship and community, and learn to lead a spiritually balanced life.
Ananda Sangha is part of a global movement of disciples of Paramhansa Yogananda, called Ananda Sangha Worldwide. Ananda Sangha was founded by our teacher and divine friend, Swami Kriyananda, a direct disciple, of Paramhansa yogananda in America in 1968.
Ananda Centres offers:
- Meditation classes
- Healing Prayers groups
- Morning and evening yoga classes
- Progressive series of Meditation Classes on the path to Kriya Yoga Initiation
- Sunday morning satsangs
- Regular classes on various spiritual topics
- Spiritual book and music store
Where: 1st Floor, Community Centre, K Block, DLF Phase II, Gurugram
Deepashram is an orphanage for mentally and physically challenged men of all ages. It’s established by St. Mother Teresa in year 1995. Currently there are 48 people. Orphanage is well maintained and one should help these people by providing some monetary support. We can also help them by providing the raw rice, pulses and flour. Those who are financially strong must contribute some amount and visit this place and provide some help.
Yog sadhan ashram
The mission of Yog Sadhan Ashram is To make this world a place free of diseases by teaching Yoga to everyone free of cost and without any discrimination on any grounds.
Where: A 37 ,Rosewood city
The Trust Building was made with the purpose of facilitating the stay of Gurudev’s followers who come from all over India and Abroad on occasions like “Guru Pooja” and “Shiv Ratri”.
Where: B-14, Hero Honda Rd, Saraswati Enclave, Sector 10B, Sector 10A, Gurugram