Ashram – Facilities

Quote – Being a sadhu means…

Being a sadhu really means being a person whose mind is resolved about his life.

– Swami Dayananda Saraswati –

Quote – Growth is to become a full-time devotee

Growth is progress from being a part-time devotee of Isvara to being a full-time devotee.

– Swami Dayananda Saraswati –

Quote – To grow spiritually

To grow spiritually is to recognize and appreciate Isvara as the creation and the laws that govern it.

– Swami Dayananda Saraswati –

Quote – The basis for prayer

The basis for any form of prayer is the acknowledgement of our helplessness and then seeking help.

– Swami Dayananda Saraswati –

Quote – Wise man is happy by himself

A wise man is the one who is happy by himself and because of himself.

– Swami Dayananda Saraswati –

Quote – Goal of Life

The goal of life is to know that the goal has already been accomplished.

– Swami Dayananda Saraswati –

Quote – Nothing more Sacred than Knowledge

In this world, there is nothing more sacred, more purifying than knowledge.

– Swami Dayananda Saraswati –

Quote – You are the whole

That you are the whole is the view of the Vedas.

– Swami Dayananda Saraswati –

Quote – The Self is full and complete

The Self, being full and complete, is not isolated from anything. This teaching is Vedanta.

– Swami Dayananda Saraswati –

Quote – Vedanta is a means of knowledge

Vedanta is neither a theory nor a practice. It is a means of knowledge to know the truth about you.

– Swami Dayananda Saraswati –

Quote – Everything is given

No one has authored anything in the creation, for everything is given.

– Swami Dayananda Saraswati –

Quote – About original sin

  ‘I am the role’ is the original sin, ...if there is something like an original sin.

– Swami Dayananda Saraswati –

Quote – Wisdom is fresh

Wisdom is fresh, coming as it does from a teacher to a student like even the Ganges.

– Swami Dayananda Saraswati –


That you are the whole is the view of the Vedas.​

– Swami Dayananda Saraswati –

Listen to Pujya Swamiji talking about how the study of Vedanta helps a person in his/her life  …


Swami Dayananda ashram is set amidst two and a half acres of manicured gardens and well established trees and secluded spot yet only ten minutes walk from the main Rishikesh Market and the bustling markets of Ram Jhula. More than one hundred and fifty rooms, all with attached bathrooms, hot water, and around the clock electricity provide four-star accommodation for guests and course students. 

Lecture Hall & Yoga Studio

There is a main air-conditioned lecture hall that can accommodate 250 people and which faces the Ganga. The ashram also has a full-fledged Yoga studio where regular Iyengar Yoga camps are conducted. Besides, there is a class room for conducting classes for long term course students that can house 50 students.

Left: Main entrance to the Lecture Hall — Right: Yoga Studio on the upper level

Ashram Library - Pujya Swamiji's Collection of Books

There is a vast library with more than 5000 titles on various subjects, i.e. Vedanta, Sanskrit Grammar, Indian and western philosphies, Religion and Yoga which include the precious personal collections of Pujya Sri Swamiji.

Ashram Bookstore

A large number of Books on Vedanta written by Pujya Sri Swamiji is available in the book showroom. There are also books authored by Senior disciples of Pujya Swamiji like Sri Swami Viditatmananda, Sri Swami Tattvavidananda, Sri Swami Suddhabodhananda, Sri Swamini Pramananda, are also on display. To order books you can send a mail to us with book titles and ISBN-numbers and we will get them sent to you.

Dining Complex

The modern dining complex besides one closed hall and another open, for the residents and guests equipped with dining tables and chairs, there is another hall for conducting sadhu-feeding for more than 200 people.