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Parmarth Niketan literally means “An Abode Dedicated to the Welfare of All.”

Parmarth Niketan is a true spiritual haven, lying on the holy banks of Mother Ganga in the lap of the lush Himalayas. It is the largest ashram in Rishikesh, providing 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.  Parmarth Niketan is located in Swargashram, just on the banks of the sacred Ganges River. 

Parmarth Niketan is open to all, with no discrimination on the basis of race, gender, nationality, religion, caste or creed.


The Ashram

The daily activities at Parmarth Niketan include morning universal prayers, daily yoga and meditation classes, daily satsang and lecture programs, kirtan, the world-renowned Ganga Aarti at sunset.

Pujya Swamiji

Learn more about H.H. Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, President of Parmarth Niketan, and his teachings. Pujya Swamiji’s motto in life is, “In the Service of God and humanity.”

Life As Prayer

Daily events and activities at Parmarth make every minute, every moment prayer, connecting us all to the Divine.

Giving is Living

Parmarth Niketan’s mission spans from restoring the beautiful Ganga River, holding medical camps, protecting the girl child, promoting education, to enforcing sanitation and hygiene habits.
Dedicated to the Welfare of All

Divine Programs at Parmarth Niketan

True to its name, Parmarth runs a wide variety of charitable and divine projects and programs.

Recent News

The latest updates of events, projects, guests and more at Parmarth Niketan

Happy Ganesh Chaturthi!

“Wishing everyone a very happy and blessed Ganesh Chaturthi! “On the auspicious occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi, may the obstacles on our paths be removed and may all new beginnings bring

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Pujya Swamiji Inaugurates Workshop by Ganga Samagra Dedicated to Mother Ganga

स्वामी चिदानन्द सरस्वती जी ने गंगा समग्र, राष्ट्रीय कार्यकर्ता, अभ्यास वर्ग कार्यशाला को किया सम्बोधित परमार्थ निकेतन के अध्यक्ष स्वामी चिदानन्द सरस्वती जी, माननीय सरकार्यवाह श्री दत्तात्रेय होशबले जी और

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Acharya Dr. Lokeshji Visits Parmarth Niketan

परमार्थ निकेतन में आचार्य डाॅ लोकेश जी पधारे। परमार्थ निकेतन के अध्यक्ष स्वामी चिदानन्द सरस्वती जी और आचार्य डाॅ लोकेश जी ने वैश्विक शान्ति, सद्भाव, पर्यावरण संरक्षण आदि अनेक विषयों

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Blessings & Messages

International Day of Peace Message

Pujya Swamiji’s wisdom on the International Day of Peace reminds us of the profound truth that inner peace is the foundation for a peaceful world. By removing the obstacles within

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Happy Hindi Diwas

पूज्य स्वामी जी ने विश्व हिन्दी दिवस के अवसर पर संदेश देते हुए कहा कि भारत की महान, विशाल, गौरवशाली सभ्यता, संस्कृति और विरासत को सहेजने में हिन्दी का महत्वपूर्ण

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Happy Himalaya Diwas!

“The Himalayas,” declares HH Param Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji – Muniji on this Himalaya Diwas, “are the home of diverse flora and fauna, diverse culture and traditions. And amidst this

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cultural and spiritual programs

Upcoming Yoga Courses & Events

Vedantic Path to Self-Realisation
September 24, 2023-September 30, 2023
200hr Yoga Teacher Training Course
October 1, 2023-October 28, 2023
Special Navratri Spiritual Retreat
October 19, 2023-October 24, 2023
Ganga Yoga I
October 27, 2023-October 29, 2023

“Parmarth Niketan is a wonderful place of Eternity and Spirituality located in the lap of the mighty Himalaya and banks of Ma Ganga.  It is like a heaven on Earth.  Parmarth Niketan, a huge ashram, is the manifestation of hard work, sacrifice, contribution of saints/sages and charities from devotees having strong faith in maintaining, promoting and nurturing Vedic Hindu/Sanatan Dharma culture and Indian heritage.”

Noida, Uttar Pradesh

“Marvellous. Joining Ganga Aarti was so peaceful and unforgettable. We consider ourselves fortunate to witness Ganga Aarti.”

Trivandrum, Kerala

“I was amazed with the evening aarti which is conducted here with great devotion and energy. An amazing evening ambience that leaves you completely stunned and mesmerized. The Ganges river looks beautiful in the backdrop of flames of devotional fire. An amazing experience.”

New Delhi, India

“Parmarth is a great place to stay, nice and peaceful atmosphere, ‘paradise in the land and crazy outside world’.”

Utrecht, Netherlands

“It felt and still feels like being home. Very friendly, nice, kind & warm people around this ashram. A good vibration of being in an ashram.”

Essen, Germany

“I had a very peaceful and pleasant time at the ashram. It is a wonderful and warm place.”

Jerusalem, Israel

“The vibes are excellent. This is our second visit and we intend to come here more often, to take blessings from Ganga Ma and to be a part of the Aarti at the Ganga Ghat.”

Nasik, Maharasthra, India

“Really nice place. Good food, excellent Yoga classes and all the people who work here are very helpful and friendly.”

Baleares, Spain

“I feel inspired and rejuvenated at every visit. The welcome smile of Swamiji made us feel at home. My wish and prayer is that I make a trip every year.”

Durban, South Africa

“Beautiful, Spiritual and uplifting place. Love the peace and amazing people so good, so helpful and friendly.”

Durban, South Africa

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