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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

परमार्थ निकेतन में श्री राम कथा मासिक अनुष्ठान का शुभारम्भ

परमार्थ निकेतन के दिव्य प्रांगण में माँ गंगा के पावन तट पर श्री रामकथा मासिक अनुष्ठान का शुभारम्भ स्वामी चिदानन्द सरस्वती जी और साध्वी भगवती सरस्वती जी के पावन सान्निध्य

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Blessings & Messages

International Day for Biodiversity

परमार्थ निकेतन के अध्यक्ष स्वामी चिदानन्द सरस्वती जी ने आज जैव विविधता हेतु अन्तर्राट्रीय दिवस के अवसर पर पर्यावरण और प्रकृति को समर्पित मासिक श्री राम कथा के दिव्य मंच

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Narad Jayanti Blessings

Pujya Swami ji Maharaj’s message on the occasion of Narada Jayanti emphasises the importance of leading a virtuous and righteous life, and the significance of Narad Ji as a divine

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Buddha Jayanti Blessings

बुद्ध पूर्णिमा के पावन अवसर पर पूज्य स्वामीजी ने वैश्विक परिवार को संदेश देते हुए कहा कि व्यक्ति का चित्त जब शांत और स्थिर होता है “बुद्ध बने या ना

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cultural and spiritual programs

Upcoming Yoga Courses & Events

Naada Yoga 1
July 9, 2023-July 22, 2023
Kriya Yoga
July 30, 2023-August 11, 2023
August 20, 2023-September 1, 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

“Parmarth is a great place which calms one’s mind and gives inner peace to people.”


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

Trivandrum, Kerala

“Just amazing!!! Mother Ganga gives peace for the whole of mankind.”

Gandhinagar, Gujarat

“I visited Parmarth Niketan in Feb 2014 for a Yoga Course of 15 days and ended up staying here for 2months…The front office staff is friendly and helpful…This Ashram is known for its Ganga Arti in the evening, trust me it’s the best I have ever come across. I rarely missed the arti during my stay there…This experience is divine…”

Mumbai, India

“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

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