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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.

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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.
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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.”
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Life As Prayer

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

दिव्यांग मुक्त उत्तराखंड शिविर का उद्घाटन

दिव्यांग मुक्त उत्तराखंड शिविर का उद्घाटन स्वास्थ्य, शिक्षा और सहकारिता मंत्री, उत्तराखंड सरकार, डॉ धन सिंह रावत जी, परमार्थ निकेतन के अध्यक्ष स्वामी चिदानन्द सरस्वती जी, राष्ट्र मन्दिर के श्री

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Retired devotees visit Parmarth

Today, on the occasion of International Day of Older Persons, HH Param Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji welcomed some retired devotees to the Ashram with angavastras, garlands and tilaks. Their presence

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निकेतन में स्वच्छता अभियान का आयोजन

महात्मा गांधी जी की 153 वीं जयंती के अवसर पर परमार्थ निकेतन में स्वच्छता अभियान का आयोजन महात्मा गांधी जी और पूर्व प्रधानमंत्री लाल बहादुर शास्त्री जी को अर्पित की

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Blessings & Messages

Navratri Blessings

“The festival of Navaratri,” shares HH Param Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji is a glorious time of the year, filled with joy, celebration, and also with great lessons for our lives.

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International Day of Peace

On this International Day of Peace, HH Param Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji so beautifully shares that, in order to bring deep and lasting peace to our world, we must begin

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Pitra Paksha Blessings

Pujya Swamiji so beautifully shares Pitra Paksha itself is very important which is performed on the Banks of the river and at the Holy place for the peace of the

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cultural and spiritual programs

Upcoming Yoga Courses & Events

16Oct
Foundation Yoga
October 16, 2022-October 28, 2022
22Oct
Special Divali Spiritual Retreat
October 22, 2022-October 26, 2022
30Oct
Mysore Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Simplified
October 30, 2022-November 11, 2022

“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.”

Delhi

“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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