How You Can Help


Thank you for your interest in joining our initiatives to preserve India’s natural heritage and resurrect the state of Uttrakhand. 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.

These large-scaled and detailed projects are realized through the collective effort of our global family, comprising of professionals, engineers, scientists, activists, spiritual leaders, environmental specialists and sevaks (volunteers). Though the eclectic expertise from such able minds and hands are deeply valued to take our vision forward, in order to maintain productivity and progress, we strive to ensure that the skill of our incoming family members (volunteers) is well channelized and that their stay here is a fulfilling one.

We are happy to note you have considered joining our seva (volunteer) program. As you move forward, we request you to please take a few moments to review and reflect upon our initiatives as well as your passion and skills, in depth. Thereafter, complete our Volunteer Application.  We will assess a good fit between your skill set and the current opportunities available and revert to you soon.

We look forward to welcoming passionate and dynamic volunteers, like you to our team. Please do not hesitate to contact us and feel free to share our initiatives with family and friends.

Our Initiatives

Parmarth Niketan
The largest ashram in Rishikesh and one of the largest interfaith spiritual institutions in India, Parmarth is home to the world-renowned evening Ganga Aarti ceremony and the annual International Yoga Festival.;

Ganga Action Parivar
Bringing together networks and partnerships of the world’s preeminent researchers, environmentalists, engineers, religious and business leaders, as well as members of the general public. Together, we work towards creating thoughtful solutions to the numerous problems plaguing the Ganga and its tributaries.

Global Interfaith WASH Alliance
The faiths come together to help ensure Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) for all.

The Divine Shakti Foundation
Dedicated to the holistic well being of women, their children, and orphaned/abandoned children, and to all of Mother Nature and Mother Earth.

Interfaith Humanitarian Network
Organizing the faiths to save lives during humanitarian crises and to help prevent crises to come.

Encyclopedia of Hinduism
An unprecendented encyclopedia, drafted by some 1,000 experts over a 25-year time span.

The Green Kumbh Initiative
Promoting clean and green festivals and public education for healthier populations and ecosystems.

India Heritage Research Foundation
Committed to education, healthcare, interfaith harmony and the upliftment of women. IHRF has also
created ashrams in Mansarovar as well as the world’s first comprehensive Encyclopedia of Hinduism


Donating to the Ashram

All donations to any service of this ashram are greatly appreciated. It is only through the generosity of our guests/pilgrims/visitors that we can continue to feed the hungry, heal the sick, house the homeless and uplift the downtrodden.

All contributions are tax-exempt under Section 80G of the Income Tax Act. Please obtain receipts of all donations.

All donors are requested to remit donations directly into the Swami Shukdevanand Trust or to personally deliver the donation (as a cheque or draft payable to the Swami Shukdevanand Trust) to the reception area of the ashram.

Donors should obtain receipts for their donations in the reception area. You may donate by mail by sending a cheque or bank draft made payable to Swami Shukdevanand Trust.

Please mail to Swami Shudevanand Trust, Parmarth Niketan, Rishikesh (Himalayas), India 249 304 and request a receipt. There are also several, special ways in which devotees frequently choose to donate. For more information regarding donations or any other aspect of the Trust, please contact the office at the following address.

Parmarth Niketan Ashram, P.O. Swargashram, Rishikesh Himalayas – 249304 INDIA
Telephone: +91-135-2434301, 2434302, Fax: +91-135-2440066