Who is Asaram Bapu?
Asaram Bapu was born Asumal on 14th April 1941, in an affluent family
of Sindh (now in Pakistan). The second child amongst four children, he
was inclined towards spirituality, meditation and religious epics right
from his childhood. Gradually, Asumal started feeling that education was
helpful only in earning material benefits and lost interest. His father
expired when he was quite young and he had to quit education to manage
his family business, along with his elder brother. He started to indulge
in intense meditation after he met his Guru, Swami Shri Lilashahaji
Maharaj, in Vrindavan and from there, started his journey towards the
realization of God.
Sant Shri Asaramji Ashram, Ahmedabad
Asaram Bapu set up his first ashram at Ahmedabad, known as the Sant
Shri Asaramji Ashram, in the year 1971. Presently, the Ahmedabad ashram
is the main Bapu Asaram Ashram in India. It comprises of an ayurvedic
clinic, gaushalas (cow sheds) and a sadhana (prayer) hall. One of the
unique features of the Sant Shri Asaramji Ashram of Ahmedabad is its
Maun Mandir (temple of silence). Individuals coming here for the purpose
of meditation are locked inside and provided with only with food and
water. The time you spend inside the Mandir is for you to discover
yourself. Regular camps to educate women and make them aware of their
rights are also organized here.
Bapu Asaram Ashrams have been set up throughout India as well as the
rest of the world. By April 2000, there were over 111 Asaram Bapu
Ashrams all over India and 1200 meditation centers throughout the world.
Even the Yoga Vedanta Ashram in Matawan, NJ, USA is expanding at a fast
How to Reach Sant Shri Asaramji Ashram, Ahmedabad
Ahmedabad airport is serviced by both domestic as well as international
Ahmedabad has direct train services to all the major cities in the
The main bus stand of Ahmedabad is at Idgah and has direct bus services
to Delhi, Jaipur, Mathura, Fatehpur-Sikri, etc.