Bhagwan Sri Nityananda Ashram is situated in Ganeshpuri, in the state
of Maharashtra in India. It enshrines the samadhi of the great sage
'Swami Nityananda'. The ashram was founded by a disciple of Swami
Nityananda, Swami Muktananda, after being so instructed by the Swami
himself. People from far and wide come to Swami Nityananda Ashram of
Ganeshpuri to find their inner self and move forward on the path of
Swami Nityananda was one of the greatest saints of India. It is
believed that Bhagwan Sri Nityananda was a 'Janma Siddha' (a born Siddha
or perfected yogi). In the early years of his life, he lived in
isolation in the farthest regions of South India. Later, he came to
Ganeshpuri and lived there till his last breath. It was here that he
bestowed shaktipath (enlightenment) on Swami Muktananda and instructed
his disciple to build an ashram. The Swami Nityananda Ashram of
Ganeshpuri is also known as Gurudev Siddha Peeth.
Teachings of Swami Nityananda
Swami Nityananda always taught his disciples to listen to their heart.
He said, "The heart is the hub of all sacred places; go there and
roam". Every individual must strive towards self-realization and to
achieve that purpose, he should look within himself. God resides within
each and every living being and we can find Him only when we search for
Him inside ourselves.
Bhagwan Sri Nityananda Ashram has opened up a number of centers in
India as well as abroad. The most important centers are the ones in
India and USA.
Courses at Bhagwan Sri Nityananda Ashrams
Siddha Yoga Intensives
This is one to two day course, aimed at teaching shaktipat, spiritual
Hatha Yoga classes
This course aims at the physical well being of an individual. Hatha
Yoga classes are held from morning to evening, under qualified teachers.
Home Study Course
The home study course is meant for longer initiation and stretches on
for two years. Two lessons are taken every month and two years
constitute one volume. There are six volumes of 48 lessons each in all.
How to Reach Swami Nityananda Ashram, Ganeshpuri
The nearest airport is at Mumbai, well connected with the major cities
in India and abroad.
Mumbai also serves as the nearest railhead from Gorakhpuri. It has
direct trains to all the parts of India.
Gorakhpuri is well linked with Mumbai, by road.