The headquarters of Radha Soami /Radhasoami
Satsang Ashram are situated near Beas, India.
Radhasoami Satsang Ashram
What is Radhasoami Satsang?
Radhasoami Satsang is a charitable, non-profit institution, dedicated
to the inner development of an individual. Public welfare is one of the
major aims of the satsang. It runs a number of voluntary programs and
activities to achieve this purpose. The spiritual movement has now
expanded to a great extent and established its centers in a large number
Radhasoami Satsang Ashram
The headquarters of the Radhasoami Satsang Ashram are near Beas River,
in North India. It was established in the year 1891. People who are
interested in adopting the movement can come and stay in the guestrooms
built there. There is also a 300-bed hospital here, which provides free
medical care to the needy members as well as non-members.
Establishment of Radhaswami Satsang
One of the largest spiritual movements of the world, Radhaswami Satsang
was started in the year 1861. Swami Shiv Dayal Singh Ji Maharaj was the
founder of the movement, which initiated in the city of the Taj, Agra.
Basic Tenets of Radhasoami Satsang
The members are required to engage in
- A vegetarian lifestyle
- High levels of morality
- Abstinence from alcohol and drugs
- Daily practice of shabd yoga meditation
The term 'Radhasoami' literally means union of the soul with God.
Followed by Hindus as well as Sikhs, Radha Swami Satsang is based on the
philosophy that communion with God can be obtained. However, for the
purpose, an individual must listen to the shabad (sound), or naam
(name), of the Lord. Emphasis is also placed on 'satsang', 'the
congregation of truthful people'. The philosophy is also known as
Science of the Soul or 'Sant Mat', meaning 'teachings of the saints'.
The Objectives of the Movement
- Arranging satsangs (religious sermons) and bhandaras (large
- Establishing and Maintaining charitable hospitals and/or
- Production as well as distribution of literature on Radha Soami
Faith in India.
- Providing for langars (free meals) and lodgings for the sadhus,
sewadars, satsangis and needy people.
- Spreading knowledge that will help in the spiritual and moral
advancement of individuals.
Swami Shiv Dayal Singh Ji Maharaj
The founder of Radhasoami Ashram in India, Swami Shiv Dayal Singh Ji
Maharaj was also known as Soamiji Maharaj. He believed that human soul
is Radha, aiming at communion with her Soami, the eternal reality. This
is why he gave the name Radhasoami to his movement. He never advertised
for the membership of his satsang and never in his life did he try to
woo followers. It was his teachings that attracted individuals towards
his satsang. He left for the mortal world in 1878.
Maharaj Sawan Singh Charitable Hospital
Maharaj Sawan Singh Charitable Hospital is situated between Jalandhar
and Amritsar. A 450-bed charitable hospital, it is has a team of highly
qualified and experienced doctors. Free accommodation is also provided
to the relatives and dependants accompanying the patients.
How to Reach Radhasoami Satsang Ashram, Beas
The airport at Amritsar is the nearest to Beas. It has direct fights to
almost all the key cities in India.
The local railway station of Beas has regular train services to
Amritsar and Jalandhar.
Lying on the National Highway, Beas is well connected to all parts of
the country by road.