Shantikunj is a pilgrim center of millions of
Gayatri Pariwar members. It is situated amidst
serene beautiful location, in the shadow of the
Himalayas and at the lap of Holy Ganga. It is at a
distance of 6 km from Harwar Railway Station on
Rishikesh Road in Saptasarover Area. This Ashram,
imbued with spiritual power generated by the
mighty Tap-Sadhana (Penance) performed by Yug
Rishi Pandit ShriRam Sharma Acharyaji and Mata
Bhagwati Devi Sharma. It disseminates knowledge of
the art of living (Sanjeevani Vidya) to the people
at large through Gayatri and Yagya, which are the
two basic pillars of Indian culture.
A magnificent temple of Gayatri-Mata and idols of
Sapt-Rishis (Ancient seven eminent saints) are
located here. In the presence of Akhand-Deep
(Uninterruptedly lighted ghrit lamp) lit in year
1926 by the Patron-founder Pandit ShriRam Sharma
Acharya, 2400 crores (24000 millions) of Gayatri
Mantras have been recited. It is the origin of
all-important achievements of Gayatri Pariwar. The
mere sight (darshan) of this Holy Deepak
emancipates one from wordily bonds.
Shantikunj has been developed as a spiritual
sanatorium where practical guidance is given to
make one’s body, mind and inner-self healthy and
elevated. Hundreds of sadhaks perform Gayatri-Yagya
daily in nine-kundi yagyashala of the Ashram. All
the Sanskars viz. Annaprashashan, Vidhyarambha,
Upanayan, Marriage, Vanprashtha, Shradhakarm, etc.
are performed here free of charge.
Nine days spiritual training sessions are held
here throughout the year in which it is explained
how mysterious elements of spiritual science can
be understood, assimilated and practiced in day to
Ancient Ayurveda has been revived in Shantikunj
and more than two fifty rare medicinal plants have
been preserved and are available in powder form
for all. The incumbents are examined free of cost
physically, psychologically by a team of qualified
doctors and are advised about sadhana.
Program of spiritual upliftment and moral
resurgence are launched by about 1 million
selfless volunteers of the mission throughout more
than three thousand magnificent Shakti Peeth,
which have been built all over the world through
Shantikunj runs a Svavlamban (Self-reliance)
School in which free training is given in various
small cottage industries schemes to eradicate
poverty and make people self-relying.
Five day special camps are held in Shantikunj and
officers of Federal and State Governments are
trained by learned specialists in moral education,
intellectual refinement and personality
development. So far more than twenty thousands
officers have been benefited by this training.
Although run by invisible divine power, this huge
mission is managed by Anshdan (Donation of money)
and Samaydan (Donation of time). Devoted Parijans
contribute one to four hours time daily and one
day’s earning in a month for righteous activities
of this mission. Five hundred highly qualified
workers live here permanently with their families.
They accept honorarium just enough for the
maintenance of an average Indian family.
More than three thousand books have been written
and published by Param Pujya Gurudev Pandit
ShriRam Sharma Acharyaji on the great science of
Gayatri, the art of living, personality
development, social reconstruction, moral
education and various other aspects of life. The
complete works of our Gurudev has been published
in 108 big volumes of Encyclopedia Britannica
size. The magazines Akhand Jyoti and Yug Nirman
Yojna in Hindi and Yugshakti Gayatri in Gujarati,
Marathi, Udia, Bangla, Tamil and Telegu languages
are published from here, which are read not only
in India but throughout the world by about more
than 5 million people.
Brahmavarchas Research Institute has been
established here to conduct scientific research on
the power of sound in relation to the science of
Gayatri yog-sadhana and Yagya urja(Aura).
Experiments are conducted regularly in a
well-equipped laboratory. There is a huge library
with a rare collection of ancient Indian
Shantikunj is an establishment, which can truly be
called a real place of pilgrimage. Everyone who
visits this place returns fully gratified with an
ambition to come again to get spiritually charged
in its beautiful celestial environment. All are
cordially invited to visit this Ashram. If you are
thinking to attend the programe at Shantikunj
"Aum Bhoor Bhuwah Swaha, Tat
Bhargo Devasaya Dheemahi, Dhiyo Yo Naha Prachodayat"