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Welcome to the Main Page of the ‘Ashram Section’ of site. On this Page we shall introduce you to our Vedanta Ashram, Indore the hub of all activities of Vedanta Mission.

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Introduction of Ashram :

Vedanta Ashram was established in 1995 at Indore with the blessings of our Poojya Guruji Sri Swami Atmanandaji. Various devotees contributed their mite to help build the ashram. Vedanta Ashram is a small yet a modern gurukula for the teaching of ancient knowledge of Advaita Vedanta. Ashram is the HQ of Poojya Guruji and all our Mission Mahatmas.

The ashram has facilities for regular classes, meditation, a Shiva temple, Sankaracharya Sabhagruh - a 100+ capacity Auditorium, library, 12 well-equipped guest rooms, nice modern kitchen, dining, sitting and all other basic infra structure. An elevator was installed in early 2012 for aged & challenged inmates to access the upper floors. The entire web site of Vedanta Mission has been created by and is managed by the mahatmas of the ashram inhouse. Poojya Guruji and all his students are adept in using computers, and liberally use modern tech to dissiminate the ancient knowledge to one & all. Vedanta Ashram is a living example of holistic living, were the best of east & west meet.

Initially Vedanta Ashram was on the outskirts of the city, but within a decade the city has caught up with us, and we have civilization all over. You can check out the location and other details of the Ashram on Google Maps too.

Coming to Vedanta Ashram, Indore? 

1. By Air: Indore has an airport connected from Mumbai, Delhi, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Nagpur, Raipur, Pune etc. This will soon be upgraded to an International Airport. From the Airport take a 'Metro-Taxi' by giving the address of ashram. Metro-Taxis are nice, comfortable, light-blue colored Maruti SX4 Taxis which can be booked even at their counter in the Arrival Lounge at the airport. Ashram is about 20-25 minutes drive from the airport, and costs around Rs 125.00

2. By Train: Indore is connected by train with Mumbai, New Delhi, Ahmedabad, Lucknow, Chennai & Kolkata etc. At the railway station, you are advised to either take a Metro-Taxi or a 'prepaid auto-rickshaw' for the ashram. Give the address. Takes around 20-25 minutes. It is better to book a Metro Taxi for yourself about 1-2 hours before reaching the station. It can be easily booked by telephone by calling 0731-4288888. Auto-Rickshaws cost around Rs 75.00 and Metro Taxis will charge around Rs 125.00.

City Buses are also available but their frequency is less, and they also take more time. If required, you can try for a bus for Hawa bangla, and get down at Sankaracharya Dwar and walk to the ashram. They will cost around Rs. 10.00

3. By Road: Indore is almost mid-way on the National Highway 3 (Mumbai-Agra). From Mumbai side, enter the city from Rajender Nagar and then take the ring road towards Phuti Kothi. Then follow the map below. If you come from Railway Station/Airport, then first come to Mhow-Naka, and then take the road to Phuti Kothi, and then follow all the directions given in the map below. For any further details or directions, please feel free to contact us.

Ashram Address

2948, Sector-E, Sudama Nagar, Indore-452009

(Inside Sankaracharya Gate, between Phuti-Kothi & Hawa Bangla)

Ashram Tel No's: 0731 2486055; 4205431

Courses at Ashram :

At Vedanta Ashram we have short & long term courses for teaching Vedanta to aspiring students.

1. Long Term Course:

The long term course is a three years course, were we teach Gita, Upanishads, Sanskrit, and other important texts of Vedanta. This course is a completely free and is basically for those full time, select students who dedicate their lives to propagate the knowledge of Vedanta all over. One course has been successfully completed and preparations are on for the next course. Poojya Swamini Amitanandaji was the acharya-in-charge of this long tern course, and it was in Hindi language, our preferred language.

All the expenses of food, clothing, books, medical backup etc. of the students of such a long-term course are borne by our registered charitable public trust called 'Vedanta Parmarthic Sewa Trust', which has been formed for this specific purpose by Poojya Guruji. The trust is also registered with the Income Tax department, and Indian donors can get IT Exemption u/s 80-G for their donations to the Trust. The Trust runs on donations from philanthropic people for this noble cause for providing this great knowledge to proper adhikaris.

2. Short Term Course:

We have a special week-long Short Vedanta Course in English language for foreigners or other english knowing Indian people too. Please check out about this special course HERE. Apart from this we have occasional Hindi language short Camps at the ashram. Dates of these short time courses are announced as & when they are organized in our monthly magazines and web-site.

Regular programs at the ashram include daily discourses, prayers, meditations etc.  

Local directions for reaching 'Vedanta Ashram' at Indore

First come to 'Mhow Naka Crossing' (well-known) ->

Take the Phuti Kothi Road ->

(or Ranjit Hanuman Road)

Reach Phuti Kothi, and carry on to the Hawa Bangla Road ->

Reach Sankaracharya Dwar (Gate) on left side -> Enter it

Take 2nd turn on the right ->

You reach Vedanta Ashram

(Has big Shiv Linga on top)

Click on the map to open a bigger size map

Guests at Ashram :

As mentioned above Vedanta Ashram is a gurukula for the study of Advaita Vedanta (Upanishads, Gita etc). We teach & study the original sanskrit scriptures alongwith their ancient commentaries by Sri Adi Sankaracharya, whose statue presides in the Satsang Hall. People dedicated for Vedantic studies alone are welcome, and not the ones who wish to learn about yoga, rituals, tantra etc.

Smoking, non-veg food, intoxicants are strictly prohibited in the ashram. Only the simple, sattwic, veg food offered in the ashram, at fixed times alone has to be taken. Inmates are expected to attend the Temple Aarti and classes regularly. This being a gurukula so the living standard is overall simple and facilities limited, and all work is done by inmates, so visitors too should be ready to do some sewa of cleaning etc.

Vedanta Ashram has limited guest rooms, and we have our regular programs and visitors, so generally the rooms are occupied. Guests are requested to come with prior permission only, so they can have an assured & comfortable stay. Guests are expected to follow the ashram rules & participate in all programs. Inmates & visitors who stay at the Ashram have to inform the Ashram authorities about their visits outside too, and need to return back to Ashram before 10 PM, when the gate closes. Visitors are expected to provide us copies of their identity and address proof's. Appropriate donations are expected.


Vedanta Ashram is:

Advaita Vedanta Gurukula

Place for stay of Poojya Guruji and all the Mission Mahatmas

Central Office of Vedanta Mission

Office of 'Vedanta Parmarthic Sewa Trust'

Temple of Bhagwan Gangeshwar Mahadev

Temple of Bhagwan Sankaracharya

Office of 'Vedanta Piyush' Newsletter



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