Maya Devi Temple in Haridwar
There are certain places in Haridwar that inspire admiration and bring tourists one step closer to ancient Indian tradition; Shantikunj Ashram is one such place that falls into this category. Visit Shantikunj Ashram, a unique academy for religious and social awakening, while on a spiritual tour to Haridwar. Shantikunj, located on the banks of the Ganga, is the headquarters of the All World Gayatri Parivar in India.
Services offered by Shantikunj in Haridwar
Shanti Kunj Ashram offers lodging, meals, and spiritual activities in the midst of lush green gardens. The ashram was founded under the direction of Rishi Satta of Himalaya with the primary goal of revitalizing and developing old Rishi traditions. Mrs. Shailbala Pandya, the daughter of Pt. Shriram Sharma currently manages the temple.
1) Prakhar Pragya & Sajal Shraddha: The magnificent Prakhar Pragya & Sajal Shraddha are two magnificent marble temples that feature the foot impressions (Charan Peeths) of the intellectual giant’s Param Poojya Gurudev and Vandneeyaa Mata Ji. A sacred granite tomb of the departed Rishiyugm stands in front of the temple.
2) Yagya shala: This section of the temple contains three canopies where yajnas are performed every morning.
3) Gayatri Mata Temple: A magnificent temple dedicated to Gayatri Mata, with Sapt-Rishi idols (ancient seven eminent saints).
4) Akhand Deep: Pandit Shri Ram Ji lit the Akhand Deep lamp in 1926. According to the volunteers, Acharyashri performed intense spiritual penance in the presence of this eternal flame, making it the source of all the massive Gayatri Pariwar’s achievements (family). By far, more than 2400 crore Gayatri Mantras have been chanted in Akhand Deep’s presence.
5) Devatma Himalaya Temple: From this unique temple, tourists can see the Char Dhams (Badrinath, Kedarnath, Yamunotri, and Gangotri), the holy rivers Ganga and Yamuna, and five Prayags (Nand Prayag, Vishnu Prayag, Karn Prayag, Rudra Prayag, and Dev Prayag).
6) Brahmvarchas Shodh Sansthan (Research Institute): Founded in 1979 by Pandit Shriram Sharma, Brahmvarchas Shodh Sansthan (Research Institute) has well-stocked libraries, state-of-the-art laboratories, and a botanical garden containing rare ayurvedic herbs. Ayurveda and Yagyopathy, the philosophy and science of yoga, the science of Vedic mantras and their therapeutic applications, mantra, tantra, Sadhana, and the science of spirituality are all major areas of study.
7) Hospitals and Dispensaries: Well-equipped dispensaries where patients receive Ayurvedic, Homeopathic, and Allopathic treatment.
8) Divine Culture Exhibition: This is a photo gallery that displays photographs depicting Revered Gurudev and Revered Mataji’s lives.
9) Haritima Devalaya: This temple has a rare collection of herbs and plants from various regions. As a form of blessing, visitors are given saplings of various plants.
10) Book Stall (Enlightening Literature: Acharyashri wrote approximately 3200 books on various aspects of human life, and copies of these books are available for purchase at the bookstall. Herbal medicines, inspirational audio and video CDs from the Mission, and stickers are among the other items available at the bookstall.
11) Dev Sanskriti Vishwavidyalaya: Founded in 2002 by the Uttarakhand Government, Dev Sanskriti Vishwavidyalaya is managed by the Sri Vedmata Gayatri Trust in Shantikunj, Haridwar. Alternative Therapy, Indian Culture, Yogic Science, Tourism, Rural Management, Theology (Dharm Vigyan), and Spiritual Counselling are among the certificate and diploma programs offered by the university.