Just above Rishikesh, Phool Chatti Ashram is a little slice of paradise! Located on the banks of the Ganga River (Ganges) in the Himalayan foothills, we are surrounded by mountain forests, hiking trails, swimming beaches, and nature in abundance. The Hem River also joins the Ganga at our doorstep, so we are twice lucky!
Once an ancient pilgrimage route, the site was thought to be ideal to provide rest for spiritual travelers.
In the late 1800’s, Phool Chatti Ashram was founded by the spiritually awakened sadhu, Sri Devi Dayal ji Maharaj, to serve his fellow sadhus and other pilgrims venturing into sacred territory.
Phool Chatti’s tradition of service continued and expanded over the decades to welcome people from all walks of life and many regions of the world.
Since 1977, Phool Chatti has been under the care and guidance of its present Swami Ji, Swami Dev Swarup Nanda Ji.
The ashram has preserved its character and ’feel’ of its long 120-year (plus) history, yet it has modernized its infra-structure to provide comfort and convenience to its residents and guests. Electricity, western toilets, hot and cold water, as well as the ashram now managing its communications by phone and the internet; are all part of the way that Phool Chatti has kept the balance of tradition alive alongside the conveniences of modern life.
Many yoga courses are offered by ashrams in the urban atmosphere of Rishikesh. Two things make Phool Chatti’s yoga/meditation program especially unique:
1. We teach a full spectrum of the yogic (spiritual) path and ashram life not just asanas (postures). Our aim is to give students a comprehensive experience including yoga (asanas), chanting, pranayama (breathing), lecture, meditation, neti pot cleansing, etc. (see Yoga Program page for more details). We offer our students practical tools that they can continue to use in their lives after the program ends.
2. We are a remote ashram located in a stunning, natural environment along the banks of the Ganga River in the Himalayan foothills. Here it is tranquil and quiet, so the environment lends itself to a deep, inner experience where the mind is helped to go still, and meditation is naturally supported.
For more course information, please click The Yoga Program link.
I miss Phool Chatti so very much.
I hope to come and visit again soon...so beautiful and peaceful
Jacqui Parbirom (UK),
I would like to comeback back !!!