Advaita Ashrama, Mayavati

The ashrama was founded in 1899 under the inspiration of Swami Vivekananda for the practice and preaching of Advaita Vedanta. Situated in the solitude of deep Himalayan forests, it commands a magnificent view of the snow-capped mountain range covering 380 km in length.


  1. Editing of Prabuddha Bharata (Awakened India), English monthly, founded by Swami Vivekananda.
  2. A library with 14,115 books and 21 newspapers and periodicals.
  3. A 25-bed hospital; medical camps (ENT, eye, dental, cardio- diabetic, skin and general) conducted every year.
  4. A guesthouse for spiritual aspirants.
  5. Dairy and agriculture on a moderate scale.

Kolkata branch: To facilitate the work of publishing and distribution of books, a branch was started in Kolkata in 1920. After changing its location twice, this branch moved to its present location in Entally in 1960.

  1. Publication of books in English, Sanskrit, Nepali and Hindi; total number of titles: 551.
  2. Publication of the English monthly, Prabuddha Bharata (125th year).
  3. A library and a reading room with 23,225 books and 57 newspapers and periodicals.
  4. A weekly study circle.
  5. Religious classes and public lectures in the ashrama and elsewhere.
  6. Welfare work by way of fortnightly distribution of foodstuff, clothes and so on, and monetary help to different individuals and institutions.
Ashrama Building
Ashrama after snow fall