Advaita Ashrama, Mayavati

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


  • Editing Prabuddha Bharata (Awakened India), English monthly, founded by Swami Vivekananda.
  • A library with 14,115 books and 22 newspapers and periodicals.
  • A 25-bed charitable hospital, which treated 728 inpatients and 43,309 outpatients this year. 10,037 patients were benefited by medical camps (ENT, eye, dental, cardio- diabetic, skin and general) conducted during the year.
  • A guesthouse for spiritual aspirants.
  • Dairy and agriculture farming on a moderate scale.

Activities of Kolkata branch:

  • Publication of books, mainly in English: 15 new and 109 reprints this year; total number of titles: 509.
  • Publication of the English monthly, Prabuddha Bharata (123rd year with 7000 subscribers).
  • A library and a reading room with 22,965 books and 68 newspapers and periodicals.
  • Weekly study circle for 50 boys.
  • Religious classes and public lectures in the ashrama and elsewhere.
  • 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