Prem Nagar Ashram

Tel: 01334-226345

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Prem Nagar Ashram provides accommodation and all amenities for a trouble-free stay, so that visitors can devote themselves to meditation, study and service and generally relax and enjoy the beauty and peace of their surroundings. There are four large residential buildings with a total of more than 800 rooms, most of which have attached bathrooms. One can sit by the Ganges or bathe in its refreshing waters and there is plenty of space to stroll around. Those who would like to balance their meditation with simple karma yoga may participate in light work (‘service’) which contributes to the running of the Ashram. Such activities include picking flowers in the morning for prayers, helping to collate and bind magazines, or packing medicines in the pharmacy.

Rules and Regulations of the Ashram

Prem Nagar welcomes all visitors and offers ample opportunity for meditation and service to sincere aspirants. As with most Ashrams and spiritual communities, however, there are certain rules which visitors and residents are asked to observe in order to keep the ashram running smoothly and harmoniously and to preserve a peaceful and spiritual environment.

Briefly, these are as follows:

  1. Attendance at morning and evening Arti and satsang programs.
  2. Keeping one’s room and surroundings, including bathrooms, neat and clean and disposing of rubbish in only in the bins provided.
  3. Abstinence from intoxicating drugs and beverages and smoking of any kind. This is most important and is strictly enforced.
  4. If not eating the ashram meals provided, then adhering to a vegetarian diet.
  5. Observing celibacy throughout one’s stay.
  6. Not picking flowers, etc. from the Ashram gardens or making the grounds and benches, etc. dirty.
  7. Informing the office before leaving the Ashram premises.
  8. Not playing loud music or in any way disturbing the peaceful and spiritual environment of Ashram.
  9. Trying to remember the Holy Name of God as much as possible and restricting one's conversation to spiritual matters

How to Reach Prem Nagar

Haridwar is easily accessible by road and rail from most towns of northern India.

It has direct links with major centers such as Dehradun, Calcutta, Delhi, Saharanpur, Amritsar, Lucknow, Bombay, Varanasi, Allahabad, Rishikesh, Ambala, etc. The Jaan Shatabdi express train to/from Delhi is a comfortable 4-hour journey, especially if you are lucky enough to get a seat in an airconditioned carriage!

Private buses and taxis are available from Delhi and other towns. Government buses (U.P. State Roadways, Himachal Roadways, Delhi Transport Corporation, etc.) link Hardwar to Dehradun, Ambala, Simla, Nainital, Chandigargh, Rishikesh, Agra, Mathura, Gwalior and most other towns of Northwest India. Buses leave Hardwar regularly for Delhi, a 5-6 hours' journey.

Shri Hans Ji Maharaj

Shri Hans Ji Maharaj, from the Himalayan district of Uttarakhand, was an enlightened master in the tradition of the divine masters such as Lord Rama, Lord Krishna, Shri Shankaracharya, Guru Nanak, Jesus Christ, Lord Buddha and Shri Ramakrishna, who came into the world to free people from blind faith, ignorance, superstition and misery by means of the practical technique of Spiritual Knowledge which leads to the direct realization of the self.

Shri Satpal Ji Maharaj

The noble work of Shri Hans Ji Maharaj is being carried on by his eldest son, Shri Satpal Ji Maharaj, who was born in Kankhal (Haridwar) on Sept 21, 1951. His innate leadership and organising abilities, as well as his inherent spirituality, started manifesting themselves even in his childhood, so that, when the time came, he dedicated himself to his father's work with characteristic zeal and efficiency. Totally devoted to his own Master, and never veering from the high ideals and moral integrity of his teachings, Shri Satpal Ji Maharaj demonstrated the path of service and sacrifice in his own life.