Shree Giridhar Dham Ashram is Paramahamsa Vishwananda’s Indian Ashram and is ONLY open to initiated devotees or followers of Paramahamsa Vishwananda.
Being a devotee means you have received direct initiation from a Swami or Swamini of Bhakti Marga.
Vrindavan is a very unique and special place. It is the heart of Krishna Himself. It is the abode of Radharani Herself. Staying and serving in Vrindavan is a great blessing, as it helps to deepen your love and bhakti towards God and Guru.
Shree Giridhar Dham Ashram offers rooms for the devotees for short or long stay. When you come to the Ashram as a guest, you are traditionally invited to offer 3 hours seva daily under the guidance of a seva coordinator. It is your voluntary service, your offering to the Lord. It is not seen as work, thus you agree for receiving no material benefits for your service, i.e. reduction of price for accommodation.
Seva means ‘selfless service’. It is a way to open your heart and develop bhakti within yourself. When done from the heart, the focus moves away from reciprocity into the pure joy of selfless giving. According to the Guru Gita, there is no difference between God and Guru, and so when we serve the Master and His mission, we are also serving the Supreme Lord Narayana Himself by allowing ourselves to be the instruments of His action.
Paramahamsa Vishwananda encourages all His devotees across the globe to undertake seva initiatives.
“People who have experienced the supreme, pure Divine Love, feel always the need to serve selflessly Giridhari, as He is their Beloved Lord.” – Paramahamsa Vishwananda
Main fields of Seva in Shree Giridhar Dham Ashram
Cooking, laundry, cleaning.
Long term Seva Program
Shree Giridhar Dham also provides an opportunity for a long term seva for devotees only.
If you would like to live and serve in the ashram for 1 – 3 month or more, please use the registration form underneath and write a small letter in the open text field for seva, providing information about yourself. If Guruji approves your request, you may come and stay in the ashram.
Accommodation in the Bhakti Marga Ashram Vrindavan
In the rooms of Shree Giridhar Dham you may stay alone (if there are not so many people in the ashram at the same time) or share with 1 to 7 more people in the room. The cost will be given for the room according to it’s size, so the more people you are sharing with, the lesser the price will be for each of you. Please, be aware that during the busy periods, the ashram will not provide rooms for one or two persons, you will have to share with other devotees.
Please, be aware that men and women are not allowed to stay together in one room.
Shree Giridhar Dham Ashram has no capacity to provide the food for guests yet. Only devotees, who come for long term seva, can eat in the Ashram itself.
There are possibilities to eat outside: In Jiva Institute, which is located next door, or restaurants nearby. The price for each meal in the Jiva Institute is 250 rupees per meal, in a restaurant it will vary depending on what you are ordering.
All the guests of Shree Giridhar Dham are asked to have valid medical insurance for India. Please bring along a printed copy of your insurance and hand it in upon arrival. We are also asking you to take care about your personal medications and let us know beforehand in case you have any diseases, which can limit your activities.
We are ready to consult you about how to get an appropriate Indian Visa to visiting the Ashram.
If you have any questions, we are happy to help you. Please feel free to contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org
We welcome you in Sri Giridhar Dham Ashram in Vrindavan! 🙂 Jai Gurudev!
If you would like to stay with us, please fill in the form and specify your reason for staying.
Please only apply if you are a formal devotee of Paramahamsa Vishwananda. Being a devotee means you have received initiation from a Swami or Swamini of Bhakti Marga.
We will get back to you as soon as we can regarding your acceptance for staying at the ashram. Ultimately Sri Swami Vishwananda will choose who will be able to come and participate at Shree Giridhar Dham.
If you want to register yourself for seva or as a guest, please click the link below and fill in the form:
Important! Please note: For the time being in the Ashram you have to provide a valid travel health insurance covering home-transportation in case of emergency. The valid insurance has to be submitted at the point of registration.