Shri Ramanand Ashram in HaridwarIn ancient times, Haridwar was also called as Kapilasthana, Gangadwara and also as Mayapuri. The Holy River Ganga flows through the Gangadwara across the northern plains and makes it a fertile. Apart from the temples and pilgrimage centres, you will find many ashrams that provide spiritual rejuvenation.
Shri Ramanand Ashram in Haridwar is located in Shravan Nath Nagar which is near the railway station. This is the important ashram in the Ramanand Sampraday. The current chief of the Ashram is Mahant Bhagwan Das.
Shri Ramanand Swami was born to a Brahmin family and is considered to be the incarnation of Uddavji who was a very close friend of Lord Shri Krishna. Uddhav Sampradhay was founded and headed by Shri Ramanand Swami. He adopted the Vishishtadvaita doctrine of vaishnavas that was advocated by Shri Ramanuja, a Vaishnavite saint.
It is also believed that during his visit to Sri Rangam in his early life Shri Ramanand Swami was given “diksha” by Shri Ramanuja and has appointed him as an acharya in his line. After which he travelled north to Kathiyavad and started spreading his philosophy. In 1802, before his death he passed the Uddhav Sampraday to Swaminarayan.
How to Reach Shri Ramanand Ashram in HaridwarFrom Purusharthi Market near the Haridward Railway Junction, head towards Haridwar Main Road at the south-east Pass by Sabharwal Railway Tickets. On the left at 150m turn left at Hotel Orchid Inn, turn right at Hotel Astha, at 57m turn right again at 140 Km turn left and at 72m you will find Shri Ramanand Ashram in Haridwar.
Shri Ramanand Ashram Address: Sharvan Nath Nagar, Haridwar, Uttarakhand 249401