The Shantikunj of Hardiwar is one of the headquarters or hub of Spiritual and social organizations namely All World Gayatari Pariwar (AWGP) and remains open for the devotees entire day throughout the year.the place was establised in 1970 at Haridwar and it took a lots of year and finally got emerged as a center of the Global Movement of Yug Nirman Yojana (Movement for the Reconstruction of the Era) for moral-spiritual regeneration in the light of hoary Indian heritage. Shantikunj was established in 1971 by Pt. Shriram Sharma Acharya, he established it on a small piece of land which later-on got spread to a very vast area over a period of time. It was when spread on a larger level got named as Gayatari Nagar where soon after, many higher level spiritual practices camps were organized which were held under the guidance of Pt. Shriram Sharma Acharya. In 1979 a satellite campus was added at a distance of about half kilometers towards south named as Brahmavarchas Shodh Sansthan which was a Research Institute.
Many more Shantikunj Haridwar photos can be found on internet like the one attached below.
Shantikunj Aashram Haridwar is a place fully devoted to Indian Cultural Aspects. The basics of the Shantikunj is the Gayatri Mantra, it is said it is the Gayatri mantra from which the Vedas are said to be originated is the foundation of this divine Culture . The Vedas represent the religious tradition and their extension Upanishads represent the philosophy upon which that tradition is based. Indian Culture essentially preaches: peaceful coexistence, potential divinity of an individual, freedom of thought, Cosmic Unity, non-violence in word, deed, and thought, reverence for all forms of life, and the law of karma: As you sow so shall you reap and rebirth. The Hinduism is said to be the only religion other than any other which does not have any founder or any specific date of founding. It is based on number of sages, Saints and Seers.
Its Main Important Aspects are :
- Existence of a Supreme Reality
- Immortality of the Atman
- Moksha (Freedom or Salvation)
- True Guru
- Unity of Existence
- Freedom of Thought
- The Law of Karma
- The Doctrine of Ahimsa
The establishment of Shantikunj is for devotion to the cultural, ethical, moral and spiritual awakening and national integration. Development of divinity in mankind is the foremost goal and avowed objective. Pledged for national peace, prosperity, amity, love, goodwill and fraternity irrespective of region, religion, faith, caste, creed etc. Shantikunj is a unique abode true to its name.
Expansion of national unity, amity and brotherhood and extinction of ignorance, jealousy, hatred, and strife from globe are being attempted by popularizing Gayatri Mantra, Yajna and Sanskaars (sacramental rites), the adoption of which invokes celestial thoughts and inspires for divine deeds. The divinity is seen in every event of this holy pilgrimage center.
The ShantiKunj Has A Very Vast Daily Routine Stated As Below :
|Daily Routine||April – September||October – March|
|Awaking prayer & freshening||3.30 a.m.||4.00 a.m.|
|Morning- Aarti||4.00 a.m.||4.30 a.m.|
|Collective Morning Meditation||4.30 a.m.||5.00 a.m.|
|Akhand-Deep Darshan , Pranam of Poojya Gurudev ’s &
Vandaniya Mataji ’s Charan Padukas
|5.15 a.m.||5.45 a.m.|
|Yagya and all Sanskar as||5.15 a.m.||5.45 a.m.|
|Collective Jap (Recitation)||5.15 to 6.00 a.m.||5.45 to 6.30 a.m.|
|Meeting – discussions with Sharaddheya Dr. Pranav Pandya & Sharaddheyaa Shail Jiji||7.00 a.m.||7.30 a.m.|
|Morning sermons and discourses||8.30 a.m.||8.30 a.m.|
|Meals – Rest||10.00 a.m.||10.00 a.m.|
|Akhand-Deep Darshan, Pranam of Poojya Gurudev ’s & Vandaniya Mataji ’s Charan Padukas|| 12.00 to 1.30 p.m.
2.00 to 4.30 p.m.
| 12.00 to 1.30 p.m
2.00 to 4.30 p.m.
|Jyoti Avdharan Sadhana||1.30 to 2.30 p.m.||1.30 to 2.30 p.m.|
|Noon classes, Meetings||2.30 to 4.00 p.m.||2.30 to 4.00 p.m.|
|Evening Meals||4.30 to 6.00 p.m.||4.30 to 6.00 p.m.|
|Evening Aarti||5.00 to 5.30 p.m.||5.00 to 5.30 p.m.|
|Naadyog Meditative cult – Congregational music||6.00 to 6.15 p.m.||6.00 to 6.15 p.m.|
|Collective Jap||6.15 to 7.00 p.m.||6.15 to 7.00 p.m.|
|Discourses or Video||7.00 to 8.30 p.m.||7.00 to 8.30 p.m.|
|Night-Rest||9.00 p.m.||9.00 p.m.|
Reaching & Staying In Haridwar :
The place is situated at the Holy River Ganga and between the Shivalik Ranges of Himalyas, it plays a important role as a sight of attraction for those who are devoted towards spiritual guidance. Shantikunj is basically located about 6 KM’s away from Haridwar Railway Station heading towards Rishikeh (or Dehradun) on NH-58 in India. The nearest Airport is Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun.
The place Shantikunj Haridwar is a bit farther from the main city of Haridwar, it’s about 7 Km’s away from the Haridwar’s Railway Station.
The means of transport to reach the city and to get-in are very easily available at very affordable rates such Taxi’s, buses, Auto-Rikshaw’s etc, which at a very cheaper rate can pick you from the Haridwar’s Railway Station to the Shantikunj and Vice-Versa.
The city of Haridwar is very well connected with all the major cities of Haridwar including its Judiciary Capital Nainital which about 225 KM’s away from the city of Haridwar, although all major transport facilities like buses, trains, Taxi’s etc are very easily available for the travelers and also buses by State Transport Department has been provided to the people under regulation of State Government, in order to provide comfortable and convenient journey to the passengers, some luxury buses also run in this route which are not only regulated by State Transport Department but also many Private Travel agencies run their own buses to connect the distance between these two cities.
The other Capital of Uttarakhand is said to be Dehradun which is about 53 Km’s away from the city of Haridwar.
Shantikunj Haridwar Stay :
Staying in this Holy city of Haridwar is very easy and now Railway’s have provided their own retiring room for their passengers at a very cheap rate which are very easily available for passengers. Shantikunj Haridwar accomodation also includes other means of staying which are the lodges, Guest house, rest rooms etc, which are also very easily and conveniently made available for the travelers.
How to Book a Room in Shantikunj Haridwar :
As it is the generation of modern technology, so the feature to book all these rooms including your travelling tickets are very easily available online for booking.
Rooms in the Shantikunj Haridwar aashram are allotted only those who come their for spritual penance or spritual training. There is no need to pre book rooms at the aashram. They are allotted at first come first serve basis.
Haridwar is a very Holy place and everyone should once visit this place.
Shantikunj Haridwar Address : Shantikunj, Gayatri teerth, Motichoor, Haridwar, Uttrakhand, 249411.
Shantikunj Haridwar Contact Number : 01334261328