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for detailed info about practicing or learning at SwAr Ashram, see : FAQs : as well as : VISIT US : (linked above) To learn about Yoga at SwAr Ashram see innerEvolution
Yogis-s & all spiritual seekers: as India re-opens, we are preparing to welcome you hOMe to the authentic roots of ancient esoteric Yoga. return to your true Self. for Yogi-s, India is our geographical spiritual hOMe. imagine meditating, being supported by the same ancient stones where the maps to human Consciousness were written while your own innerYatra takes shape. boating on Narmada, the most holy & secret River in India, along the Earth’s golden means ratio leyline to a sacred star-gate written about thousands of years ago in the Shivapurana and we enter it, we align with it. many Purana-s and Upanishads were written on this sacred Riverbank and even more commentaries on the entirety of Vedanta. Sri Markendaya, Adi Shankaracharya, Veda Vyas regarding the Narmada as their Divine Mother, authored sacred Shastra-s & Karika-s from this very town, nicknamed the Gupta Kashi (Secret Varanasi). there is an incredible Her-story behind these legendary fort walls, primitive palace & headquarters of the enlightened Queen Maharani Ahilya. Return to the roots of Yoga, the practice of returning to your own spiritual root. Let us assist an epic Inner Pilgrimage (innerYatra) to secret sacred India – immerse in Ancient Yogic Teachings, Therapies, Technologies & Tours on the banks of Bharat’s most guarded secret, the holiest River from the vantage point of the Gupta Kashi Maheshvar – with your resident host, Ashram Mother, Yogini & Guide AmmaNiradhara.
Lodging is available for the first time, on SwAr Ashram campus! ALL ROOM STAYS INCLUDE AGNIHOTRA, YOGA & BREAKFAST, ACCESS TO THE FACILITIES INCLUDING GARDEN AND VEDANTIC LIBRARY WITH WIFI. additional teachings & meal plans available.
: accomodations for our guests :
Stay with us in charming heritage accommodation either on or off campus.
ON ASHRAM CAMPUS : We have freshly restored these modest rooms, each housing 2 single beds, Ashram style. You will have a room-mate, or you may opt to pay the private room fee. These are authentic heritage housing adjacent to SwAr Ashram’s garden, just steps away from Narmada River, our Library and our Yogic teaching grounds. (there are only 4 of these simple rooms, so particularly if you wish to stay here without sharing a room, book early.)
OFF-CAMPUS : These 6 exclusive authentic heritage rooms are hidden inside the actual 3m thick walls of the Gatehouse to Maheshvar Fort’s Palace, 3 minutes walk along the Fort wall to SwAr Ashram, (also part of the Fort) located on Maheshvar Ghat. Royal heritage furnishings in lodging built into the beautifully restored Palace Gatehouse. (there are only 6 rooms of this quality & one of those is a very large super deluxe room with double rate of occupancy.)
OUR ROOM STAYS INCLUDE AGNIHOTRA, YOGA & BREAKFAST, ACCESS TO THE FACILITIES INCLUDING GARDEN AND VEDANTIC LIBRARY WITH WIFI.
Once you have secured your visa and flight:
- REGISTER for a CONSCIOUS YOGA RETREAT
- BOOK YOUR ROOM with one of the 2 LODGINGS ABOVE & Welcome Package is emailed to you
- BALANCE is due in rupees on arrival. SO SIMPLE!
- join the facebook event page for more advice & guidance along these steps
To learn about Yoga at SwAr Ashram see innerEvolution
The end of this journey is the beginning. We find that going through the door of our heart transforms trauma from fear to love. As we become healed, there is intergration and equanimity. You gain an inner illumination that pours forth into the world. innerYajnya is lit. With this many find their inner gift and feel called to share this gift with the world, healing others from the same traumas.— Niradhara amma
To learn about Yoga at SwAr Ashram see innerEvolution
OUR ROOM STAYS INCLUDE AGNIHOTRA, YOGA & BREAKFAST, ACCESS TO THE FACILITIES INCLUDING GARDEN AND VEDANTIC LIBRARY WITH WIFI. YOU MAY BOOK ADDITIONALLY:
- group or private car escorts from the airport direct to our door & back,
- healthy delicious hygenic vegan /pure lunches & dinners served on fresh banana leaf
- Personalized Ashram Yogic Sadhana, Esoteric Hatha Yoga, Meditation, Agnihotra lesson, Tantrik Kriyas, Mantra, Mudra, Bandha, more…
- Yoga Therapy
- Experiencial Tours to ancient Sacred & Historical Sites & in Nature by Boat, Foot and Day Excursions by Car with Esoteric Teachings, Techniques & Technologies, including at an ancient stargate Temple (below), Primitive Shrine to the Pleiades, the River Rapids, day trip to the Twin Jyotir Lingams, more…
- Shabdha Snan (Theraputic Sound Bath) & Yoga Nidra,
- Kundalini Tantra Kriyas,
- Yoga Vedanta Advaitic Philosophy from Sanskrit texts & Satsang,
- Cultural insights & experiences into Spiritual rituals & traditions,
- Farm to Table visit at Organic Micro-Farm, a picnic and restaurants on road trips,
- Local Tuesday Market explosion of flavors, colors and freshness,
- Guest Access to SwAr Ashram’s Advaita Vedantic Library with laptop use, wi-fi at both the Lodging & Ashram,
- Guidance & personal attention from Amma Niradhara,
- you get a wonderful Welcome Bag, local crafted things to make your stay more wonderful & to remember us later,
- shopping, salon & market assistance from our Ashram Ambassadors,
- Indian cooking class,
- Kirtan! Mantra chanting,
- sharing of Traditional Arts such as mehdhi and rangoli from our local students,
- opportunity for participation / observation of our Charitable Initiatives funded by this Event’s profits,
- (incl. and invitation to a morning of seva at a Moon Cycle Yoga Camp and/ or afternoon of English coaching) ….
- this all-inclusive package provides a level of care like no other retreat you will find anywhere at any price.
- Ayurvedic massages, facials, mehndi, Vedic Astrology, etc are available additionally for nominal cost.
You already Know more than You Know. You can Create Anything. the Womb of the Universe is inside you. THIS mysterious place pictured here resonates with sacred womb energy we envelop ourselves in, on sacred pilgrimage by boat excursion on Consciousness Yatra. it is an ancient Mandir set into the Center of the Narmada River aka as the Center (Womb) of the Universe. not just the Center of India (which it is also) but the actual spot where 2 major leylines converge, from the Center (Womb) of the Earth to the Center (Womb) of the Galaxy which then intersects all along the Golden Means Latitude of the Planet (which is exactly where the Narmada flows. This is a Powerful Ancient Stargate written about in the Shivapurana. Amma Niradhara will tell you all about it. and YOU will EXPERIENCE IT!
The journey to SwAr Ashram allows people to tune into their own Truth, to feel it, to be it, to live it, within the safety of its guided environment. It opens the path of the heart. As traumas, resentments, blockages are touched upon with love and compassion, the door to the True Self opens wider. Authentic Yogic Sadhana allows us to glimpse non-duality by recognizing the duality of contraction/ expansion, inhalation/ expiration, restriction/ release, sun/ moon, energy/ matter, not only helps this door to fully open, but also guides the you to walk straight through it to fully live in your authentic Self, unmasking the illusion of duality itself, step into Pure Conscious Loving Awareness.
Experience Hatha, Raja, Jnana and Bhakti Yoga-s at the heart of the Motherland, on the banks of the most sacred River Narmada, among ancient important Temples and Ashrams mentioned in many sacred texts written thousands of years ago. The Source Energies are palpable here, Maheshvar means the dwelling place of Shiva & Narmada Devi is His daughter. She the only place in the world where the Stones known as Shivalingams were formed – a firey meteor occurance millions of millenia ago melted the Riverbed rock which was then cooled by the flowing water.
The legend goes that millions of years ago, a meteor scorched the Earth here, melting and fusing the layers of rocks creating a unique fusion: crypto-crystaline quartz. This meteor-skid formed the Nimar Valley. Shiva, from his vantage point of Amarkantak in the mountains, upon seeing the scar on Mother Earth (Prthivi), shed tears, that flowed down, forming the River along this bed. This became known as Narmada, the delightful River-Daughter of Shiva. The cool water flowing over the molten rock, solidified the dual-tone fusion stones into oblong ovoids that can be found in no other place on Earth. These stones dubbed Shivalingams, are the product of pure fire-water Shiva-Shakti Energies and support Kundalini activation electromagnetically, working with the body’s Pranic/ electromagnetic field by resonance with all 5 elements contained in them. All Shivalingam connect by magnetic energy to each other by the Pranic Field anywhere in the world, in all places and times. This massive magnetic intelligence is what makes this stone, in my opinion, the most powerfully accurate dowser.
So holy, ancient and important are these Sacred Stones, that Narmada is spared the tourism traps that would have surely depleted the finite resource of the Shivalingams.
These Sacred Stones are revered as pure Shiva Energy taken on a simple elemental form, and can be found in nearly every Temple throughout India. The bare footprints of the greatest Rishi-s and Maharaji-s of all time linger in the atmosphere where they have meditated sitting on these very stone ghats, among the countless ancient Shivalingams that are installed since time immemorial along the Riverbank and Ghats. This is our idyllic authentic environment which remains pure to its roots amidst a rapidly developing India.
At SwAr Ashram, we practice Agnihotra as a Sandhya Sadhana and you get full training and practice with your own kit, ebooks and a printout manual that covers the whole retreat.
During the days, the Classical Hatha, Raja, Jnana and Karma Yogas will be experienced, each in their most beneficial place and time. Amma Niradhara, our resident Spiritual Mother & Ashram director, curates and produces tours by foot, car and boats to natural and sacred sites nearby on day trips. She guides you into Sanskrit esoteric texts (Mandukopanishad, Patanjali Yoga Sutras, Soundarya Lahari, Spandakarika). She leads you into the Ancient Technologies, Teachings & Therapies of Agnihotra, Kundalini Kriya, Tantric Karanas out in among Nature, as well as within the shroud of SwAr Ashram’s partly-ruins facade, and in the womb-like walls of ancient mandirs.
Once again, this is an all inclusive package including: group car escorts from the airport direct to our door & back, 3 vegan /pure veg meals served per day, Daily Ashram Yogic Sadhana, Yoga, Meditation, Agnihotra, Tantra, Mantra & Vedanta, Satsang, Experiencial Tours to Temples & in Nature by Boat, Foot and Day Excursions by Car with Esoteric Teachings, Techniques and Technologies, Shabdha Snan (Theraputic Sound Bath), Yoga Nidra, Kundalini Kriyas, Yoga Philosophy, Guest Access to SwAr Ashram’s Advaita Vedantic Library with laptop use, wi-fi at both the Lodging & Ashram, you get a wonderful Welcome Bag, shopping assistance from our Ashram Ambassadors, Indian cooking class, sharing of Traditional Arts such as mehdhi and rangoli, opportunity for participation and observation of our Charitable Initiatives funded by this Event’s profits, (incl. and invitation to a morning of seva at a Moon Cycle Yoga Camp and/ or afternoon of English coaching) …. this all-inclusive package provides a level of care like no other retreat you will find anywhere at any price. Ayurvedic massages, facials, mehndi, etc are available additionally for nominal cost.
All meals are included in the Ashram and on location excursions. Additional snacks may be purchased from the Cafe attached to the Gatehouse Lodging. All of these options are pure, sattvic and hygienic. Street vendor food is to be avoided due to high rate of dysentery. All food on location tours is chosen for being hygienic healthy delicious & pure plant-based. The package also includes reverse osmosis on tap and bottled mineral water. Special needs diets may be accommodated, you must inform us when registering.
Transport includes pick up at the local Indore airport – all inclusive except airfare. You get a wonderfully thoughtful Welcome Bag, full of the perfect gifts to make your stay more wonderous as well as to remember us by when you return home – the teaching tools and gifts given on arrival are each worth over $100. You may additonally purchase an Agnihotra kit and get a free additional lesson on how to do your own Sandhya Sadhana. Use of our kits are provided for use on campus.
SwAr Ashram does not own any lodging/ rooms. Our affiliate campus & lodge refunds cancellations only upon re-booking.
REGISTER for CONSCIOUS YOGA : a Return to Self . These retreats provide a needed influx of cash flow to the local economy. 100% of the Ashram’s portion of the proceeds benefit the charitable programs at SwAr Ashram. Amma Niradhara is a voluntary teacher, a sannyasin and sevaka, as she is a Spiritual Mother offering her guidance freely out of Love, she takes no salary or payment for her work. You may offer fruits or other consumable gifts which she will bless and share as prasad.
Come join us, Step into a place that is timeless, where you will become one with Pure Conscious Bliss SAT CHIT ANAND. (join the facebook event page)
A unique and valuable offering of SwAr Ashram’s location is its authenticity as a part of india where westerners rarely have invitation to tread. This is YOUR invitation.
This is a small holy rural town and more uniquely, we are a heritage town with an ancient Fort on the River Narmada. So aside from the religious significance of the River Narmada & Her Temples, there is also the heritage significance of the mighty Queen who had a long peaceful reign here nearly 300 years ago, reviving a formerly Mughal Fort by patronizing artists. She is still venerated and beloved by the entire town which thrives today and her descendants have revived her special art of handloom weaving. She built the structure at the easternmost end of her Fort, now called SwAr Ashram after the last Guru who inhabited it. We will tour and teach you all about this, the temples, the surrounding nature and river and stones, with experiences you will never forget.
Here is SwAr Ashram (map). Niradhara Amma has lived here 14 yrs & directs this micro-ashram entrusted to her by Guru Swami Anantram, SwAr is an acronym for his name.
There is a saying attributed to Markendeya – “one must dip in the Ganga 7 times to become cleansed of karmas but one may only glance once at Narmada to get fully purified. It is said that Ganga herself comes here at night to purify herself in the Narmada, dressed as a black cow, she returns each morning to her own riverbed dressed as a white cow.“
As a Yogini since 1973, when my Yajnyacharya Shree Vasant called me to the Motherland in 2007, I did not hesitate to return to my ancient hOMe of certainly many births. Here, I discovered, the great Vedantics of all time consider this RiverNarmada their timeless Mother, and amidst the patriarchy of the times, a mighty Maharani (Queen) built the Fort that now encompasses SwAr Ashram as its easternmost corner. This fiercely loving feminine energy is what keeps me held in Divine Embrace of SwAr Ashram.— Amma Niradhara
These immense Feminine Energies nurture us along with our guests here at SwAr Ashram. We invite you to join us at this highly spiritual, secret location, for immersive Yogic guidance with Amma Niradhara.
नर्मदे हर NARMADE HAR! ༺🔥༻
Love and abundance of gratitude by the Grace of Maa Narmada & Devi Ahilyabai
༺🔥༻ FREE Live e-workshop OFFERING FIRE TO THE SUN & instant download Phyr-o-Sutras : printable e-book – the e-book is FREE when you order ANY AGNIHOTRA TEACHING PACKAGE BELOW
FREE 1 HOUR LIVE e-WORKSHOP : INITIATION: OFFERING FIRE TO THE SUN: WHEN YOU GET A KIT OR KUNDA
REGISTER HERE for the e-workshop with your Kit: OFFERING FIRE TO THE SUN
FREE PRAYER REQUESTS
Your request will we entered in the next available Sandhya Time Agnihotra. Specify the duration of times you would wish to keep your Request Active.
Amma always leaves you with e-PRASAD:
༺🔥༻ ASHIRVAD • NIRADHARA AMMA ༺🔥༻
नर्मदे हर NARMADE HAR! ༺🔥༻ – is a regional greeting in and around the Narmada River route among locals, parikramavasi-s and tourists. When we say this we recognize the Divinity of Narmada in you.