Saturday, January 9, 2010

Aliyar Ashram

The Aliyar Ashram is the home of the Vethathiri Maharishi Kundalini Yoga and Kayakalpa Research Foundation, founded by Shri Vethathiri Maharishi in 1985. In a beautiful natural setting at the foothills of the Western Ghats and in view of the Aliyar reservoir, the Temple of Consciousness is the focus for a silent revolution, transforming the lives of thousands of people, irrespective of creed, color, race, religion or nationality.

This research foundation shares the aims and objectives of WCSC and imparts the teachings of Shri Vethathiri Maharishi on a regular basis.

The Ashram provides knowledge that help human beings realize and manifest their divinity.

The Center provides essential education for

  1. Knowledge of one's body, mind and life energy; their interactions, processes and practices to strengthen and streamline them.
  2. Knowledge of true relationship between individual and society.
  3. Knowledge of true relationship between individual and the all pervading Almighty Unified Force.
Vallalar Mandapam

With the blessing of Nature Mother, a pleasantness, harmony and peace surrounds the entire ashram. It can be felt when we make our steps through the ashram. One such place is the Vallalar mandapam, Vallalar's statue is housed in an beautifully designed enclosure. Vallalar is the one great saints of TamilNadu. He was considered as his pioneer by Swamiji.


In order to accommodate the increasing visitors to Aliyar, a auditorium has been built. Having a seating capacity of about 800 persons, this forms the venue for most of the courses and Swamiji's evening lectures (when the number of members attending are quite large).

Administrative office

This is the administrative office block, any queries, guidances and clarification regarding the ashram and the courses held here can be done at this office.


There are spacious Dining Halls. Wholesome South Indian vegetarian food is served.


There are 48 double rooms with attached bath facilities. A few air-conditioned rooms are also available. In addition to this, there are separate dormitories for men and women. Only those who are attending a course or who come with a letter of introduction from their local SKY Centre are permitted to stay overnight.

In detail

The Aliyar Ashram forms the core of education provided here. Meditation, Understanding of Truth, practice of Introspection and physical exercises have been so beautifully synthesized and simplified that it is found easy to glide into a life of freedom and fulfillment without having to forgo one's usual way of living or normal routines.

Different levels of residential courses are conducted here. The Basic Course, called "Personality Development Course" is of 6 days duration. It provides a thorough grounding in meditation, Kayakalpa yoga, introspection and physical exercise. One can opt to further attend introspection courses of 4 different levels. Among the courses conducted here, expect Brahma Gnanam and Master courses, all other courses are conducted in other

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