Mayawati Ashram is situated at an altitude of 1940 meters, it is about 22 km from Champawat and 9 km from Lohaghat. Mayawati shot into prominence after the Advait Ashram was established here.
Ashram a symbol of greenery and peace
Mayawati Ashram is situated in the lap of Himalayas. There is a lot of greenery and peace here. Different types of flowers have been planted in the ashram, which always give fragrance to the environment here. Green trees and dense forests all around add to its beauty. There are old tea gardens in Mayawati’s Advaita Ashram. On request, the ashram also provides accommodation to people coming from outside so that people do not have to face troubles. Mayawati Ashram also has a library and a small museum.
The ashram attracts spiritualists from all over India and abroad. Amid an old tea Estate, is the Advait Ashram of Mayawati. During his third visit to Almora in 1898, Swami Vivekanand decided to shift the publication office of ‘ Prabuddha Bharat ‘ from Madras ( Chenni ) to Mayawati ( Champawat ) , from where it has been published since then . The only presence that has become a part of the peace and solitude of Mayawati, is that of the mighty Himalaya in all its splendor.
Today it publishes the original writings of Vivekananda. As an ashram dedicated to the study and practice of Advaita Vedanta, no images or idols are worshipped there, not even of Ramakrishna; and no images were kept in the premises according to the Ashram ideals set by Vivekananda.
If you are planning to visit the place during winter season you can feel the chilled weather and snow-covered peaks which will for sure attract your eyeballs.
SOCIAL WORKS AT ADVAITA ASHRAMA MAYAWATI
In the year 1901, a small library was established here, in which there is a collection of books written on many subjects including Swami Vivekananda’s life, thoughts, philosophy, spirituality and yoga. In the year 1903, Mayawati Ashram also created a charitable hospital in which free medical aid is provided to the poor people nearby. This hospital is no less than a boon for the villagers of Lohaghat, Champawat today. The best doctors from all over the country and abroad come here for service. The people here benefit a lot. In the ashram, there is also a Dharamshala facility for the guests coming from outside.
How to Reach
By Air: Nearest Airport is at Pantnager and Bareilly, from there Uttarakhand and Uttar pradesh
State transportation bus services are available or you can book a taxi also.
Distance b/w Pantnager to Lohaghat🡪 180 Km
Distance b/w Bareilly to Lohaghat🡪 204 Km
By Train: Nearest railway station is Tanakpur from there you can catch easily state transportation bus, or you can book a taxi. Railway station, Bus station and taxi stand all are nearby.
Distance b/w Tanakpur to Champawat🡪 82 Km
By Bus: The Nearest bus station is lohaghat or champawat. It’s connected with delhi, haldwani, Dehradun
Places Near Mayawati Ashram
- Abott Mount
- Barahi Temple
- Reetha Sahib
- Baleshwar Temple
- Golu Devta
- Banasur fort
- Tea garden
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