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Journey of Self-Discovery: Exploring Paramahansa Yogananda’s Ashrams in India

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Introduction

Paramahansa Yogananda, the founder of the Self-Realization Fellowship (SRF), established several ashrams and centers in India. These centers are dedicated to the teachings of yoga and meditation as taught by Paramahansa Yogananda. Here are some of the prominent ashrams and centers associated with him in India:

  1. Yogoda Satsanga Society of India (YSS) Headquarters:
    • Location: Dakshineswar, Kolkata, West Bengal
    • This is the main headquarters of YSS in India and is located near the Dakshineswar Kali Temple.
  2. Yogoda Satsanga Sakha Math:
    • Location: Ranchi, Jharkhand
    • This is the original ashram established by Paramahansa Yogananda in India, where he spent much of his time during his early years in the country.
  3. Dihika:
    • Location: Dihika, near Ranishwar, Jharkhand
    • Dihika is a retreat center established by Yogananda where he wrote his famous book, “Autobiography of a Yogi.”
  4. Kolkata Center:
    • Location: Kolkata, West Bengal
    • YSS has a center in Kolkata, which is known as the Calcutta Yogoda Satsanga Math.
  5. Ranchi Center:
    • Location: Ranchi, Jharkhand
    • This is another YSS center located in Ranchi, Jharkhand.
  6. Noida Center:
    • Location: Noida, Uttar Pradesh
    • The Noida center is a prominent YSS center in the National Capital Region (NCR).

These ashrams and centers offer teachings, classes, and retreats on the yogic and meditation practices that Paramahansa Yogananda taught. They also serve as places of spiritual study and retreat for those seeking to explore Yogananda’s teachings in a communal setting. Please note that the locations and details mentioned here are based on information available up to September 2021, and it’s a good idea to verify the current status and locations of these centers if you plan to visit.


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