Santhigiri Ashram is a spiritual abode located at Pothencode founded by Navajyothisree Karunakara Guru. It is located nearly 21 kilometers away from Thiruvnanthapuram, the capital city of Kerala. The aim of this pilgrimage center is to spread the mission of Guru. Spread across more than 100 acres of scenic landscape, this ashram has many facilities such as a parnasala, prayer hall, sahakarana mandiram, a large kitchen, dining hall and work centers. Besides, it provides accommodation facilities to more than 1500 inmates. The functioning of Santhigiri Ashram is based on three basic principles such as Annadanam, Athurasevanam and Athmabodhanam (Alms, helping the needy and self-realization respectively). The health care system that they follow is based on some of the time-tested systems like Ayurveda, Panchakarma and Sidha.
As an internationally renowned organization, Santhigiri Ashram is visited by hundreds of people from different parts of the world. Many people find this spiritual abode as a place for solace and a remedy for their different sufferings. Besides, it has become a center of pilgrimage and a source for spiritual knowledge. Both Thiruvananthapuram Central railway station and Thiruvananthapuram International Airport are nearly 17 kilometers from Santhigiri Ashram. Contact Tour My India if you wish to visit this pilgrim center during your trip to Kerala.