Omkarananda Ashram is just the place to be for yoga nomads and people looking for spiritual solace. The ashram was founded by the famous philosopher, writer, saint and mystic sage, H.D. Paramahamsa Omkarananda Saraswati in 1967. The current chief of the ashram is Swami Vishveshwarananda Saraswati, who is also the president of the Swami Omkarananda Saraswati Charitable Trust, Swami Omkarananda Dharma Samsthan, and Omkarananda Educational Society. Iyengar yoga is the most widely taught tradition practiced here. All the 14 Omkarananda Ashram sprinkled in Uttarakhand are in the form of temples, where rituals like havan, abhishekas and puja performed on regular basis. The sacred ashram is often visited by saints and priest of many magnificent temples during the festivals like Shivaratri, Dipavali, Krishna Janmashtami, and Navaratri. Peace lovers can unwind here by attending some meditation centres. Ashram also features a Goshala and vast orchards where devotees are often seen indulging in farming and gardening. Omkarananda Ashram Himalayas also plays host many yoga camps, where traditional teaching called Patanjali, is imparted. Apart from engaging in religious activities, Omkarananda Ashram also runs many educational and social projects:
Omkarananda Basic, Junior High and High Schools- 53 schools sprinkled in different regions of Garhwal
Omkarananda Institute of Management & Technology, Rishikesh: State of the art institute that provides courses like MBA / MBA (Evening) / MBA (Integrated), BBA, M.Sc. (CS), B.Sc. (IT), BCA, MAMC, BJMC, M.Lib., B.Lib., B.Ed.
Omkarananda Saraswati Nilayam, Muni-ki-Reti: An English medium institution that imparts educations to 2500 students
Omkarananda Preparatory School, Rishikesh
Omkarananda Saraswati Govt. Degree College in Deoprayag
Omkarananda Saraswati Natya Kala Academy (affiliated to Prayag Sangit Samiti, Allahabad): Offers classes in Indian Classical Temple Dance.
Omkarananda Sangit Samsthan: Offers classes in Indian instrumental music.
Omkarananda Public Library
Students' Sanskrit Library
Omkarananda Shanta Durga Mandir, Swami Omkarananda Saraswati Marg, P.O. Shivanandanagar-249 192, Muni-ki-reti, Via Rishikesh, Distt. Tehri Garhwal,