Everywhere in Chinmaya Tapovan Sidhbari, we see His Glory. We see how Pujya Gurudev envisioned the ashram to be a fitting tribute to His Guru, the Glory of Himalayas, Himavat Vibhuti Swami Tapovanam. We realize the glory of the place – Sthala Mahima. And, the Sthala Mahima is because of Shastra Mahima, the glory of Vedantic Knowledge, and Tapo Mahima – the glory of penance. The Sandeepany Gurukula at Chinmaya Tapovan Sidhbari is all Guru Mahima where the blessings of Bhagavan Rama, Bhakta Hanuman, and our Bhakti-Rupa Guru await us.

Whenever we visit Chinmaya Tapovan Sidhbari, we are awestruck by the grand vision of a Yugapurusha like Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda to conceive and bring to fruition this crest-jewel of the Himalayas at Sidhbari. He who transformed the lives of so many near and far, we wonder how He was driven to do so much so selflessly! The answer is best summarized by Pujya Gurudev Himself:

It is true, that to remain in silence at Sidhbari can be more effective than working. But people like us do not work. They are relentlessly made use of, for fulfilling the Total Vasanas, and IT works through us. 


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Everywhere in Chinmaya Tapovan Sidhbari, we see the Glory (Mahima) of the place, the penance, and the knowledge. The many blessings in the ashram are because…

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Chinmaya Tapovan ashram in Sidhbari shines as the crest-jewel of Chinmaya Mission where the Grace of the Guru awakens the thirst for Knowledge ripened with devotion.

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A hallowed space in Chinmaya Tapovan, the Samadhi Sthal of Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda (1916-1993) is an inspirational altar in the ashram. It is the…