Ajatananda Ashram was started in December 2003 in Tapovan (Rishikesh) in the Indian Himalayas to fulfil the dream and vision of Swami Abhishiktananda (1910-1973) as an interreligious monastic community on the banks of holy Ganges .
It is a place which values silence, solitude and simplicity, and which practices a universal form of prayer and meditation in community. Due to its universal nature, the Ashram is not formally affiliated to any religious organization/institution. Since 2004, its management has been carried out by an independent non-profit organisation, the Ajatananda Interreligious Trust (Regd).
The Ashram is named after Swami Ajatananda Saraswati (Marc Chaduc), a realized sage and the principal disciple of Swami Abhishiktananda. On 30 June 1973, Swami Ajatananda took sannyasa diksha from H.H. Sri Swami Chidananda Saraswati — who considered him as an enlightened soul. He disappeared mysteriously from his kutiya (hermitage) by the Ganges at Kaudiyala in 1977 and has not been seen since.http://www.ajatananda.org/ajatananda/ajatananda-inspiration.php
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