5 Reasons Why you should visit The Beatles Ashram | Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Ashram in 2017


The Beatles Ashram or Maharishi Mahesh Yogi ashram (locally known as Chaurasi kutia ashram)is one of the best places to visit in Rishikesh. It is placed on the bank of the Holy river the Ganges and it lies within the range of beautiful Rajaji National Park of Uttarakhand.

Photo of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi's Ashram, Swarg Ashram, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India by Mayank Rana

Earlier, this place was one of the best ashrams in Rishikesh where people from all over the world comes to obtain peace by learning Yoga and Meditation under the famous guru Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. This place has turned from a Yoga learning Center to a Tourist Place.

Before knowing the place let's take a quick view on, Who are these " The Beatles" and " Maharishi Mahesh Yogi "?

Photo of Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India by Mayank Rana

The Beatles band is one of the best English Musical Band. Those people who are the music lovers they definitely have heard the name of "John Lennon". John Lennon was the famous Singer and Songwriter.co-founded the Beatles band along with the Paul McCarteny.

He co-founded the Beatles band along with the Paul McCarteny.

This band has given the world a lot of Hits songs like "Hey Jude", "A day in the life", "Let it be" and so on....

Who is Maharishi Mahesh Yogi?

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi was one of the best yoga gurus that India ever had. He was the person who developed the Transcendental Meditation technique.

He was the founder of Transcendental Meditation movement and Global Country of World Peace. In 1961 he conducted the first Transcendental Meditation TTC (Teacher Training Course) in Rishikesh.

According to Wikipedia, In his entire life, Maharishi Mahesh yogi has trained over 40,000 Teachers and has taught over 5 million people.

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar a famous Spiritual Leader is one of his students. He was the guru of famous Musical bands The Beatles and The Beach Boys.

Confrontation of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi and The Beatles

In February 1968, The Beatles traveled to Rishikesh for a three-month course of Transcendental Meditation (TM) Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh to attain peace. They wrote many songs over there.

One of the hit songs was " Sexy Sadie "

Well, there is a story behind this song. John Lennon alleged that the Maharishi had made sexual advances to women attendees, so left out the course within just two months in a precipitous manner. Later on, he wrote a caustic song titled " Maharishi " to let his feelings and after sometimes renamed it to "Sexy Sadie" to avoid legal issues.

In 1997 this famous ashram got deserted. Recently on 8 December 2015 on the anniversary of John Lennon, Uttarakhand's Forest Department reopened this Beatles ashram and turns it into a Tourist place.

5 reasons to visit the Beatles Ashram -

    If you are a painting lovers then this is one of the best places to visit. You will get Amazing Wall Painting. From the paintings of famous spiritual leader Dalai Lama to peacemaker Mahatma Gandhi, you will get the creative paintings and quotes over there. All the paintings are painted by the various artists of the world under the community The Beatles Cathedral Gallery.
    Undoubtedly, this place is most perfect for the Photographers especially for the Nature Photographers as you can see in the photos that this place is luxury green.
Photo of 5 Reasons Why you should visit The Beatles Ashram | Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Ashram in 2017 by Mayank Rana
  • The main reason for the people coming to Rishikesh from across the globe is Yoga and Meditation. This region is great for those who are looking for the "Peace" or wants to do "Meditation".
  • A famous quote "All truly great thoughts are conceived while walking." by Friedrich Nietzsche. Well, this place is totally fitting for this quote as this place is covered with elegant trees. The best place to do Nature Walks.

Are you a Bird watcher? If yes then this place is amazing for doing Bird watching. You can freely do Bird watching over here.

Which people did the graffiti artwork in Beatle's Ashram, Rishikesh?

One of the main reasons why Beatles Ashram is famous is because of its Graffiti artwork.

In 2016, 4 artists came to Beatles Ashram Rishikesh and did the Graffiti artwork in Beatles Ashram

Miles Toland

Here is the Artist Name's and Facebook links of their Profile/Pages. Check out their Artwork. These guys are Awesome artists.

Beatles ashram entry fee -

Well If you are planning to this place then keep in mind that the Beatles ashram entry fee is Rs 150 for Indians and Rs 600 for foreigners.

Directions for the Beatles ashram in Rishikesh-

Beatles ashram or Maharishi Mahesh Yogi ashram is situated in the Swargasharm area in Ram Jhula.

From Ram Jhula walks towards the Geeta Bhavan or Parmarth Niketan Ashram. After walking some distance (2 km approx.) you'll reach the end side of the Road and you'll see a Big old gate and that's the Gate of Beatles ashram.

Rishikesh > Ram Jhula > Parmarth Niketan Ashram > Beatles Ashram

The chain for Reaching the Beatles Ashram is -

This ashram is 2 km far from the Ram Jhula Bridge and 8 km from Rishikesh.

Nearest Airport - Jollygrant, Dehradun Airport (30 km from the Beatles ashram)

Nearest Railway Station - Rishikesh Railway station (13 km the Beatles ashram)

This post was originally published on The Himalayan Guy.

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