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Nityanandashram

Nityanandashram, situated on the hillock about 1/2 km south of the Hosdurg taluk office, is a meditation center with a series of 45 guhas (caves) founded by Swami Nityananda. Built in 1930, these caves were carved out of a single rock without using any technical supports; i.e the workers carved out the caves by hands. Most of these were large enough for a person to sit and rest and there are six entrances to the caves. Of these 3 are facing the east and the rest 3 are facing the west. This is for the continuous passage of light from sunrise to sunset. The central attraction of the ashram is a full size statue of Swami Nityananda in sitting posture made of pancha-loha.

There are two temples in the ashram compound. One is the Bhagavan Nityananda temple, built around 1963 above the caves and the other is the Swami Jnanananda temple built in 1989. Modeled like the famous Somanath temple in Gujarat, Bhagavan Nityananda temple, constructed out of a single laterite rock is a fine example of Jain architecture.
Contact : 
Swami Nithyanantha Ashram
Kanhangad - 671315 (Hosdurg)
Phone : 0467-2208986, 3251960


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  By :  nellfcox smiley
  Jun 17, 2010 10:05:17 PM | NEW YORK CITY,USA Reply to this Comment/ Review
 
I want to make a pilgrimmage to the Nityanada ashram and caves. Is this possible? Is there a place to stay in the ashram? Have the ashram and the caves been kept up?...Nell Cox