"Devotion is a means as well as its true end when it grows into a full treasure. When devotion becomes a treasure, you will need nothing more for inner fullness or affluence. As devotion grows, it will begin to free you of all desire, hatred and fear. It will relieve poverty, either by making you amply resourceful or by taking away from you the very feeling of poverty. Devotion also will remove your weakness, generating untold strength and confidence."

The Guiding force of Narayanashrama Tapovanam & Center for Inner Resources Development

Swami Bhoomananda Tirtha


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Poojya Swamiji explains it thus :

“This Ashram is actually a Brahmavidya abode. Right from the beginning I did not have any idea of establishing an institution. If I were having an idea, I would have proceeded in a different manner. To establish an institution means to think constantly about the institution and to recruit ashram building leftor allow people to come and join us with a view to do institutional work. That would have been a little different. It is based primarily on man power, not seeking.

Whoever has got the aptitude to work in an institution and take the institution’s ideals to the peop...


Frequently Asked Questions about Ashram

Where is it located? Poojya Swamiji’s chief place of residence is the Narayanashrama Tapovanam located on the foot of the Pandavagiri hill in Venginissery, Thrissur.

Nearest Railway Station : Thrissur                                                                  Distan...

What is Brahmavidya?


Vidya means knowledge, Brahmavidya means knowledge relating to Brahman.

The entire knowledge we have in the wakefulness is covered by śabda (sound), sparsha (touch), rasa (taste), roopa (sight), gandha (smell), that is all knowledge is acquired through the senses. Life is constantly an interaction between the senses and the objects, and in this interactional, experiential life, knowledge is a product of these interactions. Knowledge is distilled from experience.

All the knowledge that...


The Pursuit Of Brahmavidya


“When I emphasize the indispensability of scriptural classes, I do not mean academic study of the scriptures. The sole purpose of scriptural study is to keep our mind focused on sādhanā – the sādhanā of self-purification and ego-effacement,  for which one cannot fix any time frame. Classes and scriptural studies can only be a support for sādhanā and not the main focus of our Ashram.”

-- Sampoojya Swami Bhoomananda Tirtha

Thus Brahman represents the Ultimate Truth. Brahm...

Making the Knowledge Functional


Self-knowledge has been regarded as the be-all and end-all of human-hood. The place of importance, the exclusiveness and the comprehensiveness given to Self-knowledge in our country has been very very remarkable.

This knowledge of the Self, to begin with and at the end, are entirely different and is quite dependent on the intensity and extent to which a seeker considers it Supreme and the strength, the clarity and the potential the seeker brings to such his/her seeking. Depending upon yo...

What Is Spirituality (progressing from religion)?


What is religion? Whenever any kind of an act or a pursuit or an expression is thought of, which is addressed to God or related to God, it becomes religious; any kind of an action, performance or pursuit.

What is secular? Anything other than religious.

When we get up early in the morning, people say it is not a religious act but when we take a beautiful bath and go to the temple or sit in the poojaroom, we consider it to be religious. If we have to take bath, we have to get up. Witho...

Why do I need Brahmavidya? How do I know I need it?


The whole spiritual sādhanācan be considered to be a process of convergence. And the normal worldly secular life is a process of divergence. From the divergence, we have to grow to convergence. We have five senses. All the five senses are active and vibrant. Every day, ever since we wake up till we go to sleep, in front of each sensory organ you will find ample variety. So the five senses along with the great assortment and variety each represents, you can imagine how scattered and div...

The Guru Tradition


What does ‘Guru Parampara’ mean?

Since time immemorial or pre-historic times, an unbroken lineage of has continued in the form of students turning into Teachers to pass on the knowledge to the next generation, that they received in the hands of their Guru’s. A knowledge with the power to sustain life, called Dharma. The only mode of dissemination was through the sound, spoken word. Even if one of the generations had not learnt the knowledge with fidelity the generations later would n...

Channels of Communication

There are many channels to follow-through on your previous visit and maintain contact with the knowledge and / or Ashram inmates. Staying in touch is encouraged. Starting with most personal to impersonal and self-study possibilities are mentioned below. Some of the related questions are also answered:

Online Q & A and Emails

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