The Ashram

“Sri Gnanananda Thapovanam” is a quiet place, situated on the northern banks of Pennai river, near Thirukovilur in Tamil Nadu. Thapovanam meaning “forest of penance” is today a place of pilgrimage. It is situated within a couple of miles from a sacred town called “Tirukovilur”, meaning a town of sacred temples. Swami Gnananandagiri Swamigal, established his modest ashram at Thapovanam, a place which was identified by Swami himself for its spiritual potency.

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For those New to
Sri Gnanananda

The life of a Gnani, a mystic or a Siddhapurusha is never merely a process of time, a chronological sequence of events as it happens in most of our lives.

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For Newcomers interested in
visiting The Ashram

The Ashram established at Thapovanam by Swami is a special one, managed by Swami himself in a special way. Find out the Directions and Route map to get to Thapovanam from various places.

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Events

05 Dec 2021 - 21 Dec 2021

48th Aradhana Celebrations

Sri Sadhguru Gnanananda Giri Aradhana Celebrations

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Nov 5th - 11th 2021

Skanda Shasti Celebrations

5.11.2021:Panchamrita Abishekam 6.11.2021:Milk Abishekam 7.11.2021:Honey Abishekam 8.11.2021:Vibudhi Abishekam 9.11.2021:Chandana Abishekam 10.11.2021:Rosewater Abishekam Soora Samharam; Procession 11.11.2021:Sri Valli Devayanai Murugan Thirukalyanam

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Daily programme
  • 4.00 amDaily prayer (Dinasari Vazhipadu)
  • 4.30 amGho Pooja
  • 5.30 amDeepa Jyothi
  • 6.00 amGanapathi Homam
  • 7.15 amPaada Pooja
  • 8.30 amAdhistanam (morning)
  • 10.00 amThulabaram
  • 5.00 pmMani Mandabam (Vishnu Sahasranamam Parayanam)
  • 6.00 pm – 6.45 pmAdhistanam Pooja (Evening)
  • 6.45 pm – 7.00 pmMakara vilaku and Maha Arathi (Evening)
  • 7.00 pm – 7.30 pmVadamalai (Gnana Anjaneyar and Gnana Bhairavar)
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Programme Calender
Date & Day Programme Nakshathram
OCT, 23 Sat (Ippasi 6) TRITHIAI KRITHKAI
OCT, 24 Sun (Ippasi 7) CHATHURTHI ROHINI
OCT, 25 Mon (Ippasi 8) PANCHAMI MSHEERSHAM
OCT, 26 Tue (Ippasi 9) SHASHTI TIRUVADIRAI
OCT, 27 Wed (Ippasi 10) SAPTAMI PUNARPOOSM
OCT, 28 Thurs (Ippasi 11) ASHTAMI POOSAM
OCT, 29 Fri (Ippasi 12) NAVAMI AYILYAM
OCT, 30 Sat (Ippasi 13) DASAMI MAKAM
OCT, 31 Sun (Ippasi 14) EKADASI POORAM
NOV, 1 MON (Ippasi 15) DWADASI UTHRRAM
NOV, 2 TUE (Ippasi 16) THRAYODASI HASTHAM
NOV, 3 WED (Ippasi 17) CHATHURDASI CHITRAI
NOV, 4 THURS (Ippasi 18) AMAVASAI SWATHI
NOV, 5 FRI (Ippasi 19) PRADAMAI - DAY 1 VISAKAM
NOV, 6 SAT (Ippasi 20) DWITHIYAI - DAY 2 ANUSHAM
NOV, 7 SUN (Ippasi 21) TRITHIAI - DAY 3 KETTAI
NOV, 8 MON (Ippasi 22) CHATHURTHI - DAY 4 MOOLAM
NOV, 9 TUE (Ippasi 23) PANCHAMI - DAY 5 POORADAM
NOV, 10 WED (Ippasi 24) SHASHTI - DAY 6 UTHRADAM
NOV, 11 THURS (Ippasi 25) SAPTHAMI/ASHTAMI THIRUVONAM
NOV, 12 FRI(Ippasi 26) NAVAMI AVITTAM
NOV, 13 SAT (Ippasi 27) DASAMI SADAYAM
NOV, 14 SUN (Ippasi 28) EKADASI POORATTADHI
NOV, 15 MON (Ippasi 29) DWADASI UTHRATTADHI
NOV, 16 TUE ((Ippasi 30) TRAYODHASI REVATHY
NOV, 17 WED (KAARTHIKAI 1) CHATHURDASI ASWINI
NOV, 18 THURS (KAARTHIKAI 2) BHARANI POURNAMI BHARANI
NOV, 19 FRI (KAARTHIKAI 3) POURNAMII KRITHIKAI
NOV, 20 SAT (KAARTHIKAI 4) PRADAMAI ROHINI
NOV, 21 SUN (KAARTHIKAI 5) DWITHIYAI MSHEERSHAM
NOV, 22 MON (KAARTHIKAI 6) TRITHIYAI TIRUVADIRAI
NOV, 23 TUE (KAARTHIKAI 7) CHATHURTHI TIRUVADIRAI/PUNARPOOSAM
NOV, 24 WED (KAARTHIKAI 8) PANCHAMI PUNARPOOSAM
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Photo Gallery

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Volunteers

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Dinasari Vazhipadu

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For the Kind Attention of Devotees

Tamilnadu Government, on April 8th, 2021, announced the cancellation of Thiruvizahkal and congregation of devotees. In view of this order, this year Chitra Purnima festival falling on April 26th, will be celebrated at Ashram with a minimal number of Devotees.

Devotees are requested to call the ashram office to pre-book their poojas and stay at the ashram. To prevent the spread of the Covid virus through the asymptomatic public, it has been decided to restrict the number of Devotees visiting Thapovanam for some time. Hence, pre-booking is a necessity.

Please call at least two days ahead of time to book your stay at Ashram. Please travel to Thapovanam only after obtaining due permission from the office.We request devotees to abide by the rules and regulations in the SOP.

Office Mobile: 75983 65175, 75983 75175