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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Youth Summer Camp at
Sri Gnanananda Ashram

A 5-day Stay over summer camp for youth between 10 and 16 years from April 29th to 4th May 2023.

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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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May 5th - Chitra Pournami

Sri Gnanananda - Chitra Pournami Celebrations

Sri Gnanananda Chitra Pournami Celebrations

English Invite

Tamil Invite

29th January 2023

Thai Kirthigai Celebrations - Completed

Sunday, 29th January 2023 - Thai Kirthigai Celebrations

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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 Calendar
Date & Day Programme Nakshathram
APR, 22nd Fri (Chitrai 9) SAPTAMI POORADAM
APR, 23rd Sat (Chitrai 10) ASHTAMI UTHARADAM
APR, 24th Sun (Chitrai 11) NAVAMI THIRUVONAM
APR, 25th Mon (Chitrai 12) DASAMI AVITTAM
APR, 26th Tue (Chitrai 13) EKADASI SADAYAM
APR, 27th Wed (Chitrai 14) DWADASI POORATADHI
APR, 29th Fri (Chitrai 16) CHATHURDASI REVATHI
APR, 30 Sat (Chitrai 17) AMAVASYA ASWINI
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Experience Darshan

Get a live experience of Swami’s Darshan


Photo Gallery

Swami’s and Ashram Events Photo Gallery

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Interested in Volunteering for Sri Gnanananda, Tapovanam

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Dinasari Vazhipadu

Hear or download Audio, follow the lyrics in English and Tamil

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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