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

25 April - 26 April 2021

Chitra Pournami Celebrations

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.

23rd January 2021

Thai Krithigai Celebrations

Sri Sadhguru Gnanananda Giri Thai Krithigai 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 Calender
Date & Day Tamil Date Programme
DEC 12, WED KAARTHIKAI 27 PRADOSHAM
DEC 16, WED MARGAZHI -1 ARADHANAI ARAMBAM. - DWAJA AROHANAM DAY 1
DEC 17, THU MARGAZHI -2 DAY 2
DEC 18, FRI MARGAZHI -3 MAHA GANAPATHY HOMAM DAY 3
DEC 19, SAT MARGAZHI -4 DAY 4
DEC 20, SUN MARGAZHI -5 MURUGAN KAVADI, NAVAGRAHA HOMAM, VISESHA NAVAGRAHA ABISHEKAM DAY 5
DEC 21, MON MARGAZHI-6 DAY 6
DEC 22, WED MARGAZHI- 7 SRI BAGAVATHI SEVA. DAY 7
DEC 23, THU MARGAZHI -8 DAY 8
DEC 24, FRI MARGAZHI -9 BAGAVATHA SAPTHAHAM
DEC 25, SAT MARGAZHI - 10 VAIKUNDA EKADASI DAY 10
DEC 26, SUN MARGAZHI - 11 SRI SUDARSANA HOMAM. SANIPPEYARCHI DAY 11
DEC 27, SUN MARGAZHI - 12 SOORYA NAMASKARAM. PRADHOSHAM DAY 12
DEC 28, MON MARGAZHI - 13 SRI MAHARUDRA HOMAM; SRI NAVA CHANDI HOMAM DAY 13
DEC 29, TUE MARGAZHI - 14 SRI SUKTHA HOMAM; AVAHANTHI HOMAM, MAHA ABISHEKAM AT MANI MANDAPAM SHRINE; SRIVIDYA HOMAM - DAY 14
DEC 30, WED MARGAZHI - 15 ARUDRA DHARISANAM; OODAL UTSAVAM; SAHASRA SANKHA ABISHEKAM - DAY 15
DEC 31, THU MARGAZHI - 16 SADGURU ARADHANA - DAY 16
JAN 1, FRI MARGAZHI - 17 VIDAYATRI UTSAVAM DAY 17
JAN 10, SUN MARGAZHI - 26 PRADOSHAM
JAN 11, MON MARGAZHI - 27 KOODARAVALLI
JAN 12, TUE MARGAZHI - 28 HANUMAN JAYANTHI
JAN 13, WED MARGAZHI - 29 BHOGI
JAN 14, THU THAI -1 THAI PONGAL
JAN 23, SAT THAI -10 THAI KRITHIKAI, SADGURU, Jayanthi
JAN 26, TUE THAI -13 PRADOSHAM
FEB 9, TUE THAI -27 PRADOSHAM
FEB 24, WED MASI -12 PRADOSHAM
FEB 25, THU MASI -13 NATARAJAR ABISHEMAM
MAR 10, WED MASI -26 PRADOSHAM
MAR 11, THU MASI -27 MAHASIVARATHRI
MAR 26, FRI PANGUNI- 13 PRADOSHAM
APR 9, FRI PANGUNI -27 PRADOSHAM
APR 13, TUE PANGUNI- 31 UGADI - TELUGU NEW YEAR
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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