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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Thapovanam Maha Kumbhabhishekam 12th to 16th June 2024

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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

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
JULY 3rd Mon, (Aani 18) POURNAMI MOOLAM/POORADAM
JULY 4th Tue, (AANI 19) ASHTAMI UTHARADAM
APR, 24th Sun (Chitrai 11) PRADAMAI / DWITIYAI POORADAM/UTHRADAM
JULY 5th WED, (AANI 20) TRITIYAI THIRUVONAM
JULY 6th Thu, (AANI 21) CHATURTHI AVITTAM
JULY 7th FRI, (AANI 22) PANCHAMI SADAYAM
JULY 8th SAT, (AANI 23) SHASHTI POORATADHI
JULY 9th SUN, (AANI 24) SAPTAMI UTHRATTADHI
JULY 10th MON, (AANI 25) ASHTAMI REVATHI
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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