Thursday, April 06, 2006

Patanjali Yogpeeth : a new begining for Yoga

The inauguration of the Patanjali Yogpeeth, an ashram promoting healing through yoga and ayurveda, set up by Swami Ramdev near Haridwar was one of the top news today. Swami Ramdev is a household name in India today. Thanks to the media boom, specially cable television. Every morning you will find more than one channel beaming his yoga lesions. Yoga in India has found a new vigor. Thanks to Swami Ramdev. His pioneering effort in promoting Yoga as an important tool for healthy and sound living is bearing fruit. His aim to achive a disease free society sans alopathic medicines. And to him it is possible through Yoga and Ayurveda, the ancient medical science of India

What Ramdevji is doing is being practices by hundreds others in various ashrams around Rishikesh and Haridwar . But he combined yoga with ayurveda, to heal people from common ailments like diabetes, high BP, Cholesterol, etc. People from all over India were using his ayurvedic medicines sold through the Divya Yog Pharmacy. Some comes to his ashrams themselves and other manages to get it through others living around Haridwar. Some of my friends from Dehradun regularly goes there and send the medicines back home. His ayurvedic medicines were target of CPM activist Vrinda Karat not so long back. But the detractors had to beat a retreat as there are more people supporting his medicines than oppose them.

Swami Ramdev’s yoga sessions are not that cheap. There was a camp in Dehradun two months back. Donation (entry) passes started from Rs.250/- onwards upto Rs.2000/-. But anyway, it is a small price for a noble cause. The amount spent is always better spent then spending on buying Coke or Pepsi or such junk things. The donations collected were used to set up the Patanjali Yogpeeth. Ramdevji also had to face allegations of setting up a five star ashram in the name of promoting yoga. From the television footage, it indeed looks a splendid campus. But, if we have to believe Ramdevji, it will cater to the need of the poor and the rich alike. Its motto is to serve the humaninity. It has a hospital that can house 5000 patients. It will treat patients with combination of yoga and auyrveda. It will also be a research centre for ayurveda. Let’s hope this will bring more fame to yoga and India. In case you may be interested, I am appending the address of Swami Ramdev' ashram near Haridwar ---
Divya Yog Mandir (Trust),
Kripalu Bagh Ashram,
Kankhal, Hardwar-249 408
Phone Nos. : 01334- 244107, 246737, 240008,
9897405550, 9897407770, 9897409990 9897070123
Fax : 01334-244805
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Anonymous said...

Hello Rupankar,
I suddenly came across your post about "Patanjali Yogpeeth" and got interested to know more about it. Let me give a little background about me. My name is Debashish, I am from LUMDING, ASSAM. Currently I live in Philadelphia, USA. My father is suffering from Perkinsons and he is in Lumding. We have tried different medicines but of no use. So I got interested about this ayurvedic treatment. So if you can provide some more details about the treatment procedure, where to stay, how long does it takes etc, I will be very grateful to you. I can be contacted at

Anonymous said...

Hi Debashish,
If you read Rupankar blog at the end, he has given the website address of Ramdev ashram. They have a very good ashram in Hradwar. It wd be a good start to call them and discuss about yr father.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for useful details about Patanajali Yogpith. Mukesh