(Last Updated on : 04-10-2014)
There are two prominent asramams in Kasaragod district
in the Kerala
state of India: Anandashram and Nityanandasramam. These two ashramas are blessed with deep peace and tranquillity and throughout the year they attract tourists from various parts of the country.
Anandashramam is situated about five km east of the Kanhangad Railway
Station. Swami Ramadas, a great Vaishnava saint
of modern times, founded this ashramam in 1939. The main asramam and other buildings have a beautiful setting in the midst of shady mango
and other groves. There is a hill to the east of the asramam. In this hill the devotees retire for quiet meditation
. In the west direction, the surrounding extensive landscape can be seen in its natural grandeur. The spot at the highest point of the hill is very fascinating. The devotees, who go up the hill and sit silently, are blessed with deep peace and tranquillity.
Nityanandasramam is situated on the hillock about half a km. south of the Hosdurg taluk office. This Ashrama was founded by Swami Nityananda
. Earlier, the spot was part of a forest area. Swami Nityananda was a spiritual leader who offered a helping hand to the suffering and inspired his devotees to give up material desires. Here at this place Swami Nityananda constructed 45 guhas or caves in a mountain slope. A full size statue of Swami Nityananda in sitting posture made of panchaloha is one of the main attractions of the asramam. Close to this asramam is a temple built in the year 1963, after the style and design of the famous Somnath Temple
. The nearest air route of Nityanandasramam is Mangalore Airport
which is around 80 km away. The closest railway station is Kahangad Station.
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