Shree Peetha Nilaya
In the midst of the lush fields and forests of Germany’s renowned Taunus region, Shree Peetha Nilaya (SPN), ‘the Home of Maha Lakshmi’, invites you to come and explore what lies deep within your own heart. The Ashram is a place to connect more deeply with yourself and with others on the spiritual path, and a way to learn and evolve through spiritual practice.
Even more, what makes your visit to The Ashram so extraordinary is the opportunity to experience the presence of a living, God-realised Master, Paramahamsa Sri Swami Vishwananda. You’ll clearly know the value of that when you come and experience it for yourself.
What we offer
When you’re on the spiritual path, sometimes you need more information and sometimes you need more silence. Sometimes you need sangha (community) and sometimes you need solitude. The Ashram offers a variety of courses, events, and experiences, and we invite you to explore them all. Choose from any of these options to relax, focus your mind, and open your heart.
Life in The Ashram is unique. You can get a sense of it when you visit for a day, but when you stay for longer, you’ll really feel it. Whether you live near or far, it’s worth it to ‘Make the Pilgrimage’ to Shree Peetha Nilaya. Most of our guest rooms overlook fields, forest, and the valley below. Every room has huge windows that open for fresh air, and an outer door that leads either to a terrace or a balcony from which to enjoy the view.
Hindu Saint Museum
Paramahamsa Vishwananda has turned His lifelong passion for honouring the saints of the rich Hindu culture into this one-of-a-kind Hindu Saint Museum. Gurudev often tells saint stories in His Satsangs and encourages everyone to read their stories and learn more about their lives. The collection features more than 1000 saint relics collected from all over India. A wide variety of Hindu traditions are represented here: Sri Vaishnava, Gaudiya Vaishnava, Shaivite, Shakta, Kriya Yogis, Varkari saints of Maharashtra, and many more.
The Bhutabhrteshwarnath Mandir @SPN
The Bhutabhrteshwarnath Mandir is the most beautiful Hindu temple in all of Europe. The temple is a living celebration of Bhakti: heartfelt devotion to God. Our prayer services are morning and evening, every day. Attending these beautiful ceremonies, you’ll get to hear great music, sing, chant, enjoy the sight of the pujas and aratis being performed, and view over 10 special deities (one that is unique in the entire world). You’ll also enjoy over 100 original wall paintings and sculpted reliefs created by artists from all over the world.
Annual Just Love festival
Celebrate Love in all its Glory at the annual Bhakti Marga Just Love festival. The Just Love Festival is a 3-day summer party that will change your life and open your heart to the transformational power of Love. Let differences dissolve and rejoice in the unity of a tribe called humanity! Due to the Covid19 pandemic, the date for summer 2020 is 4-6th September. It is still nice and hot in September in Germany!
People are continuously drawn to Shree Peetha Nilaya to evolve in consciousness, deepen their sadhana (spiritual practice) and experience Divine Love.
Paramahamsa Sri Swami Vishwananda