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Saptarishi Ashram – Haridwar

Saptarishi Ashram Haridwar is dedicated to Saptarishis in Hindu tradition. Sapt Rishis are the seven ancient sages in Hinduism - Kashyapa, Atri, Bharadhvaja, Vishvamitra, Gauthama, Jamadagni and Vashishta. Saptarishi Ashram is located around 5 km from Har Ki Pauri. The spot is around 1.5 km from Bhima Goda.
Located near the Saptarishi Ashram is the Saptadhara or Saptasarovar.  Legend has it that the Saptarishis meditated here and Ganga formed seven streams to cater to the Sapta Rishis.
Another nearby sacred spot is the Paramarth Ashram.
Nearby the Ashram there are numerous Ghats as River Ganga is only a two minutes walk from the Ashram.
Across the River on can see the famous Chilla Wildlife Sanctuary.
The Ashram compound also houses several temples.
The Ashram also has numerous small cottages which are rented out to devotees.
Sculptors of five Pandava brothers and Panchali are a highlight at Saptarishi Ashram. It is believed that Pandavas passed through the place during their Swarga…

TV Series Upanishad Ganga on Doordarshan from March 2012 - Based on Teachings from Upanishads

Upanishad Ganga is a 52-episode television series produced by Chinmaya Mission and directed by Chandraprakash Dwivedi. Upanishads are the source of all the teachings of Sanatana Dharma. There is no parallel to the universal teachings found in them. Upanishad Ganga will be aired on Doordarshan from March 11, 2012 from 10:00 AM to 10.30 AM.

Chandraprakash Dwivedi, who captured the imagination of the nation as Chanakya in the Doordarshan serial, is at the helm of this unique television series.

From promotional material "Upanishad Ganga", a treasure trove of stories Never told before on celluloid. A series depicting the story of you and me. A series depicting the concept of Upanishads. A series exploring vedic culture. A mammoth attempt to unravel the glorious heritage of India. Indepth Reasearch on Indian Wisdom.
Inspiration and concept Swami Tejomayananda.
The Hindu reports  “Upanishads or Vedanta deal with the issues, the quandaries that we face even today. Questions like what…

Words of Wisdom - Sant Ravidas

How to escape? I recite the name Ram.
Lord, if you are sandalwood, I am water; with the fragrance in all parts of my body. Lord, if you are a cloud, I am a peacock; looking for you like a chakora for the moon. Lord, if you are a lamp, I am the wick (bAti); with the light burning day and night. Lord, if you are a pearl, I am the thread; together like gold and suhaga. Lord, you are the master and I servant; thus is the devotion of Raidas.
Related Teachings from poems of Sant Ravidas