Spanning over 151 acres of land, located atop a hillock, the Katarkhadak Ashram is situated amidst breathtakingly wonderful landscape. With forests on the side and a river flowing through the Ashram land, this Ashram is blessed with nature’s bounty.
Very close to the Hinjewadi I.T.Park, Katarkhadak Ashram is located apx 22 kms from Wakad, Pune on one side and almost equidistant from Mulshi dam on the other side.
The Ashram houses many a locations for silent sadhana with a large Sadhana hall over and above smaller Sadhana Kutirs and many suitably located tree-houses each of which offers a chance to a sadhak to be by himself absorbed in his stillness. The Ashram also houses a residential school (Rishi Gurukulam) with a huge sports ground, this school being the third of its kind after our Bangalore and Vizag schools.
There is a community living area – Rishi Niketan - which serves as dwellings of many families who have chosen to live joyously together in the Ashram premises, away from the maddening urban life.
More than 900 trees have been planted and fruits and vegetables are grown in-house through the Zero Budget Natural Farming techniques. A Go-shala supports the whole farming initiative and the land is blessed to have within its fold an ancient auspicious cave (Kanha caves) where Rishi Mandavya is known to have done his Sadhana during his times.
An ongoing Annaprasadkshetra for the inmates and villagers is always active here.
Rishi Gurukulam - Katarkhadak hills.
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