Diwali 2021

4 Nov 2021

Navaratri 2021

7 - 15 Oct 2021

Krishna Janmashtami

30 Aug 2021

Certificates for Bharathanatyam Students

18 Aug 2021

Independence Day

15 August 2021

Pongal Celebration 2021

Yogananda Paramahamsa’s Birthday Celebration

5 Jan 2021


Every year, Dr. Mahadevan from the SRI SARADA Ayurveda Hospital in Derisanamcope, Nagercoil, Tamil Nadu, gifts clothes and other items for the daily use of the ashram children. Below are a few pictures of the distribution on the 5th of Jan 2021. 

Christmas Eve 2020

Karthikai Deepam

29 Nov 2020

Karthikai Deepam is a Festival of Lights that is observed by people in India in the Tamil Calendar’s month of Kārttikai (கார்த்தி கை). It is considered to be a very auspicious month, starting with the day of Deepavali (also called Diwali). From that day until the end of the month, oil lamps are lit every day. The full moon day of this month is called Karthikai Pournami, and was one of the most important festivals of the ancient Tamils. Avvaiyar, a renowned woman poet of those times (3rd century BCE), refers to the festival in her songs.

On Karthikai Pournami (full moon day), all the buildings are lit up with many oil lamps, and the entrance to almost every room and window is decorated with an oil lamp. Apart from all the special prayers that are conducted in honour of Kartikeya (Shiva’s second son after Ganesha) and Shiva on this day, the sight of all the lights creates a warm and homely feeling in the people at a time when days are getting shorter, darker and colder. Children and elders alike love to arrange the lamps in beautiful shapes and embellish the buildings and spaces with light and warmth. 

Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai’s 95th Birthday Celebrations

23 November 2020

Prayers for harmony, peace and welfare for one and all.

Navadina Navakoti Ramanama Japayagna

19 - 27 August 2020

Due to the Coronavirus period and its strict social restrictions, we cannot launch the 9-day-long festival at the Aum Pranava Ashram. We are trying our best to keep the Ramanama going by chanting in shifts from morning until the concluding evening pūja and encouraging the Rama-devotee-villagers to keep doing the same in their own villages. The initial chant is inspired by one of the recordings of Sri Ma Anandamayi's Ramanama singing. We wish you and your loved ones to remain healthy, calm and safe throughout this period! 

Happy International Yoga Day!


A treat for your ears and mind, "Kātrinile Varum Gītam" sung by Suchitra Balasubramaniam at the Aum Pranava Ashram, 13.11.2019.

Girl Child Protection Day, 24 Feb 2020

On the occasion of Tmt Jayalalitha, the late Chief Minister's Death Anniversary, the Children's Homes, Schools and other Educational Institutions in Tamil Nadu conducted awareness programs for the safety and education of girls in Tamil Nadu. We took an oath to protect girls and women from harm and harassment, from child labor and exploitation, and drugs and prostitution. We pledged to give them access to education and to foster their value in society as the future mothers of Tamil Nadu, India, and the whole world. The oath was taken solemnly in this short awareness program. 

Varushabhishekam, 5 Feb 2020

Every year, we conduct Varushabhishekam for the Ganesha Temples. While poojas will be performed for Ganesha in the two Ganesha temples daily, this elaborate ritual takes place once in a year to renew the spiritual energy of the temples. 


Pooja, Pongal Games, and Mattupongal

Puttaparthi 2019, 25-31 Dec 2019

We are blessed to be able to make this trip with all the children annually for the last 17 years. The bus journey started after the Christmas Celebrations on the Eve of the 24th of December. It ended on the night of the next day when we arrived safely in Prashanthi Nilayam. We had a wonderful time in the ashram, and the children felt homely and happy throughout our stay at the Prashanthi Nilayam Ashram in Puttaparthi. On the evening of the 30th of December, we left Puttaparthi. We arrived back safely at home on the 31st of December late at night. This journey with the children is like a spiritual renewal for us. We are deeply grateful for being able to undertake this journey and thank the sponsors for this blessed gift!

Christmas Eve 2019

Random Pictures of the Ashram from August to November 2019

Chandi Homam, 31.08.2019

The Grand Finale ending the Navadina Navakoti Ramanama Japa Programme Season

Devi Mahatmyam Explained by Sri Yagyaratnam from Bhasakara Ashram, Chennai

Gayatri Japam, Tiruvasakam, Tiruvayimozhi


Navadina Navakoti Ramanama Japayagna 2019


Independence Day, 15.08.2019

Srimad Bhagavatham, Rukhmani Kalyanam

Guru Poornima Evening Programme

Guru Poornima Pooja 16.07.2019


13 april 2019

Musical Program with B. Suchitra

11 April 2019


On Mridangam: Sriram

Vocals: Shreya and Shobika

Republic Day 2019 (26.01.2019)

Pongal 2019

Landscape around the ashram

The Aum Pranava Ashram is surrounded by paddy fields and situated at the feet of the breathtakingly beautiful Western Ghats (Podhigai Hills). The area where we live is called Courtallam which boosts itself with a number of scenic waterfalls. Our ashram is located at the edge of a village called Ilanji, which lies in between Tenkasi and Sengottai in the Tirunelveli District of Tamil Nadu. 

Tenkasi Viswanath Temple

The Gopuram (Entrance Tower) of the Śiva Temple in Tenkasi (Vishwanath Kovil)

The Buildings of the Ashram