That's how most of the
people know the vibrant area, where many Saints and Sages in
the past were travelling on foot, in the heart reciting the
holy mystical syllables.
The people in the hilly area live a very hard and a very
simple life. For many of them, who had their families in
remote areas, the essential need of education was too
difficult to reach. Basic education and Higher education had
become a question for them.
Our Gurudev Paramahamsa Omkarananda Saraswati, a
God-realized Saint, known as being Himself a great
Educationist and lovingly called 'Shakespeare of Sivananda
Ashram', recognized the need of proper education for these
people, who are living in different hilly and remote places,
as most important. He knew that good schools were
immediately needed for a good character building, for
highest moral behaviour and understanding of the great
spiritual values. With His own efforts, very hard and
dynamic labour, Swamiji established numerous educational,
social and spiritual institutions to that extent, that today
His name is going like an echo through the holy land of
Within no time His saplings have borne fruits and very often
one could see local upcoming students participating in
competitions with great success.
People quickly realized that Swamiji is of less words but of
real and helpful actions.
An endless flow of requests from far and near villages came,
to provide facilities for proper Basic and High School
facilities. Every school, every educational Setup, in
whatsoever hardship having been built up, or contributed, is
in fact a flower to the Holy Feet of that great Saint, Swami
Omkarananda, who has removed the sorrows of numerous
The following pages give you a picture of the efforts by
Swami Omkarananda, with many details, breathtaking pictures
and basic information about every individual School or
Besides these wonderful expressions, which are being given
in this flowering booklet, all efforts were taken to bring
the reader directly into the beauty of the Himalayas and
their sparkling children.
Omkarananda Ashram Himalayas