Sri RaviShankar Guruji Art of Living ashram, Vishalakshi Mantap , Bangalore

Vishalakshi Mantap inside the Ashram front view

Founded in 1981 , by his holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar , the Art of living is a multi-faceted non-profit educational and humanitarian NGO with presence in over 151 countries.

The Art of living ashrams are present in 9 states in India - Rajasthan , Uttarkhand , Assam , Arunachal Pradesh , Gujarat , Maharashtra, Karnataka , Kerala & Andhra Pradesh.

In Karnataka , ashram is situated in Bangalore. It is on the way to Bangalore - Kanakpura high way around 20 kms from the heart of the city.

The ashram is a widely surrounded place with plantations , trees , ponds. Many people from all over the world come here for meditation , peace of mind. Discourses from ashram gurus are conducted everyday for the devotees. 

The Vishalakshi Mantap in the heart of the ashram is the center of attraction. It is at this place where meditation classes are conducted . This place follows utter silence , one may relax his mind , & gets the feeling of being one with soul during meditation. Built during 2003 , Sri Ravi Shankar Guruji had personally planned the structure of this building and is believed to be built by 7000 workers. This mantap is illuminated with serial lights which increases its beauty and are put on during late evening hours.

Below are few snaps which our team captured during their visit to the ashram. Best time to visit this ashram will be during early morning before 11 AM & later in the evening after 17:00 hrs - to feel the gentle air breeze & relax. If you are planning for meditation , you may require to take permission in advance to enter the vishalakshi mantap , ashram contact numbers are present in below snaps.

Ashram also houses a cafe , restaurant , library , shops where you can buy discourses , devotional songs , chantings , meditation music , calenders , books and much more. 

Lake view from vishalakshi mantap inside the ashram

Vishalakshi Mantap Gopuram structure view

Vishalakshi Mantap Sideview

Vishalakshi Mantap Gopuram art view