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People wishing to visit are very welcome. Conditions are
quite simple - some double rooms, sometimes singles are
available and there are also some small dormitories. Mostly
concrete or tiled roof - occasionally thatched. Bathrooms
are either attached or close by. All rooms have a wonderful
view of Arunachala.
We can provide bed linen and mosquito nets , you are also
welcome to bring your own. Please bring your own towel.
Three meals are served each day. It is mostly South Indian
food, a little spicy, enjoyed by most. Filtered drinking
water is available. Payment is by donation. No-one is turned
away for economical reasons. We suggest Westerners pay a
donations of rupees 550 per day for room with bathroom, 3
meals a day, drinking water and meditations. For the rooms
without bath we suggest rupees 450 per day.
Women coming to the ashram please be aware that we are in
South India and near a village and it is very important you
dress suitably for an ashram and for village life. This
means your legs covered down to the ankles, no low cut
necks, no see-through clothes and please have the tops of
the arms covered.
It is important your clothes are not tight fitting or too revealing in any way. Tight fitting jeans are not what is meant by having your legs covered. If you just follow these simple guidelines then we have no difficulties - thank you.
The address is:
Singing Heart Ashram
Saravanan (Supervisor) cell phone: (0) 94868 86601 or (0) 94439 69220
Directions: Coming from Chennai by car you come through the town of Tiruvannamalai:
Go to the Ramana Ashram - everyone knows where it is. From the ashram go out on the Chengham road for 7 km. Go straight out and NOT onto the Round Hill Road. After almost 7 km. you pass the Temple for World Peace on the left. After 7km. there is a sign for Periya PaliaPattu - pointing to the right - there is also a sign for Singing Heart and Anantha Niketan.
Go right onto the dirt road and continue for about half a kilometer.
Then you see a sign on the right for Singing Heart. After that there is a gate into Singing Heart Ashram.
If you are coming by bus or by auto rickshaw from the town the name of the stop is Tanal Murde.
Make sure to remind the bus conductor you want to get off. It is the final stop for the auto rickshaw. Then you go left and go along the dirt road for about half a kilometer. Then you see a sign on the right for Singing Heart - see photo above. After that there is a gate into Singing Heart Ashram.
Coming from Bangalore or Chengham: The ashram is 24 kms. from Chengham - off the Chengham Road. There will also be a sign to show there are 10 km. to Tiruvannamalai. There is a sign to turn left for Periya PaliyaPattu - Turn left Go along the dirt road and continue for about half a kilometer. Then you see a sign on the right for Singing Heart - see photo above. After that there is a gate into Singing Heart Ashram.
Arriving from the airport or elsewhere you can order a taxi in advance from: SHANTI INTERNET CAFE firstname.lastname@example.org Tel. (0091) (0) 4175 236035
Jacqueline always works with these people - very safe and trustworthy and they know Singing Heart well.