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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, but, as many of you know,
prices have risen so much in India.
We now suggest Westerners pay a donations of at least
rupees 650 per day for room with bathroom, 3 meals a day,
drinking water and meditations. For the rooms without bath
we suggest at least rupees 550 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.
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The address is:
Singing Heart Ashram
Saravanan (Manager) cell phone: (0) 94868 86601
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 7kms there is a sign for Anantha Niketan and Greenland.
Go right onto the dirt road and continue for about half a kilometer.
Then you see a sign on the right for Singing Heart and a gate into the 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 rickshaws. Then you go right and go along the dirt road for about half a kilometer. Then you see a sign on the right and a gate into Singing Heart.
Coming from Bangalore or Chengham:
7 kms before Ramana Ashram and 10 kms before Tiruvannamalai
town there is a sign for Anantha Niketan and Greenland.
Turn left Go along the dirt road and continue for about half a kilometer.
A sign on the right and a gate into Singing Heart.
Arriving from the airport or elsewhere you can order a taxi in advance from: SHANTI INTERNET CAFE email@example.com Tel. (0091) (0) 4175 236035
Jacqueline recommends these people - very safe and trustworthy and they know Singing Heart well.