One of the best ashrams to stay in Varanasi includes ‘Satua Baba Ashram’ started with one of the most renowned saints. The Ashram till date runs on the ancient concept of imparting the pilgrim education & knowledge of Vedas, Upanishads and ancient Hindu scriptures, making it one of the best ashrams. Many ashrams in Varanasi also provide exclusive places for women, especially widows who find all the necessary elements including food, clothes, shelter and a fixed employment. One such Varanasi ashram is ‘Mata Anandmayi Ashram’ which provides basic necessities along with activities to keep the minds of windows healthy. The activities include conducting bhajans, educating women, developing personality and confidence, teaching prayers, etc, thus, making it one of the main ashrams for female folks. Vireshwar Ashram, situated on the banks of the Holy Ganga, is also known for its serenity. Pilgrims residing in the Vireshwar Ashram get opportunity to spend peaceful time in the ashram. The cost of facilities in the ashram is very less, which makes it one of the best ashrams in Varanasi.
There are many state-based Ashrams to stay in Varanasi which are particularly meant for the respective state tourists to make them feel at ease. One of them is the ‘Sree Rama Andhra Ashram’ which is situated near Mansarovar Ghat and provides facilities especially for the pilgrims from Andhra Pradesh. The Ashram provides a comfortable stay, Andhra meals, etc. at a very subsidized rate. Many ashrams function on the same principle and attract a huge crowd round the year.
The ashrams’ list in Varanasi is incomplete without the ‘Gadwaghat Ashram’, known as the biggest centre for treatment of patients who have mental disorders. The Ashram provides methods of healing through spirituality and devotional activities are pursued curing the patients. Indian Prime Minister Modi visited the ashram for making contributions and appreciated the way it operates.
Best ashrams to stay in Banaras also includes ‘Kabir Muth’ which is visited by huge number of foreign tourists and pilgrims every year to experience the knowledge of Vedas with a touch of nature. Many Ashrams also have their own publishing house to disseminate their spiritual & social objectives & practices. ‘Kabir Muth’ also holds its own publishing house to impart the knowledge.