H.D. Paramahamsa Omkarananda Saraswati is a born Sage,
Mystic and Genius.
Already at the age of thirteen and fourteen his life was
flooded with numerous spiritual experiences of the
omnipresent and omniscient God. Under the dictates of these
experiences, he left his home city in South India for the
Himalayas, where the world-renowned Sage Sri Swami Sivananda
recognised in him an embodiment of the high spirit of
renunciation, profound divine wisdom, touching purity of
heart, made him known as Bala Yogi, Bala Jnani, titled him
as Adhyatma Kavita-Bhaskara and crowned him with
Sannyasa-Diksha at the age of seventeen.
The Activities of the Great Mystic, Sage, Philosopher and
Writer Shri Paramahamsa Omkarananda Saraswati embrace
spiritual, cultural, educational, scientific and social
fields. One of the significant achievements in these fields
is the unique work he has done for the upliftment of the
backward regions in the hills of the Himalayan Garhwal area.
In recognition of his extraordinary services he has received
several prestigious honours like Mother India Award, Bharat
Nirman Award and Hind Rattan Award.
The Omkarananda Ashram Himalayas at Rishikesh, set on one of
the foot-hills of the Himalayas, is one of the main branches
of his international Institution. It aims at the realization
of educational, social, cultural and spiritual projects.
Omkarananda Ashram Himalayas carries on its activities
through its registered Trusts - Swami Omkarananda Dharma
Samsthan, Swami Omkarananda Saraswati Charitable Trust,
Omkarananda Educational Society, Omkarananda Saraswati Natya
Kala Academy and other educational, spiritual and cultural
Many beautiful Temples have been established by Shri
Omkarananda Saraswati in the Garhwal area, out of which the
"Omkarananda-Kamakshi-Devi Mandir", in typical
South-Indian style, is absolutely outstanding in its beauty
and purity and constitutes a landmark in whole Uttarakhand.
This Temple and other lovely Temples of Omkarananda Ashram,
situated in Omkarananda Nagar, Muni-ki-Reti, Rishikesh, and
other places, are a center of attraction.
Further, by the Grace of Gurudev Paramahamsa Omkarananda
Saraswati, numerous educational, social and cultural
Institutions have been established in Uttarakhand, Garhwal
Himalayas, where education was needed most. For details: See
Paramahamsa Omkarananda Saraswati is Author of many books on the subjects of
Philosophy, Spirituality and Science, and his books are
available in many languages, all over the world.