Cow

The ashram is involved in a number of social causes for the local villagers, most of whom remain below the poverty line. We are always seeking ways to enhance the social and economic development of the locals. Every winter, blankets and other warm clothing are distributed amongst them. After a wave of interest from a number of visitors who wish to contribute to their well being, we have initiated the following programs:

1. Dispensary – Sri Hari Chikitsa Kendra

We have a small full-fledged dispensary where we provide free medical consultation and some basic medication to the villagers. There are no health facilities nearby. The closest hospital is in Solan which is roughly forty kilometers away. Currently, some doctors have volunteered to travel all the way to the ashram from Solan once a week. Going forward, we would like to grow this so we can offer free healthcare to all the villagers most of whom live below the poverty line.  You can make a one off or monthly contribution to participate in this cause. Over time, we plan to offer more medical facilities. If you have any questions about it, you can contact  Ma Shamata Om on sm@followomswami.com.

2. Gaushala — Cowshed

We have eleven cows and seven calves at the moment, which require constant care in order to maintain a healthy and clean environment. If you wish to participate in the monthly upkeep of cows then please contact Ma Shamata Om on sm@followomswami.com.

3. Silai Kendra — Stitching Centre

Our goal to empower local women and create a sustainable livelihood for them is through starting a stitching centre where they can learn to how to stitch clothes. The purpose of the stitching centre is to provide the women with valuable skills and knowledge so they may have an opportunity to earn income. For this purpose, we will need to build a small hall and buy 12 sewing machines.

4. General Corpus

If you wish to contribute to a general corpus fund so your donation may be used for any purpose where we may require it the most; you can do that as well.

Please note that currently we are authorized to receive donations from Indian citizens only. If you are living outside India and wish to donate, you must be an Indian passport holder and your donation must be made in Indian rupees.

5. Abhishekam

On every ekadashi (eleventh day of the lunar calendar), we do abhishekam in the morning with Vishnu Sahasranama. On every purnima (full moon night) and amavasya (new moon night), abhishekam is done in the evening with Lalita Sahasranama. In addition, abhishekam is done on all Navratras and major festivals.

If you wish to donate for the temple needs, you can do so by sponsoring an abhishekam by paying Rs. 3100. A small packet of dry prasadam is posted to you from the abhishekam that day.