Being successful and happy at the same time is what everybody wants. Being successful at whatever one wants entails accepting greater responsibilities. Accepting greater responsibilities means that one has appropriate physical, emotional and mental capabilities. Towards this a systematic introduction to Yoga, Itihasas and Vedanta helps in developing the physical, emotional and mental capabilities necessary for a happily successful life. Paramānandānubhava is a retreat program that will be offered at Rishikesh, India by Anaadi Foundation. The Vedanta Retreat program, offered at Rishikesh has been designed for participants who are interested in Indian Vedanta and Spirituality. The activities, engaging lectures and discussions make the Vedanta retreat program suitable for new aspirants and those who have prior knowledge. As the name suggests, the Vedanta retreat program will be a platform for participants to experience great happiness and joy.

The chief Acharya for the program will be HH Poojya Swamiji Devatmananda Saraswati, Sannyasi disciple of Swami Chinmayananda. Shri. Adinarayanan, Founder of Anaadi Foundation will be offering sessions on the Mahabharata and Yoga. Poojya Swamiji Devatmananda Saraswati will discourse on Maneesha Panchakam composed by Jagatguru Sri Adi Sankaracharya and Chapter 15 of the Srimad Bhagavad Gita.

Chief Acharya HH Poojya Swamiji Devatmananda Saraswati

Shri. Adinarayanan

Program Objectives

The Anaadi's Vedanta retreat program has been designed to be suitable for participants in the age group between 20 and 70 years. The program will be offered in English making it suitable for people of all nationalities.

  • Exposure to principles from the Upanishads and Srimad Bhagavad Gita

  • Enhancing Physical Well Being through Asana and Pranayama

  • Gaining mental calmness through Dhyana (Meditation)

  • Understanding the principles of a successful life through stories from the Mahabharatha

  • Gaining clarity of thought and perception through insights from Vedanta (Indian Philosophy) and Mahabharat

  • Getting in-depth exposure to Indian Philosophical and Spiritual concepts

  • Developing emotional expansiveness to lead a fulfilling life

Dates and Venue

For updated Dates call +919442304466. The retreat program will happen at the Kriya Yoga Ashram, Rishikesh.

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Tapovan (Laxman Jhula)
249192 RISHIKESH, India



Program Content


Vedanta is the essence of Indian thought and philosophy. Exposure to vedanta illumines the mind and offers a path to direct experience. The retreat program will have vedanta as the foundational aspect where participants will be exposed to insights from the Upanishads and Bhagavad Gita. Detailed explanations on the slokas from the Bhagavad Gita together with their philosophical meanings will be offered.


We will be looking at it from a contemporary perspective so that we develop in our Antah Karana (inner instrument) the necessary qualities to be able to happily succeed. The detailed story-line of the Mahabharata will be covered on a daily basis. The messages in the stories and their significance to our daily lives will be highlighted during these sessions. The Mahabharata sessions will be highly interactive giving lot of scope for questions and answers. Discussions will revolve around the social setting during the Mahabharata times, the values that emerge from the stories and the path to success by adhering to Dharma.

Yoga and Dhyana

Yoga is often thought to be a complex set of body-twisting practices that requires lot of time. Many people are unable to take up yogic practices due to unavailability of time or lack of sustained motivation or health and age related reasons. The Yoga routine integrated into Anaadi's spiritual retreat program includes a set of simple asanas, pranayama practices and rejuvenating meditation mainly focused on helping the participants feel relaxed, calm and energized.


The spiritual retreat program at Rishikesh will offer participants the possibility to reflect upon Vedanta and story of the Mahabharata, the philosophical teachings that emerge from it, its practical relevance in one's life and the transformation that occurs by listening (Shravana and Manana).


A Sacred Place on the banks of Holy Ganges

Rishikesh is considered to be the gateway to the Chardham Yatra, a pilgrimage covering four sacred destinations. It has been the favourite place for Sadhus, saints, Yogis and seekers to experience serenity and advance in their Sadhana. Touched by Ganga Ma and flanked by the Himalayas, Rishikesh is of great scenic beauty and spiritual significance. Filled with Ashrams, Rishikesh is vibrant with life. The temperature, altitude, serenity and vibrance makes Rishikesh an ideal place for sadhaks and people looking for a break away from their hectic life. A retreat program in Rishikesh offers the unique possibility of taking forward one's spiritual aspirations in the right environment under the guidance of experienced teachers. As a part of the spiritual retreat program, participants will get the opportunity to visit various ashrams in Rishikesh and important places like Neelakanth Temple and Vashishta cave.