Address: Shri Guru Dattatreya Akhara Ghat, Kshipra Tat, Opp. Ram Ghat, Ujjain 456006 (Madhya Pradesh), India

Address of Dattatreya Akhada, Ujjain, India

The location on Google Maps is available here.

6 Responses to Contact

  1. markartmeyer says:

    Hello, I visited the holy location during my trip to India in 1969.
    I could spent some weeks over there and became a part of the daily
    occupations. I still have a very strong remembering of it.
    If there is something new coming on internet, please inform me.
    Thanks in advance.
    Marc Meyer

  2. digbydolben says:

    Is it possible to arrange a brief stay in the ashram in advance? If it is, whom do I contact in order to do this?

    • The Akhara is not exactly a public dharmashala where anybody can go and stay. If you know any followers, devotees or disciples of the Gurus of the Akhara, you could send an enquiry through them.

      Another alternative is to go and visit the Akhara during a morning or evening, and explain the purpose of your interest in the Akhara, and they might find a solution for you.

      If something more is known about you (name, activities, interests, purpose, location), it may be possible to give you a better answer.

      • digbydolben says:

        Hi, then, my name is Bruce, I’m an American and I teach in a private school in Mumbai. This is my second time living in India, and I love the country, its culture and religions. Once, ten years ago, I lived in a camp of the sadhus of the Juna Akhara near Haridwar, and I really loved the experience. Since then, I have deepened my understanding of the Sanatana Dharma, and I now consider myself to be Hindu, though without “caste” or anything of that sort–and probably Shaivite, more than Vaishnavite, because my sadhu brothers were of that sect. Many sadhus are lovely, gentle people, and I enjoy spending time with them. I would even invest more time in learning Hindi (which is very difficult here, in my English-speaking school), if I could renew my friendships with you gentlemen (and ladies). Next year, I’m supposed to teach a course of the International Baccalaureate curriculum in my school called “Comparative Religion,” and, when I broach the subject of “Hinduism” (a misnomer, I know), I want to do full justice to the religion as it is lived by its most ardent practicioners, the sannyasin.

  3. markartmeyer says:

    I was there during my visit to India in 1969. I got the adress from a friend of mine.
    I arrived at the place and asked if I could stay for a while, which was no problem.
    I recieved a little cottage for eventual visitors just two stepd from the ashram.
    I could enter the ashram during the day and the people accepted me and asked me
    to join them in there daily occupations. It was an incredible experience.
    After two or three weeks I had to leave because of the holy week at that time.
    So Hindu pelgrims forced me to leave the ashram inmidiately…
    If you should have any questions about it, don`t hesitate to contact me.
    Marc Meyer

  4. digbydolben says:

    Hi, then, again. I have a mantra, say “jap” and meditate on the names of Mahadeva, have visited Varanasi twice, including attending morning poojah in the Akhara’s muth on Hanuman Ghat. I have also made several “yatras,” including, recently, one to Nil Kundh, outside of Rishikesh.

    Also, have read many, many books on the Sanatana Dharma (including the sadhu book by Rampuri-ji which you mentioned), but am particularly impressed by the “take” on Shaivite religion of Alain Danielou. Also, I love the memory and teachings of Ramakrishna, and am right now reading the biography of him by Christopher Isherwood. The best book I ever found about Mahadeva and His religious cult is THE PRESENCE OF SHIVA by Stella Kramrisch.

    I appreciate that all of this must seem “Western” and “overly-intellectualised” to you, but, lacking Hindi, how else was I to learn? Also, having lived with some sadhus before, I know most of the various protocols.

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