Lord Jagadeeshwara Temple

The ashram temple is home to Lord Jagadeeshwara (Lord Shiva) and is popularly called by the locals as 'Shiva Mandir.' Over 100,000 devotees offer worship here on the sacred festival of Mahashivaratri.

Built atop a hillock, the temple was inaugurated in October 1968. The temple's outer crown is a 34-foot high Shiva Lingam that be seen for miles around. The temple is holy ground and ideal for worship and meditation. Evening arati is conducted regularly in the temple, as is satsanga when Mission acharyas are present.

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Shrine of His Holiness Swami Tapovanam

At the entrance of the ashram is a breathtaking monument that displays on one side the blissful and meditative statue of His Holiness Swami Tapovanam, and on the other, the stone emblem of Sandeepany Sadhanalaya.

Shrine of His Holiness Swami Chinmayananda

The ashram's most blessed nook is Pujya Gurudev's three-room kutia (home), where he periodically resided throughout his travels, and which has been maintained to date as a shrine. Here, spiritual seekers the world over come to pay homage and to sit in solitude, meditate, study, or bask in its pristine silence. Before the kutia stands a majestic and dynamic statue of the spiritual master.

Administrative Offices

Sandeepany Sadhanalaya also houses the offices of Central Chinmaya Mission Trust (the apex body of Chinmaya Mission Worldwide), Chinmaya Publications (print, audio, and video publications), and Balvihar (the Mission's international monthly magazine for kids).