“Since 1945, Sanyas Ashram Devasthan which is a famous temple at Vile Parle West near Railway Station has its Organization foundation older then 300 years and is at 7 to 10 minutes walk-able distance. The motto of creating such temple at multiple places around India was to promote and spread words about ‘Sanatan Dharma’ via such Ashrams were Sanskrit is taught and vedic knowledge is taken by many students. This temple is a famous holy place for many Hindu gods, goddess and saints temple inside one big roof. Lets explore and know more about this place of worship, yearly festivals like Khodiyar Mahotsav which is around April and others like Navratri and Shravan etc. Also see god videos (Dev Darshan), Known temple timings for various rituals, About Gaushala (Cow Shed) and more..”
Temple at Vile Parle
Sanyas Ashram is a special and one of its kind place for those students who want to learn Sanskrit and Vedic knowledge like an ancient Gurukul, being in Mumbai’s famous suburb Vile Parle (West). Also since a temple, it a place of worship, comfort, devotion and peace being around many Gods and Goddess of Hindu mythology, This temple is spacious with huge crowd during festival seasons as listed below. Cow Shed is one of the attractions inside as many locals and citizens around come daily to collect cows urine which is considered holy and spiritual due to its anti bacterial and many other medical benefits which are proved scientifically recently. This Ashram also regularly conducts classes on Mythological Vedas, Sloks, Chants, and Other Spiritual teachings by gurus (Teachers).
Festivals as detailed below are special rituals and Khodiyar Jayanti, Navratri are very crowded every year. One of the reasons for huge crowd during Khodiyar Jayanti Day festival at Sanyas Ashram is the Dandiya and Garba performance by the famous Falguni Pathak.
God Dev Darshan
List Of God For Darshan
Listed are names of Hindi Lords that are seen inside one single temple. Sanyas Ashram is one big temple with many small mandir (temple) for individual God, Godess. Names of all God inside temple in sequence as seen in below video are Shri Ramji, Shri Parvati Parmeshwar, Shri Laxmi Narayans, Shri Shankar Parvati, Shri Saraswati Mataji (Godess), Shri Agya Jagadguru Shankaracharya, Shri Ganesh (Ganpati), Shri Swami Maheshwarananda Giri ji Maharaj, Godess Ambe Maa, Bajrang Bali (Shri Hanuman ji), Shri Tirupati Balaji God, Shri Vitthal Rukmini, Khodiyar Mataji, Big Idol Of Shri Ganapati, Shiva Lingam, Many Copper & Brass made Cobra Snake Idols Protecting Shiva Lingas, Other Mythological Sculptures, A beautiful Status of Natraja, Shri Rama With Wife Sita and Brother Laxman, Shrinathji, Lord Vishnu, Lord Dattatreya, Saraswati Mata, Lord Narasimha Idol, Randal Mataji. See the below video which take your to individual Dev Darshan inside temple.
It also have a Big Gaushala (Cow Shed) with about 30 Cows been fed and taken care of. One of the reasons this temple is visited is because of Cow urine which is considered Holy in Hindu religion and actually very useful in killing germs and other many bacteria’s as proven by science.
Dev Darshan Video
Festivals Celebrated at Sanyas Ashram
Yearly, at Sanyas Ashram temple various festivals are celebrated and rituals are processed starting January wih ‘Makar Sankranti‘ to December ending with ‘Nirvan Diwas of Brahmalin Shri Swami Kaivalyanand Ji Maharaj’. Below listed are names of all the festivals that are celebrated every month.
Annual Function of Sanyas Ashram.
Republic Day Celebration.
Nirvan Diwas of Brahmalin Shri Swami Rudranand Giri Ji Maharaj.
Annual Function of Badrika Ashram.
Holika Dahan (Kamudu pyre).
Chaitra Navratri Mahotsav.
Chaitra Shukla Panchami (Gudi Padwa).
Chaitra Shukla Panchami (Khodiyar Maa Mahotsav).
Chaitra Shukla Panchami (Dev Pran Pratishtha Mahotsav).
Durga Ashtami With Gayatri Havan Rituals.
Akhand Ramayan Paath.
Janam Mahotsav on Occasion of Shri Ram Navmi with Aarti.
Shri Hanuman Jayanti.
Celebration of Nirvan Diwas of Brahmalin Anant Shri Vibhushit Acharya Mahamandleshwar Swami Maheshwaranand Giri Ji Maharaj.
Celebration of Nirvan Diwas of Brahmalin Shri Swami Abhedanand Giri Ji Maharaj.
Sanyas Diksha Diwas.
Padabhishek Mahotsav of Ekadash Peethacharya.
Jayanti (Birthday) of Adya Jagad Guru Shankaracharya Ji on 11th may.
Chatrumas Starts With Devshayani Ekadashi
Guru Purnima Celebration
Nirvan Diwas of Brahmalin Swami Shri Mahant Girishanand Giri Ji Maharaj
Shravan Month Mahotsav (Full 1 month).
Nirvan Diwas of Shri Swami Mangal Chaitanya Ji.
Celebration of Indian Independence Day.
Nirvan Diwas of Brahmalin Mahamandleshwar Shri Swami Brahmanand Giri Ji Maharaj.
Shravani Raksha Bandhan.
Shri Krishna Janamashtmi Mahotsav (Lod Krishna Birthday).
Dahi Handi Festive Celebration (Next Day From Above).
Nirvan Diwas of Brahmalin Shri Swami Bholanand Ji Maharaj.
Maha Navami Hawan.
Vijya Dashmi (Dussehra).
Diwali Mahalaxmi Poojan.
Gujarati Community New Year Day, Annakut Mahotsav.
Dev Prabodhini Ekadashi.
Nirvan Diwas of Brahmalin Shri Swami Prempuri Ji Maharaj.
Nirvan Diwas of Brahmalin Shri Swami Kaivalyanand Ji Maharaj.
Temple Timings and Contact Address
Various Activity and Their Timings
Daily, Dev darshan is opened between 6:00 Am till 10:00 Pm (12:00 PM to 3:00 Pm Closed) with Aarti done twice at 6 in Morning and 7:30 Evening. Swadhaya and Satsang at 7:30 Am and 6:30 Pm respectively. Every Sunday there is Hawan for Goddess Gayatri Maa in morning hours between 8:00 to 11:30 Am. Rudra Abhishek goes on every monday between 7 to 9 in morning. Gaushala timings are Morning 7 to 12 and Evening 4 to 8. There is also a Sanskrit vidyalaya (Temple School to Learn Sanskrit) to get Vedic knowledge by Acharyas (Teachers) with about 50 students attendance daily. They do have other facilities like lodging and boarding for students. In special festive months like Shravan (Comes at August Month Every Year) a Special Ghee Murti Darshan is possible between Monday to Thursday every week.
Contact and Address
Address : Sanyas Ashram Temple, Sanyas Ashram Road, Vile Parle (West), Mumbai 400056, Maharashtra, India.
Contact : +91-22-26712399 and +91-22-26283093.
Official Website : www.sanyasashram.org
How to Reach Sanyas Ashram Temple
By Train : Nearest Railway Station is Vile Parle (Western Railway Route), Mumbai Suburbs. Local trains available every few minutes from any stations in city. If you are coming from outside Mumbai, Possibly you will arrive at Borivali, Dadar, Kurla, CST or Mumbai Central station from where you can catch Local train to reach Vile parle station. Get down in WEST and ask anyone, hardly 10 minutes walking distance is this temple. For elderly or differently-able (Handicap), Auto are available near station.
By Road : Ample car parking available inside temple and around as its a residential area, So just reach Vile Parle station of Mumbai (Remember, this station is between Santacruz and Andheri), See Station Names for reference. Follow the direction boards in National Highways.
By Air : As already detailed, Domestic Airport is at Santacruz and International Airport (T2) is in Andheri and Vile Parle station is in between both at hardly 15 to 20 minutes road distance. Take a taxi, auto or a bus to reach Sanyas Ashram.
Rooms Stay and Accommodation Options
Sanyas Ashram also has accommodation facilities with rooms for temple visitors at cheapest cost, although being near railway station. Cost of Non Ac Rooms is Rs.1500 per day and Air Conditioned Rooms at Rs.2000 with maximum 4 people allowed per room. Contact number (Booking Office) for room booking is 9323580663 (Kapil Maharaj). So enjoy Mumbai Darshan or just Dev darshan is all your choice to visit Sanyas Ashram for a day or few.
Vile Parle is a posh suburban location of Mumbai city with multiple stay options readily available around as also because this suburban station is in middle of Santacruz & Andheri with Domestic and International Airports at about 20 to 30 minutes distance from Ashram, Luxurious hotels, guest houses and other cheap accommodations are available in the vicinity.
Other Famous Temples in City
- Juhu Iskcon Temple : Also called ‘Hare Rama Hare Krishan’ temple is located near Andheri Juhu Beach, the very next railways station. You can reach this temple within 30 minutes by an Auto.
- Mumbadevi Temple : Located little far in South Mumbai, It takes around and hour to reach this famous temple which is an oldest and upon which the city is named, Mumbai.
- Babulnath Temple : Another oldest and famous Lord Shiva temple of Mumbai, Not far from Mumbadevi, Babulnath is a must visit to feel the ancient heritage structure of Mumbai.
Many more temples and places to see around, Just explore our blog which may take some time, But hope will be worth it.