Many years ago it was prophesized that a great OM would manifest in the west of India and radiant the truth of Vedic culture and yoga throughout the world. The time has now come for this as – after more than 20 years of construction – this great undertaking is due for completion by the end of the year 2020. It is the largest building in the form of “OM” in the world and has 108 residential rooms, libraries, shops and a conference centre as well as a beautiful temple dedicated to Lord Shiva which is constructed from pink sandstone with intricately carved sculptures.
The central building of this large complex, is constructed in the shape of the ancient Sanskrit symbol OM. The sound of OM consists of three letters: A, U and M. It represents the cosmic vibration, the original eternal sound. OM is the underlying source of creation, adi-anadi – the reality that was, is, and will forever be. Therefore OM represents wholeness, completion. It is the most beautiful mantra, which contains all three fundamental aspects of God – Brahma (the Creator), Vishnu (the Sustainer) and Shiva (the Liberator).
The 108 compartments of residential units that are to form this impressive OM shape, attract tremendous cosmic energy. These units are symbolic of the 108 beads of the Japa Mala. A lake will represent the cresent Moon of the OM symbol. Its point, known as bindu, will be constructed as a tower, 108 feet in height, with 12 temples. At 90 feet, there will be a large overhead water tank and above this, a Surya temple dedicated to the Lord of the Sun.
At the heart of all of this creation lies the Samadhi of Hindu Dharma Samraat Paramhans Shree Swami Madhavanandpuriji – a stunning mausoleum constructed by our Beloved Gurudev as a dedication to His master.
For the millions of spiritual seekers who have taken shelter under the great lineage of Yoga in Daily Life, the Om Ashram is also a place of pilgrimage.
The building is surrounded by many other unique pieces of architecture constructed according to the ancient science of Vastu Shastra. Together, these structures create a harmonious and divine atmosphere where one finds peace of mind, calmness and divine bliss.