Param Dham, The Final Destination :

The holy Narwood Cottage perching on a hillock where Swami Satyanand Ji undertook severe penances whileliving on marginal and frugal food in June-July,1925 is still extant. Sanctified by Swamiji and his Enlightenment, this place has assumed special significance in the eyes of the devotees. It is now known as Param Dham (Final Destination) Sri Ram Sharnam Ashram.



The Ashram is situated in Upper Bakrota, Dalhousie in Himachal, at a height of more than 8000 feet above sea-level. It is reachable by road up to the foot-hill and then one has to trek or walk up to Ashram nearly 300 meters of ramp and steps. Param Dham hillock is engirdled by road, deep valleys and the mountain-range wrapped in sylvan surroundings. There is a paradisaical purity and peace. Its beauty beggars all description. The holy Ashram still resonates with the chirping of the invisible and mysterious Bird which sounds like speaking Ram ! Ram !!


It was here on this historic hillock that Swamiji reached spiritual consummation on Vyas Purnima Day on July 7,1925. It was here again that Swamiji got the magic mantra of “Ram”. It was here that the Divine Vision and Voice ordained:” Ram Bhaj, Ram Bhaj” (Sing Ram, Repeat Ram). It was here that the facsimile of Adhisthan was envisioned by Swamiji.



Jaap Room and Satsang Hall : Meditation Room and Congregation Hall :

Jaap room and Satsang hall are the places where Swamiji lived during his days of penances (Tapasya). They are still surcharged with pristine holiness and sanctity.






Accommodation :

Sadhana Satsangs are held in the month of June and Sep. every year. Devotees are advised to bring heavy woolens and blankets. The accommodation is limited, so a prior permission is required.


How to reach Param Dham :

Param Dham, Dalhousie is reachable by road. It is about 90 kms away from Pathankot, which is the nearest railway link. Buses and taxis are available from Pathankot. The nearest airports are at Jammu and Amritsar.


For More Information Contact :

                     Param Dham Sri Ram Sharnam Ashram
                                Upper Bakrota, Dalhousie
                                  Himachal Pradesh, India.


© 2011-12 Sri Ram Sharnam