Panmana Ashramam rose to prominence courtesy of the presence of enigmatic social reformer Chattambi Swamikal. The ashram was founded by the late Kumbalathu Sanku Pillai, a devout follower of Swamikal and a freedom fighter. The ashram, regarded as a pilgrimage site for close to 75 years, draws visitors from all over the world. Set in the midst of tall coconut palms and undulating paddy fields, Panmana Ashramam is credited with being a sacred place of learning and service.
Many greats have visited the ashram including Mahatma Gandhi who spent two days here in meditation and prayer. People who have been initiated into the learning of scriptures, Brahmacharins, live here. Subjects taught here include Sanskrit language and literature, Ayurveda and sacred texts such as the Vedas and Puranas. Panmana Ashram also offers an exclusive 200-hour yoga training programme.
All days: 08:30 AM - 06:00 PM