The Aliyar Ashram is the home of the Vethathiri Maharishi Kundalini Yoga and Kayakalpa Research Foundation, founded by Shri Vethathiri Maharishi in 1985. In a beautiful natural setting at the foothills of the Western Ghats and in view of the Aliyar reservoir, the Temple of Consciousness is the focus for a silent revolution, transforming the lives of thousands of people, irrespective of creed, color, race, religion or nationality.
This research foundation shares the aims and objectives of WCSC and imparts the teachings of Shri Vethathiri Maharishi on a regular basis.
The Ashram provides knowledge that help human beings realize and manifest their divinity.
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The Temple of Consciousness is located in a campus of about 27 acres, surrounded by enchanting views; mountains to the south and a huge reservoir on the east. The campus was established in 1984 and courses have been held regularly since its inception. Maharishi has been in residence here for a number of years and with thousands of persons having meditated here, a powerful spiritual atmosphere has developed; all those who enter can feel the joy and peace permeating within.
Vethathiri Maharishi Institute for Spiritual and Intuitional Education (VISION). The aim of this Institute is to focus on dissemination of philosophy and teachings to schools, colleges and universities and arrange seminars and conferences to highlight the impact of Maharishi's contributions to science, philosophy, literature, individual peace and world peace.
With the mission of propagation of the teachings of Vethathiri Maharishi, the institute commits itself to enlighten the people of all walks of life through education and training.
The Ashram is situated at a distance of about 65 kilometres from Coimbatore, a major city of Tamil Nadu in South India. Coimbatore is well connected by Air, Rail and Road.
The town of Pollachi is 45 Km, south of Coimbatore. The ashram is situated on the Pollachi - Vaalparai main road, 2 Km. beyond the Aliyar Dam. One can take a taxi from Coimbatore Airport, Railway station or bus stand which would cost between Rs.1200 and Rs.1500.
Those who wish to travel by bus should get to the Coimbatore Ukkadam bus stand and board a bus to Pollachi, which plies every three minutes.
From Pollachi bus stand one can take the town bus (route number 37A and 37B) or take a bus to Navamalai or Vaalpaarai, or get a taxi for a fare of about Rs. 500.
Similarly, from Coimbatore and other cities one can reach Pollachi and proceed to the Ashram. (Pollachi is a 3-hour drive by car from Coimbatore Airport).
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