Nashik Road Ashram
Daily Ashram Schedule
6.30am-7.20am - Early Morning Bhajans (Kakad Arati)10.15 - 12.00 - Morning Bhajans
17.30 - 19.00 - Afternoon/Evening Bhajans
At various times talks with Maharaj.
Maharaj: "These teachings are especially suitable for those aspirants who may feel they are on, so to speak, the 'last stage' of their spiritual journey." So, if you do wish to visit the ashram, not really for spiritual tourists, or roamers i.e. those looking to sample this, that and the other. This is the wish of Maharaj.
Ramakant Maharaj was with Shri Nisargadatta Maharaj from 1962 until the Mahasamadhi of his Master in 1981. He is now 75 years old. For anyone who is serious and earnest about Self-Realization, and if you have questions, then, for sure you are welcome. Teachings in English and Marathi.
If you do decide to come and see Maharaj, please take a look at the TEACHINGS + METHOD + PROCESS pages (as well as the rest of this site). This will give an idea of what to expect and how to get the best out of your meetings.
Maharaj is very happy to welcome visitors and answer devotees questions. At present his voice is a little weak from a chest infection. Maharaj requests all potential visitors to read Selfless Self: Talks with Shri Ramakant Maharaj prior to coming to the ashram. This will save a lot of energy and unnecessary explanations. This will familiarize the reader fully with the teachings. Please try to respect Maharaj's wishes in this.
If you wish to skype with Maharaj, this facility is usually available for serious seekers. Appointments for this can be made by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also email any questions you may have. Maharaj will endeavour to answer these.
There have been numerous requests for the Naam Mantra. Maharaj only gives it at his discretion. Do not assume that by turning up you can receive this. Maharaj does not give the Mantra via skype. The Mantra is given in the direct physical presence of the Master and devotee only and is not given in any other way. The Master, Teachings and Mantra are inseparable and are to be treated as One.
Essential Preparatory Reading
Three masterpieces with teachings from the lineage masters
This book comprehensively lays out the teachings in a clear and meaningful fashion. These are Lineage Teachings (Inchegiri Navnath Sampradaya) expressed in Maharaj's own unique way, presented with the same force and mastery as its two giant predecessors listed below on this page.
He would like you to grasp the basics which are clearly outlined in this book. In order for this to happen, at least Part One should be read. Ultimately the whole book has to be read as it has been structured in such a way for these teachings to unfold and be absorbed in the fullest and deepest fashion. This preparatory reading will save a lot of Maharaj's time and energy and the benefits will be more plentiful for all concerned!
This is the clearest and most pragmatic guide-book/manual on Self-Knowledge to emerge in over four decades.
Maharaj: "All your questions will be answered when you read this book, whether you are a beginner or advanced aspirant."
This collection of talks with Shri Nisargadatta Maharaj is a 'modern spiritual classic'. It was compiled in English by Maurice Frydman in the very early 1970s.
Maharaj recommends this as a source book that lays a good foundation for the teachings.
'I Am That' is essential background reading.
An undiscovered spiritual masterpiece noted down & written up by Shri Nisargadatta Maharaj himself. Very useful.
Two volumes of talks given by Shri Siddharameshwar Maharaj over the last 2 years of his life (d. 1936). Translated by D.A. Ghaisas.
First published in 2006 by
Shri Sadguru Trust
Seekers of truth are welcome with prior notice so please get in touch -
For gents it is suggested no shorts, or T- shirts in ashram.
Limited accommodation is only available to devotees, and then only on a first come first serve basis. Otherwise there are local hotels - see www.ramakantmaharaj.net/accommodation.php
Globally, Shri Ramakant Maharaj
is the only Indian Direct Disciple of Shri Nisargadatta Maharaj
Did you know?
2 Snippets about the Master, Nisargadatta Maharaj and his disciple, Ramakant Maharaj
1.Nisargadatta Maharaj instructed Ramakant Maharaj:
“Do what you want to do,
and do it alone”.
Ramakant Maharaj, wants “to
make seekers enlightened, to share knowledge with them, and to remove
them from the illusionary world”. To
help them with this, he offers the Naam Mantra (with discretion).
2. In the 1970's, Nisargadatta Maharaj visited disciples in Nashik.
On 25th January, at a disciple's home, Babusav Jagtap (above), Nisargadatta Maharaj made an announcement:
“Treat this day as a Festival Day”. In the future, some great and wonderful things are going to happen here in this corner. Build an ashram here! One day, it will become a very busy ashram with visitors from across the globe".
The present ashram in Nashik Road was built in 2002. Every year, a Programme is held on 25th January, following the wishes of Nisargadatta Maharaj. The area is now called 'Jagtap Mala', in honour of this disciple (above), and his Master Nisargadatta Maharaj.
REVAN NATH LINE
IN THE ABOVE SKETCH OF THE NAVNATH LINEAGE, THERE ARE APPROXIMATELY 12 KADSIDDESHWAR MASTERS WHO FOLLOW AFTER REVAN NATH. HE IS THE LINEAGE CHIEF, AND IS ONE OF THE ORIGINAL NINE MASTERS, HENCE THE NAME NATH.
Shri Bhausaheb Maharaj, founder of the
On the left. Gurulingajangam Maharaj. Also known as Nimbargi Maharaj
Address: RANJIT ASHRAM,SADGURU SHRI NISARGADATTA MAHARAJ BHAKTI, DNYAN KENDRA, JAGTAP MALA, NISARGADATTA NAGAR, NASHIK ROAD, 422101
Dasbodh of Samarth Ramdas.mp3
"Nothing happened. Nothing will happen. Nothing is happening"