Saints of India Museum
brought to life by Paramahamsa Vishwananda
A Hindu saint is the ultimate human example of living a life of love, devotion, and humility by having a complete and total focus on the Lord.
Paramahamsa Vishwananda considers these saints His friends, and has created a one-of-a-kind museum here at The Ashram to introduce everyone to their extraordinary lives. His lifelong passion for honouring them began as a young boy, and ever since, He has been researching, collecting and carefully documenting these saints, many of them hard to find and mostly unknown outside of India.
Open hours: 07:00 to 22:00.
Why a Museum?
Many saints are unassuming, humble people who challenged themselves and lived for a higher purpose. Most don't care about making themselves known. However, their stories are astonishing and they can be inspirational to us and our modern-day lives.
Fortunately for us all, everything that a saint has touched or used is infused with the energy of the saint and it does not diminish through time. Seeing their photos plus their actual belongings, mala, or walking stick helps bring them closer to us and provides blessings as well.
That's why Paramahamsa Vishwananda is so eager to share these extraordinary souls with the world. His goal is for everyone to know and appreciate the lives of these saints by giving them a place to be seen and honoured. In His position as a Mahamandaleshwar, Gurudev promotes Sanatana-dharma and this impressive collection keeps the memory of these saints alive for generations to come.
Learning about their stories and the great difficulties they went through helps inspire us to persevere in our own life challenges, too. Plus, for hundreds of years, people have reported blessings in their lives after venerating saint relics, which shows that the saints' work continues even today.
Gurudev's Swamis, Swaminis and devotees continue to gather these relics and bring them here to be revered and shared with a worldwide public audience. It is a massive undertaking, but each item is carefully cleaned, properly preserved, and respectfully displayed so that the greatest number of visitors can enjoy them.
These relics are not for me. It’s a work that will benefit generations for the next thousand years. There are too many relics and we have little time.
Our devotees and guests from around the world have been able to view relics from over 1000 saints in this unique collection. If you haven't yet come for a visit, get an introduction to a few of them by simply clicking on the boxes below.