Decemberists!: Margharita, With A Straw

01 – 28 December 2020 / 2021

“In ceaseless motion round the purple rim
Day after day sped by like coloured spokes,
And through a glamour of shifting hues of air
The seasons drew in linked significant dance
The symbol pageant of the changing year.”

Banks of Ganges, Foothills of Himalayas, Haridwar, India

Impairment in the human ability isn’t and shouldn’t be a limitation to creativity. On the contrary, the Savant syndrome may actually augment talents. The first Braille press of India has been operational about 30 km from the AZIMVTH Ashram.

Himalayas are the highest mountains of the world. And the Ashram is in its foothills about 4 km away.

Due to thick forests in the vicinity, the logging industry thrives here. There are several saw-mills about 100 m away. And also over a dozen wood crafting shops where carpenters are busy.

The holidays of December bring welcome leisure time. And opportunities to relax, reflect and be blessed by The Carpenter.


  • Sanskrit / Hindi
  • Calligraphy
  • Photography
  • Visual art
  • Documentary
  • Spirituality
  • Performance art
  • New media
  • Linguistics
  • Painting
  • Music
  • Writing
  • Education
  • Yoga
  • Everybody
  • Art of Life


  • Visiting Ganges ghats,temples, ashrams
  • Pilgrim interactions
  • Local collaborations
  • Exhibit
  • Print media coverage
  • Local music instruments
  • Conditional access to a Braille printing press
  • Arts mentoring
  • Life coaching
  • Drawing / writing / performing projects


  • En-suite room
  • Shared studio
  • Twice daily Yoga teaching
  • Om & mantra chanting initiation
  • Daily lecture & discussion
  • Options at other cluster-locations
  • 3 meals, 2 herbal tea + snacks
  • Sachet tea/ 24hrs
  • Daily small basket of fresh flowers
  • Towels, bedding
  • Laundry
  • Ayurveda doctor visit after every 3rd day

365 Arya Nagar Jwalapur
Haridwar 249407
Uttarakhand India

One can apply to join for any 28 continuous days, either the dates mentioned above or earlier / later.

Ganges Cold ravine Nicholas RoerichImage: “Ganges Cold ravine”. Nicholas Roerich. 1946. Novosibirsk State Museum of Fine Arts, Novosibirsk, Russia

N03584Image: “Christ in the House of His Parents (‘The Carpenter’s Shop’)”. John Everett Millais. 1829-1896. Tate UK.

Anatol_Petrytsky__disabled-1924.jpg!LargeImage: “Disabled”. Anatol Petrytsky. 1895–1964. Courtesy – Wikipedia.