Sumeru Mantap

The Lotus shaped Sumeru Mantap is a must-see sight for all visitors to the ashram. Geographically located at the highest point in the Ashram, this open air auditorium with an upper balcony yields a breathtaking view of the Ashram grounds and the surrounding areas.

With a beautiful water pond at the center, twelve pairs of pillars, representing the twelve signs of the zodiac around it and encircled by ornate Lotus petals, the Sumeru Mantap is sheer poetry in architecture. The pillars have been so designed that the first rays of the Sun fall on the pillar with the corresponding zodiac sign carved on the ceiling above it.