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Babuji Memorial Ashram, Manapakkam - Ashram Life
The Ashram bell announces essential activities in the daily schedule.
• 3 bell chimes at 5.00 am: Morning chimes.
Satsanghs are conducted in the main meditation hall. The schedule is given below.
In the Meditation Hall we…
All meals are served in the dining hall.
Monday through Saturday
There is a canteen, located near the water tower, provides Indian snacks, ice creams, sandwiches, tea, coffee, cool drinks, and mineral water, and more during celebrations. . The canteen is closed during meditation.
The dormitories are situated below the meditation hall. Mattresses, mosquito nets, sheets, and pillows are available for rent at the Bedding Counter, located near the dormitories. Lockers are available for a small fee. . Please take responsibility for your valuables by locking them away.
Free Medical Centre:
A free medical centre is open in the Ashram on the side of the administrative building: doctors are available between 9 am and lunch and from 6 pm to 7.30 pm. The medicines prescribed are delivered inside the same building. Homeopathy, ophthalmology, dentistry and other specialty clinic are also available on specific days.
The room above the main kitchen has been renovated and transformed into an Indoor Games Hall, featuring table tennis, badminton, chess, carom, and other games. The games are available free of charge to children over ten years old. Adults can play for a fee, payable either on a per-game basis or as a longer subscription. Volunteers at the Indoor Games Hall can provide additional information about the rates and times of play.
The Allahabad Bank has opened a full-service branch on the Manapakkam ashram premises. The Bank offers ATM facilities and makes regular currency exchanges.
Telephone calls can be made at the STD/ISD booth located near the Cafeteria.
In the Ashram we…
Keep the surroundings clean: an effort is made to recycle the wastage and special dustbins are provided around the Ashram. Help us in this endeavour.
Conserve water, electricity: in all our small daily routine. Consider giving Laundry outside.
Comply with the established guidelines: No alcohol or drugs (other than those required for medical reasons) are allowed at the Ashram. Smoking is prohibited within ashram premises.