Shantikunj is located in the holy city of Haridwar in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. It is situated on the bank of the holy river Ganga and between the Shivalik ranges of the Himalaya. It is a very popular tourist attraction in Haridwar and also for people who are seeking spiritual guidance. Shanktikunj Haridwar is considered as the nerve centre of the spiritual and social organization all world Gayatri Pariwar (AWGP). It was established in the year 1971 and has emerged itself as a focal point of the global movement of Yug Nirman Yojana.
Shanktikunj Haridwar was established by the patron founder Pt. Shriram Sharma Acharya on a small piece of land. It expanded to a larger area and came to be known as Gayatri Nagar. After the expansion pt. Acharya organized many spiritual camps where many people participated. In 1979 brahmavarchas shodh Sansthan (research institute) a satellite campus was constructed at the distance of half a kilometer to the south.
In 1990 shraddhanjali samaroh was organized to pay homage to the memory of Acharya and it was attended by lakhs of his devotees. In 1998 one more campus known as gayatrikunj was added half a kilometer to the north, it is now known as dev sanskriti vishwavidyalaya. Pandit Acharya followed the footsteps of Mahatma Gandhi and worked towards the social upliftment of the Indian society.
The cardinal objective of Shantikunj is the cultural, moral, ethical and spiritual arousal of the devotees and the national integration keeping the Indian heritage in the spotlight. Shantikunj Haridwar ashram is a huge spiritual centre which is fully managed by its dedicated volunteers. Visitors of all faiths and linkages visit the ashram to fulfil their spiritual needs and engross themselves in the development of the divinity of the mankind.
There are many spiritual camps which are organized on a regular basis where the main aim is the complete development of the country and its individuals which bring out the noble sentiments of the people in the spotlight. They train the individuals to adopt a scientific approach towards spirituality which is the ultimate answer to all the troubles which our nation is facing right now.
Haridwar ashram Shantikunj is an abode to bring moral, ethical, cultural and spiritual regeneration among people and remove all the negatives such as jealousy, hatred, ignorance, and strife from their life. Shantikunj has been visited by various saints, scholars, leaders which include H.H Dalai lama, Mahatma Anand Swami of Arya Samaj, Swami Ramdev, bhairav dev Shekhawat and also by the popular environmentalist Sundar Lal Bahuguna, Abdul Kalam, Harish Rawat etc. To find peace and get spiritual guidance. Today lakhs of devotees gather here to find inner peace and try to make the world a better place.