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“It is a time now where we really have to

stop thinking about boundaries.

We have to come together all around the world

to hold the tradition.”

- Parvathy Baul





Parvathy Maa remained dedicated to the guidance of the Guru, and this has today manifested as ‘Sanatan Siddhashram’.


‘Sanatan’ denotes the eternal or the truth, whereas ‘Siddha’ means perfection. The name Sanatan Siddhashram came from the Master himself.


Sanatan Siddhashram is an eternal, complete space for Sadhana.

It is both an Ashram and a Gurukul, a space to receive learning from the Guru.


The land for Sanatan Siddhashram was acquired after a long search, in January 2017, and work began after the Bhumi Puja – the ground-breaking ceremony on 8th June 2017.

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Propagation of Baul wisdom in the modern day world is a key area of work at Sanatan Siddhashram.

Under the guidance of Parvathy Maa, the Ashram and by extension the Online Akhara Learning Center conduct workshops, courses and retreats that give seekers from different paths the opportunity to have an immersive experience of the Baul path.


Participants get to meet Baul Masters and receive from them the life’s teachings.

Thus these initiatives also serve the cause of supporting other Baul ashrams.

Often, some of the participants delve deeper into the practise by becoming sevaks of the ashram.

In this way, Parvathy Maa has formed a small community of dedicated practitioners and sevaks over the last few years.


Parvathy Maa also tours to raise support for the ashram frequently. During these tours she conducts learning sessions on Baul wisdom and practise.



Sanatan Siddhashram aims to build and support next generation Baul practitioners through a systematic effort.


It is a long, extensive task. The idea is to identify younger children within Baul communities who aspire to take up this spiritual path.


The Gurukul at Sanatan Siddhashram aims to help them secure modern education while practising the traditional path. Some nascent steps have been taken up in this direction. 

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Sanatan Baba told Parvathy Maa:

Baul is an oral tradition - it’s a transmission.

But the time has come to write them down.

Time has come to archive them, not only in the human body but also materially for reference as a history, as a continuation of the work.

The Gurukul will house an archive accessible to all, including collections already gathered in many different countries over time, to preserve the memories of the Gurus of the Baul tradition.

This space will also serve as memorial centre remembering some of the great Baul masters and documenting their yeoman service to the tradition and the humanity at large.

There will also be an archive of the history of Baul in undivided Bengal.


The archive will include not just literature, but instruments and practices related to Baul which can be used in everyday teaching and learning.

It is meant to be a space that keeps safe the practices that are being lost in modern times. Suitable practice spaces will be designed to keep the practice alive. 

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Phulmala di listening to recording of her songs, 2007. Photo by Lisa Knight (orig. published in Contradictory Lives: Baul Women in India and Bangladesh, 2011, Oxford University Press, p. 137)



Parvathy Maa has the vision of creating a herbal medicine garden and herbal medicine learning, preservation and treatment center at Sanatan Siddhashram.


Some Ayurvedic herbs and medicinal plants are already growing beautifully at the ashram.


We have also been offering regular free Ayurvedic medical camps for Baul Masters and the village community of all ages.


Offering Sacred Prasad to the Divine in Human Form

We conduct a ritualistic age-old tradition of nourishing the village community by offering sacred prasad to thousands of families once a year.

This year, because of Covid, the Annadan took a different shape.

Sanatan Siddhashram sevaks have made a short 15 minute documentary about the possibilities within the tradition - how it celebrates through all situations or times.


Children music, art & yoga camps and awareness program 

Subarna Balya Hriday is an initiative of educational program for children from the village communities by Sanatan Siddhashram, Ekathara Kalari Trust.


We started this nourishing school for children back in 2018. We started with 20 children from local village communities and now the number has increased to 40.

We regularly hold yoga, crafts design, art & music and nature awareness camps for village community children to spread awareness of the Baul tradition and its practice.

“I believe that opening up this space in the children and making them feel that they can also have the opportunity of learning and growing spiritually inside - that will help the society. I trust it.”

- Parvathy Baul


Organic Farming

We do organic farming to become sustainable and self-reliant with our food.

It is also intended to increase environmental as well as physical knowledge and to encourage the traditional intuitiveness of Indian farmers.

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If you are making a donation over $300 USD

and you are located in the USA or France:

To get a receipt for Charitable Contribution tax deduction,

please donate via our partner organizations


France: Sérénade aux Étoiles

If you would like to make a donation from India,

you can do a bank transfer to our Indian non-profit: Ekathara Kalari


Ekathara Kalari
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