Kailas Ashram, a well known institute for Vedantic research and studies, is located at Rishikesh
. Strategically sheltered on the foot of the Himalayas
on the bank of River Ganges
, it was established by His Holiness Shri Swami Dhanraj Giriji Maharaj.
The ashram is named after Mount Kailash, the domicile of Lord Shiva. The ashram houses temples, lecture hall, yagyashala (place for sacrifice), gowshala (shelter for cow), kitchen and accommodation facilities. Daily activities include morning and evening worships, study of Vedanta literature, Shankar Bhashya Recitation (one hour reading of the commentaries of Adi Shankaracharya on the Upanishads and Bhagavad Gita). In addition, classes in Sanskrit grammar and topics relating to Vedanta literature are conducted. Shri Kailas Ashram has subcenters in New Delhi, Uttarkashi, Jammu and Kashmir and Madhya Pradesh.