Paranitya Narasimha
Ashram & Temple

Daily Prayers Schedule:
Mornings: 7am – Sunday – 9am
Evenings: 6pm
1100 W. Church St. Elmira, NY



About Us

A Spiritual Home In the Heart of the Finger Lakes

Nestled in the quiet town of West Elmira, New York, the Paranitya Narasimha Ashram and Temple is a spiritual hub for seekers across America. The ashram is home to monastics and community members living a life in service to the Divine.

Offering daily prayers, lively spiritual discussion, dynamic devotional music, and space to learn or deepen the spiritual aspects of your yoga and meditation practice, the ashram is an oasis of spiritual nourishment amidst the landscape of our often busy lives.

Come for a day, or for an extended seva stay. The space is open to group retreats, as well as individuals who would like to come experience ashram life, and deepen their spiritual practice & relationship with the Divine.

The ashram is the focal point of Bhakti Marga America (a 501C3 religious corporation) founded by Paramahamsa Vishwananda, an enlightened Master whose mission is to ‘open the hearts of man’.


The Largest Narasimha Temple in the USA

The new Paranitya Narasimha Temple was inaugurated in September 2023, and is now open to the public for daily prayers (see below for schedule). The temple is a testament to the Grace of the Divine which is present in each moment of our lives.

Temple Deities include: Paranitya Narasimha, Maha Lakshmi, Rukmini Panduranga, Ramanuja Acharya, Mahavatar Babaji, and Tulsi Devi. We pray all who visit the temple come closer to the Love of the Divine in their own heart and lives. Personal pujas available upon request (see contact form below).

Front view of ashram



Weekly Events


Attend or Plan a Retreat

Attend a Retreat 

We offer a variety of retreats throughout the year. Often revolving around major Vedic festivals and holidays, our retreats are a celebration of Divine Love designed to support and uplift you on your spiritual path and deepen your relationship with the Divine.

Plan a Retreat

The ashram is open to groups seeking a sacred space to hold your own yoga or meditation retreat. We also offer customized retreats with the monks for those seeking an immersion into ashram life and the path of devotion. Plant based meals are included as apart of the group rate.


Come for the night

Experience what it feels like to be a part of an ashram where you can connect deeper to the Divine and find clarity and purpose in your life.  

The ashram is open Friday – Sunday for guests & personal retreats.

Ashram Address: 304 Demarest Parkway, Elmira, NY 14905

A spiritual home away from home

Our rooms are designed for a cozy and comfortable stay. Meet other spiritual seekers and find friends that feel like family.

  • Shared Bathroom
  • Comfortable beds, all linens provided
  • 3 vegan/vegetarian meals each day included in room price

Spiritual seekers from around the globe come to experience the temple here in upstate New York! Unsure the best way to get here? Check out our “find us” page for details on nearest airports, and more!


Come for an extended stay

Experience the Joy of Service

One of the cornerstones of ashram life is seva, or selfless service. Seva is an opportunity to come to the ashram for an extended time and offer your heart and skills in service to the Divine. 

Want to come for seva? Please fill out an application with the link below, and someone will contact you shortly! 


Get in touch

Temple & Events: 1100 W. Church St, Elmira, NY 14905

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