Yogiraj Shri Vethathiri Maharishi (1911-2006) was a spiritual leader and he is the founder of the ashram in Aliyar. This place has got all the facilties for a large group to stay. I had visited this place as a part of our outbound training program in college.
The surroundings and environment is really good and this place gave a lot of knowledge by the Kayakalpa yoga course and other meditation courses. The word taught by our teachers was "Valga Vaiyagam, Valga Valamudan" meaning "Live prosperously blessed with wealth and health". This Tamil word is the mantra of the ashram.
We had stayed there for three days and the food was good and healthy. Our yoga sessions used to start off from early morning. We were approximate 200 of them and we used to gather in the auditorium and get seminars on various topics like how to control anger, how to live peacefully and satisfied, moral values etc.
We also received a certificate regarding our course.
The area has mountains and rivers nearby, and there is Aliyar dam nearby, you can also visit monkey falls which will 30-40 mins approximately from Pollachi. From Aliyar Dam the distance of monkey falls is just one and half kms. The pictures taken are all inside the ashram premises.
We had a nice and peaceful time in the Ashram. If you want a break from the daily chores of work then you can look for this place.
"Our minds & souls were refreshed from the daily chores of work."