Santhigiri Ashram, near Pothencode, Thiruvananthapuram.

Santhigiri Ashram, near Pothencode, ThiruvananthapuramParnasala of Navajyothisree Karunakara Guru at Santhigiri Ashram, Trivandrum,
The Parnasala, standing at 91 feet tall and 84 feet diameter is the largest of its kind in the world. The shrine constructed in the shape of a lotus in full bloom has 12 petals (representing Twelve ‘Rasi’) in the top, 9 petals (representing nine ‘Griham’) towards its base and 27 pillars (representing 27 'Nakshatrams'). Each petal in the top with 41 feet height, and each base petal with 31 feet height exhibits an exceptional architectural skill compared to its contemporaries
An one month long celebrations are being held at the Ashram in connection with the Parnasala dedication. This inclcude an international conference on 'global warming, climate change, sustainable development and secular spiritualism,' from September 9-11.
Santhigiri Ashram, situated at Pothencode, 21 km north of Thiruvananthapuram, was founded by Navajyothisree Karunakara Guru in 1968.

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