Location: Thane, Maharashtra, India
NITYANAND ASHRAM GANESHPURI The Nityanand Ashram in Ganeshpuri has been revitalized in the last few years. Many years of neglect and decay resulted in a general run down condition of the area surrounding the temple, encroachments and a general decay of the environment. The upgradation included careful repainting of the temple and creating a plaza around it, as well as relocating various shops and other encroachments into sensitively designed alternative spaces to which the shopkeepers shifted. The surroundings of the ashram have changed drastically and the open plaza now takes care of the thousands of devotees who visit the temple. The second phase of upgradation is for the hot water springs of the temple premises. With a burgeoning population, places of religious worship have to be carefully planned and maintained down to the smallest detail, otherwise rapid decay and degradation will take place as is already happening in several religious centers all over India.