SwaSwara is the inner voice of the Self, sounded on a fabled beach shaped like an Om. Be watchful, for here, spaces expand and time slows down. Participate, as the mind comes gradually to rest and the practices of yoga and meditation find their fullest expression. So come join us. And find the song within.
Om Beach is aptly named. This Sanskrit letter , echoed faithfully in the sweep of the rocks and sand below you, is referred to in the ancient Hindu texts at the original sound of creation. Swa' is the Sanskrit prefix for the self. And 'Swara' refers to sound. We live unaware of the inner sound of our being, drowned out as it is by the din of daily life. Only when everything else quiets down and we are at peace, can we hear it. That's why we've made sure that the shouts of the modern world die down to whispers at SwaSwara.
Imagine a breeze-laden clifftop overlooking the legendary Om beach, not far from the ancient temple town of Gokarna. Imagine too, 30 undulating acres of land, dotted with coconut groves and paddy fields.Yet, playing host to a mere 27 secluded villas, tucked away between lawns and flowering shrubs.
There is little at SwaSwara, apart from the rhythm of rolling waves and the meditative hum of birdsong, to disturb your inner explorations. A place of new sunlight, of yoga and meditation, of days lived in simple beauty and natural harmony. Here, a holiday is not an escape but an introduction. To the song and celebration within each of us.
Other visitors to the beach need to take a winding trail around the bluffs, but from SwaSwara, you can use our own private path opening into a peaceful section of waterfront. Here, you can stretch a moment into a day, working on your tan, enjoying a dip (the curve of the Om makes a perfect swimming cove!) and watching the sun lower behind the hills. If you strain your ears, you can sometimes hear the faint temple bells of Gokarna, wafting in on the breeze.
A 20 minute boat ride from Om will also fetch you up at a number of other beaches. Some bear romantic names (Half-moon Beach, Paradise Beach), most are isolated and at some, you won't see a single soul at all.