SSRF – one of the top Spiritual websites in the world

The Spiritual Science Research Foundation (SSRF) started its activities in January 2006. In its first year, the website attracted a modest 7000 visitors per month. However, as time passed, the website became increasingly popular attracting visitors from every country in the world. 11 years later, in the beginning of 2017, the SSRF website for the first time crossed the prestigious milestone of a million visitors per month. In the table below the top spiritual websites in the world have been listed. The websites on this list are considered spiritual websites as their scope is not limited to any organised religion in particular and they give more focus to spiritual growth and spiritual practice.

Estimated visits per month to the top 20 spiritually oriented websites in the world

Ranking Website URL Visits per month*
1 Elephant Journal elephantjournal.com 9,800,000
2 Belief Net beliefnet.com 4,500,000
3 Collective Evolution collective-evolution.com 4,100,000
4 Speaking Tree Speakingtree.in 4,030,000
5 Tiny Buddha tinybuddha.com 2,900,000
6 Earth We Are One ewao.com 1,600,000
7 Isha Sadhguru isha.sadhguru.org 1,600,000
8 Zen Habits zenhabits.net 1,600,000
9 Art of Living artofliving.org 1,200,000
10 In5D in5d.com 1,200,000
11 High Existence highexistence.com 1,100,000
12 SSRF spiritualresearchfoundation.org 1,000,000
13 Daily Om dailyom.com 975,200
14 Waking Times wakingtimes.com 705,100
15 Transcendental Meditation tm.org 605,600
16 Spirit Science thespiritscience.net 601,600
17 Conscious Life News consciouslifenews.com 592,400
18 Osho foundation osho.com 583,200
19 Om Times omtimes.com 366,100
20 Sivana Spirit Blog blog.sivanaspirit.com 336,030

*Source: “Similarweb” tool for monitoring traffic of world websites; data for the month of May, 2017

When one looks more closely at the list of top spiritual websites, the million-visitor mark is even more impressive for SSRF. This is because many of the high-ranking websites on this list also cover various non-spiritual topics like physical sciences, technology, food, horoscopes, physical health etc. However, since they are also known mainly for their spiritual content, they are ranked in this list. If one filters out the websites that have content purely related to Spirituality and spiritual growth, then the SSRF website ranks in the top 5-6 websites in the world in terms of visitors per month!

Ranking among spiritual organisations in India

India has long been considered the spiritual capital of the world. The Spiritual Research Centre and Ashram, which is a hub for spiritual research for SSRF is also located in Goa, India. Comparing the SSRF website with other spiritual organisations in India shows that the SSRF website is ranked #2 or #3 in terms of traffic. This is even though it is one of the youngest organisations associated with Spirituality in India. The following is a list of estimated visitors to the websites of spiritual organisations in India.

Rank Organisation Website Founding year* Estimated visits per month
1 Isha Foundation isha.sadhguru.org 1992 1,600,000
2 Art of Living artofliving.org 1981 1,200,000
3 Spiritual Science Research Foundation spiritualresearchfoundation.org 2006 1,000,000
4 Transcendental Meditation tm.org 1958 605,600
5 Osho foundation osho.com 1974 583,200
6 Sri Neem Karoli Baba Maharajji maharajji.com **NA 302,100
7 Self-Realization Fellowship yogananda-srf.org 1920 221,900
8 Radha Soami rssb.org 1861 201,500
9 3HO Healthy, Happy, Holy Organization 3ho.org 1969 152,700
10 Divine Life Society dlshq.org & sivanandaonline.org 1936 147,800
11 Mata Amritanandamayi Math amritapuri.org & amma.org 1981 147,200
12 Brahma Kumaris brahmakumaris.org 1937 141,700
13 The 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet dalailama.com 1578 123,300
14 Shivyog India shivyogglobal.com & shivyogindia.com **NA 117,500
15 Sri Sathya Sai Organisation sathyasai.org & srisathyasai.org.in Ashram was built in 1950 106,800
16 Krishnamurti Foundation Trust jkrishnamurti.org 1968 103,400
17 Love Serve Remember Foundation ramdass.org 1974 100,300
18 SYDA Foundation siddhayoga.org 1973 95,700
19 Sant Nirankari Mission nirankari.org 1929 94,900
20 Patanjali Yogpeeth Trust; Divya Yoga Trust (Divya Yog Mandir trust founded in 1995) divyayoga.com 1995 94,000
21 Theosophical society theosophical.org 1875 83,100
22 Sri Ramanasramam & Arunachala Ramana sriramanamaharshi.org 1922 72,900
23 Shri Chinmoy Center and Organization srichinmoy.org & srichinmoycentre.org 1966 59,600
24 Oneness University onenessuniversity.org 1989 48,160
25 Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission belurmath.org 1897 48,000
26 Bochasanwasi Shri Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha (BAPS) swaminarayan.org 1907 47,900
27 Nithyananda Sangha nithyananda.org **NA 46,900
28 Sant Shri Asaram Bapu Ashram ashram.org 1973 40,300
29 Aurobindo Society and Aurobindo Ashram aurosociety.org & sriaurobindoashram.org 1960 34,800
30 Morari Bapu moraribapu.org **NA 33,900
31 ISKCON – Hare Krishna iskcon.org 1966 29,700
32 Chinmaya Mission chinmayamission.com 1953 22,600
33 Vedanta Society of Southern California vedanta.org 1934 17,900
34 Yogoda Satsanga Society of India yssofindia.org 1917 16,400
35 BKS Iyengar Yoga bksiyengar.com 1950s 14,800
36 Bihar School of Yoga biharyoga.net 1964 13,800
37 Yoga Institute theyogainstitute.org 1918 12,100
38 Ananda Marga anandamarga.org 1955 7,000
39 Shree Swaminarayan Gurukul, Rajkot rajkotgurukul.org 1947 6,900
40 Karunamayi Organization karunamayi.org 1995 5,800

*Year of the founding of spiritual organisations

** Not available

Source: “Similarweb” tool for monitoring traffic of world websites; data for the month of May 2017

The uniqueness of SSRF’s growth – website growth happening without income due to spiritual grace

SSRF is non-profit organisation, run purely by seeker-volunteers and there is not one person paid for his or her services rendered to the website. Another amazing fact is that most of these volunteers do not have previous experience in specific fields required to run the SSRF website like translation, quality assurance, website management, graphic design, search engine optimization, social media etc. They have all learned such skills practically from other seekers. Also, SSRF does not make any money from advertising, nor does it spend funds received through donations to advertise the website.

In contrast, many of the other top spiritual websites actively pursue advertising incomes, are profit based, have paid professionals on their team, business connections or volunteers with lot of business experience in the field of website maintenance and marketing.

Despite this seeming disadvantage, SSRF has reached this very high ranking. Due to the grace of God and the grace of His Holiness Dr Athavale (the inspiration of SSRF), the unique knowledge published (which has been gained through advanced sixth sense) and the spiritual efforts of all volunteers, the website continues to grow steadily even though other spiritual websites have many more resources.

The SSRF website team looks forward to the continued growth of the website, and continuing our service for the benefit of all spiritual seekers and people around the world.

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11 comments

  • As said by Kundalini custom, there are seven distinctive kundalini chakras (energy center) situated along the spine as well as in the brain. The central energy center is not single symbolic ideas they are in fact certain energy drive within our body. Let’s have a look at these 7 Kundalini Chakras.

    • Dear Suhas, We agree. With correct spiritual practice, the spiritual energy starts flowing through the central channel, and seeker experiences more and more communion with God. In case you would like to know more about the spiritual level and spiritual growth these article on SSRF Website are very helpful.
      spiritualresearchfoundation.org/spiritual-growth-landing/
      spiritualresearchfoundation.org/spiritual-level
      Warm Regards
      SSRF Team

  • If we look at the content of the articles of this website, 80-90% will talk about negative energies, ghosts , hell etc.
    I don’t see any positive energy in reading any of the articles.
    At the end you leave the website in confusion and depression.
    Except chanting, why they are not many articles about GOD , glories and happiness which drives people toward positive energy?

  • Saya senang membaca dan berkunjung di situs ini, saya sadar bahwa spiritual adalah bagian yang tak terpisahkan dari jasmaniah masing2 individu, saya kebetulan muslim, tetapi saya menyadari keadaan didalam kelompok apapun atau organisasi apapun, pasti ada sebagian yang berbeda penafsiran dan persepsi yang membuat alur pikirnya paling benar dan paling suci, sehingga menjadikan lepas kontrol tehadap keberadaan umat lainnya, dan mudah menyalahkan dan memvonis pihak lainya adalah salah dan dan tidak sinergis sesuai pendapatnya,kemudian timbul rasa sentimen pribadi yang kurang menyenangkan sehingga tumbuh rasa kebecian dari jumlah umat yang sedikit dan berlangsung akan terus membuat gap yang senang dan yang tidak senang yang akan membesar,
    Apakah hal ini salah satu sebab kenegatifan perbuatan yang dawali oleh kemampuan sesorang tidak memahami arti kepentingan dan kebaikan umat secara universal?….menurutku agama membibmbing tindakan Roh dan Jasmani kearah yang diperintahkan adalah perbuatan yang baik dan positip, itu adalah prinsip, tapi kenapa yang terjadi si pemeluknya yang membuat perbedaan dianggap sebagai hambatan dan mungkin malah memjadikan penyimpangan persepsi yang di sengaja pembelokan kebaikan dan kebenaran, sehingga menjadi rasa dendam pribadi yang menimbulkan rasa negatip dan pesimis.
    Menurutku kesimpulan ini salah dan kesalahan tersebut dibuat dan kendalikan oleh manusia itu sendiri terlepas dari kodrat dan takdir.
    Harapan saya dengan adanya situs ini bisa memberikan atau mediasi persatuan umat dari berbgai kelompok atau perbedaan akidah menuju satu simpul menuju spiritual terhadap Sang Pencipta alam semesta ini.

    • Dear Suyanto,
      It is nice to see that you find knowledge made available on this website useful for people to realise that spiritual practice done will eventually bring all together and will be able to take them beyond the confines of religious beliefs and convictions. Spirituality is a Science of experience so a lot of importance is given to practising it daily, for example, spiritual healing remedies, Process of Personality defects removal. If you are interested here are the links:spiritualresearchfoundation.org/spiritualresearch/spiritualhealing/ and spiritualresearchfoundation.org/spiritualresearch/spiritualhealing/, warm regards, SSRF Team

  • I always enjoy visiting popular spiritual good energy websites like yours.

    • Dear John, We are happy and grateful that you find the knowledge shared on this website useful. The section on Spiritual healing is really helpful to apply in our daily life. Many have seen benefits after applying them. They are simple to apply. Let us know what you expereince, if you wish to see for your self. Warm regards, SSRF Team

  • Nice spiritual site,I wish SSRF to prosper.

  • awesome websites . Greate information.

  • Marko Radivojević

    Yea!
    In Era Satjajuga,SSRF will be the most popular spiritual site.

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