With the Grace of The Almighty, Parama Poojya Sri Sri Ravishankar Gurudev had established the Ved Vignan Maha Vidya Peeth, The Art of Living International Ashram in the outskirts of Bengaluru in 1981. The Veda patashala also coincided with the school education that was started to develop Vedas as well as science side by side, within the ashram.
The Panchagiri educational campus of Ved Vignan Maha Vidya Peeth consists of many educational institutions such as Sri Sri University, Sri Sri Ravishankar Vidya Mandir School, Sri Sri Ravishankar Pre University College, Sri Sri College of Ayurvedic & Medical Sciences and Sri Sri Scientific Yoga Center. Like adding a gem to a crown the Veda Agama Samskrutha Maha Patashala was started on 15th Oct 2002, with the efforts of Guruji.
The school would cater to the needs of the students from all over the country to learn the Dravidian styles as well as all aspects of learning related to temple worship. In addition to this, general education is also given, so that they can make the temple divine lighthouses in the modern world. The main course here is 6 years of regular studies. The students are prepared for the Oriental title Sivagama Vidyanidhi final year examination of the Patashala, ‘Saivagama Pravara’ examination of the HRI&CE, Govt. of Karnataka. (Maharaja Sanskrit College, Mysore).
His Holiness Parama Poojya Sri Sri Ravishankar Gurudev
The students of our patashala are provided with free boarding and lodging facilities, within the campus. It has already become a center of excellence, not only in Veda, Agama and Sanskrit, but also in Jyothisham, Saiva Siddhantha, Sangeetham, Yoga, Vedic Mathematics, Thirumarai, Shilpa Sasthra, etc,. which are also taught here by skilled and experienced faculties. Other than this education, the specialized skill of each student is being analyzed and necessary steps are taken to improve their skills.
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Gurudev’s message of compassion, commitment to society, and a Universal understanding of life have resounded in the lives of millions worldwide. Through the regeneration of human values, he seeks global peace and the development of inspiring individuals towards self-awareness joyful living and selfless service.