International School of Bhagavad Gita, Trivandrum



Swami Sandeep Chaithanya at a young age has attained fame around the world for his unique presentation of Bhagavad Gita in 108 days. Now, Swami Sandeep Chaithanya is planning to develop an ‘International School of Bhagavad Gita’ in Trivandrum, where people from various religious and national backdrop can come and learn and do research in Bhagavad Gita.

The school will be part of ‘Salagram’ (Salagramam) – an ashram visualized by Swami Sandeep Chaithanya. The Salagram Ashram is to be located on the banks of Karamana River at Kandamankadavu Village in Trivandrum. Swamji wants to transform the International School of Bhagavad Gita into an International University for Bhagavad Gita.

Swamiji talking in an interview said that several people are forced to abandon their spiritual search due to the lack of proper guidance. The school is intended to help all the spiritual seekers in finding answers to their questions.

Salagram is meant for people of any age and they can make use of resources available at any time. Apart from the school, the ashram has numerous other projects. The different areas of activity in the ashram are named according to the five elements – sky, air, fire, water and earth.

The ashram has a modern library, audio and video theater, open-air theater and other facilities. There will be space for yagnas, discussions, seminars and religious discourses. The ashram also intends to help in pilgrimages and research.

The ashram will have a school for children named SANEEPANI. Through this project, the ashram will look after the educational needs of poor children for six years.

Apart from this the ashram will have a center for children called Nachiketa and a center called ‘We Can’ for kids. KEEP (Kerala Environment Education Project) for environment protection, HARITAM for protecting our agricultural heritage, SWARNAM for helping farmers to get the right price for their produce, and an herbal garden named VRINDAVAN.

Update: The foundation-stone for the School of Bhagavad Gita, a dream project of Swami Sandeep Chaithanya, was laid at Kundamankadavu on Monday January 1, 2007. (Indian Express)

(Numerous people asked me for information on the International School of Bhagavad Gita. I did not know much about it. Recently, I got this information from a regional magazine.)

(Information gathered from an article written by P Salil in Gitanjali a Mathurbhoomi Bhagavad Gita supplement)