Shantikunj is an academy for social and spiritual awakening. It is a spiritually charged pilgrimage center that has given righteous direction and long lasting peace-happiness to the lives of crores of people. Here, about 24 lakhs (24,00,000) Gayatri Mantra are chanted daily by dedicated spiritual seekers and about 1000 people take part in the Gayatri Yagya.
This is an ideal center that imparts training to the masses based on divine spiritual principles. Training on Scientific Spirituality is imparted here free of cost.
All the sacramental rites are conducted here in accordance with the divine Indian culture and by arousing divine inspirations; all these are conducted free of cost.
Shantikunj is established in the guidance of Rishi satta
for revival of Rishi Traditions
Gurudev's guru (Dada Guru) guided gurudev during his 3rd visit to Himalaya "The seer of Gayatri Mantra was Vishwamitra who had lived in Sapta Sarovar, Haridwar and had acquired mastery in the miraculous power of Gayatri. That place is now reserved for you. Name it as Shantikunj, Gayatri Tirtha and sow the seeds of all the life transforming traditions which were established by the Rishis when they lived in their physical forms.
Specialities of Shantikunj
- Shantikunj is an academy for refinement of
personalities. It teaches people to rise above
the mean mentality of caste, creed, sect,
religion, etc. and learn how to lead a holistic
lifestyle. People belonging to all the religions
and sections of society come here to
participate in various training programs and
practice spiritual penance.
- Here there is extremely favorable
environment, proper guidance and intense
spiritual energy for the upliftment and sound
health of the entire personality including body,
mind and consciousness.
- Shantikunj inspires people to believe in
righteous thoughts and actions instead of
having faith in superstitions, illogical beliefs,
fate, etc. Everything should be tested on the
basis of logical reasoning and due wisdom
should be employed in adopting anything.
- As per ancient Indian tradition, Shantikunj
encourages joint family system and practices
the same. This huge spiritual center is fully
managed by dedicated volunteers. The family
members living here are allotted various tasks
according to their expertise and various
resources as per their basic needs are made
available to them. Everyone keeps each
other's welfare in mind.
- The attachments of the world do not exist here.
The world works for achieving name, fame,
position and money, Shantikunj inspires
feelings of selfless service to humanity.
- The Supreme Consciousness of Mother
Gayatri is being propagated all over the world
from here. There are more than 6000
Shaktipeeths-Branches etablished by Gayatri
Pariwar all over the world that gain
continuous inspiration and guidance from
Shantikunj for conducting mass awareness
campaigns and strive for the revival of
- There is perfect confluence of Dharma
(righteous duty - Spirituality) and Science in
all the teachings that are imparted here.
People are made aware of the scientific basis
of all the spiritual activities that are performed
"The souls of Risis residing in the Himalaya in astral bodies had to be summoned, invoked and installed here in Shantikunj. Temples of various gods have been built at various places but living installation of the souls of all the Risis at one place cannot be found elsewhere. It is still more important to know that not only mere idols of Risishave been installed here for symbolic worship but anyone sufficiently purified and fine-tuned can feel the strong vibrations of their particular energies. Thus, Shantikunj and Brahmavarchas represent the energies of all the Risis."
-Pt. Shriram Sharma Acharya (my life, its legacy and message)