The Brahmavarchas research centre was established by Pt. Shriram Sharma Acharya in 1979. It is situated at Saptsarovar road about 6 kilometers away from the Hardwar station towards Rishikesh in India. This centre is actively working for the integration of the modern and ancient sciences. Innovative scientific research is being carried out in the science of spirituality. A part from the dedicated team of scientists, doctors and engineers, other scholars of high caliber and well equipped laboratories for relevant research in different scientific disciplines including neurology, biochemistry, haematology, phytochemistry and sound therapy etc. are present. Other features of attraction over here are the botanical garden of about 450 herbs which include some rare species of
Himalayan herbs and Yagnopathy lab.
The Yagnopathy laboratory has a Havan Kunda placed in a gas chamber. A gas analysis wing for the collection and analysis of the fumes and vapors of Yagya is at work. The efficacy of various ingredients of the Havishya and the Samidhas
are assessed in the phytochemistry lab, which is well equipped for analytical purposes with gas liquid chromatograph.
Blood samples are kept in the glass chamber, when it is full of fumes and vapors of the daily Yagya (Havan) and the changes in the blood biochemistry and haematological characters are assesed for these samples.
A large number of experiments are carried out on healthy and diseased persons, living on the campus for specific periods. The subjects include the Sadhakas, as well as non Sadhakas of all age groups, men and women from all walks of life
irrespective of their social or religious background. During such experiments, the subject to sits in the glass chamber and inhales the fumes of Yagya for specific period. A thorough analysis of their body and mind is made before and after performing this experiment.
Haematological parameters like Hb, TRBC, Platelets, RBC fragility etc., biochemical changes like those in the levels of blood urea, sugar, cholesterol, certinine, SGOT, SGPT etc; are estimated. The immunological changes like the antibody levels and innate immunity towards various pathogenic offending organisms, is also assessed.
Various hormones like cortisol, thyroxine, ACTH, androgens etc. are assessed in the endocrinology lab. The EEG, EMG and ECG recordings are carried out in the neuro-physiology labs. The psychometry lab assesses the aptitude, learning potential, memory, the intelligent quotient, emotional quotient and the overall personality makeup of the subjects. The case is followed on regularly after
treatment with Yagya for a week, or a month. The technical details and results of experimental research will be published
subsequently in the relevant scientific journals for therapeutic use of different herbs by means of Yagya and pursue research on herbal medicine to save way for other scientific applications of Yagya.
The general implication of the results obtained so far is that performing Yagya significantly enhances the vitality and resistance against adverse matero-biological changes and the invasion of otherwise lethal viruses and bacteria. Mental peace, emotional stability and creative development of the mind are other fruitful observations of research on the psychological fronts. The experimental studies in this lab would also be extended to animals, birds and plants to see how the energy released by Yagya affects the animal and vegetable kingdoms and the environment as a whole.