In 2000, the Shanti Mandir ashram in Magod admitted its first three students to Shri Muktananda Sanskrit Mahavidyalaya. Today, enrollment has expanded to 60 students.
The school provides both academic and experiential education. Young students develop proficiency in Sanskrit as a prelude to classroom study of the Vedic teachings through subjects relevant to modern-day life. Their learning is enhanced through regular participation in such Vedic practices as chanting, worship, and meditation.
Free education, board, and lodging are provided by the school. Students also receive a stipend to take care of other needs, so they can be financially independent of their families. Because the curriculum demands great discipline and rigor, students applying to the school must demonstrate a high level of determination and interest to qualify for admission.
Following 10 years of study, students earn a degree from Sampooranand University, Varanasi, an ancient seat of Vedic learning.
For detailed information on each Acharya, please click their photos. For Bio Data of each Acharya, please click here
Acharya Sharad Chandra Sahoo – Principal; teaches Shukla Yajurveda and Sanskrit grammar. He is a post graduate in Sanskrit grammar and Acharya by tradition in Shukla Yajur Veda in which he also has a PhD.
Acharya Shyam Sunder Jha – Senior acharya who started the school in the year 2001. He is a post graduate in Sanskrit literature and also holds Sahitya Ratna degree. He teaches Sanskrit grammar, literature and Philosophy and has many Sanskrit poetry compositions to his credit.
Acharya Jai Krishan Tripathi – M.A. and PhD teaches Hindi.
Acharya Manoj Dvivedi – teaches Sanskrit grammar in which he holds a Masters and PhD.
Acharya Hemraj Bhatt – completed his M.A. in Sanskrit literature from our school and is now teaching here after completing his BEd.
Acharya Naveen Upreti – also completed his M.A. in Sanskrit literature from our school and is now teaching here after completing his BEd.
Mrs Madhu Sharma – M.A. in Economics and Social sciences and Diploma in Library sciences and Drawing and Painting teaches the students Hindi and social science.
Swami Karunananda – a devotee of Baba Muktananda for nearly 4 decades teaches English
Dinesh Garkoti (Warden) graduated from Shree Muktananda Sanskrit Mahavidyalaya
Satyaraj Regmi (Sanskrit Grammar) graduated from Shree Muktananda Sanskrit Mahavidyalaya
Manoj Bhatt (Librarian) graduated from Shree Muktananda Sanskrit Mahavidyalaya
Chandrashekhar Joshi graduated from Shree Muktananda Sanskrit Mahavidyalaya
The educational objectives of the Sanskrit and general school are to:
- Make education accessible to India’s economically challenged
- Establish institutions for education and research that will interpret and adapt the profound knowledge of Vedic scriptures to contemporary needs and contexts
- Promote the use of such knowledge toward creating a society in which the values implicit in Satyam Shivam Sundaram (that which is true, auspicious, and beautiful) are foremost in human thought and behavior
The generous donations of people around the world enable Shanti Mandir to maintain its charitable works.
You are invited to contribute towards any of Shanti Mandir’s charitable activities.
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