Shri Muktananda Sanskrit Mahavidyalaya


In 2000, the Shanti Mandir ashram in Magod admitted its first three students to Shri Muktananda Sanskrit Mahavidyalaya. Today in 2021 enrollment has expanded to over 100 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.

Shanti Mandir provides an opportunity for Holistic education in its pristine environment for a minimum of 9 years to students who enroll in Prathama (Class 9). They go through to Madhyama (Class 12) in a curriculum that has recognition from the Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board.

Education Department – Government of Gujarat

The Vidyalaya is affiliated to Shree Somnath Sanskrit University which  confers the Bachelors (Shastri) & Masters (Acharya) degree to those who pursue their education further.

To read an article on the Sanskrit school in L&T magazine, click here.

To view the Nursery School flyer in pdf, click here.

To view photos of the various activities at the school, click here.

Traditional Subjects


Modern Subjects


Visiting Teachers



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.

SMSM Sponsorship Newsletter-2015

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The Heart is the hub of all sacred places. Go there and roam.

— Bhagavan Nityananda