The home of yoga and spiritualityIn 1990 His Holiness Vishwaguru Mahamandaleshwar Paramhans Swami Maheshwarananda Puri laid the foundation stone of a large-scale project called the “Om Vishwa Deep Gurukul Swami Maheshwarananda Ashram Education & Research Centre” (commonly referred to as the “Om Ashram”) under the shelter of Sri Devpuriji Ashram Trust and International Sri Deep Madhavananda Ashram Fellowship.
The main purpose of this Centre is to promote the ancient Indian science of Yoga and the invaluable spiritual treasure of Vedic culture. This Centre is dedicated to the protection of all life, the environment and world peace. It hosts various charity events and supports education and healthcare. The central building of this large complex, is constructed in the shape of the ancient Sanskrit symbol OM - the most beautiful mantra, which contains all three fundamental aspects of God – Brahma (the Creator), Vishnu (the Sustainer) and Shiva (the Liberator).
Projects initiated by Vishwaguruji
Sri Swami Madhavananda World Peace Council
The Sri Swami Madhavananda World Peace Council was founded by His Holiness Mahamandaleshwar Paramhans Swami Maheshwarananda in commemoration of his beloved master, His Holiness Dharmsamrat Paramhans Sri Swami Madhavanandaji (1923-2003). The Council is established as a non-governmental, humanitarian and charitable society that pursues the betterment of humanity's welfare.
The Desert Rainwater Harvesting Initiatiative is aimed at alleviating poverty and providing a reliable water supply to some of the most remote populations in rural Rajasthan who have been in the grips of severe drought for the last four years. The project will utilise traditional Rainwater Harvesting techniques to provide a sustainable model to be used in drought affected areas throughout the world.
The Shree Vishwa Deep Gurukul Senior Secondary Vidyalaya (Jadan School) is located in the state of Rajasthan northern India, in the district of Pali, nestled in the village of Jadan. The school is within the Om Vishwa Deep Gurukul, Swami Maheshwarananda Ashram Education & Research Centre - an international epicentre of learning based on the precepts of Yoga, and the largest Yoga in Daily Life ashram in India.
Sri Paramhans Swami Madhavanand College
Under the guidance of HH Mahamandaleshwar Paramhans Swami Maheshwaranand Ji Maharaj, Sri Paramhans Swami Madhavanand College was established in 2007 with the aim of offering courses in Yoga, Naturopathy and the ancient Indian sciences of Astrology, Sanskrit and Vedic Science.
The Ashram has established an animal refuge called Om Shree Deveshwar Mahadev Gaushala which cares for many old, homeless and sick animals. It provides humane veterinary care for few hundred old, homeless and sick animals.
The Jadan Ashram has a long term project of reforestation. To date approximately 200,000 trees have been planted in a bid to 'turn the desert green'.