Swanandashram established 21 years ago, has been speading Ganesha tatwa. The quest has been to understand, spread the knowledge on Ganesha and grow groups working towards spiritual, social, cultural and environmental consciousness - guided by H.H. Shreemajjagadguru Shankaracharya Shri Gangadhrendra Saraswati Swamiji. It aims to be a Ganapathi Mahasamsthana -a Kendra for research and a one point knowledge center on Ganesha Tatwa.
The ashrama nestles in the midst of hillocks and valleys with abundant green cover, on a 9 acre plot of land about 3km off the Kanakapura Road in Bengalooru.
Over a period of two decades Swanandaashrama has become synonymous with Ganesh Tatwa and for selfless service to society. There is a growing participation in a wide spectrum of activities including rural education, health, sanitation, and moral living.
The Ashrama has carved a niche in the hearts of the people offering prayers, organizing social, religious and cultural activities. The Ganesha festival at the Ashrama has grown beyond being a religious event; it provides a platform for community participation in cultural events. Renowned and illustrious artistes are invited to perform regularly. The ashrama has been inspiring school children in the city and from the nearby villages to display their talents in Music, Drama, Art and Culture.
The Ashrama nurtures hundreds of childeren coming from six villages in the neighbourhood by providing of school fees, books, uniforms, transportation, and periodic medical check-ups. Cleanliness drives primary health care, campaigning against usage of plastic, motivating the villagers to grow more treees have leant a congenial atmosphere and a also a visible degree of social change in the village Agara, where the Ashrama is situated.
Swanandaashrama operates under the Ageis of Shree Sonda Swarnavalli Mahasamsthana.
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