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These multi-dimensional programmes are carried out through 367 constituent institutions, 119 Kendras (branches) in India and 5 centres abroad.
  • Institutions of Studies and Research in Indology and Indian Culture.
  • Institutions for the development of publications on Religious, Spiritual, Philosophical, Cultural Values, and Research:
    1. Books, Periodicals,
    2. Department of Indian History,
    3. Book University.
  • Colleges of Science, Arts, Commerce, Teacher Education, Engineering, Communication, Management and Research.
  • Technical Institutions.
  • Educational Institutions.
  • Performing Arts Institutions.
  • Institutions for the Promotion of Yoga and Karate.
  • Institution for Vaastu Shastra.
  • Institutions of Astrology and Other Occult Sciences.
  • Institution for Public Affairs and Administration.
  • Vocational Training Institutions.
  • Institutions for the Study of Foreign Languages.
  • Institutes of Computer Education and IT (Information Technology).
  • Institution for IT (Information Technology) and Management.
  • Institution for Reviving Ancient Cultural Values, Arts, Heritage and Vedic Knowledge.
  • Institute for Universal Religions.
  • Educational and Cultural Foundation.
  • Hospitals.
  • Sanatorium.
  • Institutions for Tribal Welfare and Development of Tribal Culture.
  • Hostels for Scheduled Tribes.
  • Institution for Self Employment in the Rural and Urban areas.
  • Libraries for Indology, Sanskrit and Manuscripts.
  • Libraries for Children's Reading and Recreation.
  • Art Gallery.
  • Centres for Cultural Activities.
  • Centre for Dyslexia.
  • National Open School.
  • Centre for Human Excellence.
  • Day Care Centre.
  • Centres for Women.
  • Special Education Centres.
  • Farm.
  • Botanical Garden.
  • Tailoring Institute.
  • Ayurvedic Dispensaries.
  • Personality Development Unit.
  • Coaching Centre for Chartered Accountancy.
  • Classes for Indian Institute of Technology Foundation, Complementary Learning System and Correspondence Course.
  • All India Essay Competitions.
  • All India Colloquium on Ethical and Spiritual Values.
  • All India University Teachers' and Students' Camp.
  • Discourses, Lectures, Seminars, Workshops.

  • Happy Reading!!!
    31 July 2022 issue of Bhavans Journal and August 2022 issues of Navneet and Navneet Samarpan published by Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan are now available.
  • Saral Sanskrit Pariksha Vibhag: Next Saral Sanskrit Examinations will be held on Saturday-Sunday, 17-18 September, 2022. Those who are interested in appearing for these examinations at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Head Office, Mumbai; may contact and submit their application-forms (with prescribed fees) before 20-08-2022. For details visit: https://bhavans.info/head-office/institution-details.php?name=Mumbai%20Head%20Office&dept_id=204
  • Gita Pariksha Vibhag: Next Gita Examinations will be held on Saturday-Sunday, 17-18 December, 2022. Those, who are interested in appearing in these examinations at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Head Office, Mumbai; may contact and submit their application-forms before 18-11-2022. For details visit: https://bhavans.info/head-office/institution-details.php?name=Mumbai%20Head%20Office&dept_id=205
  • Bhavan's Sangeet and Nartan Shikshapeeth announces new courses. For enquiries : 9820060782, 9869218592
  • Bhavan's Journal digital launched on 1st July 2022. To subscribe to the Digital version of Bhavans Journal visit http://bhavansjournal.com/


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Kulapati Kanhaiyalal Maneklal Munshi founded the Bhavan on Monday, November 7, 1938. It was the beginning of an 'Adventure in Faith'. A faith in India's Past, Present and Future. The founding of Bhavan was based on the preservation and propagation of Bharatiya Sanskriti (Indian culture) and Sanskrit, the mother of languages, the Akshaya patra: the inexhaustible reservoir. This unpretentious endeavour was backed by Kulapati Munshi's amazing pragmatism.

Over the years from being a modest Indological research institution, the Bhavan has steadily grown into a comprehensive, co-operative, apolitical, national movement with an international outlook. It seeks to inculcate a value-based life. The promotion of ethical and spiritual values in everything that it does.

Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan is the only comprehensive organisation of its kind in India and perhaps the only one in the world.
The Bhavan steadfastly adheres to the Vedic ideal:

"Let noble thoughts come to us from every side."

To Bhavan, Indian Culture is composite and comprehensive and includes the cultures of all religions and communities. It believes in the fusion and synthesis of the basic ideals and tenets of all faiths ... and an equal respect for all religions.

""Harmony of all faiths.
Sarva Dharma Sama Bhava."

What They Say

The Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan is a composite institution spreading out into diverse fields of Indian cultural life. The Bhavan is not an institution but a movement seeking to reintegrate Indian Culture, by the application of the modern critical apparatus to its ancient heritage. . . .

-Dr. Zakir Hussain
- Former President of India and Bhavan's Hon. Member

I need hardly say how much I admire the work which this great organisation is doing. I send all good wishes for the future.

-Mr. Harold Mac Millan
- Former Prime Minister of United Kingdom, Patron and Bhavan's Hon. Member

In a world that, to a large extent, seems to ignore spiritual values, we congratulate the Bhavan on its excellent work, and wish it Ad Multos Annos!

-H.E. Valerian Cardinal Gracias
- Former Archbishop of Mumbai

The wide range of the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan's activities and the success they have achieved can only be described as most remarkable.

-Bharat Ratna Dr. C.V. Raman
- Nobel Laureate

The Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan was started at a time when Indians were gradually getting westernised and our thinking and approach were moving to that direction. India must not lose its soul. The Bhavan is spreading Indian Culture, philosophy and spirituality in India and abroad and. . . .

-Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri
- Former Prime Minister of India

As Patron-in-Chief of the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, U.K. Centre, I was glad to be present when the British Prime Minister officially opened the new building of our Institute of Indian Culture in London on 19th July 1978. It was a most thrilling and memorable occasion and there is no doubt that the. . . .

-Lord Louis Mountbatten of Burma
- Last British Viceroy and First Governor General of Independent India

The Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan is a unique institution. I am fully aware of the excellent services the Bhavan has rendered to the people of India and to the world within a short period. Any amount of praise will be inadequate for it. I pray that the Bhavan should keep. . . .

-Loknayak Shri Jayaprakash Narayan
- Bhavan's Hon. Member

Generations to come will be grateful to the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan for the yeoman services it has rendered forthe preservation and propagation of Indian Culture during the last 30 years. Its contribution is fostering ethical and spiritual values as the basis of national integration. . . .

-Dr. V. V. Giri
- Former President of India and Bhavan's Hon. Member

Through its activities, publications and the educational institutions it runs, the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan has been doing impressive work to enable our people to understand their heritage. My good wishes.

-Smt. Indira Gandhi
- Former Prime Minister of India

Years ago we were delighted and greatly honoured when you decided to establish here in London the first cultural centre outside India. Today you are taking a splendid further initiative... I would echo the phrase you have used The Majesty of the Moral Law.

-Mrs. Margaret Thatcher
- Former Prime Minister of United Kingdom

Over the last fifty years, the Indian Cultural scene has changed remarkably. The difference that was engendered by colonialism has yielded place to self-confidence. Access to knowledge and culture has also widened impressively. The challenge before us today is to ensure that preoccupation. . . .

-Shri Rajiv Gandhi
- Former Prime Minister of India




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