The journey began way back in 1988-89. The team, finally arrived at a place in Kankapura taluk. It is Sangam. It is the confluence of rivers Cauvery and Arkavathi, 90 Kms. from Bangalore. The team travelled another 3 Kms., deep inside the woods, along the banks of the Cauvery and at last succeeded in locating the land required to launch their vedic-world-project. The architects of the project thought that, that land being unique in all respects, could be developed as the land of the Vedas.
The team, then, decided to combine the sanctity of the Cauvery, the Ganga of the South, the enchanting environs of the forest and the backdrop provided by the mountains all around. Side by side, they also decided to preserve the unpolluted Nature with all her glory and charm. Keeping the urge of mankind in their hearts these people decided to transform this land into a Punyadhama (abode of righteousness), a Satyadhama (abode of truth) and a Brahmadhama (abode of the ultimate). To begin with they called it Om Shantidhama.
Om Shantidhama Today
Om Shantidhama, thus stands, before you as a symbol of international integration, national solidarity and universal brotherhood.
Om Shantidhama provides educational, medical and spiritual services to all people without any discrimination on grounds of caste, creed, color, religion, language, nationality etc. No one be denied the opportunity to acquire knowledge to realize the highest in life is the philosophy of this vedic world project.
To propagate universal Vedic knowledge and ancient tradition through Gurukula system of education
Vision will be translated by:
establishing a Vedagurukula Mahavidyalaya and allied branches of Gurukula and by establishing a Vedic University to promote advanced studies in the Vedas and carry on research in the Vedic aspects of life.
inculcating Vedic values in the minds of students to promote universal love and brotherhood.