The Brahmvarchas Shodha Sansthan, the research center of Shantikunj, Hardwar was established by Pt. Shriram Sharma Acharya in 1979. It is situated at the Saptsarover road about 5 kilometers away from the Hardwar station in the direction of Rishikesh in India.
This center is dedicated to the integration of the modern and ancient sciences in a practical way aimed at the noble goal of health and happiness for all. Innovative scientific research aimed at grass root applications is being carried out here in the ancient sciences in an enliven collaboration with relevant modern sciences. Major areas of research include – Ayurveda and Yagnopathy, Total Psychology, The Science of Mantra and its Therapeutic Applications, Mantra, Yoga, Sadhana, and the Science of Spirituality, etc.
This center houses well equipped laboratories of Haemetology, Biochemistry, Neurophysiology, Cardiology, Phytochemistry, Psychometry, Yagyopathy etc. Apart from its own team of doctors, engineers, scientists and philosophers, the center has live interaction with the Hospital, Ayurvedic Pharmacy and Yoga Labs of Shantikunj, some of the Hospitals and Universities in and around Hardwar. Distinguished researchers, professors and other experts also visit the center regularly.
The center has been conducting scientific experiments to investigate the effects of Ayurveda & Herbal Medicine, Yog Sadhana, Yagya, Gayatri-Sadhana and Panch Karma, on different bodily and mental functions. The subjects (experimental and the control groups)
are the trainees of the sadhana programmes/camps of spiritual refinement and personality development organized regularly at Shantikunj, Hardwar. The courses are of one month and three months duration and these are open to people from all walks of the society without any discrimination of caste, religion, gender etc.
This report presents the results of rigorous statistical analysis of about three thousands five hundred observations on different Clinical parameters of the trainees of sadhana course.Major areas of research:
• Ayurveda and Herbal Science
• Indian Culture and Psychology
• Life Management (Stress, Time & Thought Management
• The Science of Mantra and its Therapeutic Applications
• The Philosophy and Science of Yoga
• Science of Spirituality
• Panch Karma Therapy
• Complimentary and Alternative Medicine- Pranic Healing, Reiki, Acupressure
In 2002, Shantikunj established the Dev Sanskriti Vishwavidyalaya
(DSVV University) for imparting education based on scientific
spirituality and an integrated path of inner development. DSVV
offers a blend of modern research and pedagogy with a broad
spectrum of ancestral Indian practices for consciousness raising
and character development. Each year, DSVV strives to graduate a
class of students possessing both the skills needed to perform in
their respective fields and the sensitivity to apply these skills for the
betterment of society.
DSVV is devoted to undergraduate and graduate level research and
study focusing on the Vedic sciences of Yoga, Ayurveda, Mantra,
Yagnopathy, Pranic Healing, and Vedic Philosophy. DSVV offers
B.A., B.S., M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Life Management, Scientific
Spirituality, Yoga and Health, Psychology, Indian Culture and Tourism
Management, Rural Management, Theology, English, Computer
Science, Journalism, Mass Communication, and Education.