Lakulish Yoga University Chharodi Opposite Nirma Vidyalay, Sarkhej-Gandhinagar Highway, Daskroi Taluka, Ahmedabad District.
The structure of this building is in the shape of a lotus. 24 fully equipped rooms along with a large dining room and pantry serve as a hostel and are located in the basement of the institution. It also has an auditorium. There is a large library with a rare book collection on myriad topics like ancient yoga, spirituality, physical and mental health and many ancient Hindu scriptures. There are large academic classes, practical rooms, offices and staff room at the upper level and are highly modernized. The creation of this building has been done in such a manner that there are rooms in each petal of the lotus. The building is fully facilitated with natural light and air. It has a large ground & parking area that is perfect for Yoga & meditation.
Land:Government of Gujarat has leased 11, 600 square meters of land on a token annual rent of Rs. One for a period of thirty years at Chharodi on the Sarkhej-Gandhinagar Highway. The site is fifteen kilometers from the State Capital, 30 kilometers from the International airport at Ahmedabad and 11.5 kilometers from Zydus Cadilla-ISCKON Mandir crossing near Jodhpur Tekra. The site is within five kilometers of the Life Mission Ahmedabad Regional Office at Sola. The site occupies a prime location in that it is within hailing distance from important educational institutions in this area. The Nirma Institute of Management and its sister institutions are across the road from the site, while the Indira Gandhi Open National University, a private high school (Hiramani School) and the Swaminarayan Gurukul lie in a row alongside of it across from the Nirma Institute.
The main University Building is at an advanced stage of construction and is likely to be completed in the next few months. It consists of the following accommodation (Please refer layout plans provided)
- Exhibition cum Community Hall
- Textbooks Corner
- 24 two-bed Hostel Rooms with attached Toilet/Bath
- Administrative Office
- Class Rooms - 4
- Therapy Labs - 2
- Hall for Practicals
- Visitors Lounge
Five off Campus Centers
(i) Rajrajeshwardham, Jakhan (Limbdi Taluka, Surendranagar District), Gujarat, India
(ii)Shri Kayavarohan Tirth Seva Samaj at Kayavarohan, Dabhoi Taluka, Vadodara District, Gujarat, India
(iii)Shri Kripalu Ashram at Malav, Kalol Taluka, Panch Mahals District, Gujarat, India
(iv)"Bhanusmruti" Banglow, Opp, R.T.O. Office, Nr, Chancellor Building, Surat, District, Gujarat, India
(v) Life Mission Regional Center at RBG Complex, Karelibaug, Vadodara, Gujarat, India
Details of the Off-Campus Centers are given below.
i) Life Mission Hq. Campus
Rajrajeshwardham,NH8A, Jakhan Village,
PO Box 27, Limbdi 363 421
Surendranagar District, Gujarat.
Phones: 02753-292116, 292063, 9228006919
The off campus Lakulish Yoga Vidyalay at Rajrajeshwardham is
situated in a campus of 111 Acres of land housing the international
headquarters of the Sponsors, Life Mission. The facility consists of
two large practice halls cum - auditorium with attached washroom facilities for practice of Shatkarmas, Office and Library. The Campus
also houses a hostel with 40 rooms which can accommodate about
100 persons. A dozen Staff Quarters are also available on the
Lakulish Yoga Vidyalay
Hostel (40 Rooms)
Staff Quarters (12)
A full List of existing structures at Rajrajeshwardham campus with photographs is appended as Appendix 10 and may be referred.
ii) Shri Kayavarohan Tirth Seva Samaj
V&PO Kayavarohan 391 220
Vadodara District, Gujarat.
Phone: 02663 271245
Lord Lakulish, whose name the proposed University bears, is the twenty-eighth incarnation of Lord Shiva. This incarnation occurred at Kayavarohan nearly 4500 years ago. Thus, Kayavarohan is an ancient Puranic . Kayavarohan is referred to in the Puranas as Shiv Tirth because of its being the place of incarnation of Lord Shiva. Great ancient sages like Vishvamitra, Bhrigu and Atri also lent sacredness to the place by performing Yogic penance in the area.
In 1955 Swami Kripalvanandji visited the Kayavarohan village and had darshan of the linga superimposed a divine figure that was none other than his Divine Guru Lord Lakulish
It fell to Swami Kripalvanandji and Swami Rajarshi Muniji to build a new 'Yoga Mandir' there and reactivate the ancient Tirth once more. That task was completed in 1974. Later, in 1976, Swami Kripalvanandji also inaugurated the Lakulish Yoga Vidyalaya which has since continued to provide yoga education with unbroken regularity and consistency. The Kayavarohan Tirth Seva Samaj was constituted by Swami Kripalvanandji as a Trust to look after the Tirth. It that way, this Trust too is associated with the monastic wing of Kripalvanandji's spiritual lineage and the Vidyalay continues to be a seat of yoga teaching and training ever since. This facility too will continue to remain available to the proposed University as a sub-center.
This sub-center has the following infrastructure (Please refer layout map provided):
17 Hectare, 98 Are, 46 Sq. m.
- Large Hall for Practicals
- Classrooms: 3
- Residential Rooms: 38
- Yoga Mandir
- VIP Guest House
- Ulka Swami Kripalvanandji's residence and now Smriti
- Residences of monastic wing
- Administrative Office
iii) Shri Kripalu Ashram
Village and Post Malav, 389 310
Kalol Taluka, Panch Mahals (Godhra) District, Gujarat.
Phone: 02676 - 233401
The Kripalu Ashram at Malav in Kalol Taluka of Panch Mahals District celebrated its Golden Jubilee in February 2009. It is the first of the ashrams of the spiritual lineage and the of both Swami Kripalvanandji and Swami Rajarshi Muniji. The yoga teaching activities having been centered around the monastic wing of the lineage till the creation of a formal institutional structure in the form of the Lakulish Yoga Vidyalay in 1976, the ashrams have always been the centers of the Yoga teaching activities of the tradition. This facility will continue to remain available to the proposed University in perpetuity and is proposed to be utilized as an off-campus center of the University. This sub-center has the following infrastructure (Please refer layout map provided):
- Land: 80704 Sq. Ft.
- Large Hall (70 Ft x 40 Ft)
- Monastic Housing
- Rooms 45 (2/3 beds capacity)
- Dormitories - 3
- Dining Hall for Overseas Students
- General Dining Hall
- Kitchen and Stores
- Gaushala and Storage Sheds
- Pump Room
The Kripalu Ashram at Malav also owns another property in the village having the following facilities:
iv) Life Mission Regional Center Vadodara
Life Mission was established in 1993 and registered as a Public Trust in 1996. It was founded with the clear intention of engaging in some activities for the public good and therefore needed to have a base of its own distinct from the monastic wing which inspired and sponsored the Trust. Accordingly, in the same year, premises were acquired in Baroda which in due course were fully paid for by the newly created Trust over a period of time. These premises served as the temporary headquarters of Life Mission. In the same year, a Life Mission Regional Office was also opened there as an administrative entity distinct from the Mission itself. Eventually, Life Mission administration moved to its present location at Rajrajeshwardham, Jakhan. The original premises are still retained as a property of Life Mission and houses certain of its facilities including Printing Press, publications warehouse and retail counter, yoga teaching and training center, kitchen, dining, etc. It is a fully functional center and continues to offer weekly yoga classes on a regular basis. This center will continue to serve as an off-campus center of the proposed University. Infrastructure available here consists of the following (Please refer layout plans provided):