Project of Vidyadhiraj Charitable Trust created on November 12, 1998 with the blessings of H.H.Shrimat Vidyadhiraj Tirth Swamiji of Shri Gokarn Patagali Jeevottam Math.

Office : 2/2 Dwarakanath Bhavan, Katrak Road, Wadala Mumbai-400 031 (Phone:4118895),  Contact Person: Secretary General: Shri V.R Kamath

Journey Details : The site is about 4 kms from Mumbai-Pune/Goa  Highway No.4. Nearest railway station: Panvel on Suburban Railways and also on Konkan Rly. Bus Tansport  from Panvel St Bus Depot Platform no.2 for Harigram Shantikunj Bus Stop.

Activities : The Trust started with the seed capital of Rs.33 lakhs saved out with a strict control on expenditure during a grand festival of yajnas held during Navaratri in 1997, received full support for this project full of welfare activities  like Human Relief, Medical Relief and Educational Advancements requiring an outlay of Rs.15 crores. The Ashram is on a land admeasuring 15 acres was in a rural setting in the lap of Sahyadri Mountains on the banks of an ever flowing rivulet, not far off from Mumbai. All the Swamijis of Sarawat Gurupeethas, Shri Kashi Math, Shri Gokarn Math, Shri Kavle Math and Shri Chitrapur Math individually visited, laid foundation stones for  different projects and blessed this unique project.

Progress : On 7th May, 2001 the 1st phase of the project went on stream in the august presence of Shri Swamijis of Gokarn Math, Kavle Math and Chitrapur Math, when Shri Ramdev Vithal Mandir was consecrated, residential blocks for old age people  inaugurated and a medical relief centre, declared open. There was a crowd of about 3000 people from all over the country.

On 26th Oct., 2001 the project became functional. Shri R. V. Deshpande,  Hon.Minister of Karnataka Government declared it open. Since then admissions to the Ashram have started.

On 7th April, 2002 the Annual Programme took place in the holy presence of Shri Gokarn Math Swamiji with the participation of good number of Saraswat leaders including the Central Minister, Hon Shri Suresh Prabhu. The decorated Mahadwar to the Sevashram was declared open by Shri Swamiji. Besides the Minister, many leading personalities and donors were honoured.

Social Service : The Ashram has conducted free health check-up, eye care camp and also the free distribution of exercise books to the students of the nearby villages. Thus the land that was barren just 3.1/2years ago has started blossoming into a tiny township called Shantikunj Sevashram.

Project Site Address : Shantikunj Sevashram, Harigram-Kevale Junction, New Panvel-Morba Road, Panvel, 410 206 

(Phone: From Mumbai STD Code No.952143(STD Code No.02143-36101, 36097)  

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