Introduction to the Institution
The experiment of the League of Nations had failed and the clouds of War had started
gathering on the political horizon once again. The social and religious scenario
were equally dark. Vices had gripped the society. Religion had been reduced to a
mere ritual. There was all round degradation in morality. It was against this background
that the Prajapita Brahma Kumaris Ishwariya Vishwa Vidyalaya was established during
the years that preceded World War II.
Its present Administrative Head is Dadi Janki who resides in Mount Abu, its international
headquarters and the Additional Administrative Head is Dadi Hridaymohini, who lives
The Founder - Brahma Baba
Dada Lekh Raj was a famous diamond merchant in his late fifties. He had a deep
urge for rediscovery of the self, understanding the mystery of the world and realize
the true nature of the Supreme Being.
In 1936-37, he experienced a series of revelations (Sakshatkars - divine visions)
of the Incorporeal Supreme Soul - The Being of Light. He also saw vision of Value-based
society, characterized by love, peace, harmony, health, and happiness besides law
and order becoming an emerging reality during the early decades of the 21st Century.
He had a call to be an embodiment of virtues, to set an example to inspire others
by his practical life and to create other human instruments like himself, to spread
education in values, meditation and holistic knowledge so that the Golden Age might
He had a call to be a human medium of the Divine so that God might speak and manifest
His knowledge through Dada Lekh Raj. It was in response to this call that this institution
in its nascent form was formally founded in 1936 to re-establish moral, human and
spiritual values. He renounced his flourishing diamond business in Calcutta and
returned to his native town Hyderabad, Sind (now in Pakistan). He formed a Trust,
consisting of only women, and placed all his movable and immovable properties in
their hands to run the Institution. Thus, he gave dignity and honour to women and
they have, since then, been in the forefront as leaders of a revolution in moral
and spiritual values.
In course of time, Dada Lekh Raj came to be known as Brahma or Prajapita Brahma
and those who followed spiritual path through oracles of Brahma were known as Brahma
Kumaris and Brahma Kumars. Educational institution came to be known as Prajapita
BrahmaKumaris Ishwariya Vishwa Vidyalaya. Brahma Baba left the body in 1969 after
dedicating 33 years to bring to reality his vision of people of all cultural, economic
and religious backgrounds coming together to rediscover and develop their spiritual
As an international institution, it offers people of all backgrounds an opportunity
to learn meditation and deepen their understanding of universal principles and innate
values through a variety of educational programmes, courses and learning resources.
The institution provides a caring, co-operative and supportive environment, which
encourages individuals to bring out the best in themselves.
The institution coordinates international and community projects, has created
opportunities for people in 130 countries to participate in a number of initiatives
aimed at creating a world where people live in peace and harmony.
Brahma Kumaris (BKs) have global network with more than 8500 centres spread over
India and 130 countries. About 9,00,000 people daily study moral and spiritual values
and practice meditation at these centres. The Institution has gained international
recognition for its work on spirituality and Rajyoga Meditation technique.
This was the first campus of the institution in India. It is from here that the
original co-founding group of Brahma Kumaris, now known as the Dadis (senior sisters),
oversee the institution's activities worldwide. Pandav Bhawan is a large, yet homely
campus of meeting halls and residential buildings. The principal attractions here
are History Hall, Baba's Hut, Baba's Room, and the Tower of Peace. The founder Prajapita
Brahma spread vibrations of peace for all the souls of the world through intense
meditations from here.
Om Shanti Bhawan
The Universal Peace Hall also known as Om Shanti Bhawan (1983), is a 3000 seat
auditorium which has been hosting international conferences and has translation
facilities in 16 languages.
Nestled between two famous peaks of the Aravali Hills – Guru Shikhar and Achal
Garh, the park is an oasis of natural beauty. Thousands of tourists visit it every
day. The park offers a perfect recreation retreat with playgrounds, picnic areas,
swings and nature walks. It is landscaped to house various floral displays along
with the specialty of a beautiful rose garden.
Situated at the foothills of Mount Abu, on a 70 acre land and about 7 kms from
Abu Road railway station, the Shantivan campus was established in 1996. It has a
majestic 20,000 seat pillarless auditorium known as 'Diamond Hall'. Large dining
facilities can handle about 4000 guests at a time. Dadi Prakashmani Training Centre
has 5 halls of varying capacities. Accommodation for about 15,000 people is provided
on the campus. A lotus shape meditation room (Tapasya Dham) and 'Prakash Stambh'
(built in memory of late Dadi Prakashmani, Chief of Brahma Kumaris (1969-2007) adds
to the beauty of this complex. Solar steam cooking system, Om Spiritual Museum and
Godlywood Studio are other attractions on the campus.
Academy for A Better World (Gyan Sarovar)
The Academy for a Better World 'Gyan Sarovar' meaning 'the Lake of Knowledge',
a non-conventional institution for higher learning was established in 1994 at Mount
Abu to offer value-based education to different professionals, which enables the
practical application of these teachings. The Academy has fourteen departments:
Education, Social Service, Administrators, Scientists and Engineers, Women Department,
Business Industry, Politicians, Youth, Art and Culture, Rural Development, Media,
Jurists, Medical, Religious, Security and Transport.
The Academy is developed on 35 acres of land, without disturbing the natural topography
and environment of the hills. Three man-made lakes have been created, which give
cool, clean, aesthetic and pleasant environment. Used water is recycled to maintain
20,000 fruit trees and other plants. Gyan Sarovar, a lighthouse of learning, combines
spiritual wisdom and state-of-the-art technologies created by modern science. It
is an example in creating a better future world
A part of GyanSarovar has (a) Universal Harmony Hall Auditorium (1800 seats) has
facilities for simultaneous translation into 16 languages with excellent acoustics.
It has both heating and cooling systems. (b) International Centre for Higher Learning,
an educational complex with 13 seminar rooms, each of which has capacity to seat
75 to 150 persons; (c) Two Meditation Halls (300 and 500 seats); (d) Spiritual Art
Gallery, designed to promote positive attitudes and universal human, moral and spiritual
values, has beautiful exhibits depicting all the four time periods (Golden, Silver,
Copper and Iron) of human existence, a laser show for stress free life and computer
education on spirituality; (e) Residential Complexes: Raj Rishi Bhawan (accommodates
700 delegates), Harmony House(accommodates 250) and Vishnu Puri (accommodates 250);
(f) Kitchen, Dining Halls are solar energy powered to prepare and serve vegetarian
food to 1200 people at a time; (g) Administrative Block and Other Facilities include
state-of-the-art communication facilities, photocopying and photography sections,
audio and video departments to ensure the smooth functioning of the Academy; (h)
Clinic with Resident Doctor and emergency beds provides medical help; (i) Library
and Research Lab.
Radio Madhuban 90.4 FM
Brahma Kumaris' Community Radio Service, License No. FMCR-89
Radio Station (2011) stands for core values and responsibilities for value-based
programmes to local community - especially marginalized and under-privileged - to
uplift their social and psychological well-being.
It envisions maximizing community participation in design and development of programmes.
We strive to prove that positivity sells and that honesty is attractive and so are
We aspire to promote social well being of people and wean them away from backwardness
and stagnation. It is a dream to see the radio into every household of the region
and let the people benefit. We wish to bring local community at par with the mainstream
by enabling them to share information, stories and experiences.
Sunday 9:00-9:30am: Apka Swasthya Apke Hath Mein (LIVE Phone in with Doctor)
Theme of the show: 'Prevention is better than cure'. It deals with various common
diseases, their causes and preventive measures. The guest doctor will provide useful
tips for maintaining medical fitness, personal and communal hygiene. It also provides
some ways to adapt to the ever-changing environment and climate. The show facilitates
with the expert doctor to give solution to the health problems of the people by
phone or SMS.
First value based radio station broadcasting positivity - 24 x 7
Professional studio setup (1 + 1 Backup Studio)
Radio station utilises solar energy
Managed by a team of volunteers with high motivation
Global reach www.radiomadhuban.in
First community radio station to have Radio Data System (RDS)
For effective use of electronic media to spread God's message, we have created
Godlywood Studio which has 3 high tech studios on different levels for audio/video
recording with post production facilities and a 24 seated preview theatre conference
hall and advanced audio recording studio for music and voice recording. It has facilities
for video editing and animation. The studio enjoys proper acoustic treatment and
It has also the facility for direct uplinking to various channels and to our Peace
of Mind Channel. We plan to produce varieties of programmes in regional languages
like Marathi, Gujarati, Kannada, Telugu, Bangla and Udiya to increase viewership
from the present 15 million to 150 million per day.
The Studio offers healthcare professionals a powerful platform to record educational
programmes on health awareness for large campaigns. You are invited to visit the
o Studio A has 4 high definition cameras with teleprompter for reading news and
is fully integrated for broadcast.
o Studio B consists of virtual setup with 2 professional HD cameras especially
used for chroma shoots.
o Studio C has 6 HD cameras and is designed for reality shows with audience and