The Ashram today houses Yogi Ramsuratkumar Indological Research Centre, named after the Deeksha Guru from whom Sadhu Rangarajan received initiation on April 26, 1988, and Sri Guruji Golwalkar Hindu Resource Centre with a vast Library consisting of thousands of rare books, journals and press clippings for the benefit of research scholars on Hindu thought and culture from inside the country and abroad.
An auditorium hall, dormitories, kitchen, dining hall and a computer-cum-library room are present. The library room accommodates more than ten thousand books on religion, culture, philosophy, science, literature and art, collection of hundreds of back issues spiritual, cultural and scientific journals, thousands of press clippings of various articles, features and news from news papers and journals procured and preserved in the last four decades, and hundreds of audio, video, CD and DVD of talks, especially those of Sadhu Prof. V. Rangarajan delivered inside the country and abroad during the last forty years.
We wish to provide all facilities and accommodation to devotees from within the country and abroad who intend to make an intensive and serious study of Bharatiya culture and heritage and go out as messengers, not of any sect, sampradaya or organization but as children of Sri Bharatamata, to spread the message of unity and universality among all people. Facilities for scanning of rear books and publications, internet and web services to make research materials available to ardent students all over the world, and regular classes and programmes to coach them on all aspects of Hindu thought and culture will be provided by the Centre.
We recall, the work of Sister Nivedita Academy was started on Tamil New Year‘s Day, April 13, 1977, in a very humble, ill-furnished, rented portion of an old house at Triplicane, Chennai, where the founder, Sadhu Prof. V. Rangarajan, was residing. Right from the beginning, this Sadhu got the inspiration and guidance from great men like Sri Guruji Golwalkar, Swami Chinmayananda, Acharya J.B. Kripalani and Sri Eknath Rande. The benign blessings and grace of Mother Mayamma of Kanyakumari and Yogi Ramsuratkumar of Tiruvannamalai enabled this humble Sadhu to start a quarterly, TATTVA DARSANA, in 1984, and to go abroad to spread the message of Mother India.
The generous help and patronage of our devotees inside and outside the country made it possible for us to set up Bharatamata Gurukula Ashram in Bangalore in 1999. A unique temple dedicated to Sri Bharatamata where the Divine Mother has been consecrated as Bharatabhavani was inaugurated in the premises of the Ashram by Poojya Sri Vishwesha Teertha, Pontiff of Pejawar Mutt, Udipi, in the presence of Mananeeya Sri H.V. Seshadri, former Sah-Sarkaryavah of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, in 2004.
Sri Guruji Golwalkar Hindu Resource Centre is in the Bharatamata Gurukula Ashram & Yogi Ramsuratkumar Indological Research Centre of Sister Nivedita Academy, in the premises of Sri Bharatamata Mandir at Srinivasanagar, Krishnarajapuram, Banglaore. The work of Sri Guruji Golwalkar Hindu Resource Centre was taken up as an expression of our deep debt of gratitude to the great mentor under whose inspiration the Sadhu has grown up right from his childhood.
SADHU PROF. V. RANGARAJAN