Bharat Mandir – An Epitome of Spirituality and Service in Rishikesh
When we are thinking about Rishikesh, the first thing that strikes the mind is spirituality. Rishikesh is also known as the Spiritual Epicenter of India. The atmosphere of Rishikesh is always filled with the spiritual essence. Amongst the top places to visit in Rishikesh, Bharat Mandir is one of the finest places. The Temple of Hrishikesh Narayan secure a distinctive place in the list of the spiritual centers of Rishikesh.
This temple is the oldest in Rishikesh from which the name Hrishikesh or Rishikesh derived. The famous temple is described in the textbook of Kedarkhand. Moreover, the glory of this spiritual hub also described in Varah Puran, Mahabharat, and Narsingh Puran. In the temple, the idols of Lord Hrishikesh Narayan, Lord Tirupati, and Lord Badrinath Ji are carved from a single Shaligram rock. The height of Lord Hrishikesh made of Shaligram rock is about 5 feet in height.
Bharat Mandir Society – Serving all the sections of society to its fullest
Moreover, Bharat Mandir is not only renowned for its metaphysical existence but the Society that looks after the temple is very much known for its services for almost every section of society. It holds the responsibility of taking care of the temple. But it is just the first page of the book. As society is also known for its services in the field of education, humanity, culture, traditions, and many more. The Society since the birth of Rishikesh is taking care of the city as a guardian. From the time of Pandemic to any sudden casualty, the society, their management and honorable Mahant Ji of Bharat Mandir are always ready to help others. As education is always the prime ingredient to a prosperous nation, so Mandir Society focuses a lot on this field. Some of the prime responsibilities covered by the Shri Bharat Mandir Society include.
Shri Bharat Sanskrit Mahavidyalaya
With the efforts of his holiness Mahant Parasuram Ji Maharaj, Bharat Mandir on 11th March 1921 laid the foundation of a Sanskrit Mahavidyalaya. Sanskrit Mahavidyalaya was founded with an aim to flourish the Vedic and Sanskrit knowledge. The school apart from imparting the Vedic knowledge takes care of the lodging and boarding of the Sanskrit students. In this Vedic school, the education of Astrology, Jyotish, Vedas, Karmakand, Porohitya Temple Worship, and so on are given to Sanskrit lovers. Honorable Mahant Late Shri Ashok Prappannacharya Ji Maharaj with his visionary leadership ranks Shri Bharat Sanskrit Mahavidyalaya among the top Sanksrit School in India.
Shri Bharat Mandir Inter College
Understanding the importance of modern education, H.H. Mahant Parashuram Ji Maharaj instituted the first-ever Intercollege in the city. Equipped with all basic amenities and meeting educational needs, the school develops many famous personalities in its lap. H.H Mahant Ashok Prapan Ji Maharaj and the Chairman of Bharat Mandir Educational Society Shri Harshvardhan Ji was the key faces in the development of education in Rishikesh.
Jyoti Special School
As I mentioned earlier that Bharat Mandir Society is dedicated to uplift all the sections of society including special children too. Thus, in 1993, they instituted a school for Special Children’s too. This school was open to making special children fight against their disabilities with education. The school is done exceptional work in the upliftment of special children by providing them best-in-class education, computer learning, dance, sports, and so on.
Shri Bharat Mandir Public SchoolShri Bharat Mandir Public School is one of the best CBSE affiliated English Medium School in Rishikesh. With an aim to meet the global needs in terms of education, H.H Mahant Ashok Prapan Ji Maharaj and HarshVardhan Ji laid the foundation stone of this school in 1997.
Other Social and Educational Institutions
Bharat Mandir Society is well known for its remarkable work in every field. Various Educational and Social institutes are directly or indirectly benefited by the Bharat Mandir Society. The society provided land for Pt. Shanti Prapanna Sharma G.D. Hospital Rishikesh, Pt. Lalit Mohan Sharma P.G. College Rishikesh, Rita Inter College Shyampur, Nehru Park, and many other public welfare institutes.
Blood Donation Camps
Bharat Mandir Society under the guidance of H.H Mahant Vatslya Ji Maharaj, Shri Harshavardhan Ji, and Shri Varun Ji is actively conducting blood donation camps in the city. Recently, on 28th October 2020 amid the Covid19 pandemic, the society collected a record 160 blood unit in a single day. This blood camp was conducted in the memory of Late H.H Mahant Ashok Prapan Ji Maharaj. The active participation is seen during the blood donation day and due to lack of time and restrictions, the number of blood donation had to stop.
Road Map of Upcoming Social Services
With the new and visionary leadership, Bharat Mandir Society is looking forward to targeting more sections of public welfare. With the new vision and mission ideas by H.H Mahant Vatsalya Ji Maharaj and Shri Varun, the society is planning to take its legacy to new heights. They are planning to strengthen the medical facilities in Rishikesh by opening a multi-specialty heart care center in the memory of H.H Mahant Shri Ashok Prapan Ji Maharaj. Also, their vision includes the development of sports facilities for the youth of Rishikesh. Moreover, they are doing their best in providing their services to almost every section of the city. Their aim is to forges the city of Rishikesh as the shining star of the world.
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