Slide GITALAYA A Vedic Village For Perfect Knowledge

GIVE's Gitalaya

International Institute for Bhagavad Gita Study

Modern life challenges and problems

all over the world

In its search for peace, prosperity and happiness in society, humans have advanced in almost all fields of knowledge in the last few centuries. Still, humanity is facing ever-increasing challenges and problems.

 

Therefore, this advancement of knowledge has failed miserably in providing any solution for achieving its goal of peace, prosperity and happiness.

Analysis

The True Reason for These Challenges & Problems
  • Sri Vrindavanchandra Das, Founder & Shiksha Guru of GIVE, analysed these challenges and problems based on the age-old principles of Indian Heritage and Culture as found in the timeless Vedic knowledge. He concluded that the root cause of these ordeals is incomplete knowledge.
  • Complete knowledge comprises of two subject matters - Material and Spiritual.
  • Individuals equipped with knowledge of both these subjects possess a Complete personality, enabling one to face all challenges and problems in life and thus lead an all-inclusive and successful life.

Today’s society is primarily geared for the well being of the below-given facets of life.

  • Physical well being through gymnasium, yoga, games etc.
  • Intellectual well being through schools, colleges, books, institutions etc.
  • Financial well being through jobs, business, financial institutions etc.
  • Emotional well being through psychiatrist, motivational courses, yoga etc.
  • Social well being through family, friends, clubs, associations etc.

These factors help develop only the material side of one’s personality.

This one-sided focus has ignored the spiritual aspect leading to an imbalanced personality, which is the root cause of all maladies in society today.

Symptoms of an incomplete personality

Tension, Violence, Depression, Poor Parenting, Negative thinking, Lack of inner peace, Lack of Self Confidence, Problems in relationships, Addiction of Intoxicants & drugs, Lack of decision making & poor concentration, suicides etc.

The Only Solution

The simplest and most appropriate solution is to assist every individual to complete their personality by providing the missing Spiritual Knowledge.

  • Books of Spiritual Knowledge: Vedas are books to acquire Spiritual knowledge. But the Vedas are in Sanskrit and voluminous, so how does one go-through them? Can one get the gist of the Vedas in one book?
  • The gist of Spiritual Knowledge: Srimad Bhagavad Gita containing 700 verses has been accepted as the gist of the Vedas by all the great Acharyas (Spiritual Teachers). Some of which are Sripad Adi Shankaracharya, Sri Ramanujacharya, Sri Madhvacharya, Sri Vallabhacharya, Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, Sri Rupa Goswami, Sri Jiva Goswami etc. People who apply this knowledge of Srimad Bhagavad Gita, lead successful and meaningful lives.

A Great Thinker, and Historian, echoes the same :

A famous British historian of the 20th Century Dr Arnold Toynbee has given a very strongly worded message to humanity, "It is already becoming clear that a chapter which had a Western beginning will have to have an Indian ending if it is not to end in the Self-Destruction of the human race. At this supremely dangerous moment in history, the only way of salvation for humankind is the Hindu or Indian way." The Indian way or the Hindu way is based on spiritual knowledge as presented in the Vedas. So let us get together to spread this timeless knowledge of Srimad Bhagavad Gita and save the present and future generations from impending destruction.

Fruits of a complete personality: One Becomes:-

GIVE's Action Plan

GIVE is rendering yeoman service to society by helping individuals develop a complete personality. We are achieving this by propagating Spiritual knowledge as presented in the universally accepted Srimad Bhagavad Gita, to one and all, irrespective of nationality, caste, creed, race, gender, colour, religion etc. through its program called “Sangyan”.

What is Sangyan?

Sangyan comes from the combination of two words – “San”– means Complete or Perfect or Highest and “Gyan”– means knowledge. So Sangyan means holistic, highest or perfect knowledge.
This knowledge is based on the eternal time-tested principles of Indian Heritage, Culture, and values as enunciated in the spiritual Vedic texts. This eternal knowledge is as relevant today as it was ever before.

The way forward

GIVE intends to spread the ancient wisdom of Srimad Bhagavad Gita through its ‘Sangyan Program using the latest, most innovative methods. This program would help to promote Indian Heritage, Culture, Tradition and values. Present and proposed activities under Sangyan are:

Present Activities

  • Bhagavad Gita Foundation Course (Audio/Video)
  • Organising Olympiads
  • Seminar and public talks
  • Residential courses
  • Live Q&A Sessions
  • One to one counselling
  • Street plays
  • Propagation of spiritual educational material
  • Social Media
  • Online talks
  • Training and maintenance of Sangyan Educators and Full-time Volunteers
  • Exhibitions & Conferences

Launching Soon

  • Gitalayas in various cities, towns and villages
  • 2D-3D animated awareness movies
  • Yearly Gita Olympiad - conducting and awarding prizes
  • Short Films
  • Publication of books

GIVE's Gitalaya Kurukshetra

A Vedic Village For Perfect Knowledge

GIVE’s Gitalaya, will be one of the most prominent institutes of its kind in the world engaged in spreading the message of Srimad Bhagavad Gita. People from all walks of life will be able to come, stay and know the timeless philosophy of Srimad Bhagavad Gita, which will help people understand authentic Indian Heritage, Culture, traditions and values. Individuals who want to volunteer full time for furthering this cause will be provided boarding, lodging, medical facilities, clothing etc. and will be engaged in different services as per their aptitude. GIVE’s Gitalaya will conduct Residential short term and long-term courses for teachers, businessmen, lawyers, doctors, students, CAs, etc. The centre will have a Sri Krishna temple. This centre will be set up at Dharmakshetra Kurukshetra, the holy place where the Srimad Bhagavad Gita was spoken. We have acquired a plot size of 2,10,000 square feet(4.8 acres). We propose to construct 1,50,000 square feet on this piece of land.

Activity hubs

Why Kurukshetra?

Srimad Bhagavad Gita starts with these two words “Dharm-kshetra Kuru-kshetra”.  Kurukshetra is known as Dharmakshetra since Satya Yuga. Arjuna received enlightenment in Kurukshetra by listening to the sublime knowledge spoken by the Supreme Lord and Adi Guru Sri Krishna. On receiving this transcendental wisdom, Arjuna understood the purpose of life and the way to attain it. This insight helped him to win the great war known as Mahabharat. This win consequently helped the Pandavas to win back their lost kingdom.  Lord Sri Krishna chose the Holy land of Kurukshetra to impart this greatest of all knowledge to Arjuna. Arjuna represents all jivas(Us). We can thus conclude that Kurukshetra is the place for all Jivas to get enlightened with the perfect knowledge of Srimad Bhagavad Gita and make their lives holistically Successful and Blissful.

Why be a part of this Magnificent project at Kurukshetra?

Everyone wants to closely associate and be familiar with influential personalities (wealthy or powerful or knowledgeable, etc.) so that they too can reap immense benefits. By actively participating in this project, you are getting a one in a million-lifetime opportunity to come close to the Supreme  Personality of Godhead Lord Sri Krishna who is All-Powerful, All Wealthy, All Knowledgeable, All Beautiful, All Famous and Husband of thousands of Laxmis. 

You derive many great benefits by actively participating in this grand project, out of them, few are: 

The Three Great Benefits

Become dearmost devotee of Lord Sri Krishna  ‘There is no servant in this world dearer to me than he, nor will there ever be one more dearer to me than he who spreads or helps to spread the knowledge of Srimad Bhagavad Gita’ says Lord Sri Krishna. GIVE’s Gitalaya will teach the message of Srimad Bhagavad Gita to one and all; thus, you will reap the benefit of becoming the dear-most to the Supreme Person Lord Sri Krishna. 

Receive unlimited fortune “By installing the Deity of the Lord, one becomes king of the entire earth, by building a temple for the Lord, one becomes ruler of the three worlds, by worshipping and serving the deity, one goes to the planet of Lord Brahma, and by performing all three of these activities one achieves a transcendental form like My own.- (Vedas). “A person who builds a temple of Sri Vishnu will get the same results as performing the Rajasuya yajna and Ashwamedha yajna. O’ best of the Brahmanas, as many atoms as there are in the temple, for so many thousands of years one will be able to reside in the heavenly planets.” – (Vishnu Dharmottara) GIVE’s Gitalaya will house a temple dedicated to Their Lordship Sri Radha Krishna. By this, you will receive these benefit and also receive unlimited blessings of the Supreme Lord Sri Krishna. 

Tirtha multiplies benefits  GIVE’s Gitalaya will be at Kurukshetra – a Tirtha. On performing the above two activities at any place in this world will give you the benefits mentioned above, but Kurukshetra being a Dharmakshetra and Tirtha is exceptional thus, the results will be multiplied many folds.

GAURANNGA INSTITUTE FOR VEDIC EDUCATION - GIVE

Gaurannga Institute for Vedic Education popularly known as GIVE is a Government registered trust. GIVE was founded by His Grace Sri Vrindavanchandra Das in 2007 to help uplift the society from the ever-deteriorating condition by inculcating the knowledge of Srimad Bhagavad Gita and other Vedic scriptures. The philosophy of Srimad Bhagavad Gita is the panacea for all challenges faced by humans. The only vision of GIVE is to spread the non-sectarian Vedic wisdom of the Srimad Bhagavad Gita globally. GIVE runs Gitalayas at Ambala, San Jose, Brisbane, Dubai, Kuwait, Gurgaon, Jaipur, New Delhi, Hyderabad, Lucknow, Chandigarh, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Indore, Kolkata, Pune, Kurukshetra etc. GIVE  follows the principles of Gaudiya Vaishnavism as presented by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Thakur Srila Prabhupada. 

GIVE'S FOUNDER, TRUSTEE & SHIKSHA GURU

SHRI VRINDAVANCHANDRA DAS

Sri Vrindavanchandra Das was born as Vivek Kaushik to an Army officer on 28 September 1956. He is married to Vishnupriya Dasi (LL.M. Bombay university). He worked as a General Manager of a 5-Star hotel. He was initiated into the Brahma Madhav Gaudiya Vaishnava sampradaya and became a formal disciple of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Thakur Srila Prabhupada. He joined ISKCON in 1983 and served therein for 25 years at various positions including that of being the Chairman of India ISKCON for two years. He founded GIVE in the year 2007. He is a world-famous iconic speaker and author with a gamut of spiritual knowledge based on the Srimad Bhagavad Gita. Since 1983 he has been delivering life-changing talks (more than 30,000 hours) which have been highly appreciated by listeners globally. He has more than 1.28 Crore views of his lectures and 2 Lac subscribers on social media as on 03 July 2020. He has addressed audiences from organisations & institutions like –

GIVE'S ETERNAL INSPIRER, DELIVERER AND DIKSHA GURU

His Divine Grace
A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Thakur Srila Prabhupada

Srila Prabhupada was born as Abhay Charan De, on 01 September 1896, in Calcutta. In 1965, at the age of 69, when an ordinary person thinks of retirement, he went to the United States to fulfil the order of his Spiritual Master His Divine Grace Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur. By 1977 when Srila Prabhupada left this world in Vrindavan, he had made 108 temples across the globe for the sole purpose of preaching Srimad Bhagavad Gita, Srimad Bhagavatam and other Vedic literature. He wrote 80 volumes of authoritative translations and commentaries which included Srimad Bhagavad-gita, Srimad Bhagavatam, Chaitanya-Charitamrita and several Upanishads. These books are reference books in many universities throughout the world. Srila Prabhupada is India’s foremost spiritual ambassador. It was through his Spiritual dedication and unprecedented achievements that India’s cultural richness was introduced in the West and is now practised, throughout the world by his disciples and followers.

A letter from GIVE's Well Wisher

Dear Friend,

Jai Shri Krishna,


I am Suresh Poddar, a businessman associated with GIVE since its inception. I am indebted to GIVE for ushering in a tremendous positive change in my life by making me realise and know the excellent knowledge of BG. I had read this book, but like most, I could not understand it. But His Grace Shri Vrindavanchandra Das, Head and Siksha Guru of GIVE explains Bhagavad Gita in such a lucid and easy to understand manner that I understood the nuances and thus was able to implement the knowledge of Bhagavad gita into my life. I am eternally indebted for the same. I've seen that they are very actively involved in bringing change to the society and youth. When Shri VC das told me that they are planning to set up a residential institute for short term and long term courses, I was thrilled. He asked me for my support . I immediately extended my support for this project in any way I could. I've been associated with GIVE since its inception in 2007. I found Shri VC Das and his team to be very dedicated to this cause. So I jumped at the opportunity and I requested that I be given opportunity to help in this project.. I've been able to overcome all the challenges of business and I have become tension free and my business has grown manyfold. This much needed knowledge is panacea for all problems. I am fully convinced that this knowledge is panacea for all problems for all people from all walks of life of all ages, gender, caste, creed. I request you all to support this project whole heartedly so that this institute comes up at the earliest. Today on this date I pledge my first offering of Rs 1 Cr.


After reading the brochure, you must have understood the immense importance, necessity of spiritual knowledge and Srimad Bhagavad Gita in today's life. GIVE has been actively involved in teaching this knowledge to all and especially amongst the youth. I am proud to be associated with GIVE since its inception. To accelerate this preaching programme, GIVE intents to construct a much needed Gitalaya at Kurukshetra. This Gitalaya will be a prominent hub for spreading the knowledge of Srimad Bhagavad Gita and reviving Indian Culture, Heritage and Tradition. I wholeheartedly support this project, and I am sure your good self will also support this noble cause and reap eternal benefits.

Rotarian Suresh Kr. Poddar

C.M.D. Mayur Uniquoters

Member - Arch C. Klumph Society

"Forbes Asia top 200 best under a billion company award" 2012-13

World Wide Acheivers - Bussiness Leadership Award 2014

Institute of Economic Studies "Udyog Rattan Award to Chairman" & "Excellence Award to Company" -2015

Founder Patron - GIVE & Gitalaya Project, Kurukshetra

Some of our Other Prominent Patrons, Advisers & Supporters who help us make a difference.

Shri Jyoti Maheshwari, Industrialist & Social Activist / Shri I.C. Aggarwal, C.M.D Kailash Group – Genus / Shri Dinesh Gupta, C.M.D, Capital Power Systems / Shri Aj ay Sanghi, M.D, M.G. Moters / Shri Manav Poddar, Industrialist / Shri Mukust Vashisht, Ex-Director DHBVN / Shri Jitendra Junej a, Architect / Shri Arun Sharma, VP, Knowledge Crop Consulting / Shri Rajan Arora, VP, Royal Bank of Scotland / Dr. Shri I.N. Verma, MBBS, MS (Gen. Surgery) / Shri Tarun Singh, Senior Research Analyst, Intel Corp., USA
Pledge your support

Be an active participant in this great project in whatever way you can and reap eternal benefits as promised by Supreme Lord Sri Krishna.

For any project to succeed one needs volunteers who will engage in the following manner-

  • तन - Physical effort,
  • मन- Intellectual help through ideas, professional services etc. and
  • धन- Wealth (Money, Land, in kind, etc.)

For the successful completion of this grand project, we need all the above. You and your close ones can participate in the project by any or all of these ways.

How to Donate?

SRI RADHARANI CHARAN SEWAK

Diamond Patron
₹ 1,00,00,000 / $ 140,000

Shri Radha Gopshresth Sewak

Platinum Plus Patron
₹ 51,00,000 / $ 70,000

Shri Gaur Nitai Sewak

Platinum Patron
₹ 31,00,000 / $ 42,000

Guru Parampara Sewak

Gold Plus Patron
₹ 21,00,000 / $ 28,000

Pandava Sewak

Gold Patron
₹ 11,00,000 / $ 14,000

Kunti Sewak

Silver Premium Plus Patron
₹ 5,00,000 / $ 7,000

Yudhistir Sewak

Silver Premium Patron
₹ 4,00,000 / $ 5,500

Bheem Sewak

Silver Plus Patron
₹ 3,00,000 / $ 4,500

Arjuna Sewak

Silver Patron
₹ 2,00,000 / $ 2,800

Mahagitalaya Sewak

₹ 1,51,000 / $ 2,000

Dham Sewak

₹ 1,01,000 / $ 1,400

Sudama Sewak

₹ 51,000 / $ 700

Devotees who will donate more than 51,000 and above will get the following facilities.

Basic Complimentary Stay at GIVE's Gitalaya Guest Ashram Additional Days Stay Additional Discount Coupons Other Services
S.No. Donation Amount Festival Days Stay Non Festival no. of Days Stay/Year Weekend Stay For No of Yrs. No of Days/ Year Room Tariff Discount % For No of Years On Seminars fee (excl boarding & lodging) Lectures on Online Shop Other Items on Website Shop For No of Years Spiritual Counselling Birthday Special Prayer Offering Special Invitation on Festival Festival Mahaprasad by Courier E-Magazine Subscription(as and when published) Display of Name in Gitalaya Kurukshetra
1 5100000 & above 9 25 Yes 25 Unlimited 30% 25 50% 50% 20% 25 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
2 2100000 6 15 Yes 15 10 30% 15 50% 50% 20% 15 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
3 1100000 4 9 Yes 11 6 30% 11 50% 50% 20% 11 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
4 500000 N/A 5 Yes 9 3 20% 9 40% 40% 20% 9 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
5 400000 N/A 4 No 8 3 15% 8 30% 40% 20% 8 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
6 300000 N/A 3 No 7 2 10% 7 25% 25% 20% 7 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
7 200000 N/A 2 No 6 2 5% 6 20% 20% 20% 6 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Basic Complimentary Stay at GIVE's Gitalaya Guest Ashram Additional Days Stay Additional Discount Coupons Other Services
S.No. Donation Amount Festival Days Stay Non Festival no. of Days Stay/Year Weekend Stay For No of Yrs. No of Days/ Year Room Tariff Discount % For No of Years On Seminars fee (excl boarding & lodging) Lectures on Online Shop Other Items on Website Shop For No of Years Spiritual Counselling Birthday Special Offerings Invitation on Festival Festival Mahaprasad by Courier E-Magazine Subscription(as and when published)
1 1.5 Lac- 1.99 Lacs N/A N/A N/A N/A 3 20% 6 20% 20% 20% 6 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
2 1 Lac- 1.5 Lacs N/A N/A N/A N/A 3 10% 6 20% 20% 20% 6 Yes Yes Yes N/A Yes
3 51K- 1 Lac N/A N/A N/A N/A 3 10% 6 20% 20% 20% 6 Yes Yes N/A N/A Yes
** GIVE reserves the rights to change offered services and discount % age on its discretion
** One who stays in Ashram facilities will have to observe Ashram Rules and regulations
** Rooms availability will decide the allocation of offered rooms , GIVE will have the sole discretion of room allotments
** Room Maintenance charges will have to be paid by visitors as per applicable tarriff