Message from founder

Kulapati K.M. Munshi

Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan

Bhavan's Faith

Let me set forth the Bhavan's faith for the benefit of new students and members, for it is necessary that they should understand it clearly and imbibe its spirit.

The Bhavan stands for the re-integration of Indian culture. In a world falling to pieces under the impact of an amoral technological avalanche, it tries to hold fast to the fundamental values for which our culture stands - Rita, Satya, Yagna, and Tapas.

Faith in God who informs the Cosmic Order.

Truth which is accord between mind, word, and deed.

Dedication which offers all movements of life as an offering to God;

Sublimation which purifies the body and mind and transmutes instincts, passions, and emotions into things of beauty.

This regardless of forms and doctrines, is Dharma, the Three Fold aspect of which are Satyam, Shivam, Sundaram - Truth, Love, and Beauty.

For these values our forefathers lived and died. So did Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa, Swami Dayananda, Swami Vivekananda, Gandhiji, and Sri Aurobindo among the moderns. They are embedded in our National outlook. We command the respect of the world because of them.

We can look forward to the future with confidence only because they have the vitality which gives the power to vindicate their validity even in the fear-and-avarice-ridden age of ours.

We, the Bhavan's family, whether it is the smaller one or the larger one, must make every effort in restoring an awareness of these values in personal and collective life.

- K. M. Munshi