Developments

Deva Sumodhyana

As per an ideal lifestyle, any one of 5 important gods and goddesses are worshiped to support one’s life and family. This worship, which is nothing but a variety of Yoga is named Mantra Yoga and Tantra Yoga. The five deities are Aditya (Sun), Ambika (Parvati), Vishnu, Gananatha (Ganesha) and Maheshwara (Shiva). In the Deva Sumodhyana, particular flowers linked to each of these 5 deities and used in their worship are grown in a special arrangement.

Grahavana

The Grahavana educates us about the link between the nine celestial bodies and plants. For each planet there will be a chief plant with whom the link is most strong. These nine plants were collected and planted in the Grahavana. At the center is a small lotus pond, representing the sun, surrounded by the remaining eight. The presence, use of and even shadow of these 9 plants support an individual for balance and health.

Nakshatravana

Like the Grahavana, 27 plants associated with 27 stars, are planted in the Nakshatravana. Each star and corresponding plant is linked to a particular part of the body. When one is suffering from ill health, the plant linked to the area of the disease can be used for treatment. In the same way 7 of the planets are linked to the 7 Dhatus (components) of the body and the remaining two, Rahu and Ketu and linked to energies at the junction of Nadis (Astral Tubes). Thus, these two sacred designs at Vijayagiri educate students about the link between Astrology, Yoga and Ayurveda.

Library

As a resource to the students and staff, the Institute is maintaining a library of traditional Samskrita literature, as well as modern analytical studies. The collection ranges from old palm leaf books to the most updated editions.

Koumudivedika

This small, open air, stage is used in the moonlight to deliver speeches and performances to audiences of 60 members.

Aananda Saras

A small lake which creates a calm and quiet environment. It’s waters support the animals and plants of this land contributing to the beautiful environment.

Prakkruti Rangamancha

A natural outdoor auditorium build to present cultural activities such as dramas and musical performances.

Mouna Dhama

Meant for total silence, the Mouna Dhama has granite seats where individuals can sit for meditation. To facilitate this practice favorable plants, such as gooseberry, surround this area.