Vedanta Sasthra Prachara Trust was formally founded on 9th Nov 1992.Sri N.K.Ramaraj,
Sri T.S.K.Subramanyam, Sri N.R.Alagaraja and Dr. K. Shanmuga Sundaram joined the
Trust as trustees with Sri Swami Omkarananda as the Founder-Managing Trustee.
Swami Chidbhavananda Ashramam in Theni, situated on the banks of river Saraswathi
also known as Mullaiyaru or Periyar on one side and the towering Western Ghats on
the other side, is of 6.72 acres area. This land was purchased on 18th Aug 1993.
Sri Swamiji wanted to buy a small piece of land to lead a life of penance in aloof.
Now with pleasure we can understand that the Almighty on the other hand made him
buy such a vast land for the sake of ensuring great endeavours in the future.
In the presence of Pujya Sri Swami Paramarthananda, Sri Alagaraja submitted the
ownership documents to Sri Swami Omkarananda on 18th Aug 1993.
Vasthu Puja was performed on 27th Aug 1993, in a grand manner. More than 300 people
participated in it. The foundation laid for this Ashramam is in fact the prayer
done by the Sadhus who participated in large number. Pujya Sri Swami Dayanandaji
inaugurated the Ashramam on 09th June 1995
Jagadguru Sri Sringeri Sankaracharya Swamiji visited this Ashramam on 22nd March 1995
and planted a Vatavriksha. He prayed for the well being of the Acharya, for Brahmacharis
to come and learn in a large scale and for them to be endowed with the Jnana and
The Acharya of the Ashramam, Sri Swami Omkarananda, is a renowned scholar in Tamil
and Sanskrit scriptures. With an excellent command over Tamil, Swamiji has been
addressing vast audiences all over Tamilnadu and disseminating the message of Vedas.
The Ashramam follows Gurukula system adopted to our times.
Funds for the Ashramam is the Guru Dakshina offered by the devotees from different
places where Sri Swamiji conducts Jnana yajna. The Ashramam is easily reachable
from the Temple city, Madurai, which is well connected to all other major cities
through Air, Rail and Road.