Anandashram was founded by Swami Ramdas, endearingly called Beloved Papa, at Kanhangad, South India in 1931. "The ideal which the Ashram holds before it is Universal Love and Service based upon a vision of divinity in all beings and creatures of the world. Here every man, woman or child, to whatever denomination, creed or caste the person may belong, shall have free access."

PLEASE NOTE! Anandashram is only based in Kanhangad, Kerala and does not have any branches in India or abroad. Beloved Papa Swami Ramdas said, "God arranges all things in His own way and at the time He appoints. Yours is to work in the free and cheerful spirit of a child, leaving all the results to be determined by Him. God himself is a child, playing this universal game. Everywhere is He and everybody is He." Keeping the legacies of our founding Masters in view, Anandashram does not:

  1. involve in any commercial activity, or
  2. mobilise funds for any purpose.
Anandashram is purely run on voluntary donations received from devotees.

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