IAT inaugurates Kashmir Shaiva Institute at Mahinder Nagar

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Feb 21: To fulfill the wish of Swami Lakshmanjoo Maharaj a great Shivacharya of Kashmir of spreading and propagation of rich philosophy of Shaivism globally for the benefit of humanity , the Ishwar Ashram Trust (IAT) today established an independent institute of Education and Research under the name Kashmir Shaiva Institute (KSI) at Ishwar Ashram Mahinder Nagar.
The main objective of the Trust is to enhance the reach of non dual Shaiva philosophy to more and more aspirants all over world. The institute has been registered with the Government of J&K.
An impressive function was organised on the occasion which besides the trustees was attended by a large number of devotees of Swami Ji. The institute was inaugurated by I K Raina secretary of the Trust in presence of Swami Kumar Ji of Geeta Satsang Ashram Muthi, other trustees and scholars.
Speaking on the occasion speakers said to serve the fulfillment of this divine mandate , the Kashmir Shaiva Institute (KSI) has embarked on several initiatives and these initiatives have been framed into a set of distinct time bound projects with clear goals.
These include development of dedicated study centers of Kashmir Shaivism across all spirituality vibrant and towns in India where seekers and students can acquire long and short courses and teachings of Kashmir Shaiva philosophy, conversion transcription, translation and publications of all available audio recordings / records of teachings in all forms of Swami Lakshmanjoo’s discourses to make it accessible and available to wider global audience interested in or pursuing the studies / practice or research in Kashmir Shaivism, building a comprehensive training module /programme and training materials designed for absolute beginners and general public to gain an understanding of the fundamental thought behind the profound philosophy of Kashmir Shaivism with an object to pique their interest towards exploitation of the practice and discipline of Kashmir Shaivism.
The Institute will also support scholarly faculties to developing a global directory of all scholars and practitioners of Shaiva philosophy of Kashmir School across the world. It will organise discourses and programmes in the study of early texts of Kashmir Shaivism along the lines of the teachings of Swami Ji, building a master faculty training programme for potential students, introduction of continuous programmes to help younger generation the language of Sanskrit, developing a teaser film highlighting the life changing impact of living the Kashmir Shaivism way and building and consolidating a Central library for KSI with books , literature , journals research papers etc.
On the occasion bhajans were recited by Naina Saproo and party.