Bhavana’s Faith

Let me once again 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 reintegration 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:

  • faithin God who informs the Cosmic Order;
  • truthwhich is accord between mind and word and deed;
  • DEDICATIONwhich offers all moments of life as an offering to God;
  • SUBLIMATIONwhich 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 aspects of which are SATHYAM, 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.These values 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 this fear and avarice ridden age of ours.
  • We, the Bhavan’s family, whether it is the smaller one or the larger one, must take every effort in restoring an awareness of these values in personal and collective life.
  • – K.M.Munshi


Bhavan and its Objectives

The Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan stands for the re-integration of Indian Culture and re-vitalization of Dharma in its three-fold form of Truth, Love and Beauty. SATHYAM, SHIVAM, SUNDARAM

Aims, Objectives and Philosophy

Kulapati Munshijia’s vision of education based on fundamental values is the aim & objective of all Bhavan’s institutions.

Ideal education should impart knowledge, shape the character, and mould the personality of the child; it should assist hi in imbibing and assimilating the social, moral, ethical, and spiritual values so necessary for the development of an attitude of service. Effective education should help in transforming the child into what our Shastras describe as Puranapurasha.

Purpose of Education

Education would fail ignominiously in its objective, if it manufactured only a robot and called him an economic man accenting the adjective economic and forgetting the substantive man. A university cannot afford to ignore the cultural aspects of education, whatever studies it specializes in. Science is a means, not an end, whereas culture is an end in itself. Even though you may ultimately become a scientist, a doctor, or an engineer, you must, while in college, absorb fundamental values which will make you a man of culture. An engineer has not merely to build bridges; he has to be a devoted husband, a kind of father, a friendly neighbor, a dutiful citizen, and a man true to himself. He will have trials and tribulations; his heart will fail him at times; he will then need the strength which true culture alone can give.