Badarikashrama is a non-profit organization, a center for spiritual and cultural learning for the past three decades.


The ashrama provides a peaceful atmosphere to worship and ensures sanctity to thousands of people through many religious, cultural and educational programs. With a variety of activities suitable for the whole family, the ashrama ensures that the unique and ancient cultures are taught to the future generations in a western environment. We are committed to serving the spiritual and cultural needs of society through opportunities for personal liberation and the service to God through Humanity. People of all nationalities and faiths can feel welcome here to share in the resources and activities of the ashrama. We have two centers to serve you. Our USA center is located in San Leandro, California, and our India center is located in Madihalli, Karnataka, India.

Badarikashrama is a non-profit organization and all your donations to the ashrama are tax-deductible in America and in India. We encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity for service. Your support will enable us to maintain the ashramas both in America and India as places of peace and sanctity. Your donations will go a long way in furthering the objectives of our mission of serving God through humanity.

There is no sight equal to learning, no austerity equal to truthfulness, no misery like passion, and no happiness equal to following the ideal of renunciation. The secret meaning of the Vedas is truth; of truth, self-control, freedom from all limitations. This is the sum of all the scriptures. Purity of conduct is the greatest purity. To think of God continuously, to worship him, to chant his name and sing his praises–this is the best way of attaining the highest good.”       ~Mahabharata                                                                       


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Mira Bai Music Festival Sunday

Sept. 18th, 2016 ~ 10:30 am

Musical Performance By Rita Sahai and her Vasundara Choir

Narration of Meera Bai’s life by Suman Shah & Sargam Shah


Gandhi Peace Prayer Day 

Sunday,  Sept. 25th, 2016~ 10:30 am- 5:00 pm


10:30 am—11:00 am  Welcome & Documentary  Film on Mahatma Gandhi

11:00 am—1:00 pm

Bharatanatyam by Supriya Kalamandalam

Readings from Gandhi Searches  For Truth: A Practical Biography for Children, by Stephanie N. Van Hook, Executive Director, Metta Center for Nonviolence, Petaluma

“I know a way out of hell” : Gandhi and the Call to Religious Literacy,  a talk by                                                     Dr. Irene L. Plunkett Chowenhill, Phd., Philosophy & Religions, Prof. Emeritus,Chabot College

1:00 pm —2:00 pm  LUNCH

2:00 pm—3:30 pm  ASIAN ART MUSEUM of San Francisco – Story tellers with dramatizations from the

Ramayana; slide show of upcoming exhibition Rama Epic: Hero, Heroine, Ally, Foe

3:30 pm—4 :00 pm   Essays on Gandhi

4:00 pm Talk  on Gandhi by Michael Nagler, Founder & President  Metta Center for Nonviolence,          Petaluma (Live Skype call)