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Visit to Vishwa Shanti Ashram

Participants:

1. Shrikant Gaikwad
2. P.C. Gautam
3. H.S Venkataramana and Family
4. Myself

Date: 2nd January, 2011

Mode of Transport: Tata Indica

The Vishwa Shanti Ashram is located in Arasinakunte village on Bangalore in Tumkur highway near Nelamangala town. It is spread around 20 acres of land. As you enter the premises, there is tall statue of Vijaya Vittala. On one side there is Gayatri devi and Navagraha. On the right hand side is the temple of Santoshi Ma.

Again as you proceed further, after paying the entrance fee, on the right hand side you can see 7 women depicting 7 rivers flowing from the mountain. On the left hand is the Bhagavad Gita Mandir. The architecture of the temple is Lord Krishna advising Arjuna on a chariot during the battle of Kurukshetra. You enter through the chariot. Inside the temple is the Vishwaroopa idol, a form of Lord Vishnu. There are incription of Bhagwat Gita on the granite walls of the temple.

A slok from the Bhagwad Gita,

” Bheeshma and Drona the which are the banks; Jayadratha the water;
Gandhara a blue water lily;Salya an alligator; Kripa the current;
Karna a great swell of water;Aswathama and Vikarna frightful
crocodiles; Duryodhana the whirlpool;was crossed by Pandavas,
that battle-river, because of their boatman Keshavah. “

Route Information:

The place is around 30 kms from Yeshwantpur Raiway Station on the way towards Tumkur. You may take the new toll bridge, but make sure you get of the bridge just before you reached Neelamangala. The journey time will be around 1 hr depending upon the Bangalore traffic :-).

There are BMTC buses from Majestic also.(All 258 series buses, from Majestic and Market)

Entrance of Visha Shanti

Visha Shanti Chariot with Lord Krishna and Arjun

Lord Vishnu with all 10 incarnations

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