International Charities- Rikhia- India

Our School has been touched and encouraged by the universal generosity of the Sivananda Math, India. The Sivananda Math is a social & charitable organization which aims to facilitate the growth of the weaker and underprivileged sections of society, especially rural communities. Its activities include distribution of free scholarships, clothing, farm animals and food, the digging of tube-wells and construction of houses for the needy, assistance to farmers in ploughing and watering their fields. A medical clinic has been established for the provision of clinical treatment, advice and education. Veterinary services are also provided. All services are provided free and universally to everyone.

Swami Kamalavidya has been visiting the ashram for the past 19 years in the remotest and obscure village in Rikhia, northeast of India for the Sita Kalyanam and Yoga Poornima Festivities where she donates funds raised from the South African School of Yoga students and teachers, which go towards the Sivananda Math. The founder was Sri Swami Satyananda Saraswati at Munger in 1984, in memory of his guru, Swami Sivananda Saraswati of Rishikesh. The establishment of Sivananda Math in Rikhia is the creation of Swami Satyasanganada Saraswati who guides all the activities for the underpriveleged.The Head Office is situated in Rikhia in Deoghar district, Jharkhand. Swami Niranjanananda Saraswati is the Chief Patron.

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Visitors waiting to be served their food on a daily basis during the festival in Rhikia Peeth Ashram, India

Swami Niranjanananda, the late Sri Swami Satyananda and Swami Satsangi in Rikhia during the festival



  1. Karian ten Bosch says:

    What a beautiful purpose: Caring for the underprivileged, providing them with food and education so that they will be able to look after themselves and their families. Thank you for setting up this organisation

  2. Bobbi says:

    Extremely helpful atrcile, please write more.

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