Art of Living - Bangalore Ashram

Art of Living - Bangalore Ashram

AOL Bangalore Ashram


  • Vishalakshi Mantap
  • Sumeru Mantap
  • Amphitheater
  • Krishna Kutir
  • Yagnashala
  • Annapoorna Kitchen
  • Goshala

Art Of Living Foundation

  was founded in 1981 by the spiritual leader, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, and has regional centres in 140 countries. Veda Vignan Manahvidyapeeth or VVM campus in Bangalore, is the international headquarters for AOLF and is popularly called the Bangalore Ashram. The ashram is situated atop Panchagiri Hills, 36 km southwest of Bangalore, near Udipalya village, on Kanakapura Road. The campus is spread over 65 acres, with an abundance of flowering foliage.

AOL conducts courses on revitalizing breathing techniques and Yoga in several locations. People from different faiths, cultures and traditions from around the world visit the ashram regularly to benefit from various workshops and seminars. VVM activities also include service projects such as rural development and education, organic farming initiatives, scientific research into the benefits of Sudarshan Kriya® and humanitarian relief projects.

Vishalakshi Mantap, the focal point of the Ashram, has a magnificent lotus-shaped edifice of thousand-petals fame and a white marble floor. The glass dome that tops the building is adorned with a magnificent kalash 15' 3" high, the biggest in Asia.

The lotus shaped Sumeru Mantap, located at the highest point in the Ashram campus. This open air auditorium has an upper balcony that yields a breathtaking view of the surroundings. It has a beautiful water pond at the center and 12 pairs of pillars, representing the 12 signs of the zodiac around it and encircled by ornate lotus petals. The new amphitheater, with its lotus shaped marble stage, a 20,000 plus seating capacity is the venue for ashram Satsangs and cultural events.

Yagnashala is a residential building outside which the Navratri festival is held each year.

Annapoorna kitchen and dining hall, managed by volunteers, provides Satvik ( organic vegetarian) food for the course/conference participants and ashram residents.

Krishna Kutir, the ayurvedic spa, employs ayurvedic therapists to give Panchakarma treatment. The efficacy and potency of the medicines is enhanced by chanting vedic hymns and mantras.
Travel info:
Phone: +91 80 28432273 / 74
21st km, Kanakapura Rd
Bengaluru ( South)
Karnataka, INDIA