Our Vision

Jagadguru Kripalu University is the outcome of the vision of Jagadguru Kripaluji Maharaj, who is the fifth original Jagadguru in Indian history, after Jagadguru Shri Shankaracharya, JagadguruNimbarkacharya, JagadguruRamanujacharya and JagadguruMadhvacharya. JagadguruKripaluUniversity will strive to empower students with a clear vision of their life-goals, an intense aspiration and will to strive for them, and the qualities of head and heart to attain them. This unique University will give students a holistic education enshrined in universal human values, that will equip them withall-round developed personalities,to meet the demands of industry and society with enthusiasm and confidence.

Universal vision

In today’s context,people identify themselves with their profession, religion, race, nationality, language, region or sex. Rarely do they identify themselves as human beings. Spiritual knowledge, that is beyond all religions, rituals and dogmas, effects an elevation of the consciousness, leading to the embracing of universal values and an expanded self-identity. Such a knowledge brings about a change in the outlook of people and makes them see divinity in every aspect of life.

JagadguruKripaluUniversity will, therefore, aim at making students look beyond narrow geographical barriers and consider the entire Universe as their own family (vasudhaivakutumbakam). Such lofty ideals were embedded in the ancient Indian culture. The education at JagadguruKripaluUniversity will be a happy blend of both the ancient and the modern which will help students develop into global citizens.

Jagadguru Shree Kripaluji Maharaj is the fifth original Jagadguru in history, and is the founder of a worldwide spiritual mission striving to uplift souls towards God-realization.  Shree Kripaluji Maharaj is respected the world over for his unfathomable knowledge of all the scriptures, inspirational lectures and kirtans, and most of all for the love and affection he showers on devotees who seek his help and guidance.

Swami Mukundananda, the senior preacher of Jagadguru Shree Kripaluji Maharaj, is the President of Jagadguru Kripalu Yog Trust.  He completed his B.Tech. at Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi and MBA at Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta.  Since the last twenty five years, he has dedicated himself to spiritual and material welfare activities.  He has preached extensively in many states across India and foreign countries. Odisha occupies a special place in Swamiji’s preaching activities as it has one of the largest congregations of devotees. He has preached extensively in many towns and villages of Orissa, and has established a number of ashrams and congregational centers in the state.

swami-mukundananda1In today’s context, people identify themselves with their profession, religion, race, nationality, language, region or sex. Rarely do they identify themselves as human beings. This narrow sense of self-identity leads to myriad schisms in the world. Spiritual knowledge, that is beyond all religions, rituals and dogmas, effects an elevation of the consciousness, leading to the embracing of Universal Values and an expanded self-identity. . Such a knowledge brings about a change in the outlook of people and make them see divinity in every aspect of life.

Jagadguru Kripalu University will, therefore, aim at making students look beyond narrow geographical barriers and consider the entire Universe as their own family (vasudhaiva kutumbakam).

Such lofty ideals were embedded in the ancient Indian system. The education at Jagadguru Kripalu University will be a happy blend of both the ancient and the modern which will help students develop into global citizens.

The organization is in the process of establishing a University to achieve the objective of raising the standard of education and research in certain specialized areas such as Yoga, Meditation, Spiritual Sciences and Naturopathy. Jagadguru Kripalu University shall help to fulfil the large void of inadequate spiritual education in the country, and also meet the educational requirements of the region as a whole. As part of the University, it proposes to establish a dedicated Yog & Naturopathy Centre that includes a 100 bed hospital, a wellness center, a research center and a Yoga & Naturopathy college at Banara village, in the District of Cuttack, Odisha.

Swami Mukundananda
(President)