Prajapita Brahma Kumaris Ishwariya Vishwa Vidyalaya, (Brahma Kumaris in short) is a unique Vishwa Vidyalaya ( university ) and a well known spiritual value based educational institution. Through it’s teachings, the institution has gained global acceptance and unique international recognition. The institution believes in the parenthood of God and the brotherhood of man and is open to the people of the entire globe irrespective of their caste, creed, age and social, economic or political status.
In the north of the enchanting land of India, the Aravali Mountains rise from the parched desert plains of Rajasthan.Nestled in the cool heights of the mountains is the rustic hill station [G1] of Mount Abu and, just a 10-minute walk away, you find the international headquarters of Prajapita Brahma Kumaris Ishwariya Vishwa-Vidyalaya , fondly called ‘Madhuban’ (meaning ‘Forest of Honey’). A living social laboratory and a largely self-sufficient community, it is the place to which a large international family of practicing yogis comes each year.
As you drive from Abu Road towards Mount Abu, you find to your left- just six kilometers away – a magnificent Complex – known as Shantivan (Forest of Peace). The new Complex was in response to the ever-growing world-transforming activities of the Brahma Kumaris.
Brahma Kumaris started building the campus for “The Academy for a Better World” over an area of 28 acres of land near it’s headquarters, Madhuban to provide a training facility for the institution’s outreach into all areas of society in 1991. Within a few years, this relatively barren patch of land was transformed into a modern village complex in a quiet rural setting. In addition to the spiritual environment, the academic atmosphere of this campus equals that of many institutions of higher learning.