it is a unique center for Vedic culture with the active temple complex in Russia
there is much depth in the practice that attracts a lot of people seeking self-improvement
it gives basis for high ethics, respect, creative and inspirational manifestation of residents and followers of the Center
we have lovely space for creative solutions in floral design and sculptural compositions
they are Divya Loka's residents; they do worship, puja, and yajna; study Vedanta and practice yoga
we keep in touch with the major religious and public organizations at the international level
Yoga is a profound part of the Vedic culture. Yoga practices underlie at the heart of all Hinduism (Sanskrit "Sanatan Dharma") schools. Sanatana Dharma means "the eternal law" - the law of all beings’ evolution.
Advaita is an ancient doctrine that tells us about human nature as divine initially. "Advaita" can be translated as "not two". Soul is not separated from God. God is a reality that permeates everything.
Center of Vedic Culture "Divya Loka" is a community of Russian-speaking followers of Hinduism (Sanatana Dharma). One of its philosophies is Advaita Vedanta.
Center "Divya Loka» was founded in 2001 in a clean place of the Vetluga district in Nizhny Novgorod region. The center is a part of the "World Sanatana Dharma Community" along with other centers in the cities of Russia, as well as America and Europe. "Divya Loka" mission is a spiritual development, dissemination of the Vedic knowledge and culture and welfare of all living beings on Earth.
Practical aspect to implement Sanatana Dharma and Advaita Vedanta philosophy’s postulates is yoga. Yoga is a system of body and mind improvement. Various types of yoga is practiced in the Center. They are Jnana, Kundalini and Hatha Yoga, Shat - Chakra Yoga, Nada and Jyoti Yoga.
Hinduism (Sanatana Dharma) is the third religion in number of followers after Christianity and Islam. More than 1 billion people on Earth belong to it. In the second half of the 20-th century Hinduism (Sanatana Dharma) spread beyond India, crossed national boundaries and gained followers worldwide. Hinduism is associated with some habitual concepts like karma, yoga and vegetarianism.
Spiritual teacher of Divya Loka folk is a Russian master Swami Vishnudevananda Giri. Since 1995 he has been lecturing on the philosophy of Advaita Vedanta. He has written many research articles and essays, as well as more than 40 books.
What is more, Swami Ji developed dozens of programs on methods of yoga practice for the last twenty years. To find his unique linguistic style for an adequate transmission of Hindu philosophy in the Russian language he tried a lot of linguistic experiments.
In 2010 he gained Mahamandaleshwar status in a Hindu monastic order “Juna Akhara” (the oldest and most numerous Order of India). Mahamandaleshwar is a high title. It is a sign of a high spiritual recognition. It also means Vishnudevananda’s outstanding achievements in the dissemination of Sanatana Dharma and Advaita Vedanta philosophy. The Initiation was headed by a member of the World Council of Religious Leaders at the United Nations, a spiritual leader (Acharya- Mahamandaleshwar) in Juna Akhara Order Swami Avdeshananda Giri.
The Center for Vedic Culture "Divya Loka" has a temple complex. A traditional Vedic Monastery (ashram) exists there. A few dozen monks and novices live in it.
The temple complex includes the churches built in honor of saints and deities of the Hindu tradition. In 2008 a temple of the sage (Rishi) Vasishta was erected. He was one of the Vedic civilization founders, as well as Rama’s teacher (Vishnu incarnation on Earth). In 2009 the temple of Avadhuta Dattatreya was erected. This saint is much revered in Hinduism. He is a founder of various types of yoga. In 2011 the temple of Seven sages (Rishis) was erected. The constructing of the temples to be continued.
Vedic culture is based on the Universe laws of evolution described in the scriptures of Hinduism "Vedas". They guide a human life, leading to harmony, happiness and creative prosperity.
Meeting with Didi Sudha, the man of the millennium
International Conference "The Phenomenon of Kailas"
Swami Brahmananda Birth Day Celebrations
All-Russian Conference "Brotherhood of religions"
Meeting of the public commission on compliance of religious rights
Russian Orthodox Church Archpriest Vladislav Antsibor
Visiting saint Amritanandamayi in Kerala
Visit the Golden Temple and Sri Amma
Swami Brahmananda Relics
Happy New 2014 Year in Divya Loka
Datta Jayanti celebration
Veda music festival
Interfaith round-table in Chelyabinsk
Web Conference on Tolerance day
Meeting with rock celebrity Boris Grebenshikov
Meeting with Archpriest Vladislav Antsibor
Round-table on tolerance in St. Petersburg
Meeting with «Traditions of the Earth»
Meeting with Buddhist monks of Gelug tradition
Festival of lights – Diwali
International conference in St. Petersburg
Meeting with Michael Morgulis in Florida
Swami Brahmananda museum is open
Divya Loka press conference in Nizhny Novgorod
Religious scholar Roman Lunkin in Divya Loka
«The Rossiyskaya gazeta» newspaper in Divya Loka
Religious scholars and scientists visit Divya Loka
International Scientific and Practical Conference
Festival «Formula of the East»
Interregional Scientific and Practical Conference
Meeting with Satchitananda Ganapati
Meeting with Pastor Indulis
Abbot Evmeny visits Divya Loka
Meeting with Lama Ole Nydahl
Visiting Ramakrishna Ashram in the US
Visiting «Meru» center in Holland
World's Parliament of Religions in New York
Meeting with the President and Vice-President of Nepal
Meeting with Robert Thurman in New York
Interfaith dialogue in New York
Charity seminar in Nizhny Novgorod
International scientific and practical conference
Round-table with Organizer of «Golden swan path» project
Interfaith dialogue in St Petersburg
Regional conference in Nizhny Novgorod
Meeting with Swami Satyananda Saraswati
«Outlook on contemplation practices» conference
Meeting with Pranavananda