Badarikashrama is a non-profit organization, a center for spiritual and cultural learning for the past three decades.


The ashrama provides a peaceful atmosphere to worship and ensures sanctity to thousands of people through many religious, cultural and educational programs. With a variety of activities suitable for the whole family, the ashrama ensures that the unique and ancient cultures are taught to the future generations in a western environment. We are committed to serving the spiritual and cultural needs of society through opportunities for personal liberation and the service to God through Humanity. People of all nationalities and faiths can feel welcome here to share in the resources and activities of the ashrama. We have two centers to serve you. Our USA center is located in San Leandro, California, and our India center is located in Madihalli, Karnataka, India.

Badarikashrama is a non-profit organization and all your donations to the ashrama are tax-deductible in America and in India. We encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity for service. Your support will enable us to maintain the ashramas both in America and India as places of peace and sanctity. Your donations will go a long way in furthering the objectives of our mission of serving God through humanity.

There is no sight equal to learning, no austerity equal to truthfulness, no misery like passion, and no happiness equal to following the ideal of renunciation. The secret meaning of the Vedas is truth; of truth, self-control, freedom from all limitations. This is the sum of all the scriptures. Purity of conduct is the greatest purity. To think of God continuously, to worship him, to chant his name and sing his praises–this is the best way of attaining the highest good.”       ~Mahabharata                                                                       


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Nrityanjali, an evening of classical Indian dance ~ Sunday, Aug. 28th at 4:00 pm  

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A fundraiser organized by Sima Chakraborty and her Nataraj School of Dance

Fundraiser Dance Performance Aug 2016

Sri Krishna Janmashtami Celebration

Thursday,  Aug. 25th, 2016~ 7:00 pm- 12:00 Midnight










Dattatreya Velankar


Surmani Dattatreya Velankar is a disciple of an acclaimed Gwalior-Kirana Gharana vocalist, Pt. Vinayak Torvi. He is an accomplished performer, teacher and academician. Dattatreya Velankar is an ‘A’ graded All India Radio and Doordarshan artiste. He has performed at many prestigious music festivals. He is one of the founders of the SHADJA KALA KENDRA TRUST , Bangalore – an institution dedicated to the age-old ‘Guru-Shishya Parampara’ of Hindustani Classical Music and he is training several students.


Program Details


7:00 pm – 8:00 pm  ~ Ilora Jha & Friends, Devotional Music

8:00 pm ~ Datatreya Velenkar, Hindustani Concert with Sripad Torvi on Tabla

10:00 pm~ Suman and Sargam Shah, Kirtan

11:30 pm~ Janmashtami Puja and Aarati