P1120203Ánanda Nagar is a unique rural development project located in one of the poorest and most backward areas of India, the Purulia district in West Bengal.

The area around Ánanda Nagar is inhabited by tribal villagers that suffer from the typical problems faced by most rural people: lack of education and literacy, chronic diseases, widespread malnutrition, total absence of electricity, non-productive agriculture on arid and non-irrigated lands, and lack of any type of industrial development. The projects of Ánanda Nagar are designed to address all of these challenges, and transform a depressed area into a vibrant example of sustainable development.

Ánanda Nagar’s landscape is composed of rolling hills and winding streams whose history of civilization is millenary, which somehow renders Ánanda Nagar a land without time, where mystic beauty stands as a witness to the human drama of existence.

Ánanda Nagar has a unique glory, and that glory has developed out of the great sacrifice of many noble souls who have provided the guidance necessary to all in terms of applied spirituality, with their spiritual practice, service, sacrifice and renunciation.

Each of the objects in the world requires a medium for expression and Ánanda Nagar is an ideal medium for a cultural progress that is best expressed by establishing Ánanda Nagar and its adjoining villages in all respects – economically, socially and culturally.

Such goal cannot be accomplished by anyone person, it requires a consistent collective effort, so only by working all together Ánanda Nagar will be established as the ideal cultural and spiritual center.