Scientific Holistic Indian Knowledge System Heritage Awareness (SHIKSHA) Foundation

We are dedicated to preserving and promoting the rich heritage, achievements, practices, and values of Indian subcontinent. Our digital platforms are designed to provide education and raise awareness about the scientific and holistic knowledge system that is deeply rooted in Indian culture.


This website contains information about Indian Knowledge traditions on a plethora of subjects and topics taken from many sources. We acknowledge contribution of all these Organizations , groups and individuals for bringing such precious knowledge and helping the cause of those seeking to preserve Indian culture and traditions. Through this website we wish to provide a platform to showcase their work 'as they are' ' without alteration and help them reach out a wider audience, free of cost. 
As a non-profit organization we have no commercial interest in using their content. In case anyone has any objection to any content being used , do let us know. we would happily delete the same based on your request.

Sanatana Dharma

Sanatana Dharma, also known as Vedic Religion or Hinduism, is one of the oldest religions in the world, with a history dating back over 6000 years. The term Sanatana Dharma means "eternal truth" or "eternal law," and it refers to the spiritual and religious traditions that have evolved over thousands of years in the Indian subcontinent.

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Discovering the Essence of Indian Heritage amidst Nepal's Natural Beauty

Welcome to the Event/Retreat Camp organized by Shiksha Foundation, offering a unique opportunity to embark on a transformative journey of self-discovery, cultural immersion, and reconnecting with nature.

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14 Vidyas of Ancient India

Ancient India was known for its rich heritage of knowledge and wisdom. Among the various branches of knowledge, there were 14 vidyas, or techniques, that held great significance. These vidyas encompassed a wide range of subjects, including philosophy, science, arts, and spirituality.

The science of logic and reasoning, providing systematic methods for intellectual inquiry, debate, and discerning truth.

The science of logic and reasoning, providing systematic methods for intellectual inquiry, debate, and discerning truth.

The philosophy of dualism, analyzing the principles of consciousness, matter, and the interplay between the individual self and the universe.

The spiritual and philosophical discipline aiming for union with the divine through physical postures, breath control, meditation, and ethical practices.

The science of atomism and metaphysics, examining the nature of reality, the composition of matter, and the classification of objects.

The study of the philosophical and metaphysical aspects of the Vedas, exploring the nature of reality, existence, and consciousness.

Sthapatya Veda
The knowledge of architecture, urban planning, and construction techniques, including the design of temples, palaces, and cities.

The science of sculpture, sculpture making, and craftsmanship, encompassing various artistic expressions in stone, metal, and other materials.

The science of astrology and astronomy, involving the study of celestial bodies, horoscopes, and planetary influences.

The science of warfare and martial arts, encompassing various combat techniques and strategies.

The art of music, dance, and performing arts, exploring the aesthetic aspects of sound, rhythm, melody, and expression.

The science of politics and economics, dealing with governance, statecraft, economics, and diplomacy.

The science of life and holistic healthcare, focusing on maintaining physical, mental, and spiritual well-being.

The study of the auxiliary disciplines associated with the Vedas, such as phonetics, grammar, etymology, metrics, and rituals.


At SHIKSHA Foundation, we recognize the profound significance of the Vedas as the wellspring of integral wisdom, science, tradition, and culture. These ancient texts are not merely regarded as scriptures but are revered as the repository of cosmic knowledge that has been passed down through generations. The Vedas encapsulate the distilled wisdom of our timeless civilization, serving as a source of guidance and inspiration for humanity. They hold the key to unlocking the depths of Indian culture and the evolution of human civilization as a whole.


The oldest Veda containing hymns to various deities and natural phenomena.


A Veda focused on rituals and sacrificial ceremonies.


A Veda containing melodies and chants used in various rituals.


A Veda containing spells, incantations, and magical hymns.


Vishnava is another major tradition within Sanatana Dharma that centers around the worship of Lord Vishnu and his avatars like Lord Rama and Lord Krishna. It emphasizes the practice of Bhakti Yoga or devotional service to attain liberation.

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Shaiva is a major tradition within Sanatana Dharma that venerates Lord Shiva as the supreme being. It emphasizes the importance of meditation, self-realization, and devotion to attain union with Shiva.

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Shakti is a tradition within Sanatana Dharma that venerates the Divine Feminine or Shakti as the supreme being. It emphasizes the importance of Kundalini Yoga, Tantra, and devotion to the Goddess to attain spiritual awakening.

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Smartha is a liberal tradition within Sanatana Dharma that recognizes the divinity of all major deities like Shiva, Vishnu, Shakti, Ganesha, and Surya. It emphasizes the practice of Jnana Yoga or self-knowledge to attain liberation.

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Philosophical texts that explore the nature of reality and the self, and emphasize the concept of Brahman (the ultimate reality).


Bhagavad Gita

A Hindu scripture that is a part of the epic Mahabharata, containing a dialogue between Krishna and Arjuna on various aspects of life, including dharma and karma.



A collection of Hindu texts containing stories and legends about various deities and their interactions with humans.



Mahabharata is one of the two major Sanskrit epics of ancient Indian literature, the other being the Ramayana. It is an epic narrative that presents a complex and profound story set in the ancient kingdom of Bharata (present-day India).



The Ramayana is an ancient Hindu epic that is considered one of the two major Sanskrit epics of Indian literature, the other being the Mahabharata. It is attributed to the sage Valmiki and is believed to have been composed between 500 BCE and 100 BCE.


ॐ सर्वे भवन्तु सुखिनः 
सर्वे सन्तु निरामयाः । 
सर्वे भद्राणि पश्यन्तु मा 
कश्चिद्दुःखभाग्भवेत् । 
ॐ शान्तिः शान्तिः शान्तिः ॥ 
​शान्तिः शान्तिः शान्तिः ॥
Om Sarve Bhavantu Sukhinah 
Sarve Santu Niraamayaah | 
Sarve Bhadraanni Pashyantu Maa 
Kashcid-Duhkha-Bhaag-Bhavet | 
Om Shaantih Shaantih Shaantih ||
Shaantih Shaantih Shaantih ||

Below is a pictorial depiction of Hanuman Chalisa. Each picture represents one verse. The picture can be zoomed for clarity.