Veerayatan stands on the three pillars of Seva , Shiksha , and Sadhana to inspire and empower lives.
Veerayatan is derived from the words ‘Veer’ for Lord Mahavir and ‘aayatan’ which means holy place. Veerayatan is a non-profit, non-governmental organization, which was established in 1973 in the state of Bihar by Acharya Shri Chandanaji with the blessings of Param Pujya Gurudev Shri Amar Muni ji Maharaj.
Veerayatan is run by a team of dynamic and dedicated Sadhvijis with the support of Trustees, committee members, professional staff and committed volunteers whose work is performed without any regard to caste, creed, race, religion or socio-economic status. Since its inception Veerayatan created an indelible impact in extending extraordinary contribution towards the alleviation of human suffering.
Veerayatan encompasses a wide spectrum of activities which include starting and running Schools, Hospitals and Vocational training for the under privileged section of the society, especially for the Rural population. Free medical checkups, Eye surgeries, Polio re-correction surgeries have been the part of our effort.
On 26th January 2001, Kachchh was struck by a terrible earthquake. Thousands of lives were lost. Hundreds of homes were swallowed whole.
"How can we sleep when thousands of people are in tears, uncountable people are homeless, and children have lost all they had? We want to be there"
- Sadhvijis of Veerayatan
Sadhvijis were deeply moved by this tragedy and rushed to Kachchh immediately to initiate relief and rehabilitation. Several stopgap schools and vacational training centers were set up to help the locals get back on their feet. Given the urgent need for rehabilitation and education at all levels, Veerayatan then established many permanent centers of learning in Kachchh.