History

There can never be any problem on Earth or anywhere in creation for which Vedas have no remedy.

– Swami Sri Atmananda

 

Administration building
Administration building

 

With one scholar and a typist, the Vedic research project was born in a small rented office in a developing neighborhood on the outskirts of Bhubaneswar, Orissa, in 2005. After some months, USR moved the Vedic Research Institute to Tamil Nadu, India, to a modest building at the foot of Mount Arunachula in Tiruvannamalai.  As typists and scholars were added to the staff the project moved to various locations over the years often sharing buildings and spaces with other projects.  In 2008, the Institute moved to Ganeshpuri, a nearby five-acre campus developed by Satyachetana Spiritual Movement.

As a part of University of Spiritual Research’s (USR) Department of Vedic Studies, the Vedic Research Institute is USR’s first research wing, largely because of Swami Sri Atmananda’s expertise in Veda.