ÁNANDA MARGA COLLEGE
ÁNANDA MARGA (RESIDENTIAL) COLLEGE is located in ÁNANDA Nagar, P.O-Baglata, District-Purulia, West-Bengal. ÁNANDA Nagar is situated in the north-eastern part of India, in the heart of Rarh. Rarh was the starting point of civilization and was once covered by dense forests. Its villages, named Baglata, Singhagra and Dimidiha bear testimony to that glorious past. Asthi Pahad (Fossil Hill), which contains ancient fossils, including those of dinosaurs. The great Maharshi Kapila was born in Pat Jhalda (23 kilometers southwest of ÁNANDA Nagar) 3,500 years ago. Maharshi Kapila was not only the first philosopher of the world but also the inventor of algebra and geometry.
‘Ánanda Nagar Is the Beacon Light for the Universe’.It is a land without time, a place where it’s sweet and mystic beauty stands as a witness for the human drama of existence. With their roots deep in a remote past, the people of ÁNANDA Nagar struggle to find their place in the present world.
Shri Prabhat Ranjan Sarkar made ÁNANDA nagar the headquarters of ÁNANDA Marga Gurukula with a vision to establish a Gurukula University and Township. The ÁNANDA Nagar project is in fact an attempt to build an oasis in the midst of this desert caused by human neglect and non-caring mentality and is meant to constitute a pioneering approach to tribal cultural renaissance and socio-economic development. However, even beyond that, Gurukula University is designed to be verily the site of holistic learning: of learning to gain knowledge in all spheres of human living, and of learning for enlightenment!