Upadhyaya Shri Amar Muniji Maharaj conceptually thought of Veerayatan in 1962 and presented the concept to monks, scholars, and intellectuals in 1972 on the 2500th Nirvana Centenary of Lord Mahavir. Inspired by his vision, Acharya Shri Chandanaji Maharaj nurtured this seed into what is now considered one of India’s leading development organizations. The name Veerayatan is an amalgamation of two words: “Veer” (Lord Mahaveer 599-527 B.C.) and “Aayatan” (his place which is very holy). Thus, Veerayatan means the holy land of Lord Mahaveer. Established in 1973, Veerayatan is a non-profit, non-governmental organization that strives to uplift and empower humanity through the three jewels of humanitarianism, education and inner development.
Veerayatan is a well known socio-religious institution in Bihar, which perpetuates the concepts of spirituality, culture and education. The site is rich in its historical heritage, where the undercurrents of Jainism, Buddhism and Vedic religion meet. Acharya Shri Chandanaji Maharaj followed up with the concept to build Veerayatan in the state of Bihar, India the very place where Lord Mahavir perpetuated the path of Ahimsa, love and compassion to the world.
It is run by a team of dynamic and dedicated Sadhvis with the support of the trustees, committee members, professional staff and committed volunteers. The services are available to all 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.
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