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S.D.M. Ayurveda College and Hospital at BangalorePosted by Admin

Sri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Ayurveda College and Hospital was inaugurated by Hon’ble Chief Minister of Karnataka Sri Siddaramaiah on 18th May 2016 Wednesday in the outskirts of Bangalore City.


Visionaries MeetPosted by Admin

Dr. D Veerendra Heggade with Honorable Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi at International Conference on 'Frontiers in Yoga Research and its Applications’ (INCOFYRA) ,Prashanti Kutiram, Bangalore

Inauguration of 10,000th Pragathi Bandhu Self Help Group at Malur,Kolar.Posted by Admin

Inauguration of 10,000th Pragathi Bandhu Self Help Group at Malur,Kolar.
"Pragathi Bandhus" are unique models of Self-help Groups that center around the cultivation of waste lands through labor sharing.Here each member works for the other members for one day in a week.Such groups empower small and marginal farmers and has enabled thousands of farmers to complete their important farm works..

Dr.D.Veerendra Heggade meets Honorable Prime Minister of India, Sri Narendra Modi.Posted by Admin

Akhila Bharatha Tulu Okkuta,Tulu Academy Office bearers met Prime Minister Sri Narendra Modi and Minister Sri  Rajnath Singh under the Leadership of Sri Veerendra Heggade for recognition for Tulu language under 8th schedule as early as possible( Tulu Adhikratha Bhashe)

Conservation of WaterPosted by Admin


Water‬ is one of Pancha Bhoota's and conservation of water is very important for survival. On this note to create awareness among the people, ‪‎SKDRDP‬ with association with the locals have taken initiative by spending Rs. 2,86,000 for cleaning and maintenance of ‪HonammanaKere‬ of Mugada Village at ‪‎Dharwad‬ DistrictDuring his visit Dr. D Veerendra Heggade planted trees to mark the start of this initiative.

Yoga Day-2016Posted by Admin

Yoga demonstration was done at Dharmasthala on Tuesday on the occasion of International Yoga Day celebration.
Dharmadhikari Dr. D. Veerendra Heggade announced that more programmes will be taken up to propagate the significance of Yoga in daily life. He said, by practicing Yoga we can keep Doctors away.

Books on moral EducationPosted by Admin

Books on moral Education from Shri Dharmasthala Shantivana trust released.
17,94,400 value based books have be distributed so far and this years trust plans to distribute 1,10,00 books

Bhajana Training camp is conducted at DharmasthalaPosted by Admin

Bhajana Training camp is conducted at Dharmasthala from 18th to 25th September, 2016. 220 Members from 131 Bhajana Mandalis participate in the Camp.

Bhajana Training Camp closing ceremony at DharmasthalaPosted by Admin

18th year Bhajana Training Camp has been conducted at Dharmasthala from 18th to 25th September 2016. 220 members from 131 Bhajana Mandalis participated in the Camp.

1000th De-addiction Camp at Dharmasthala.Posted by Admin

1000th de-addiction camp was held at Dharmasthala on Saturday. 1403 de-addicts from 10 camps at different places participated.
H.H. Prabhu Chenna Basava Swamiji of Motagi Mutt, Athani of Belgaum who inaugurated the Camp said by voluntarily de-addiction, a healthy society will be formed. He appreciated the services of Sri Heggade.

49th Pattabhisheka Anniversary Celebration of Dharmadhikari Dr. D. Veerendra Heggade at Dharmasthala.Posted by Admin

 "The Service and achievement of Dharmasthala Rural Development Project is ideal and model to the World" opined Hon'ble  Muzarai Minister of Government of Karnataka Mr.  Rudrppa Manappa Lamani.
On the occasion of 49th Pattabhisheka Anniversary Celebration of Dharmadhikari  Dr. D. Veerendra Heggade at Dharmasthala on 24th (Monday) he spoke.

Third Banking and Economic Conference of SBI at Mumbai.Posted by Admin

Poverty can be eradicated by proper use of facilities given by the Government.

There are two types of poverty in the rural people. Economic Poverty and Mental Poverty
Economic poverty can be eradicated by regular activities and follow up.
Having no knowledge about the necessary steps to be taken for economic progress and also no awareness of Government projects leads to mental poverty.

S-VYAS University -Cultural Hall InaugurationPosted by Admin

Dr. D. Veerendra Heggade, Dharmadhikari of Dharmasthala inaugurated the cultural Hall at Prashanthi Kuteera of S-Vyas University at Bangalore on 3rd November 2016. Vice-Chancellor Dr. H.R. Nagendra was present.

The Lakshadeepothsava festival of Lord Shri Manjunatha SwamyPosted by Admin

The Lakshadeepothsava festival of Lord Shri Manjunatha Swamy  was held at Shri Kshethra Dharmasthala from 24th November 2016 to 28th November 2016.

Prize distribution function relating to the state-level Anche-Kuncha painting contestPosted by Admin

Prize distribution function relating to the state-level ‘Anche-Kuncha’ painting contest and other competitions on moral-value-based books was held at the Amrutavarshini auditorium of Dharmasthala on 30.12.2016

Lord Shri Bahubali PadabhishekaPosted by Admin

Devotees led by Dharmadhikari of Sri Kshetra Dharmasthala Dr.D. Veerendra Heggade, his wife Hemavathi V.Heggade, brother Harshendra Kumar, his wife Supriya Harshendra Kumar performed padabhisheka with 216 kalashas to Lord Bahubali at Ratnagiri in Sri Kshetra Dharmasthala.

Introduction of technology is a boon to SHGs: NABARD ChairmanPosted by Admin

Dr D Veerendra Heggade overcame the barriers in technical, financial  solutions to poverty and has become a guiding force to people towards achievement on the basis of religion, opined NABARD Chairman Dr Harsh Kumar Bhanwala.


Vishu Jatra Festival was held at the famous pilgrimage centre, Dharmasthala from 14th to 21st April, 2017 with variety of programs in the Temple and at Annappa Betta.
As part of the Festival, Brahmarathosava was held on 20th Night. Thousands of Artists offered their seva on this occasion. Dharmadhikari Dr. D. Veerendra Heggade was present.

102 couples tie the knot in Dharmasthala mass marriage ceremonyPosted by Admin

There were celebrations galore at Dharmasthala pilgrim centre and Beedu, the residence of Dr Veerendra Heggade on Thursday, May 4 as 102 couples tied the marriage knot during the 46th annual mass wedding ceremony.

A Brief Report on National RSETI Diwas2017 Celebration on 7th June 2017 at VigyanBhavan, New DelhiPosted by Admin

The National RSETI Divas 2017 was celebrated on 7th June 2017 at Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi. On this occasion, Hon. Co-Chairman, National Level Advisory Committee on RSETIs, Dr. D Veerendra Heggade briefly explained the purpose of establishing Rural Development and Self-Employment Training Institutes (RUDSETIs) and their journey so far.

International Yoga Day Celebration at Dharmasthala.Posted by Admin

Dharmadhikari D. Veerendra Heggade presided over the function. Mr. T. Shyam Bhat, Chairman, Karnataka Public Service Commission (KPSC) opined by regular Yoga practice we can improve our
health condition. Because of modern Life style and food system we become victims of several diseases. He advised to practice Yoga daily.

Dr. Heggade received SDMIMDs International Accreditation at Anaheim, USAPosted by Admin

Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Institute for Management Development (SDMIMD), Mysore received the accreditation from Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), USA for their flagship management programme – Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM).

The third meeting of the National Level Advisory Committee on RSETIs (NLACR)Posted by Admin

The third meeting of the National Level Advisory Committee on RSETIs (NLACR) was held on 06.09.2017 at VigyanBhawan, New Delhi, which was Chaired by Sri Amarjeet Sinha, IAS, Secretary, Ministry of Rural Development and attended by Principal Secretaries / Mission Directors from select States, Senior executives from RBI, NABARD, Sponsor Banks of RSETIs and officials from various Ministries.

2017's Bhajana Kammata StartsPosted by Admin

2017’s Bhajana Kammata was inaugurated today at Mahothsava Sabha bhavan, Dharmasthala. The program was inaugurated by Sri Sri Sri Shantamallikarjuna Swamiji from Virajpete. The program was presided by Dr. D Veerendra Heggade. Sri Mohandas Swamiji of Manila was guest of honour, Smt. Hemavathi V Heggade, and Sri D. Harshendra Kumar were the vice president of this function. The Kammata Training is 1 week long training program. More than 200 people are attending the training.

Bhajana Kammata-ValedictoryPosted by Admin

“Through devotional songs through Bhajans we can get the divine blessings of God” said Dr. M.C. Mohan Kumari, Hon’ble Minister for Sugar and Small Industries, Government of Karnataka.
She was speaking in the valedictory function of 19th year Bhajana Training Camp at Dharmasthala on Sunday (17th September, 2017)

Sri Narendramodi Honorable Prime Minister of India visited dharmasthalaPosted by Admin

Sri Narendramodi Honorable Prime Minister of India visited dharmasthala on 29.10.2017 offered prayers at the  Lord Manjunatheshwara temple in Dharmasthala.

International Yoga Festival-2017 & 2nd Federation Yoga Sports Cup was inauguratedPosted by Admin

on 21st November 2017 at Shri Kshetra Dharmasthala. Over 500 members from 7 Nations and 23 States are participating in the 3 day event.

State Level Anche-Kuncha Spardhe Felicitation ProgrammePosted by Admin

Preserving culture and tradition is possible by putting values into practice  - Dr. Shalini Rajaneesh.
Teachers, parents and public must introspect regarding implementing human values in daily life. Dearth of values is the biggest black mark in our society.

Maha Shivarathri Celebration at DharmasthalaPosted by Admin

Recitation of Shiva Panchakshari was inaugurated by Dr D Veerendra Heggade and Smt Hemavathi V Heggade during the Mahashivaratri at Sri Kshethra. On the occasion Dr Heggadeji said that the devotees shouldn’t be afraid of, hypocritical or sceptical of God.  Instead, they should have Devotion, Love, and Dedication to God.