Patanjali Yogpeeth

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Patanjali Yogpeeth
Patanjali yogpeeth entrance.jpg
Entrance to Patanjali Yogpeeth
Founder(s)Ramdev, Balkrishna
FocusYoga, Ayurveda
Key peopleRamdev, Balkrishna
OwnerDivya Yoga Mandir Trust (Balkrishna)
Location, ,
WebsiteDivya Yog Mandir (Trust)

Patanjali Yogpeeth in Haridwar, Uttarakhand, is one of the largest yoga institutes in India, and possibly in the whole world. Named after the Rishi Patanjali, the institute is Ramdev's flagship project. Its purpose is to practice, research and develop yoga and ayurveda. It is also the home of the University of Patanjali. Balkrishna is the General Secretary of Patanjali Yogpeeth.[1][2][3] Ramdev is the Vice-Chancellor of the Patanjali Yogapeeth.[4]

In 2017, the Income Tax Appellate Tribunal (ITAT) through its Delhi bench gave tax exempt status to Patanjali Yogpeeth.[5] Located on the Haridwar-Delhi highway. The institute offers treatments for all and has residential accommodation. It is about 20 km (12 mi) from Haridwar at Kankhal and about 15 km (9.3 mi) from Roorkee.[6][7]

Patanjali Yogpeeth Trust[edit]

Patanjali Yogpeeth Trust, a non-profit organisation started by Ramdev, aims to carry out welfare activities in the spheres of health care, education and other socio-economic activities. Patanjali drives its Social responsibility initiatives through Patanjali Yogpeeth Trust.[8]

University of Patanjali[edit]

University of Patanjali
Location, ,
WebsiteOfficial website

University of Patanjali is located in Haridwar, Uttarakhand. It was established in 2006.[9][10]

Patanjali Yogpeeth comprises two campuses, named Patanjali Yogpeeth - I and Patanjali Yogpeeth - II respectively.[11]

Patanjali Yogpeeth - I[edit]

Patanjali Yogpeeth I, Main Building (Sadbhawana)

This first Yogpeeth campus was commissioned on 6 April 2006.[12]

  • Patanjali Ayurveda College. In 2010, this study and research facility was commissioned as part of the university and has 122 students as of 2013. Inside the Campus library is a special area dedicated to the research of yoga and ayurveda. Various ancient books are being restored and digitized.[citation needed][13]

Patanjali Yogpeeth - II[edit]

This second Yogpeeth campus was inaugurated in April 2009.[14]

  • Patanjali Yog Bhavan Patanjali Yog Bhavan is a huge auditorium of 200,000 sq. ft. where thousands of participants practice yoga, pranayama and meditation together.[citation needed]
  • Shraddhalayam is a 60,000 sq. ft. air conditioned auditorium.
  • Panchakarma & Shatkarma Centre is a 40,000 sq. ft. centre where up to about 1,000 people can perform and participate in panchakarma and shatkarma therapy.[citation needed]



Motto||सा प्रथमा संस्कृतिर्विश्ववारा||(Sa Prathama Sanskritirvishwawara)
School boardCBSE
DirectorKulbhushan Kain
PrincipalAradhana Kaul
GradesV to XII
Number of students750+
Campus typeResidential

Acharyakulam is a school based on Vedic-cum-modern education near Patanjali Yogpeeth, Haridwar. It is a residential educational institution for students from grades 5th to 12th.[15] It was inaugurated on 26 April 2013 by Narendra Modi, the then Chief Minister of Gujarat. This organization is jointly governed by Ramdev and Balkrishna.

It is affiliated to Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).[16][17]

Ramdev's main aim behind opening Acharyakulam is to promote Vedic education and Indian culture.[18] He believed establishing Acharyaklam will protect Indian culture and help in promote Vedic knowledge to new generations of Indians. He plans to establish Acharyakulam in every district of the country.[19]


The admissions examination happens in December.[20] The examination happens for the fifth class. The selected students are tested again for a week in Acharyakulam. 80 boys and 40 successful girls get the admission after that their further education continues till 12th standard.[21]

Ramdev plans to establish 600 schools in 600 districts across the country. Apart from Indian culture, Sanskrit and Yoga, it will also provide education in modern science.[22][23][24][25] In 2018 Ayush Sharma and Yuvraj Aaditya Arya received overall 99% and 98% respectively in class 10 CBSE Board exams.[26][27]

On 27 September 2018, Amit Shah, Trivendra Singh Rawat and Ramdev inaugurated new premises of Acharyakulam near Patanjali Yogpeeth Phase-1.[citation needed][28]

Yog Gram[edit]

Yog Gram is a naturopathy treatment centre situated in Haridwar, Uttarakhand, India. It maintains a natural environment.[29] It provides physical, mental and spiritual health treatments through the integrated therapy of Ayurveda.[30]

The concept of Yog Gram is from Ramdev and his associate Balkrishna.[citation needed] It was inaugurated by former Chief Minister of Uttarakhand B. C. Khanduri on 8 June 2008. In 2015, expansion work began in Tirupati.[31] In 2019, Yog Gram expanded to serve 600 patients from 300.[32]

Yog Gram was described as Adarsh village, with the following facilities.[33][34]


Ramdev's comments against modern medicine[edit]

In May 2021, Ramdev sparked controversy when he spoke against modern medical science in the context of COVID-19 pandemic in India. The Indian Medical Association (IMA) objected to his comments. On 22 May, the IMA's Uttarakhand division sent a defamation notice of 1,000 crore (US$130 million).[35][36] On 27 May, Patanjali Yogpeeth confirmed that it had received the defamation notice from IMA demanding an apology from Ramdev over his remarks. In a statement, the institute quoting Balkrishna said it would give a befitting reply legally to IMA. The institute claimed that all of its activities are carried out with scientific and truthful temperament. It said it "cannot allow anyone to disparage, neglect and demean the great knowledge and science of rishis and scriptures".[37]


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