Hyderabad: An imposing meditation centre of Heartfulness Institute, billed as the world’s largest facility with a capacity to seat 1,00,000 persons who practice meditation will be unveiled at ‘Kanha Shantivanam’ in Nandigama mandal near Shamshabad on Wednesday.
Built in 30 acres, the centre will have central hall and eight peripheral halls to accommodate one lakh meditation practitioners at a time. The entire structure was designed and built with expertise within the Heartfulness Institute and took three years to complete it.
To mark the 75th anniversary of the formation of Sri Ram Chandra Mission and Heartfulness Institute, Kamlesh Patel also known as Daaji, the present guide of Heartfulness, will inaugurate the centre in the presence of Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev.
As many as 1.2 lakh practitioners will be part of the mass meditation activity to commemorate the milestone of 75 years. Three sessions will be organised from January 28 to 30, February 1 to 3 and 7 to 9. President of India, Ramnath Kovind and Anna Hazare are also scheduled to address the practitioners on February 2 and February 8 respectively.
The centre has a self-styled kitchen that can make food for one lakh people a day and a nursery of six lakh saplings. An Ayush medical facility will also come up soon. Interacting with media persons here on Tuesday, Mission working committee member Sanjay Sehgal said the meditation centre was the largest facility in the world.
“We are providing food and accommodation for free to those who come to the centre,” he said and added that the people from all walks of life were visiting the new meditation centre which would be a global headquarters.
Heartfulness is a raja yoga system of meditation which is also known as ‘Sahaj Marg’ or the ‘Natural Path’. It originated at the turn of 20th century and was formalised with founding of Sri Rama Chandra Mission in 1945 in India. More than 5,000 Heartfulness centres are being supported by thousands of certified volunteer trainers in 130 countries.