SRF was set up to conduct scientific, social and industrial research from the unique standpoint provided by Navajyothi Sree Karunakara Guru, combining it with social process and development, as envisaged by Guru.
Congress President and UPA Chairperson, Smt. Sonia Gandhi, laid the foundation stone for the SRF building near the Ashram in February, 2008.
Recognizing the valuable work being done by the SRF, the Dept. of Science and Technology, Govt. of India, has accorded it the status of a ‘Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation’ (SIRO).
Three main institutions are presently working under the SRF. These are the ‘Santhigiri Scientific and Industrial Research Institute’ (SSIRI), Navajyothi Sree Karunakara Guru Research Centre for Ayurveda and Siddha (NKGRCAS) and Santhigiri Social Research Institute (SSRI).
The major projects under Industrial Research are Improving and standardizing the quality of Ayurveda and Siddha medicines and clinical research for the development of new drugs.
Social Research is focused on the teachings of Guru, i.e. the science related to the soul and its cosmic relation with human life and experiences. Research is being carried out in completely uncharted areas such as the significance of ‘karma’ and ‘karmic’ influences on one’s life and how to correct ‘karmadoshas’ (karmic debilities) through spiritual intercession. The faculty of extra sensory perception (darsanam) is also an area of research to understand this phenomenon scientifically.
Santhigiri Research Foundation, a division of Santhigiri Ashram, is organizing a 4 day Global Spiritual Conclave on Dharma- Ideal & Praxis in the Emerging Global Scenario marking the Culmination of one year Navati celebration of the Founder Guru of Santhigiri Ashram, NavajyothiSree Karunakara Guru from 24-27 August, 2017.
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