Gurukulam is a type of residential schooling system in India with shishya (students) living near or with the guru, in the same house. It literally means the House of the Guru. Janaka Janani Kripa Gurukulam Trust (JJK Gurukulam Trust) is a social service oriented body engaged in providing education and a home for children of less privileged and dysfunctional families, based few miles from Thrichur. It has been founded by Swami Tattvarupananda Saraswati. Swamiji was born & raised in Kerala’s culture capital, Trichur. As a spiritual seeker from a young age, he was fortunate to have met many different masters of repute. From 2004 onwards, Swamiji has taught Bhagavad Gita classes during Teacher Training Courses and Raja Yoga Sutras & Sanskrit during Advanced Training Courses to students in Sivananda ashrams in India. I had the fortune and honour to meet him as his student at the Sivananda Advanced Teacher Training in Madurai in India in 2009. In 2015 I went to a spiritual retreat with him in Madhuban in the Himalayas and it was one of the most magical places I have ever been. Swami Tattva has already opened a Gurukulam for boys in Trivandrum and the girl Gurukulam was open in January 2017. I spent 2 weeks in the Gurukulam last year in October 2017 and I was so impressed by the pure and spiritual upbringing of these wonderful girls. There were 8 girls when I was there. This collection is dedicated to them, each colour has a girl’s name and 10% of the profit of this collection will go toward the Gurukulam. Thank you Swamiji for your vision and for making it happen and for giving young people a chance for a better life.
If you are interested in this cause and would like to make a donation please visit www.jjkgurukulam.org