- Veenapani Bhagavadgita Swadhyaya Kendra

Veenapani Bhagavadgita Swadhyaya Kendra


The Veenapani Bhagavadgita Swadhyaya Kendra in an undertaking of the Draupadi Devi-Gopi Kant Jha Charitable Trust . The Head Office of the Kendra is situated at Veenapani Bhawan, Laxmipur- Balbhadrapur, Laheriasarai, Darbhanga

As this Kendra is an undertaking of the Draupadi Devi-Gopi Kant Jha Charitable Trust which is registered under Section 12A of the Income-tax Act, 1961, and donation to the Trust is entitled for exemption as per the provisions of Section 80G of the Income-tax Act, 1961.

The Aims and Objects of the Kendra

  1. To function as a centre for the study of the Bhagavadgita and for dissemination of its ideas for the good of mankind.

  2. To study the Bhagavadgita from all observation-posts adopting diverse approaches: historical, comparative , sociological , analytical, philosophical , functional …..

  3. To study the Bhagavadgita with reference to the Indian traditions and thoughts in the contexts of the ideas developed and articulated in various civilizations known to mankind.

  4. To study the influence and impact of the Bhagavadgita on the lives and deeds of individuals, and on the values and mores of various societies in the world.

  5. To conduct seminars, symposia, workshop and discussion-centres for the study and evaluation of the ideas of the Bhagavadgita.

  6. To set up a library to house literature on the Bhagavadgita and to build up an archive pertaining to the Bhagavadgita.

  7. To publish books, papers, journals, and brochures with the prime object of advancing our understanding of the Bhagavadgita.

  8. To conduct research or to help other institutions or/and individuals in conducting research on any aspact of the Bhagavadgita and its relevance to our times.

  9. To promote and develop or exchange knowledge by co-operating with institutions and persons having similar pursuits.

  10. To provide for all facilities including financial assistance for the study and dissemination of the ideas of the Bhagavadgita.

  11. To build, maintain and run the necessary infrastructure for realization of the aims and objects of the Kendra.

  12. To recognize affiliate, associate, participate and collaborate with other institutions or undertakings having similar objectives.

  13. To explore the realm of the Bhagavadgita , the very grammar of existence, to crystallize ideas which can function as guidance for everyone.

  14. To study the Bhagavadgita from the observation- posts of a scientist, an economist, a management expert, an administrator, a political scientist, a philosopher, an artist, a literary critic….to find out things of relevance in this great grammar of existence.

  15. To develop ways to rise above the limitations of knowledge and of words in pursuit of wisdom ; and to develop ways so that all of us are free from fear : and have right perception of duties and sincere commitment to perform them.

  16. To provide a forum for study of the Bhagavadgita from all observation posts and to experiment in life with ideas enunciated therein.


Smt Veenapani Jha, the President of the D.D-G.K.J. Trust, sings Shivoham at “Veenapani Bhawan”, Laheriasarai (Bihar)


Smt Veenapani Jha, the President of the D.D-G.K.J. Trust, sings a bhajan at “Veenapani Bhawan”, Laheriasarai (Bihar)


Smt Veenapani Jha, the President of the D.D-G.K.J. Trust, sings Madhurastaka at “Veenapani Bhawan”, Laheriasarai (Bihar)



December, 2005
Acharya Vighneshchandra Jha expounded Srimad Bhagavad Mahapurana for seven days for public weal, emphasising the universal relevance and value of the ideas set forth in this great work.

Jauary 2007
A group of learned persons deliberated on certain dimensions of the Bhagavad-Gita, and a learned paper on the Bhagavad-Gita and the Koran was read out and discussed. This paper is written by Dr Razia Khan, Professor of Philosophy

Research papers and publications

The Bhagavadgita and Koran by Dr Razia Khan (to be published soon on the website)


The Kendra has a rich library of books on India's culture, and the Bhagavad-Gita. Researchers and students are helped to carry on their research work.



Shiva Kant Jha is writing a book on Shri Krishna Expounds Grammar of Revolution. Its broad tentative contents are set forth thus:

1. Introduction
2. On the Wheel of Fire
3. Our Plight Portrayed


4. Sri Krishna: More real than all realities
5.. Sri Krishna, Christ and Mohammad
(As I see them from this co-ordinate of time and space)
6. . Shri Krishna and Karl Marx
6a Shri Krishna and Gandhi
7.. Krishna Expounds a Grammar of Revolution
8. Relevance of Sri Krishna in modern times
9. We are our own friends: we are our own foes


10.The time and purpose of Krishnavatara:
11. The Domains of Kaliyuga: His abiding presence in this Kaliyuga
12..The life of Sri Krishna:: an expanded metaphor
13..Shri Krishna prescribes the Standards for conduct, and provides criteria for evaluation.
14. Karma and Kartavya
15. Purusartha
(Struggle against Evil. )
16.. The Concept of Dharma
17. Sri Krishna under the ken of the great Commentators


18.. The Role of the Government and the Right of the people
19. Wealth and its purpose
20. The Art of Living
21. Political Ideas of Krishna
22. Understanding Shri Krishna


23. The Geeta and our revolutionaries
24. Hope survives: the way-out
25. . The Time for the Geeta has come


26. Now or Never
27. Conclusion

The researcher would be grateful to all those who send him comments or suggestions to assist him in the completion of this research project.

The Administration

The Trustees of the Draupadi Devi-Gopi Kant Jha Charitable Kendra, as existing from time to time, would constitute the Board of the Directors of the Kendra. Shri Shiva Kant Jha, who is the founder of the Trust, is now its President, and the Chief Administrator. As the President normally resides he can be accessed at the following address:

Shiva Kant Jha. M A, LL M
Former Chief Commissioner of Income tax

A-320, SFS, Sarita Vihar, Mathura Road,
New Delhi: 110044,
Ph: +91-11-26953303 Mob: +91-9811194697
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