In the wake of coronavirus outbreak, Maharashtra government has invoked the Epidemic Diseases Act of 1897 to tackle the virus threat. In accordance with the government notification, Govardhan Ecovillage will remain shut till 03rd May, 2020. All seminars, conferences and workshops have been postponed/cancelled until further notice.

Unfortunately, with the progression of time, one often tend to ignore the culture, values, character, heritage and simplicity learned during the initial years of life. And gradually, these are not passed on to the next generation that leads to extinction of such qualities from the society. Rupa Raghunath P and his team started many wonderful initiatives to promote spiritual culture at root that is in rural areas of Maharashtra by teaching villagers to lead a life of integrity and morality with God as the center of all one's activities.

Another source of existence of School of Culture came from His Holiness Radhanatha Swami who envisioned "Ganga, Yamuna, Saraswati Project" for rural sections of the society.

  • Ganga symbolize "agriculture and cow protection"
  • Yamuna symbolize "Spreading Spiritual culture"
  • Saraswati symbolize "healthcare and education"

Rupa Raghunath Das took up "Yamuna" part of the project in 2004 by creating awareness about our rich spiritual culture and practicality of spirituality in one's life in order to check the imbalance of values in life.


Our Courses

Study Abroad Programs

7, 14 or 30 days dynamic programs based on experiential learning and activities that inspire transformative change

Academic Courses

Credited academic courses run with different partnering universities.

Cultural Immersions

21 days residential program aimed at giving a wide range of cultural and spiritual experiences.


Started in 2004, Harinaam Sankirtana is congregational chanting of the holy names of the Supreme Lord. It aims to bring people from different caste, color, religion, and status together in unity to chant the name of the Lord. Small skits, singing and dancing in the Lord's praises and distributing meals are key activities.


This continues to be the focal point for creating spiritual awareness and educating in techniques of spirituality in order to check the imbalance of values in life. During satsang, the congregation participates in bhajan, video presentations, cultural programs, and spiritual discourses by sadhus or learned devotees. Currently, this program is regularly conducted in around 30 villages and attended by 30-40 people from each village. It has helped many to get over harmful addictions and also find employment in Govardhan Eco Village in various projects.


GSOS is led by an international team with diverse backgrounds, a global outlook and is setting partnerships with several international universities, promoting increased cultural and academic exchange.



Accomodation at Govardhan Ecovillage is equipped to provide you the mesmerising experience of living in nature without compromising the basic comforts of modern life. The stay here is characterised by healthy living amidst serene natural environment to heighten your journey to explore the inner peace. Eco-living being the cornerstone of all our programs, your time here will also educate you how to exist in perfect harmony with nature even in your city life.