Chokkahalli is about 7 km from Kolar. 'Chokka' means that which is beautiful, neat and tidy. On about 8 acres of land in Chokkahalli is Chinmaya Sandeepany of Karnataka.
In addition to being a Vedanta Institute and having conducted Vedanta courses in Kannada, this ashram is also presently housing the Veda Vidya Peetha . The Veda Vidya Peetha conducts the Purohita course to facilitate the performance of rituals with an understanding,
The ashram has two residential buildings - Maitreyi and Yajnavalkya – which can accommodate 120 persons. The dining hall is known as 'Annapoorna' and can feed more than 150 people at one time.
The flora and fauna of the ashram is breathtaking. In addition, lots of vegetables are grown within the ashram premises. There are also a number of fruit bearing trees.
Sri Omkareshwara Temple
This beautiful temple has Lord Shiva engraved amidst Kailash. An idol of Lord Ganapati occupies the position below Sri Omkareshwara.
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A captivating feature of this ashram is the 45 ft idol of Lord Ganapati.
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Chinmaya Grameen Vidyalaya
This was started as a school for the poorer children from the surrounding villages. Transport to and fro is provided by the Ashram. The school is presently till Std VII and there are plans to introduce Std VIII next year. Presently there are over 300 children in the Vidyalaya. Recently a new building was constructed and now there are a total of 16 class rooms.
Medihalla PO 563 101
Ph: +91-8152-234 001