Social Service Projects
Ammavodi - Home for destitute aged women
Amma Vodi, meaning Mother’s Lap is a Social welfare project that exclusively addresses the needs of helpless, forsaken and poor women who cannot fend for themselves.
Amma Vodi has a total intake capacity of about 200 inmates and is set-up on a two acre land belonging to Datta Peetham. Situated adjacent to the Sri Ganapati Sachchidananda Ashrama, near Dindigal, Hyderabad, this organization involves many facilities to help destitute women lead a normal life. It is equipped with all the essential services and amenities needed for the overall development of the women inmates: Physical, Social, Emotional and Spiritual. The objective is to offer each woman a home in its truest sense.
Ammavodi has a dedicated Hospital just adjacent to its building with doctors treating for General checkup, ENT, Gynecology, Cardiology and Cancer treatment. This hospital provides free medicines and all related medical tests for the needy free of cost.
Amma Vodi in Dindigul near Hyderabad, inaugurated in Oct 2004
Amma Vodi in Dindigul, near Hyderabad
Ammavodi, Inaugurated by S.S. Barnala Hon’ble Governer AP
The Dignitaries at the inaugural function
Amma Vodi room
Amma Vodi Dining Hall
Sri Swamiji with Amma vodi inmates
In order to improve the general standard of education and to set an example of a model school, Datta Peetham took over the management of two dilapidated schools with 1800 children. Datta Peetham provides all necessary financial assistance for these schools and shoulders the cost of all supplies and building maintenance to ensure that the children will receive a proper education and a good chance to succeed in modern India.
Veda Pathashala - This traditional school in Datta Peetham, Mysore teaches Rig Veda, Yajur Veda, Sama Veda, Atharva Veda and related Sanskrit studies and priest training. More than 150 students study in the learning of the ancient knowledge. The school is run in the Mysore Ashrama premises and is run under traditional Guru Kula system.
Annual camps are held for women to learn the basic Puja system. Yajur Veda school is also run in Peethapuram town in Andhra Pradesh state.
Veda Pathasala in Mysore Ashram
His Holiness with students who passed Veda Exams in 2002
Three of the Sama Veda students - Krishna, Kuvalaya Datta and Pavan Datta excelled in chanting Sama Veda Mantras during the Ashtavadhana Sevas during Navaratri 2004. They are veda students from Mysore Ashrama
Vagdevi School for Communication Impaired - Avadhoota Datta Peetham also runs the Vagdevi School for Communication Handicapped in Bangalore. Run with professional staff, the school attends to the special learning needs of a communication impaired child.
SGS Vagdevi Centre at Bangalore, established in June 2002
HH Sri Swamiji inaugurating the Hearing testing equipment
Auditory Training at Vagdevi School
Hearing testing for early diagnosis
Children at the Daily Prayer
Children practicing Yoga
Dhanvantri Allopathic and Ayurvedic Hospital
The Allopathic and Ayurvedic hospital in Datta Peetham serves the patients from nearby places of Mysore Ashrama. There is also an Ayurvedic Medicine Manufacturing Unit which is engaged in preparing medicines in a traditional way. These medicines prepared are used in the Ashram dispensary.
In addition there is also a mobile hospital, which visits regularly remote villages where no medical facilities are available. Medical help includes Ayurvedic treatments (ancient Indian system of medicine), Dentistry, Cataract operation programs, free dispensary, Diabetes detection programs and monthly health checkup camps.
Further, Datta Peetham donates Ambulances to small towns for emergency medical assistance. Free medical services (free advice and medicines where available) are being given in many branches of Ashrama.
Medical camp being conducted in Proddutur for the benefit of the villagers of surrounding areas. Dr. Phani Shree and Dr. Indubala offer their skills to the needy.
Donation of an Ambulance for Asha Kirana Foundation of Mysore
Inauguration of the workshop on Diabetes in Nada Mantapa in May 2007. Standing along with Sri Swamiji's are - from left: Dr. Dr.H.N.Doddanaranappa, a senior Diabetologist of Mysore , Dr. Vinod Patel, an eminent Diabetologist from UK, Dr. V.Mohan, a leading diabetes specialist from Chennai, Dr. Jayanti Ramesh from Hyderabed and Dr. Shekar from Mysore.
Sri Swamiji looks at the annual medical activity report given by the doctors who serve the free Ashrama clinic in Dundigal Ashrama. In the year 2006 more than thirty thousand patients received free counseling, diagnosis, treatment and medicine
Service to the Poor and Needy
Sri Swamiji makes it a part of Datta Peetham’s mission to provide service to the poor and the needy. Sri Swamiji has emphasized many times that spiritual life is not only meditation; it also includes service to those in need. Through the social services of Datta Peetham, Sri Swamiji has provided not only physical help to those in need, but also spiritual upliftment. Dattapeetham donates equipment like calipers, wheel chair to physically handicapped and also gift tools such as Sewing machines etc, for self-employment of women.
Datta Peetham Conducts mass marriages of poor in backward and poor areas
15 pairs of Dalits entered in to wedlock in the divine presence of Sri Swamiji and local leaders. The marriage costs were sponsored by Datta Peetham.
Donations to the needy and Physically Challenged
Sri Swamiji witnesses the distribution of clothes to aged women in Kamareddy Ashrama.
Donation of sewing machines, wheelchairs etc., to physically handicapped persons in May 2006
Pujya Sri Swamiji giving equipment to children of AMMA Blind school in 2005
Some of the children from the orphanage run by Guntur Ashrama.
Datta Peetham partakes in making charitable donations for relief programs from natural disasters such as earthquakes, floods etc .
His Excellency Mr. TN Chaturvedi, Hon'ble Governor of Karnataka receiving a cheque for
Rs. 100,000 from Pujya Sri Swamiji towards the Prime Minister's Relief Fund for the victims of earthquake in Kashmir Region in 2005
Mr. Dharam Singh, Hon'ble Chief Minister of Karnataka receiving a cheque for Rs. 200,000 from Pujya Sri Swamiji towards the Prime Minister's Relief Fund for the victims of the earthquake in Kashmir region in 2005.