Organizations

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By Himanshu Bhatt


There are a large number of organizations that range from temple organizations to social organizations.

Spiritual Organizations

Name Sectarian Affiliation Presence Founder Current Leader Goal Significance
Akhil Bharatiya Satnami Kalyan Samiti Vaishnava (Satnami) India (Chhattisgarh)
Akhil Bharatiya Satnami Samaj Vaishnava (Satnami)
Akhil Bharatiya Satnami Sadh Samaj Sansth Vaishnava (Satnami)
Akonir Namghar Vaishnava India (Assam) Arati Das
Amrit Yoga Institute[1] [Non-sectarian] U.S. (Florida) Swami Kripalu
Ananda Marga[2] Shaiva International Prabhat Ranjan Sarkar Provide spiritual upliftment through Raja Yoga and bhakti.
Arya Samaj Nirguna Bhakti International Swami Dayananda Provide spiritual upliftment reliance on Vedas and nirguna bhakti alone.
Art of Living Foundation [Non-sectarian] International Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
Advaithashramam Satsangam[3] Vaishnava India (Kerala) Swami Chidananda Puri This ashram also has its own magazine. It is based on Advaita.
Aurobindo Mission[4] [Non-sectarian] India Sri Aurobindo
Brahma Kumari[5] Shaiva International Prajapita Brahma (Lekhraj Kripalani)
Brahmo Samaj Nirguna Bhakti International Raja Ram Mohan Roy
Center for Vedic Culture [Non-sectarian]
Chinmaya Mission[6] Vaishnava International Swami Chinmayananda Saraswati Swami Swaroopananda
Dayananda Mission Nirguna Bhakti International
Devashram Trust [Non-sectarian]
Divine Life Society [Non-sectarian] International Swami Sivananda
Divine Light Mission (Sanskrit: Divya Sandesh Parishad)[7] Vaishnava International Hans Ji Maharaj Prem Pal Singh Rawat
Gaudiya Math Vaishnava International Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati
Gaudiya Mission Vaishnava International Ananta Vasudev Prabhu Bhakti Sundar Sanyasi Maharaj
ISKCON Vaishnava International Srila Prabhupada
Kalki Avatar Foundation[8] Vaishnava International Younus Al-Gohar
Kartabhaja Sampraday Vaishnava India (West Bengal) Aulechand
Love Serve Remember Foundation Vaishnava U.S. Swami Ramdass[9]
Matua Mahasangh Vaishnava India (West Bengal), Bangladesh Harichand Thakur
Nath Panth Shaiva International Matsyendranath
Nilachala Saraswata Sangha Shakta India (Orissa) Swami Nigamananda Paramahans
Paramhans Advait Mat[10] Advaita International Swami Advaitanand Ji Maharaj
Panmana Asramam[11] Shaiva India (Kerala) Kumbalathu Sanku Pillai This ashram promotes the teachings of Paramabhattara Sree Vidyadhiraja Chattambi Swamigal.
Prarthana Samaj [Non-sectarian] India Mahadev Govind Ranade
Radhasoami Satsang Sabha Vaishnava International Radhasaomi
Ramakrishna Mission Vaishnava International Vivekanand Swami Smaranananda
Ramakrishna Order Vaishnava Ramakrishna
Ramana Maharishi Satsangh[12] [Non-sectarian] International
Sabarimala Ayyappa Seva Samajam Ayyappan India (Kerala)
Sadhu Vaswani Mission[13] [Non-sectarian] International Sadhu T.L. Vaswani
Sanatan Raksha Trust [Non-sectarian]
Sanatan Trust [Non-sectarian]
Sant Shri Narayan Sai Lokseva Trust Vaishnava
Satguru Kabir Gurusaheb Foundation Vaishnava India
Science of Spirituality [Non-sectarian] International Sant Rajinder Singh Ji Maharaj
Shankaracharya Mat Shaiva International Shankaracharya
Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple Trust Shaiva
Sree Dharma Paripalana Yogam Shaiva International Sree Narayana Guru
Sree Ram Dasa Mission[14] Shaiva International Sree Narayana Guru
Shrimad Rajchandra Mission[15] [Non-sectarian] International Pujya Gurudevshri Pujya Gurudevshri
Sanatan Raksha Trust [Non-sectarian]
Sathya Sai Organization[16] [Non-sectarian] International Sathya Sai Baba
School of Bhagavad Gita[17] Vaishnava India Swami Sandeepananda Giri Swami Sandeepananda Giri Preaches the Bhagavad Gita.
Self-Realization Fellowship[18] Vaishnava International Paramahansa Yogananda Brother Chidananda
Shanti Ashram[19] [Non-sectarian] India (Assam) Swami Nigamananda
Shripuram[20] India It created both printed and digital publications, mainly devotional material.
Siddha Yoga Dham Associates Shaiva International Shree Muktananda Gurumayi Chidvilasananda
Sree Narayana Dharma Paripalana Yogam[21] Shaiva India Sree Narayana Guru
Sree Narayana Dharma Sangham[22] Shaiva India
Sree Narayana Gurudharma Trust[23] Shaiva India
Sree Narayana Vidya Bhavan[24] Shaiva India
Sree Narayana Viswa Dharma Madom[25] [Non-sectarian] India
Sri Rama Chandra Mission[26] [Non-sectarian] India Shri Ram Chandraji
Sri Tridandi Dev Vedic Sansthanam [Non-sectarian]
Swadhyaya Parivar [Non-sectarian] International Dadaji (Pandurang Shastri Athavale)
Swaminarayan Sampradaya[27] Vaishnava International Swami Sahajanand Acharya Maharaj shree Koshalendraprasadji (Ahmedabad), Acharya Maharaj shree Ajendraprasadji (Vadtal)
Transcendental Meditation[28] [Non-sectarian] International Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
Uttar Vrindava Mitola Vaishnava India (Uttarakhand) Sri Yashoda Ma
Vishwa Jagriti Mission[29] [Non-sectarian] Sudhanshu Ji Maharaj
Vitragvani[30] Jain India (Maharashtra) Pujya Gurudevshree Kanjiswami Pujya Gurudevshree Kanjiswami
Vivekanand Kendra [Non-sectarian] India Eknath Ranade

Social Activist Organizations

Name Sectarian Affiliation Presence Founder Current Leader Goal Significance
Abhinav Bharat[31]
Abhinav Bharat Sevashram Sangha[32]
Agniveer[33]
Akhand Bharat Parishad[34]
Akhand Bharat Vishwa Hindu Sangh
Akhil Bhartiya Karyakari Mandal (ABKM)
Akhil Bharat Hindu Yuva Morcha
American Hindus Against Defamation (AHAD)[35]
Alinan Ramakrishna Vivekananda Yuva Sangha
Bajrang Dal[36]
Bharatiya Hindu Parivar[37] Tamilnad
Bharatiya Hindu Party
Bharat Vikas Parishad (BVP)
Disha Bharat[38] Karnataka
Haindava Keralam[39] Kerala
Hanumant Sena[40][41]
Hindu Aikya Vedi[42] Kerala
Hindu Abhiyan Sadhana[43] Kerala
Hindu Defence League[44]
Hindu Jagaran Sabha
Hindu Jagaran Sangha
Hindu Jagran Manch
Hindu Jagran Sabha
Hindu Janajagruti Samiti[45]
Hindu Jan Brigade
Hindu Jan Sewa Samiti
Hindu Munnani[46] Tamilnad
Hindu Seva Sangh Delhi
Hindu Praja Shakti Kendra[47]
Hindu Rashtra Raksha Sena Bihar
Hindu Rashtra Shakti Uttar Pradesh
Hindu Sena
Hindu Seva Kendram[48] Kerala
Hindu Swayamsewak Sangh[49] Australia, Canada, U.K., U.S.
Hindu Swayamsewak Sangh[50] Australia, Canada, U.K., U.S.
Narsingh Hindu Sena Nepal
People for Dharma[51]
Hindu Yuva[52] U.S.
Hindu Yuva Sanga Nagaland
Hindu Yuva Sangh Guyana
Hindu Yuva Sangha West Bengal
Hindu Yuva Vahini[53][54]
Rashtriya Hindu Sanghathan[55]
Rashtriya Hindu Sena[56] Karnataka
Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh[57][58] India
Rudra Shakti Sena Rashtriya Kartakari India
Samarth Bharat Kendra
Sanatan Sanstha[59]
Shiva Shakthi[60] Telangana
Srijan Foundation[61]
Swatantryaveer Savarkar Rashtriya Smarak[62]
Virat Hindustan Sangam[63]
Virat Hindu Shakti
Vishwa Hindu Parishad[64][65] India, U.S.
Vishwa Hindu Seva Dal
Vishwa Samvad Kendra[66]
World Hindu Congress[67]

Charitable Organizations

Name Sectarian Affiliation Presence Founder Current Leader Goal Significance
Adinath Jain Trust
Arulmeku Arunagiri Eswarar Hindu Samaya Trust
Ayya Vaikundar Samathwa Samajam[68] Socio-economic upliftment of Samathwa community by organizing micro level family groups and has been successfully leading in social works, with multifarious activities.
Diya Prem Seva Mission
Ekal Abhiyan Vidhyalaya
Forum for Hindu Awakening (FHA)[69]
Hindu Dharmpodesh Charitable Trust
Jagat Hindu Trust
Prajna Pravah
Sabarimala Ayyappa Seva Samajam
Seva Bharati
Vidya Bharati (Bharatiya Siksha Sansthan)
Vishwa Hindu Ekta Trust

Student Organizations

Name Sectarian Affiliation Presence Founder Current Leader Goal Significance
Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad[70]
Bharatiya Shiksha Sansthan[71]
Hindu Students Council

Educational Institutes

  • Arsha Vidya Gurukulam
  • Himalayan Institute

See also

External Resources