Brahma Vidya Mandir

Ashram guesthouse in Sevagram

Just 3km from Sevagram, Paunar village is home to the Brahma Vidya Mandir Ashram. Simple but well-structured shared rooms are available for overnight guests who can help with farming, cow managing, cooking etc – there are no set programmes.

Founded by Vinoba Bhave, a nationalist and disciple of Gandhi, the ashram is run almost entirely by women. Originally modelled on swarajya (self-sufficiency), it’s operated on a social system of consensus, with no central management nor majorities/minorities.