About Samskriti Foundation

About Us

Over a decade ago, a group of scholars led by Prof M A Lakshmithathachar of Melkote, Karnataka, responded to the call of Indian culture enthusiasts and philanthropists by establishing the Samskriti Foundation. The foundation was envisioned as an organization dedicated to preserving and promoting India’s Cultural and Scientific Heritage through modern media platforms like CD-ROMs and websites, as well as utilizing the latest IT tools.

After an initial period of limited activity, the foundation has experienced a resurgence in the past 6-7 years, successfully undertaking pioneering projects that have captivated the public’s interest. Despite its accomplishments, the organization has remained relatively unknown.

Those who share a passion for and commitment to preserving and propagating India’s rich culture and scientific heritage are invited to join Samskriti Foundation on its fulfilling and enlightening journey.

The foundation offers various courses for students from India and abroad, aiming to disseminate knowledge on spiritual practices, Indian philosophy, traditional agriculture, animal husbandry, Indian astronomy, astrology, and the country’s vibrant cultural heritage. Samskriti Foundation also engages in extensive research, mining information from Sanskrit and other Indian language texts on diverse topics such as aeronautics, Ayurveda, music, linguistics, and more.

Collaborating with premier research institutes, the foundation conducts research projects that explore the integration of ancient Indian wisdom in fields like metallurgy, chemistry, food processing, and aviation, thus contributing to a global understanding of India’s scientific and technological heritage.

Brief Facts:

Established in 1999 in Mysore as a Public Trust open to everyone.

Engaged in Research, Education and Cultural Actvities since 1999.

Propagating the contemporary relevance of Indian Knowledge systems especially with regard to Science and Technology.

Many stalwart, scholars and leading personalities in the field of Administration, Law, Education and Culture etc. associated with the organization.

Recognitions / Legal Aspects:

Recognized by Income Tax Dept. of Govt. of India and Tax Exemption granted under Section 12A and 80G of the Income Tax Act.

Recognized by Ministry of Home Affairs as a Research organization and eligible to receive Foreign Funding granted under Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA).

Recognized by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs of the Government of India to receive funding under CSR Scheme.


Facilitate all human beings to lead a morally and spiritually fulfilling life that is in harmony with nature.

Protect and preserve the cultural heritage of India for posterity.


To revive the ancient traditional Indian Knowledge systems and prove to the modern world their utility and relevance.

To re-establish, propagate and uphold moral and spiritual values of human life.

Aims & Objectives

To enrich oneself and be aware of an intellectual and spiritual superiority, enabling one to play the proper role in living in harmony with Nature.

To educate man about his pursuit within the framework of righteousness and restraint.

To create a new generation which will appreciate the spiritual and ethical values of life and help it to create a new society which would live in harmony and peace.

To bring in a symbiosis of man, animal and earth.

To develop sustainable Science and Technology without eroding the values of life and disturbing the ecological balance in Nature.

To develop policies for sustainable growth, economic development adopting the principles expounded by our great sages and saints.

To bring together Science and Spirituality and to show that they can move hand in hand and lead a successful, peaceful, spiritual and materialistic life.

To create a mine of knowledge from scriptures and ancient texts, to unearth the wisdom and insights and to use the same in the modern context to the physical and spiritual well being of mankind.

To protect and preserve the cultural heritage of India to posterity.

To create institutions to inculcate the ideas and ideals of our ancient sages in the generations to come.

To enable every individual to be aware of his own immense potential and make use of the same for the development of physical, intellectual and spiritual upliftment.

To teach man to lead a simple, peaceful, magnanimous and successful life with contentment utilizing minimum natural resources.