Dr. D. Veerendra Heggade Dharmadhikari of Sri Kshetra is the visionary who was instrumental in establishing Yoga and Nature Cure Hospital under Shanthivana Trust in the year 1987 with the view of spreading the message to the common man that human body has the capacity to provide cure for its own ailments through various drugless therapies.
Shri Kshethra Dharmasthala, renowned pilgrim centre, under the sun for its charitable acts like offering food, clothes, health, justice and protection has undertaken a good number of novel schemes for the welfare and growth of society in every field. Rajarshi Dr.D.Veerendra Heggade is the moving force of these activities. On the background of prosperity and materials the noble dreams, that the dreamt.
Accrued fabulous wealth can provide things to enjoy the materialistic world. But can the same wealth bring or achieve peace and contentment for you? "We can buy bed from market but not sound sleep! We can buy medicine but not health! We can purchase luxurious goods. But not tranquility of mind and contentment. By spending lavishly we can have garlands of degrees. But not politeness and values of life". These statements are true forever, values of life such as peace, contentment and bliss can not be found in the external world. They are to be achieved by constant practice with great effort, directing our search in the internal world.
Our Shanthivana' can show the way to dwell in the habitation of peace, contentment and bliss to aspirants who are interested to know the source of sound health i.e. our Shanthivana is the fountain of these values of life.
Shanthivana Trust is a trust worthy institution Mathru Shree Smt. Hemavathi V.Heggade and Shri D. Harshendra Kumar are trustees of this institution formed under the Presidentship of Dharmadhikari, Rajarshi Dr. D. Veerendra Heggade. The inspiration of the council of the trust as well as the boundless encouragement of Shri D. Harshendra Kumar have kept up all the activities of this institution going smoothly. Shanthivana Trust is advancing in its activities in three fields Shree Dharmasthala Manjunatheswara Yoga and Nature cure Hospital.
Shree Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Yoga and Nature Cure Hospital
At the proximity of Shree Kshethra Dharmasthala 'Shanthivana' true to its name with all is name with all its natural beauty and form, comprising 16 acres of land, this Yoga and Nature Cure Hospital is situated , heralding new epoch in the field of Drugless Nature Cure system which bagged a National level award as the 'Best Nature Cure Hospital is situated , heralding new epoch in the field of Drugless Nature Cure system which bagged a National level award as the 'Best Nature Cure Hospital' in 2001 at the 28th Nature cure conference held in New Delhi. Thus its name and fame spread throughout the length and the breadth of land to have got feather on its cap. This hospital consisting of all modern Nature Cure apparatus is going ahead.
The Hospital is located amidst of silent natural surroundings on the bank of Holy river Netravathi. The place is well known as 'Shanthivana'. The Hospital building is designed by French Architect having two hundred beds strength includes AC cottages, Delux, Special room and general wards. The place is well connected by road, rail, air traffic. It is 2 km. from Dharmasthala, 70km. from Mangalore, 100km. from Manipal, 300km. from Bangalore.