People can also participate in religious activities like Sunderkand and recitation of Bhagavad Gita.
While the Building Construction Department (BCD) has constructed the center with world-class facilities at a cost of Rs 4.07 crore, it is managed and operated by the Bihar School of Yoga, Munger. A BCD official said that an MoU has been signed between them and the Bihar School of Yoga in this regard for ten years.
Shashibhushan Verma, a disciple of Swami Niranjanananda Saraswati and one of the members of Bihar Yog Bharati, said the facility is open to all and free of cost. He said that while spiritual classes would be held from 5:30 am to 6 am every day, physical classes would be held from 6 am to 7 am except on Mondays, which are closed. He further said that they currently have one session and later it will be increased to two to three as per the demand.
“We welcome everyone. In fact, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has also given instructions for pick and drop facility so that common people can also come here,” said Verma while sharing his experience of how yoga helped him die from the hospital. Helped him out of bed and urged others to take advantage of the facility.
The entire yoga course is three months long, with classes divided into three sessions – basic, intermediate and advanced – for one month each. After completion, the new class starts and one can repeat the classes if he/she wishes. On the other hand, spiritual classes consist of chanting of mantras and recitation of shlokas from the Bhagavad Gita. Apart from these, Mahamrityunya Havan will be performed on every Saturday, Sunderkand on every full moon and Bhagavad Gita will be recited on Ekadashi.
BCD Secretary Kumar Ravi said that it took them a year to build this center and now they will also come up with a residential facility so that people can stay there.