About Baru Sahib
Baru Sahib, the land of meditation (tapobhoomi), is the realization of vision of Sant Attar Singh Ji. He envisaged Baru Sahib, also called The Valley of Divine Peace, to be the place where students will be taught both the spiritual and scientific education. The graduates of this Divine institute will advocate universal brotherhood and global peace.
In 1959, Sant Teja Singh Ji performed Akhand Paath Sahib (recitation of the holy scripture of Sikh faith) at Baru Sahib. At the conclusion of Akhand Path Sahib, Sant Ji prophesied, “Just as a tiny banyan seed grows into a huge tree, in the same way this place will develop into a great center of spiritual education where high quality scientific education will also be imparted. In due course, roads will be built and all those whose hearts are brimful of love for Guru Nanak and who have toiled to accumulate spiritual capital from the previous births, will be drawn to this place.” Bhai Sahib Dr. Vir Singh Ji, a renowned poet and writer, requested Sant Ji to start this spiritual enterprise as soon as possible to spread the message of Guru Nanak Dev Ji.
At this holy place, several sages have meditated from the time immemorial. This place is also blessed by the visit of Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth Sikh Guru.
Baru Sahib is spread over 400 Acres and located in a distant and remote corner of the state of Himachal Pradesh, India. The sacred retreat of Baru Sahib is about 1300m above the sea level, surrounded by seven hills.
In 1986, the first Akal Academy started at Baru Sahib with just 5 students. These students were taught with the ‘value based educational system,’ i.e., blend of the spiritual and scientific education. Reciting on the Divine Name all the bad habits of the students eradicated and they became the role models for the society. Inspired by the Akal Academy students’ strong character and high moral values people started sending their children to Baru Sahib. Hence, in spite of the remote location, strict discipline, only vegetarian diet and traditional uniform, the number of new admissions increased rapidly. Today there are about 1500 students studying at the Akal Academy, Baru Sahib. Over 100 students came all the way from USA to study.