Therapy & Support
Akshaya Kshetram is a charitable organisation, based in Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, South India, which cares for and educates mentally and physically challenged people of all ages. As a home to about 100 residents, we provide a basic education and medical care through a range of therapies and activities.
In an area where there is little provision and often little understanding of disability, Akshaya Kshetram is a safe space where people with complex needs can receive the care and affection they deserve.
Love and understanding
Our aim is to provide those who were borninto challenging life circumstances comfort, love and support; to encourage others to show understanding to them too, and so foster a more caring and inclusive society.
We encourage visitors to come to Akshaya Kshetram – indeed we welcome them – to meet our residents and see the care that is being provided for them. In doing so our aim is to break down the barriers between us and reduce the stigma around disabilities of all kinds.
Akshaya Kshetram was founded in 1996 by the late Sri. M. Ramaswami and Smt. M. Varalaxmi.
Following a near fatal car accident, Sri. M. Ramaswami decided to retire early and use his “second life” to provide help to vulnerable people. As a civil servant, he had researched the plight of disabled children and, together with his wife Smt. Varalaxmi, travelled to remote regions providing expertise and education to affected families.
Ultimately, this determined and compassionate couple decided to create a purpose-built facility for people with all types of mental and physical disability. They chose the town of Tirupathi, close to the spiritual home of Hindu deity Lord Venkatesh, a source of great strength and devotion for them both.
Over the last twenty years, the work of Akshaya Kshetram, and particularly its founders, has been reported in national news and brought the attention of many dignitaries. They have created a legacy of kindness, dedication, and service which has touched many lives and the community of Tirupathi.
How You Can Help
Our primary goal is to improve the life of our residents through love, care and therapy