Therapy & Support
Akshaya Kshetram is a charitable organisation, based in Andhra Pradesh, South India, which cares for and educates mentally and physically challenged people of all ages. We provide a full-time home for many, including 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 philosophy is to provide the children and adults with a warm and loving environment. We strive to provide comfort and love to these individuals who were born into a difficult life and encourage others to show understanding for them too.
We encourage visitors to come to Akshaya Kshetram to meet the residents and see the care that is being provided for them. By inviting visitors to the site, we hope to show people the warm and peaceful nature of our residents and to reduce the stigma around disability.
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