“Prayer, Patience & Perseverance” were the watchwords by which Sri K V Ashwathnarayan, the soul behind the Gnyana Mandir Trust and Sudarshan Vidya Mandir worked, breathed and lived his life. A life that was dedicated to the cause of inspiring young minds to learn and live their learning. Having imbibed a code of ethics and system of values under the guidance of people such as Mahatma Gandhi, Vinobha Bhave and Sri Chinmayananda, Sri K V Ashwathnarayan decided to establish an organization that would incorporate this wisdom of the Ages and the sages. Thus was born the Gnyana Mandir Trust and its Educational wing Sudarshan Vidya Mandir. Sri K V Ashwathnarayan’s influence in the field of the spread of Hindi in South India with Mahatma Gandhi and his band of followers, is indeed a legend. Over the years, the Trust and the School have sought to sustain and inspire the cause of Education and Indian Culture and Tradition by supporting various cultural and educational activities.