Hastinapura Argentina, Hastinapura Foundation in Argentina is an educational institution based on the Vedantic teaching that God is one and that there are many paths that lead to Him. The foundation takes its name from the capital city of Pandavas and Kauravas in the epic Mahabharata. It is involved in spreading the core teaching of Sanatana Dharma along with the teachings other religions in South American countries – Argentina, Uruguay, Bolivia and Colombia. The foundation has temples of Hindu deities – Ganesh, Krishna, Surya, Narayana, Shiva and Pandavas.
Hastinapura was founded by Argentinian author Ada Albrecht in 1981. Albrecht introduced Hindu and Buddhist philosophy in Argentina. The founders call it the city of wisdom.
It offers opportunity to learn philosophy, practice yoga, meditate, sing bhajans and to indulge in humanitarian activities. It offers a three-year post graduate course in yoga. The classes are held on weekends only. Currently, there are 2,500 yoga and philosophy students.
The foundation has published a number of books on Indian philosophy and translated the Bhagavad Gita, Upanishads, Srimad Bhagavad Purana and Yoga Sutras.