Gyan Ashram is one of the oldest institutions in the Mahakali Caves locality of Andheri East. It was founded in the year 1955 by late Rev. Fr. George Proksch SVD. He became Guru Gyan Prakash. He was a prophet who had a farsighted vision of an inculturated Church in India. He learned Indian languages, music and dance and shared the Christian message in Indian culture. Gyan Ashram continues this vision of Fr. George Proksch even today.

The present Gyan Ashram team of SVD Priests continues the work of Fr. Proksch in sharing the Christian message through dialogue, music and dance. The Gyan Ashram conducts classes in music and dance. It organizes dialogues and meetings. Besides this, Gyan Ashram is a place for working with all religions. Specialists in Yoga conduct courses in Yoga. The institution encourages young talent in acting and drawing. The non-Governmental organizations (NGOs) use the premises of the Ashram for the empowerment of the poor.

Thus, Gyan Ashram is like an oasis where people of different religions, cultures and languages meet together for various purposes with one aim of building a harmonious society based on the values of Jesus our Lord who lived, died and rose again to build the Kingdom of God.



  • Tabla
  • Violin
  • Guitar
  • Key Board
  • Sitar
  • Flute
  • Harmonium
  • Hindustan (Vocal)
  • Carnatic (Vocal)
  • Western Music


  • Bharat Natyam
  • Mohini Attam
  • Kucchipudi
  • Odissi
  • Kathak
  • Folk
Other Courses


  • Acting and Personality Development
  • Public Speaking & Presentation Course
  • Fitness through Yoga
  • Drawing and Painting
  • Inter-Religious Dialogue Training
  • Personal Guidance and Counseling

Our Speciality

  • Well qualified and Experienced faculty
  • Natural Surroundings
  • Spacious and well equipped class rooms
  • Preparation of students for exams by :
    • Trinity College, London : Western Music
    • Akhil Bhraratiya Gandharva Maha Vidyalaya Mandal, Miraj : Hindustani Music
    • Nalanda Institute, Mumbai : Classical Dance

Gyan Ashram,
Mahakali Caves Road,
Andheri East,
Mumbai – 400 093

Tel: 91-022-28325046 & 2825 7257