PRASAD Chikitsa is a license of the The PRASAD Project an Non Governmental Organization in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations. PRASAD has been ranked as a top-rated nonprofit by GreatNonprofits since 2014. PRASAD (Philanthropic Relief, Altruistic Service And Development) is a philanthropic expression of the Siddha Yoga path. PRASAD Chikitsa was initiated in 1994 by Gurumayi Chidvilasananda,
The charitable work of PRASAD Chikitsa has its roots in the 1930s, when Bhagavan Nityananda offered food and support to villagers in the Tansa Valley in Maharashtra, India. Swami Muktananda continued this great work through the 1960s and 1970s.
In 1978, under Swami Muktananda’s guidance, volunteers began offering medical services through the Shree Muktananda Mobile Hospital.
In the early 1980s, Gurumayi Chidvilasananda expanded the philanthropic initiatives in the Tansa Valley to include nutrition, community development, and medical services such as a hospital and diagnostic center, the provision of modern eye care and comprehensive dental care, a mobile clinic and tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS programs.
In 1994, Gurumayi initiated the establishment of PRASAD Chikitsa as a licensee of The PRASAD Project, the central organization that oversees and supports humanitarian projects around the world.