Adi Shankara Brahma Vidya Peeth is an institution run from the hallowed grounds of Somashram with the primary aim of preserving and propagating the knowledge of Brahma Vidya which is the basis of India’s spiritual and cultural heritage. The institution is dedicated to the study of the profound scriptures in the traditional Indian way and to promote secular learning. Situated on the banks of Bhagirathi Ganga in Ujjaili, Uttarkashi the Peeth came into being in 2010 to protect and preserve the more than 100 year old Somashram as a centre for spiritual learning.
Due to paucity of funds, Somashram which has been residence to many great sages and teachers in the past was being put up for sale. That is when the Sadhus and Mahatmas of Uttarkashi stepped forward and bought the land from the previous owners with the generous help of like-minded devotees and Sadhakas.