The Swami Bharatiya Vidya Soudha in northern India was engulfed by fire last Saturday and its ashram has been declared a disaster area, according to the country’s disaster management authority.
Swami Bharat Devanagariya (SBD), which operates in more than 150 Indian cities, has reported that over a hundred ashrams and ashrams of its ashrams in India and around the world have been destroyed in the past year.
The ashram of Bharat Mata in Varanasi, India, was also destroyed on October 27, 2018.
It was built in 1924 by Swami Ramakrishna Swamy, the founder of the ashram.
The fire was reported to have started at around 5 p.m. local time on Friday, when the facility was under construction, a spokesman for the state fire department said.
The building was surrounded by a thick smoke screen and no one was allowed inside, the fire department spokesman said.
The ashram is about 150 feet (45 meters) from the ground, he said.
In 2017, Swami Shastri, the spiritual leader of the Ashram of Varanasis, was murdered and a number of his disciples were burned alive by members of the Hindu nationalist Bharatiyas Hindu Mahasabha.
The same year, a fire broke out at the Ashrama of Varana.