Decades ago before Bangalore became a hub for technology and yoga a trend, Atma Darshan Yogashram came into existence. There was a lot of interest expressed in Yoga by people from diverse fields of the medical community, psychologists, alternative healing practitioners, and devotees. Paramahamsa Swami Satyananda understood this and put Bangalore on the map of his mission to spread yoga from door to door.
Swami Satyananda’s first visit to Bangalore in 1979 was very well received by a wide cross-section of people. At the end of the visit in an interview on the national radio, he announced the opening of a Yoga Centre in Bangalore. In 1982 a Yoga Convention was organized in the city. Swami Satyananda graced the occasion and christened the ashram – ‘Atma Darshan.’ He blessed all those present and meaningfully said: