Founded on November 7th 1938, nearly a decade before the advent of Independence with the blessings of Mahathma Gandhi and the co-operation and support of several distinguished stalwarts of the Indian freedom Movement, the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan has grown, from small beginnings , into and extensive all- India intellectual, cultural and educational movement. Its totally apolitical. It’s founder, Kulapathi K M Munshi looked upon the Bhavan as an “Adventure in faith”, a faith in India’s past, present and future. It is also a faith in India’s people who have a rich and unbroken cultural heritage.

True to its goal of revitalizing Dharma or the Moral Law in its threefold aspects of Truth, Love and Beauty- Sathyam, Sivam, Sundaram. Bhavans is ceaselessly striving to carry forward India’s ageless messages – Faith, Self discipline and Dedication – Sradha, Samyama and Samarpana.

Bhavan’s believe that there are elements in all cultures which transcend all barriers and knit people together. Its ideal is: “Vasudhaiva Kudumbakam” : “The World is One Family”. Its motto is Aanobhadraah Kratavo Yantuvishwatah : “Let Noble Thoughts Come to us from Every side”.

During the 77 years of its existence, the Bhavans has blossomed into an ever-growing, voluntary, apolitical national movement with an international outlook devoted to life, literature and culture.

Thiruvananthapuram Kendra of Bhavan’s was established in 1986 under the illustrious helmsmanship of the late Sri. Sooranad Kunjanpillai and Secretary Sri. S M Radhakrishnan Nair.