Businessman and Philanthropist Ishwar Ramlutchman, made a  commitment to the late Swami Sahajananda, his beloved Swamiji, to undertake the installation of eight Sivananda Peace Pillar’s across South Africa. The Sivananda Peace Pillars are a beacon of unity in diversity. The first of eight pillars, contains inscriptions from the worlds major religions and is the first in a country wide project. This Pillar demonstrates the universality of all world religions when it comes to promoting peace and harmony in our country. The Sivananda Peace Pillar will be a source of inspiration. It reminds us that peace and love must transcend our human limitations that is so prevalent in our society today!

The first Sivananda Pillar was unveiled in 1958 in Rishikesh, India by Swami Sivananda himself. Swami Sivananda had a vision to provide spiritual and material upliftment for people around the world. This Sivananda Pillar contains all the essential teachings of Swami Sivananda. It portrays the Cardinal Doctrines of all the main Religions of the world, Swami Sivananda’s Twenty Spiritual Instructions, the Universal Prayer and a short summary of Swami Sivananda’s life and his mission.

The four ton granite pillar, 3,5m high, is inscribed with prayers from the world’s major religions, and is erected in honor of Swami Sivananda and the late Swami Sahajananda, who contributed extensively towards community upliftment in our country. It has been given unconditional support from the great leaders of our country and the Sivananda Peace Pillar is part of the Heritage of our Province.