Timli Sanskrit Pathshala

nameThe Universal Gurukul, (श्री तिमली संस्कृत पाठशाला)
locationTimli, P.O. Devikhet, Pauri Garhwal – 246144, Uttarakhand, India
specialistSanskrit and computers
schooltypeIndependent boarding school
motto‘विद्या धर्मेण शोभिते’ (Vidya Dharmena Shobhite) – Knowledge Shines with Righteousness.
districtPauri Garhwal
publicationGurukul Patrika

Shri Timli Sanskrit Pathshala (श्री तिमली संस्कृत पाठशाला), established in 1882, is the first Sanskrit school in Garhwal Himalaya that was recognized and funded by United Provinces from 1911 to 1915 and offered high school completion programs in Sanskrit (Karmakanda, Tantra and Vedic philosophy) to hundreds of students. In 1952 Shri Timli Sanskrit Pathshala introduced an English as a Second Language program to meet the needs of the students.

From January 2014, Shri Timli Sanskrit Pathshala introduced information technology and modern science to its curriculum and launched a twelve-month integrated program in Sanskrit and information communication technology.


Shri Timli Sanskrit Pathshala was founded by Badri Datt Dabral, Damodar Dabral, in association with Rao Bahadur Kulanand Barthwal, Bhim Singh Bisht and Madho Singh Thokdar in 1882.

The management committee was upgraded in 1950 with Rai Saheb Radhakrishna Dabral and Umanand Barthwal. OMSOHAM Human Welfare Charitable Trust was registered under Indian Trust Act 1882 in 2009, to revive Shri Timli Sanskrit Pathshala under new name – The Universal Gurukul. Modern science and technologies were included into the curriculum.

The Universal Gurukul

Shri Timli Sanskrit Pathshala (श्री तिमली संस्कृत पाठशाला) has been revived in January 2014 where Computer, Sanskrit and English have been given equal importance. The Universal Gurukul is an alias to Shri Timli Sanskrit Pathshala re-registered under OMSOHAM Human Welfare Charitable Trust. Shri Timli Sanskrit Pathshala was known for its Sanskrit education and referred as Kashi of Garhwal Himalaya. Pandit Sadanand Dabral – 1877–1950 and Pandit Lalita Prasad Dabral has significantly contributed to Sanskrit literature and Tantra. Shri Ashish Dabral is the main contributor to revive the Timli Sanskrit pathsala and transform into Universal Gurukul.

Sanskrit and Computer Science

The Universal Gurukul (श्री तिमली संस्कृत पाठशाला) has introduced a unique program in which students are trained with holistic development approach. Gurukul is providing Sanskrit education with Computer Science and also conducts seminars on various topics on regular basis.

Sanskrit research

The Universal Gurukul has a Sanskrit Research Center. There have been suggestions to use Sanskrit as a metalanguage for knowledge representation in e.g. machine translation, and other areas of natural language processing because of its relatively high regular structure. This is due to Classical Sanskrit being a regularised, prescriptivist form abstracted from the much more complex and richer Vedic Sanskrit.

Universal Gurukul Contact Centre

!The Universal Gurukul Contact Center|||The Universal Gurukul Contact Center – Devikhet, Uttarakhand, India – Started by Gurukul Students in March 2015

  • A platform for migrant individuals to connect back to their roots.
  • Single point of contact for local individuals to resolve their all queries with government offices and semi-government offices.
  • An opportunity for migrant individuals to invest in local projects.
  • An opportunity to Gurukul students to learn entrepreneurship skills. First of its kind in Uttarakhand, The Universal Gurukul launched its contact centre in March 2015 at Devikhet, Uttarakhand, India. This contact center is managed by Gurukul students with following key objectives:

Primary Education Center

!Mainspring|||Students of Mainspring (Timli Vidyapeeth), Pauri Garhwal, Uttarakhand, India Shri Timli Vidyapeeth announced to start a primary education center with modern teaching methodologies and techniques which would be operational from April 2015.

Conversation with International Space Station (ISS)

!Richardarnoldv2|||Ricky Arnold On 27 Auguzst 2018 students of Shri Timli Vidyapeeth got an opportunity to speak with Astronaut Ricky Arnold stationed at International Space Station. Students from various remote Himalayan villages asked their questions directly through teleconferencing via HAM radio station.


Shri Timli Vidyapeeth and Little Dragons Pre School in United Kingdom collaborated in February 2016 to improve teaching technique and education standard. This partnership will help students of both great nations to exchange cultural values.

Participation in World Robot Olympiad

Since 2016, students of Shri Timli Vidyapeeth are participating in World Robot Olympiad. Robotics is a part of the curriculum and students from remote Himalayan villages learn LEGO based microprocessor programming and have represented Shri Timli Viyapeeth at National level as well.

Courses offered

Presently, The Universal Gurukul is offering education through two: Mainspring and Technology Center. Mainspring is for young children of 3 to 12 years age group and Technology Center offers Information Communication Technology programs for 12- to 24-year-old students at Devikhet, Uttarakhand.

The Universal Gurukul has also announced to start a full-time Sanskrit Research and Education Center by March 2016 at Devikhet, Uttarakhand, India.

Mainspring Courses

  • Science Kit and Brain development kits
  • Yoga and Meditation
  • Sanskrit and Vedic Studies
  • Information Communications Technology
  • English Language Lab
  • Sports Activities The Universal Gurukul-Mainspring is an English medium institution that focuses on Vedic education (Vedas, Upanishads, Vedanta) with modern science and technology. Currently, Gurukul school is offering regular education from Nursery to Fifth standard conceptual and level appropriate education using:

Technology Center Courses

  • 12 Months program in Computer Fundamentals
  • 12 Months Program in Advance Computing
  • 06 Months Program in Computer Hardware and Networking
  • 06 Months Program in Desktop Publishing and Advance Designing
  • 06 Months Program in Application Development Presently, The Universal Gurukul Technology Center offers following fundamental courses in Information Communication Technology: With regular personality development and language skills programs. The Universal Gurukul Technology Center also provided opportunities to students with its Contact Center and Mainstream Education Center.