Budh Baridh™ Limited was established in the United Kingdom by Jagdeep Singh in 2021 under the auspices of Gurdev Nidar Singh Nihang, the 9th Gurdev (grandmaster) of the Baba Darbara Singh Akhara™.
In 1661, the same year of Guru Gobind Singh’s birth, this Akhara was established by the 2nd Jathedar (supreme head) of the Akali Nihang Singh Khalsa Buddha Dal (the foremost martial order of the Sikhs) named Akali Nihang Baba Darbara Singh (1645-1735) Today, Sanatan Shastar Vidiya™ is only taught in the Baba Darbara Singh Akhara; it is not found anywhere else in the world.
The sole purpose of the organisation is to promote Sanatan Shastar Vidiya™ globally and ensure the complete preservation of the art and its associated traditions for all time. Budh Baridh™ translates as “Ocean of Wisdom”.
Our mission is to revolutionise the preservation and global appreciation of India's martial arts heritage through our comprehensive app, shop, and bookstore. Anchored in the UK, we aim to rekindle martial pride in India and beyond by offering a single, authoritative source for Sanatan Shastar Vidiya™.
Our platform serves as a gateway to physical and virtual training centres, engaging seminars, masterclasses, and museum events. We are dedicated to increasing awareness and accessibility of this rich heritage, fostering healthier lifestyles, sharper mindsets, and disciplined habits.
Our ecosystem is not just educational but a journey towards inclusive, open-minded growth, building confidence, and dismantling ego, all while reviving India's age-old games and empowering the next generation.
At Budh Baridh, we pride ourselves on being a diverse and dedicated team of professionals, united by a deep-rooted passion for preserving the rich tapestry of Sanatan Indian heritage. Our specialties encompass the intricate arts of Sanatan Shastar Vidiya™ and Sanjam Kiriya Variyam™, along with a multitude of associated cultural traditions.
Our core team is a unique blend of experts with a wide range of skills. We have specialists adept in research, translating and interpreting ancient texts, ensuring the authenticity and historical accuracy of our teachings. Our technology experts work hand in hand with product managers and designers to create digital experiences that are not only user-friendly but also immersive in the cultural essence.
We're also fortunate to have team members who are practitioners and teachers of these very traditions, bringing a living, breathing aspect to our work. We are located globally but are headquartered in the UK.