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Part 1: A New US City Based on Vedic Principles
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"I will fill the world with love and create heaven on earth… Heaven will descend on earth with peace in every home of our world family." ~ Maharishi

Living in the hope of spending the afterlife in heaven is a definite waste of the glorious gift of human life. So every individual must try to create a heavenly environment on earth, and one Hindu spiritual leader thinks it's very much possible to build heaven on earth!

He is Maharishi Mahesh Yogi — the notable Vedic teacher and celebrated guru of transcendental meditation, and the vital force behind such Vedic institutions as the Maharishi University of Management and the Maharishi International University.

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
It is said about Maharishi that over forty years ago, he came out of isolation in the Himalayas "to relieve the world from suffering". Having acquired the long-lost Vedic knowledge from his guru, he set out to revive the practical, ancient science that is capable of creating perfect health and enlightenment for all individual and society to enjoy celestial happiness and peace on earth. Accordingly, he has enlivened the timeless procedures of Vedic living, developed the necessary programs, tested their validity, published the results and invited every government and every family to adopt this knowledge. One of the many results of this endeavor is the newly founded Vedic City in the United States.

World's First Vedic City!
Vedic City, Iowa became the first city in the world to be built according to principles of ancient Vedic architectural design, aimed at creating greater health, happiness, and prosperity for its residents.

On July 25, 2001, the US Secretary of State - amidst pujas by a Hindu priest and a foundation-stone laying ceremony — officially incorporated the Vedic City as Iowa's 950th city and first new township since 1982. In mid-January, 2001, a special committee of the Iowa City Development Board approved a petition to incorporate a substantial portion of the Maharishi Center for Perfect Health and World Peace, located north of Fairfield, as Vedic City. The approval for incorporation came almost a decade after the inauguration of the Maharishi Center. The incorporation will help the new city to create necessary infrastructure and provide services such as police protection and fire brigade.

Based entirely on the ancient principles of Maharishi Sthapatya Veda design and other aspects of Maharishi Vedic Science, Vedic City has more than 40 buildings, including The Raj, a popular health spa and clinic, three resort hotels, business centers, condominiums, chalets, villas, and homes. Developers have already spent more than $30 million on this 654-acre land, which currently has a population of around 150 residents, who are followers of transcendental meditation, founded by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.

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