Sri Shanmugananda Ashram, a public charitable trust, is located at Kumbakonam
in Tamil Nadu
. Founded by Thavathiru Ramadass Anna in 1936, the ashram
offers food, dress, shelter, education and books to disadvantaged children in the area and strives to make them contributing members of the society. It also runs an orphanage, primary school, kindergarten, higher secondary school, computer center and a school for blind children.