Bharat-Kambuja Maitri Samiti – Indo-Cambodian Friendship Society works to foster people to people contact between the two countries. It is established with the benign blessings of Jagadguru Shankaracharya Swamigal of Shri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam, Kanchipuram

  1. To develop social and cultural cooperation between Cambodia and India
  2. To explore our joint cultural heritage and build relations upon this
  3. To arrange conferences, seminars, exhibitions and producing and distributing relevant literature including books and journals
  4. To arrange visits of different delegations between the two countries to meet people in all fields, vocations including agriculture, industrial, science and technology, education, arts
  5. To translate into English all Sanskrit inscriptions found in the temples of Cambodia for greater understanding of the ancient tradition & culture
  6. To facilitate exchange programs for education in Indian and Cambodian Universities.
  7. To increase tourism between the two countries
  8. To exchange greetings during festivals in order to foster stronger friendship


Pujya Shri Chandrashekharendra Saraswati Shankaracharya Mahaswamiji,68th Acharya of Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham, in a visionary speech given on Jan 1947, a few months before India’s independence, explained how in the ancient times, Indian culture was spread across, from Egypt in the West to Java in the East, and had attained an exalted position.

In that speech, he had also stressed that brotherhood and unity among Asian nations should be promoted through the cultural relations that existed between India and these nations.

The Acharya has told “India needs Cultural Ambassadors than Political Ambassadors to foster unity and goodwill among these nations”. Those words are very relevant today.


This website features a variety of rich content, right from the historic aspects of relationship between India and Cambodia to contemporary information on tourism, etc.