Anuroop Wiwaha Sanstha was established by Mrs Anjali Kanitkar in
1975 and has, since its inception, worked hard in the field of match-making with
a passion and personal touch. Mrs Gauri Kanitkar, daughter of the famous Vasantrao
'Khauwale' Patankar, too, got associated with Anuroop and started working alongside
her mother-in-law after being married into the family in 1981. With nearly 4 decades
under its belt, Anuroop has lived up to its name which means 'ideal'. With more
than 90,000 successful marriages to show, it is fair to say that after heaven, the
best place where marriages are made is Anuroop. If you don't believe us, ask those
90,000 candidates who completely agree with us.
Here, we offer you a number of services and help which is essential for you to choose
your life partner. Anuroop conducts more than 100 events throughout the year, which
include the melavas, group sessions, workshops and seminars. These seminars include
pre-marital counselling for parents and the candidates (prospective brides and grooms),
talk shows regarding the problems and issues that are common with marriage, lectures
by experts regarding horoscope etc.
Dr. Gauri Kanitkar initially began looking after the accounts at Anuroop and worked full-time at a nationalised bank for over 20 years. Gradually, she began to take charge of the operations at Anuroop and focused fully on it after opting for a voluntary retirement from her service in 2000. Under her Leadership, Anuroop has expanded with several branches in Maharashtra and a couple of them outside the state too. She has also worked as a family counsellor at Muktangan De-addiction Centre and is certified in Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy of IPH, Thane and performs pre-post marital counselling courses.
She finished her PhD in 2019. Her thesis was based on 'the changes that took place in the marriage system over the period of last hundred years and its depiction in Marathi theater plays'.
Actively engaging with youth, Dr. Kanitkar has networked with prospective brides and grooms, young married couples, parents of prospective brides and grooms and has made it her mission to simplify the process of finding the right match with help of her counselling.