Institutions and Trusts of Swami Dayananda Saraswati


Pujya Sri Swami Dayananda Saraswatiji’s own words:

“When I accepted the request of many people I know to start a gurukulam, I had a vision of how it should be. I visualized the gurukulam as a place where spiritual seekers can reside and learn through Vedanta courses. . . And I wanted the gurukulam to offer educational programs for children in values, attitudes, and forms of prayer and worship. When I look back now, I see all these aspects of my vision taking shape or already accomplished. With the facility now fully functional, . . . I envision its further unfoldment to serve more and more people.”

Under Swami Dayananda’s guidance, numerous centers for Vedic teaching had been founded around the world. The three main centers in India are the Arsha Vidya Pitham ( in Rishikesh, Arsha Vidya Gurukulam ( in Coimbatore and Arsha Vijnana Gurukulam ( in Nagpur. In the U.S., the main center is the Arsha Vidya Gurukulam ( at Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania. At present, there are at least sixty centers in India and abroad that carry on the same tradition of Vedantic teaching.

AIM for Seva is working to enable students in rural and tribal parts of India to access quality, holistic education through its Chatralayams. It also runs projects centered on healthcare, community development, support for people with developmental delays and sustainable living.

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The Swami Dayananda Educational Trust (SDET) -

The Swami Dayananda Educational Trust in Manjakkudi (birthplace of Pujya Swamiji) runs the integrated community programme to create societal change and progress from the grassroots. The aim is to work towards development without compromising the essential character of the rural traditions, culture and lifestyle.

The Arsha Vidya Research and Publication Trust (AVRandPT) -

AVRandPT is the single-source Centre for editing and publishing teachings of Swami Dayananada Saraswati.

Jnanapravaha is a Vedanta Study and Retreat Centre based at Manjakkudi. It was conceived of and designed to, hand over the enduring legacy of Pujya Swami Dayananda Saraswati’s invaluable teachings.

Jnanapravaha is a space equally created for contemplation and meditation.