Welcome to Arsha Vidya Gurukulam, Anaikatti

Arsha Vidya Gurukulam is an institute founded by Pujya Sri Swami Dayananda Saraswati for the traditional study of Advaita Vedanta, Sanskrit, Yoga and other classical Indian disciplines.

 Pujya Sri Swami Dayananda Saraswati


Pujya Sri Swami Dayananda Saraswati was a distinguished, traditional teacher of Vedanta. His depth of understanding and nuanced appreciation of both Eastern and Western cultures made him that rare teacher who could communicate the vision of non-duality to modern listeners. He was able to make one see, with immediacy, the truth of oneself as the whole.

An eminent teacher of Vedanta and an erudite scholar in Sanskrit, Swamiji was well known for his excellent communication skills. Swamiji taught Vedanta in India for more than five decades, and around the world from 1976. In his public talks abroad, Swamiji spoke at many prestigious forums, and addressed international conventions, UNESCO and the United Nations, where he participated in the Millennium Peace Summit. …Read more

Upcoming/Ongoing Programs

Upcoming Courses

A One Year Residential Vedanta course on the Upanishads and Brahmasutras is scheduled to start on 1st June 2024. Know more here.

A 3-month Vedanta Course in Tamil is planned to be conducted by Swami Jagadatmananda between 27th Jul and 27th Oct 2024. More details here.

Upcoming Retreats

Several residential retreats have been planned at the Gurukulam. Click here to view details.

Ongoing Classes at the Gurukulam

Swami Sadatmananda conducts Sunday classes on the Bhagavad Gita in English from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm.

Classes on Bhajagovindam by Swamini Saradananda and Sri Vishnusahasranamam by Swamini Vedarthananda are being conducted on alternate Sundays. Timing: 10 am – 11 am

All are welcome!

Online Classes on Zoom

Vedanta classes in English are being conducted by Swami Shankarananda through Zoom on the various texts. Please click here for details and to sign up.

  • Bhagavad Gita, Upanishad and Meditation sessions which are part of a six-month course at Swami Dayananda Ashram, Rishikesh (Daily except Wednesdays from 1st June till 25th Nov 2024)
  • Brhadaranyaka Upanisad (Wednesdays, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM)
  • Sanskrit Online (Saturdays, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM)

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