Residential Retreats

Arsha Vidya Gurukulam, Anaikatti, offers short-term residential retreats on different topics in English and Tamil. These retreats can help people to stay in the Gurukulam to study with a teacher and gain an insight into our rich spiritual heritage. You may participate in the activities of the Gurukulam like Temple Puja, Meditation, Classes on Vedanta, satsang (Question and answer sessions), chanting, yoga, sanskrit and seva.


E-Retreats were started during COVID pandemic as an alternative to residential retreats. The Gurukulam sometimes conducts e-treats to reach out to people world-wide.

Arsha Vidya Gurukulam, Anaikatti is happy to present the calendar of residential retreats offered till Dec 2023

Anniversary Retreat in English (ID no. VE23-09 )  

Topic : Ten Shanti Mantras

Orientation : Thurs 2nd Nov, 8 pm

Dates:  Fri 3rd Nov – Sun, 5th Nov, 2023

Chief Acharya: Swami Sadatmananda

One week Vedanta Retreat in English (ID no. VE23-10 )

Topic : Mundakopanishad & Jeevayatra

Orientation : Sat 9th Dec, 8 pm

Dates:  Sun 10th Dec – Sat, 16th Dec, 2023

Acharyas: Swami Viditatmananda & Swami Sadatmananda

Kathopanishad-IV Retreat in English (ID no. VE23-11)

Orientation :   Wed 20th Dec, 8 pm

Dates:  Thu, 21st  Dec – Sun, 31st Dec, 2023

Topic: 2nd Chapter of Kathopanishad

Acharya : Swami Shankarananda

This retreat will be a continuation of the preceding retreat (Kathopanishad III)

Retreat Application Process:

  1. Please fill-up the online application form on this page below. Apply on separate forms for each retreat selected. Be sure that you get the message that – form is submitted successfully. Otherwise go back to the form and you will see an error message if the form is incompletely filled. The cut-off date for applying is 15 days prior to the start of the retreat.
  2. You will receive an automated reply acknowledging receipt of your application form and informing you that it is being processed.
  3. Next, you will receive an email from AVG regarding the minimum donation amount to be paid for the selected retreat.
  4. You can make your donation directly through our secure portal or via NEFT bank transfer (click here for bank details), and email transfer details to
  5. Once payment is received, you will be sent an email confirming your participation in the selected retreat and also any additional information about the retreat.
  6. In order for us to arrange your accommodation, please email us your arrival and departure dates as soon as possible.
  7. Once confirmed, if you are unable to attend the retreat for any reason, please let us know immediately. Your donation after deducting registration charge of Rs 1000 is valid for 6 months. You may participate in another retreat subject to availability, within the 6 month period.

For further information, please email us at or call the office at +91-944246701 (cell) or 0422-2657001 (landline) between 9am to 5pm IST.

Thank you !

Application form

For retreats at Arsha Vidya Gurukulam, Anaikatti , Coimbatore (One form per person)
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