Sruti Seva Trust

The Sruti Seva Trust is a registered trust which is the legal vehicle under the auspices of which Pujya Sri Swami Dayananda Saraswati started the Arsha Vidya Gurukulam in 1990. The Swami Dayanananda Saraswati-Jayawarthanavelu Aurvedalaya, is another significant organisation under the auspices of the trust inaugurated by Pujya Swamiji in 2015. Pujya Sri Swami Dayananda Saraswati was the Paramount Trustee of the Trust until he attained Maha Samadhi on 23-Sep- 2015.

The Gurukulam

The Gurukulam has been a unique center for traditional teaching of Vedanta, Sanskrit, Yoga and other related traditional disciplines. The Gurukulam has been offering courses, retreats, weekend classes, public talks, cultural festivals and more for over 25 years. The focus of the institution has however, been conducting several long term courses each spanning three years or more. Students, both men and women, from diverse geographies, different religions, different ages, different backgrounds have participated in these course. The graduates of these courses are now sharing the traditional knowledge all over the world today. The 5th long term course is currently in progress and slated to conclude in Oct,2017.

The Hospital

The Dayanananda Saraswati-Jayawarthanavelu Aurvedalaya is located around 3 km from the Gurukulam. SDJ Ayurvedalaya offers all kinds of authentic and traditional Ayurveda treatments with a scientific approach, specific to the person’s constitution and his/her medical problems.

Other Activities

In addition to the Gurukulam and Hospital the Trust supports many diverse charitable activities mainly in the educational, medical , cultural and social sectors.

The Trust under the leadership of Swamiji has played a significant role in reviving the ancient temple chariot temple tradition and inspired the Thiruvadaimaruthur Ratha project, which saw the building of five huge rathas with wood like in old times, all of which ran in Jan, 2016 after a very long hiatus.

The Trust has also been supporting a project s to raise the awareness of Thirumurai and support Oduvars.

With the blessings of Pujya Swamiji and Isvara the Trust hopes to continue to grow and engage in activities which will be a blessing to all.


  • Paramount Trustees: Swami Sadatmananda Saraswati, Swami Shankarananda Saraswati
  • Chairman : R. Santharam
  • Secretary : V. Sivaprasad
  • Trustees : S. Pathy , Ravi Sam, Ravi Gupta, Madhav Ramachandra Kini, P.R. Venketrama Raja, Sanjay Jayavarthanavelu, Swami Jagadatmananda Saraswati, R.Kannan