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About Founder

  • Swami Dayananda Saraswati
  • Swami Dayananda Saraswati
  • Swami Dayananda Saraswati
  • Swami Dayananda Saraswati

Swami Dayananda Saraswati (1930-2015) is one of the most profound thinkers, philosopher, teacher and writer of our times. As a world renowned spiritual leader and master of Vedanta, his influence on a world stage have been enormous. His achievements traversed many domains:

  • Swamiji taking centre stage at the Millennium Summit of World Religions, United Nations in 2000,
  • Bringing together mathadhipatis and mandaleswars under the umbrella of Hindu Acharya Sabha,
  • Founding All India Movement for Seva to bring value-based education and healthcare to the least privileged sections in rural India,
  • Transforming Manjakkudi, his birthplace, to a model village and an educational hub serving over 125 villages around,
  • Founding Arsha Vidya Gurukulams in India and United States dedicated to the teaching of Vedanta and more.

Pujya Swami Dayananda Saraswati primarily saw himself as a traditional teacher of Vedanta in a long unbroken link of tradition from the great Adi Shankara to the present day.

Though deeply rooted in the richness of tradition he was contemporary in his thinking and approach to the issues of the day. Swamiji’s impeccable logic, brilliant analysis, erudition, precise use of the language, and humour made him the greatest teacher of Advaita Vedanta. His discourses taught the most profound truths is such a simple language that had the audience spellbound; many on hearing them became his life-long disciples. Swami Dayananda Saraswati did not confine himself just to Vedanta. His humanness and empathy extended to all civilizations, and all cultural forms. He strove to preserve, nurture and appreciate the diversity of human culture. There is no place for aggression or domination or conversion in his all embracing approach.