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The Author

Swami Dayananda Saraswati calls himself a traditional teacher of Vedanta. His teachings reveal the most profound truth that is rooted in the richness of tradition, yet very current in his presentation. He is perhaps the rare teacher who communicates with total clarity, keeping his audience spell bound as he drives home concepts, truths and definitions. Impeccable logic, brilliant analysis, erudition, precise use of language, together with childlike humour make his books the greatest living legacy of Advaita Vedanta. Swamiji personally edits his teachings published by AVRandPT to ensure that the vision of Vedanta is communicated with clarity. There is none to match Swamiji's ability to make the audience see as clearly as he does. Swamiji is at home with people of all ages, of all cultures.

To keep the teaching tradition going, both long-term intensive (3 years) courses and short-term camps, Swamiji established Gurukulams at Anaikatti (Coimbatore), Rishikesh, Saylorsburg (US) and Nagpur. In the three-year in-depth program Swamiji teaches the major Upanisad, Bhagavadgītā, Brahmasūtra & Prakaranas, along with study of Sanskrit Grammar & Yoga. In the short-term camps (between 2 weeks to 3 months) Swamiji teaches a whole text or explores Vedanta through a set of verses from the text. Through these long-term courses Swamiji has created over 300 disciples to carry on the teaching tradition.

Arsha Vidya Research and Publication Trust

The single-source Centre for Swamiji's writings

The Arsha Vidya Research and Publication Trust (AVRandPT) is a registered non - profit charitable organisation since 21 February, 2005. All contributions are exempt from tax under sec 80g of Indian Income Tax Act, 1961. The Trust office is located at Srinidhi Apartments, 32 / 4 Desika Road, Mylapore, Chennai 600 004.

The author, Swami Dayananda Saraswati, has granted in writing that AVRandPT shall be the single-source Centre for editing and publishing his teachings.

The Board of Trustees

Pujya Swami Dayananda Saraswati : Founder Trustee
Smt. Sheela Balaji : Managing Trustee
Smt. Sunita Santaram : Trustee


Swami Ramesvarananda Saraswati
(Purvashram name : V.Ramanathan)
: Admn. & Mktg. Manager / Phone: +91 9500777910
Anbu Madhavan   Asst. Manager
Kayesh (Christoph RS)   Head, Audio/Video Digital Division


AVRandPT transcribes, edits, collates and publishes Swamiji's teachings, lectures and writings with the sole objective to spread the vision of our traditional spiritual texts and scriptures through systematic expansion of quality print and publishing media at affordable prices. This is the first attempt to formalise the Centre's list of publications.

AVRandPT is proud to inform the public that the author, Swami Dayananda Saraswati, personally edits the books before they are printed. So far, it has published around 70 titles under various series such as Public Talks, Moments with Oneself, Exploring Vedanta, Text-translation, Upaniñad series and many more in the offing. At present the Trust houses more than 5736 hours of master transcripts of Swamiji's teachings. Another objective, besides printing Swamiji's books, is to create an Archive cum library to preserve the teaching tradition, taught by Swamiji, in its pure and pristine form for posterity

The trust is mainly supported by donations from sponsors, sale of books, CDs & DVDs.
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