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Homage|   1 January 2023

Brahmalina Swamini Vidyananda Saraswati is an illustrious Acarya disciple of Pujya Swami Dayananda Saraswati of Arsha Vidya order. She was a teacher par-excellence and initiated in a big way Sandhya Gurukulams - training teachers in every village in Tamil to teach village kids, values, culture, folk song and through that inculcate devotion. She lived Pujyasri's mantra ‘All that's here is Ishvara’. She again excelled in Guru seva to both her teachers, Pujya Swamiji and Swami Sakshatkrtanandaji. She also taught Sanskrit to many students in Pathashalas and helped them graduate.
Swamini during the last years was essentially a Vedanta acarya for the three-year course at Swami Dayananda Asram Rishikesh and was also well-versed in puja vidhis and a great upasaka herself. She conducted regular pujas to Lord Dakshinamurty in her private space apart from effectively contributing to pujas at the Adishtanam of Pujya Swamiji and the temples in his Ashrams. She served them all with dhanam, dhaanyam, vastram, dakshina, dravya, chanting mantras with svaras and with all puja angas.

To be doing that all with great assurance and also teaching Vedanta to her students and ably assisting her teachers in disseminating the teaching at the Gurukulams, Swamini fitted the bill which Pujya Swamiji has blessed her with. She has also chosen to join the Master in Mahasamadhi. She can inspire many of her student devotees and gurubhais and gurubehens in their journey forward.

Our Manjakkudi school teachers express their gratitude to Swamini who in the last months have been training them in person and on-line how to inculcate values and devotion in students.Further, Arsha Vidya Research and Publication Trust shares its indebtedness to Swamini for getting published Pujya Swamiji's teachings on Brahma Sutra Bhashyam. Thanks to Swamini's dedicated effort we were able to submit the book at the Adhishthanam in 2016.

Om Śāntiḥ Śāntiḥ Śāntiḥ

Book release: Mandukya Karika with Shankara Bhashya|   22 September 2022

Mandukya Upanisad in 4 volumes released on 23rd September 2022
during the 7th Aradhana Celebrations at Swami Dayananda Ashram in Rishikesh)

The Mandukya Upanishad with Gaudapada Karika, Shankara Bhashya and Pujya Swamiji's commentary on the same for all the four prakaranas - is the most anticipated book of the year. It was taught during the first long term course (1990–1993) at the Arsha Vidya Gurukulam Anaikatti by Pujya Swamiji. The book was released on September 23, 2022 at the Rishikesh Ashram as part of the 7th Aradhana celebrations.

Arsha Vidya Research and Publication Trust took up the transcription, editing and publishing the Mandukya Upanishad. Guided by Swami Sakshatkrtananda, the AVR & PT team worked for 18 months to bring out this four volume book which will be of great interest to students of Vedanta. Smt. Sheela Balaji pitched in with a divine cover design befitting the content and the teacher.

Pujya Swamiji's teaching tenure spanned almost 50 years as one of the senior acaryas mentioned at the Aradhana celebrations. The time period of this book falls mid-way and hence has the flavour of Pujya Swamiji's teachings across the 5 decades. As one turns the pages, readers will witness and reminisce the thought-provoking messages that he imparted. We thoroughly cherished every moment of creating this book, and are sure readers will enjoy it as well.

During the book release function, a translation work of Mundaka Upanishad in Hindi from the original text earlier published by AVR and PT was also released. The translation has been done by Swamini Prabhananda Saraswati and will benefit all Hindi readers.

The books were released at the Adhistananam of Pujya Swamiji during the seventh Aradhana celebrations on 23rd October 2022 and are available at www.avrpt.com.


New Release: Drk Drsya Viveka23 September 2020

Drk Drsya Viveka: Sri Pujya Swamiji's teachings at the AVG Anaikatti 2010-13 course is brought out as a book by Arsha Vidya Research and Publication Trust and was released at a function by Swami Shuddhanandaji and Swami Sakshatkrtanandaji in the auspicious presence of other Swamis at the Rishikesh Ashram as well as Swami Brahmayoganandaji of Brahmavidyamandir, Chennai. His students and Acarya disciples were also present as a precursor to their retreat on Kenopanisad at the ashram.

On the occasion, the Tamil Translation of another book by AVR and PT, "The Teaching Tradition of Advaita Vedanta" was also released. The translation work has been done by Acarya Ranganji and Smt. Suryapriya Rangan.

A Student’s Tribute to Pujya Sri Swami Omkaranandaji     |     10 May 2021

It is with immense sadness that we share the news of Pujya Sri Swami Omkaranandaji attaining Mahasamadhi on 10 May 2021 (at 5.40 p.m.). He was a strong advocate of Hindu Dharama, a spiritual guide and well-wisher of AIM for Seva.

Pujya Sri Swami Omkarananda ji received Sanyasa Diksha from Pujya Swami Chidbhavananda, the founder of the Sri Ramakrishna Tapovanam, Thirupparaithurai. Pujya Swami Omkarananda ji studied Vedanta under Pujya Swami Paramarthananda, one of the foremost disciples of Pujya Swami Dayananda Saraswati, under whom he studied in depth the various Vedantic scriptures, in a traditional manner. In Vedapuri, Theni, Pujyasri Swamiji has established an Ashram in the name of Parama Pujya Swami Chidbhavananda. Through his spiritual discourses, he spread the Vedantic teachings, in spiritual camps held across the globe.

We share below a tribute by his close student, Mr. Chandrashekar, who was recently under the tutelage of Pujya Sri Swami Omkaranandaji.

"Pujya Sri Swami Omkaranandaji was a leading light of Sanatana Dharma. His simple style of unravelling Vedanta in Tamizh is unparalleled. He was a beacon of light for both Veda Purva and Veda Antha. He was an expert in Mantra, Aagama, Tantra, Yoga and very many other aspects of our Shastras. He was an encyclopedia of Sanatana Dharma.

His departure is an irreparable loss for SanatanaDharma, in particular and humanity, in general....

Swamiji was a colossus. It is impossible to fathom his knowledge. Equally adept in Sanskrit and Tamil, he always stood tall among the learned. He roared like a lion on any Vedanta topic with a depth of delivery that was unfathomable. He had an elephantine memory and could recollect verses in Tamil and Sanskrit with ease. Sometimes he would even quote a cinema song of yesteryear. He could recollect verses that he had heard several decades ago. Such was his MedhaShakti.

Never one who would boast of his erudition, he would remark in a childlike manner, “I have studied only up to 7th class and hence my grasp of English is not good.” He would publicly express his ignorance of this foreign language and ask others about meanings of English words to improve his vocabulary. He would never hesitate to be corrected. He was humility personified.

Swamiji was an eternal student. He spent a lot of time studying scriptures. A couple of years ago, a teacher was arranged to impart English language education to him. He preferred to go to the teacher to learn English rather than the teacher coming to his place. He wanted the teacher to treat him as a student – humility personified. He was childlike. Some of his statements highlighted his humility and the student in him: “Did I say it properly?”; “My knowledge is very limited in this space”; “I need to read more; let me read and revert.”

Swamiji delivered a few talks in English over the last two years (including the 3-day webinar for AIM for Seva in May 2020).

s an Atma Vidya student, I used to be awestruck with his depth of knowledge. Each class was a magnum opus and, if missed, could never be compensated. Always, I used to wonder, how could one could gather so much knowledge in one’s life time. The Atma Vidya classes were meticulously planned. He made the best use of technology and reached the homes of thousands of aspiring students every day with a clock work precision.

Like Pujya Swami Dayananda Saraswati, he had several projects running simultaneously. When asked about budgets and resources, his answer would always be “Mata Bhuvaneswari and Lord Dakshinamurti will take care.” True to his shraddha, all projects had a finale that was more impressive than originally envisioned.

Swamiji had a broad vision. He was a great Maharishi who lived amongst us. He would always think big whether it was a temple project, imparting spiritual education, helping the poor during COVID times or helping the Vedic students and many more. Even the very sight of PrajnaDakshinamoorthy idol at Theni is an example of his grand vision. His thoughts and actions were always big. He never surrendered to mediocrity.

Swamiji was an Avatara purusha. He did many things that only a few could even dare to think. It is impossible for anyone to accomplish such a wide range of things in such a short span. Pujya Swamiji was an active person till even a week before his Maha Samadhi. Everyone in his vicinity, would feel charged. Swamiji was an early riser, completed his ablutions, temple visit, Brahma Sutram class, Atma Vidya class, Bhikshavandanam, Pudukottai temple progress review, English learning, scriptural reading, meeting visitors, attending to publication work...the list was endless till he retired to bed.

Swamiji’s reverence to his Gurus was unparalleled. He had the highest respect for all his Gurus: Pujya Chidbhavananda Swami, Pujya Swami Chinmayananda, Pujya Swami Dayananda Saraswati, Pujya Swami Paramartananda Saraswati and Pujya Swami Shantananda Saraswati.

His respect towards the Sringeri Acharya lineage was impeccable.The current Acharyas always loved to interact with him. They had a special place in their hearts for Swamiji.

Swamiji respected scholars from every other school of thought and tradition. Many revered Swamis and luminaries visited him at his Swami Chidbhavananda Theni ashram and all of them had great admiration for Swamiji.It was very easy for people to move with him. Swamiji never had any reservations. He was simple and easy to approach. Swamiji had no discrimination between a new and time tested acquaintance.

He was an ocean of compassion. Swamiji believed in sharing and would never keep anything to himself. Sharing was always his second nature be it knowledge, time or material possessions.

Swamiji would always treat everyone alike. Even a child would be at ease in his presence. Swamiji would abundantly praise anything good and pay tributes to eminent persons of all traditions in the spiritual world. He would always absorb the best in others and would quote them with no reservations. His humility was such that he would acknowledge and clearly name the person whose statement he quoted.

Swamiji was a proponent of Dharma and would ask, “What’s the use of human life if Dharma is not adhered to?”

Pujya Swami Omkaranandaji has left a void that is irreplaceable. He was a walking encyclopaedia. The way he would connect one subject or topic to another was astonishing. Yet, Swamiji would never take any credit for his lucid disquisition. He would always attribute the richness of his delivery to his Guru parampara and Shastra. Maybe, the spiritual world will not see another person of his stature for centuries to come.

Swamiji never hesitated in candidly expressing his views. Whenever there was an onslaught on Hinduism, he would boldly express his displeasure and support it with a fitting reply. It is important to note here that his reply would always be rational, supported by facts and relevant quotes.

Many of us who have read Tamil literature, poetry and scriptures as part of school academics, did not understand the depth of it till we heard Swamiji expound them. Only then we realized the value of Tamil literature and saw its relevance in our spiritual pursuits.

Swamiji enjoyed teaching rare Vedantic texts that were hitherto unheard of. The library at Theni ashram has rare books, which he painstakingly collected.

His approach to life and death was alike. He would frequently say “One who is born is bound to die.” His was a short life, spanning six-and-a-half decades. As Mumukshus, we all wanted Swamiji to live much longer and guide us. Let us pray to Swamiji who was a Jeevan Muktha, and who has now attained Videha Muktha, to continue to bless all of us.

Mahatmas do not disappear. They are always with us as a beacon of light. They continue to live through their teachings.

Through his teachings, Pujya Swamiji wanted everyone to have “peaceful happiness” (“amaidiyaanaaanandam”). As his students, it should be our prerogative to have shraddha and take full advantage of his invaluable teachings to gain this aananda.

Harih Om.

New Release: Sri Dakshinamurti Stotram23 September 2020

Sri Dakshinamurti Stotram is the latest title added to the collection of books authored by Pujya Swami Dayananda Saraswati.

The book was released at the Adhishthanam at Rishikesh by Swami Suddhanandaji and Swami Sakshatkrtanandaji on the occasion of the fifth anniversary of Pujya Swamiji's Mahasamadhi on 23rd September 2020.

The Dakshinamurti Stotram of Sri Shankara is highly revered in the tradition. Shankara describes Lord Dakshinamurti as the embodiment of both dharma and knowledge and also describes the essential nature of Brahman.

The stotram contains the most profound teachings of Advaita Vedanta, and is supposed to confer Atma-jnanam to the student. With the whole Vedanta shastra being there in this stotram, it is moksha shastra, a scriptural teaching that can lead to one's liberation.

Orbituary20 September 2020

Swami Pratyagbodhananda Saraswati attained MahaSamadhi on September 20, 2020 at USA at the age of 70. He had a massive heart attack.

Swamiji was born on October 20, 1950 at Gujarat. His purvasrama name was Nitin. He did the second long term course at Sandeepany Sadanalaya, Chinmaya Mission, Mumbai during 1976-1978. His Brahmacharidiksha name was Nityabodha Chaitanya. He was given Sannyasadiksha on March 2, 1992 by Pujya Swami Dayananda Saraswati.

Swamiji was teaching Vedanta for the past 30 years at Surat, Gujarat under the auspices of Viswa-Mangalam Trust. He was also Vice President of Arsha Vidya Gurukulam in Saylorsburg, USA. Swamiji had given lectures in many places in North America.

Swamiji taught in English, Gujarati and Hindi. He taught Bhagavad Gita, Upanisads, Panchadasi and other vedantic texts. He also gave lectures on Tulsi Ramayana and Bhagavatapurana, which were soaked in devotion. Swamiji had extensive satsangh with Swami Akhandananda Saraswati of Brindavan, which made his Bhagavata lectures reflect great Krishna bakthi.

Swamiji was very simple and easy to approach. He was loved by everyone who had come into contact with him. Swamiji was affectionate to everybody. He was so generous in his kindness.

Arsha Vidya Research and Publication Trust offers shraddanjali to this great Vedanta Acarya. Swamiji had come to Manjakkudi in December 2019 to conduct a Vedanta camp at Jnana Pravaha, a week-long retreat for a group of 47 devotees from Surat. Swamiji also visited all seva activities in the village and recalled his memories with Pujya Swamiji and blessed us all.

The classes took place at Jnana Pravaha lecture hall. The unique structure of the retreat was that the classes were embedded in a schedule wherein the day began with Pancaayatana Puja conducted by priests from Pathashala for the shrine which the Swamiji’s purvaasrama sister Swamini Vibhavananda brought along. Before the puja, individual members had their own meditation at Pujya Swamiji’s shrine attached to Jnana Pravaha meditation hall.

Just hours before his Samadhi, Swamiji received the latest book on Pujya Swamiji’s talks on Sri Dakshinamurti Stotram at the Arsha Vidya Gurukulam’s thirty-fourth Anniversary function at Saylorsburg. We feel blessed that he has carried our pranams to Pujya Swamiji with him.

Om shantih shantih shantih .

AVR and PT pays homage to Swamini Svatmabodhananda Saraswati


AVR and PT pays homage to Swamini Svatmabodhananda Saraswati who attained samadhi at 8 AM on 6 November 2019 in Bangalore. She has been a great supporter of Pujya Swamiji's publications and has volunteered to edit some of the books.

Release of 'Talks & Essays Volume-1' at Swami Dayananda Ashram Rishikesh
on 22nd Sept 2017


Arsha Vidya Family, Swami Dayananda Asram, Rishikesh announces the release of 'Talks & Essays Volume-1' authored by Padma Bhushan Pujya Swami Dayananda Saraswati on 22 September, 2017 by Dr. K.K.Paul, His Excellency The Governor of Uttarakhand.

The first copies were received by Sw. Viditatmanandaji, Sri. Trivendra Singh Rawat, Honourable Chief Minister of Govt. of Uttarakhand, and other dignitaries.

The speakers reminisced how Pujya Swamiji has inspired all of them by his teachings on Vedanta and his Manav Seva programmes like AIM for Seva and Dharma Rakshana Samiti.

Condolence Message18 September 2017

Prof. Ranganayaki, founder editor of Arsha Vidya Research and Publication Trust left for heavenly abode on 18/09/2017.

We at Arsha Vidya Research and Publication trust share the grief with the bereaved family. We fondly look back how Prof. Ranganayaki enthusiastically helped in carrying out the vision of Pujya Swami Dayananda Saraswati along with our managing trustee in editing and bringing out quality books of Swamiji’s teachings ever since the Publication started in 2005. She helped establish the Publication office and put the process of publishing in motion.

During her association with the Publication, we could bring out many titles and give a head start to the Publication.

We share with all our readers this message in rememberance of Prof. Ranganayaki.

AVR and PT


Release of Taittiriya Upanisad and Brahmasutra Catussutri books during the first anniversary Aradhana and Inauguration of Adhisthanam of Pujya Sri Swami Dayananda Saraswati in Rishikesh , 11th & 12 Sep 2016

More than 1200 disciples, students and devotees from all over the world came together at Swami Dayananda ashram in Rishikesh for the First Anniversary Aradhana and the Inauguration of the Adhisthanam of Pujya Swamiji from 10-12 September 2016.

The governor and the chief minister of Uttarakhand were among a long list of VIPs who came to honor Pujya Swamiji on this auspicious occasion.

Preceded by a 3-day long Bhashya-parayana of the Prasthana-traya, from Saturday 10th onward traditional religious rituals for consecrating the Adhisthanam and the Dayanandeshvara Shiva lingam were performed.

On Sunday (11th) morning Vimana Nyasa and Kumbhabhishekam was performed with great ceremony.

The first Abhishekam to Dayanandeshvara Shiva linga was done after being installed in the Adhisthanam at the feet of the yet to be unveiled pratima of Pujya Swamiji.

Sunday’s program continued with a Shraddhanjali where disciples and students shared their experiences and feelings about their guru, guide, teacher and mentor, Pujya Swamiji.

The Shraddhanjali was presided over by Swami Suddhanandaji, chairman and managing trustee of Arsha Vidya Pitham; Swami Viditatmanandaji, president of Arsha Vidya Gurukulam, Saylorsburg; Dayananda Ashram chief acharya Swami Shantatmanandaji, and Chief Guest Sri P.R. Ramasubrahmaneya Rajha, chairman, RAMCO Group, Rajapalayam and long standing Pujya Swamiji devotee.

Honourable Chief Minister, Uttarakhand, Sri Harish Rawat was Guest of Honour at the function and was welcomed  with mala and blessings by Swami Suddhanandaji. He was accompanied by Sri Ram Madhav, National General Secretary BJP; local MLA Sri Prem Chand; Chairman of the Municipal Corporation Munikireti Mr. Shiv Moorti and Mr. Deep Sharma, chairman Municipal Corporation Rishikesh.

All dignitaries, disciples and devotees who spoke at the Shraddhanjali function shared beautiful and moving words to express their gratitude, appreciation, love and respect for Pujya Swamiji.

Pujya Swamiji’s legacy then extended at the function with the release of two new books through Chief Minister Sri Harish Rawat. A two-volume set of Taittiriya Upanishad with Shankara’s Bhashya, and the also long awaited publication of Pujya Swamiji’s Brahmasutram Catussutri.

Swami Viditatmanandaji’s Shraddhanjali was in the form of introducing the two new books. About the Taittiriya Upanisad he said that: “… Pujya Swamiji loved this text and in His opinion Taittiriya Upanisad was one of the most important texts of Vedanta.” Swami Viditatmananda also shared with the audience that Pujya Swamiji had hands-on input into both publications until almost hours before his Samadhi.

Sunday’s program concluded with a music concert by Sri Ram Parasuram and Anuradha Sriram. Sri Ram noted how he and Anuradha had been mentored by Pujya Swamiji who was himself a powerful composer and supporter of the traditional and classical arts of the Vedic tradition.

On Monday 12th, Sri Rudram, Camaka and Vasordhara Homas were performed to consecrate the Dayanandeshvara Shiva Linga and the Adhisthanam as a new temple and Mahabhisheka was performed on the Shiva Linga.

Then the inauguration of the Adhisthanam and unveiling of Pujya Swamiji’s pratima was performed by Sri P.R. Ramasubrahmaneya Rajha and Swami Shuddhanandaji. Pujya Swamiji’s marvelous pratima in marble now sits upon his Samadhi on the banks of Holy Ganga, facing out towards the Himalayas and the Ganga valley.

The unveiling of Pujya Swamiji’s pratima was followed by a meeting in which more than 150 of Pujya Swamiji’s disciples were each presented with copies of the newly published books by Pujya Swamiji on Taittiriya Upanishad and Brahmasutram Catussutri. Sheela Balaji, managing trustee of Arsha Vidya Research and Publication Trust requested all to receive these books as Pujya Swamiji’s prasadam.

Addressing Pujya Swamiji’s Sannyasi disciples, Sheela Balaji requested the support and suggestions of all to help carry forward the work of AIM for Seva and bring it to every corner of India as it was Pujya Swamiji’s vision. Sheela Balaji received special thanks from all for her commitment towards Pujya Swamiji’s work as she has taken up responsibility for three trusts, Arsha Vidya Research and Publications Trust, the Swami Dayananda Educational Trust, and the All India Movement for Seva (AIM for Seva).

In the afternoon, honoring Swami Dayananda’s life and contributions, Uttarakhand Governor Dr. K.K. Paul officially renamed the former Sheesham Jadhi precinct, official address of Swami Dayananda ashram, as “Swami Dayananda Nagar”. A special arch has been constructed at the entrance to the area.

Lastly, in a way beautifully concluding the joyous celebrations, Chief Postmaster General of Uttarakhand ,Sri Udai Krishna released a Special Postal Cover of Pujya Swamiji Dayananda Saraswati dated from 12 September 2016. The stamps are to be in circulation by November 2016.


AVR and PT receives 'Award for Excellence in Book Production 2016'
for 'Vision of the Gita - In Ten Essential Verses' by Pujya Swamiji

Vision of the Gita

"Vision of the Gita" published by Arsha Vidya Research and Publication Trust has won yet another prize for 'Excellence in Book Production 2016' of the Federation of Indian Publishers.
1500 books from 90+ publishers had been submitted to the Jury.

The ceremony for the 'Awards for Excellence in Book Production 2016 ' took place on Friday, 2 September 2016, in the Auditorium in Hall no. 8, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi as part of a book fair.

The prestigious award reflects the high standards of book design, printing and production values at the Arsha Vidya Research and Publication Trust. It was presented by Dr. Mahendranath Pandey, HRD - Minister of State , Government of India, and received by V.Ramanathan and A.Madhavan representing AVR and PT.

It was mentioned during the presentation that the Federation felt honoured that the awardee  from Chennai has come all the way to collect the award in person.  Copies of the book were presented to the dignitaries. 



Official book release of 'Sādhana-pañcakam', presided over by H.H.Swami Paramārthānanda on 22nd of November 2015

On Sunday, the 22nd of November, H.H.Swami Paramārthānanda presided over the official book release of the text, Sādhana-pañcakam. He praised the verses for their
utility in the life of anyone aiming to embark on a spiritual journey, with mokṣa as the goal.

The text, 'Sādhana-pañcakam,' is a set of five beautiful verses attributed, in the tradition, to Śrī Ādiśaṅkarācārya. It gradually unfolds the sādhana, the means, a true seeker of mokṣa needs to employ, in order to discover the truth; 'I am free from all limitations.'




Pujya Swamiji's SHODASHI ARADHANA at Manjakkudi on 8. Oct 2015



Commemorating the attainment of Maha Samadhi of Manjakkudi born, His Holiness Pujya Sri Swami Dayananda Saraswati, who attained Mahasamadhi at Rishikesh on 23.09.2015, the Shodasi Aaradhana (remembrance prayer) was held at Kailasanathar temple at Manjakkudi on 08.10.2015.

On this occasion, 18 Sadhus were conferred with traditional honours by way of Padha Pooja. Elaborate arrangements were made to offer Annadhanam (free food) to nearly 12500 people which includes 120 Pandaras. The event witnessed the participation of school and college students from Swami Dayananda group of institutions and general public in great number with pious and fervour to their beloved Guruji.

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AVR & PT receives Certificate of Merit award for "Excellence in Book Production" for Sri Bhakta Vijayam from the Federation of Indian Publishers

Certificate of Merit

"Sri Bhakta Vijayam" published by Arsha Vidya Research and Publication Trust won the "Certificate of Merit" for 'Excellence in Book Production 2014-2015' by the Federation of Indian Publishers.

The prestigious award for excellence in book production is yet another testimony to the high standards of book design, printing and production values.

About AVR & PT
The Arsha Vidya Research and Publication Trust (AVR and PT) is the single source Centre for editing and publishing Swami Dayananda Saraswati's teachings. It is a registered non - profit charitable organization. All contributions are exempt from tax under sec 80 G of Indian Income Tax Act, 1961.

AVR & PT publishes the teachings, lectures and writings of Swami Dayananda with the sole objective to spread the vision of traditional spiritual texts and scriptures through systematic expansion of quality print and publishing media at affordable prices.

At present the Trust houses more than 5736 hours of master transcripts of Swamiji's teachings.

Ebooks & App 'Teachings of Swami Dayananda' for Android + iOS devices and
book 'Sri Bhakta Vijayam' released by Pujya Swamiji in Anaikatti during the anniversary celebrations on 16 Nov 2014

Smt Sheela Balaji presenting Sri Bhaktavijayam to Pujya Swamiji
Smt Sheela Balaji presenting Sri Bhaktavijayam to Pujya Swamiji

Arsha Vidya Research and Publication Trust, the single-source centre for editing and publishing Swamiji's teachings, is proud to bring you this APP for Android as well as iOS devices.

'Teachings of Swami Dayananda' will afford the chance to readers to access Swamiji's teaching material from anywhere, anytime.  

The app can be downloaded for free from Google Play store and will be available soon on Apple iTunes store.

Through the app, readers will be able to purchase Pujya Swamiji's books and store them on their devices.  The app is a great opportunity for Satsang with Swamiji 24/7.

3 new book titles released on Gurupurnima at AVG Anaikatti on 12th July 2014


Pujya Swamiji released the following titles: 'Purnamadah Purnamidam', 'The True Teacher' and 'Hinduism...its uniqueness' after the Gurupurnima Puja at Anaikatti AVG on 12th July, 2014

Pujya Swamiji said of Purnamadah Purnamidam: "Excellent cover and design" and of ' Hinduism ... its uniqueness' that 'the book is unique.'

Pujya Swamiji distributed the first copies to all the acaryas at the Gurukulam.

'The True Teacher' was an apt title for the occasion. Swami Sadatmananda, Resident Acarya at AVG, distributed the copies of The True Teacher to all the 3-year course students at the Gurukulam.

All those who were present at the Guru Purnima function were glad to buy their copies from the bookstall, where the books were made available immediately after the release function.

Book launch - Pujya Swamiji released the book "Sadhana and Sadhya"

The launch of the new book "Sadhana & Sadhya" took place on December 16, 2013 at the Amrita Mahotsava function at Ahmedabad"

Book launch - 'Gruhe gita adhyaayan - Anugraha bhaashanam by Pujya Swamiji

Anugraha bhaashanam by Pujya Swamiji at the release function on 19/12/2013 at Ahmedabad appreciating Dr. Anil Patwardhan for his good work on bringing out Bhagavad Gita Home Study course in Marathi – translation from the Bhagavad Gita home study in English authored by Pujya Swamiji and published by Arsha Vidya Research and Publication Trust, Chennai.

From Pujya Swamiji's anugraha bhaashanam:
"It is a great dedicated work for many years – 9 volumes, Gita Home Study. Gita home study in English is in nine volumes and to translate all of them, it takes lot of insight, one has to understand what is going on, people say I speak simple language, I do not, I speak clear language, I do not speak simple language. Therefore it takes some understanding of language also. Ubhaya bhaasha praveenah. One has to be very good in English, one has to be very good in Marathi, not enough. One has to understand what is going on. Bhagavan’s grace is necessary. All marathi saints’ grace is necessary. I congratulate him for his contribution, it is a great contribution, for generations to come. Somebody will read the book, lying in some library and get enlightened, possible. I am very proud of his contribution to the world of seekers. Thank you."

Award for Excellence in Book Publishing

AVR & PT launches the Commemarative Volume At the Delhi Book Fair

Swami Dayananda Saraswati - Contributions & Writings, By Sheela Balaji was launched on 27 August 2011 , at the XI Delhi Book Fair, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, by Arsha Vidya Research and Publication Trust.

The book was released by Sri. Swami Prabhudananda Saraswati, Arsha Vidya Mandir, New Delhi.

The first copies were received by Dr. Bhishma Narayan Singh, former Govenor of Assam and Tamil Nadu, an Sri. M.P.Narayanan, Former Chairman, Coal India, President , AIM for Seva.

AVR & PT wins the "Excellence in Book" publishing award second year in succession!

Pragati Maidan. Delhi, August 31, 2011.

"Yoga of Objectivity" published by Arsha Vidya Research and Publication Trust won the "Certificate of Merit" for 'Excellence in Book Publishing - 2011' by the Federation of Indian Publishers.

The Award was presented by Prof. Rajni Abbi, Mayor of Municipal Corporation, Delhi and received Sri. V. Narasimhan, on behalf of AVR& PT under the auspices of the Delhi Book Fair at Pragati Maidan , in the presence of distinguished members of the publishing fraternity of India. The prestigious award comes for a second time in succession, as the publishing house won the same recognition for their book "Stress Free Living" last year. It is a testimony to the high standards of book design, printing and production values.

About AVR & PT
The Arsha Vidya Research and Publication Trust (AVR and PT) is the single source Centre for editing and publishing Swami Dayananda Saraswati's teachings. It is a registered non - profit charitable organization. All contributions are exempt from tax under sec 80 G of Indian Income Tax Act, 1961.

AVR & PT publishes the teachings, lectures and writings of Swami Dayananda with the sole objective to spread the vision of traditional spiritual texts and scriptures through systematic expansion of quality print and publishing media at affordable prices.

At present the Trust houses more than 5736 hours of master transcripts of Swamiji's teachings.

About FIP:
The FIP is a representative body of publishers in Hindi, English and other Indian languages for South Asia of International Publishers Association with its membership from all over India, representing more than 80 percent of the publishing industry. It is affiliated to the International Publishers Association as the only representative body of Indian publishers. Prof. Rajni Abbi, Mayor of Municipal Corporation, Delhi presents the "Certificate of Merit" to Sri. V. Narasimhan

Article on Swamiji in The Hindu dated August 23, 2011

Book launch - 'Swami Dayananda Saraswati - Contributions and Writings'

CODISSIA, Coimbatore July 21, 2011. As part of the Satabhishekam of Swami Dayananda Saraswati of Arsha Vidya Gurukulam, a book titled 'Swami Dayananda Saraswati - Contributions and Writings', authored by Sheela Balaji was released in the city.

The book was released by Sri La Sri Nachiappa Jnanadesika Swamigal, Koviloor Mutt and was received by Sri.Ramasubramaneya Rajah, Chairman, RAMCO Group.

In his message, Sri La Sri Nachiappa Jnanadesika Swamigal said that service to humanity was the most important message the book conveyed, by listing Sri Dayananda Saraswati's contributions to the community.

Speaking on the occasion, Sri Dayananda Saraswati said the book had been in making for more than a year as the whole idea was to present the subject with total objectivity.

He commended the author Smt.Sheela Balaji for her meticulous researching, bringing to fore some of his earlier writings including his poems in Tamil, into the book.

Sri. Ramasubramaneya Rajah said that book was a visual treat with rare pictures of Swamiji and had many interesting nuggets of information.

Smt. Y.G. Parthasarathy, Chairperson, PSBB Group of Institutions who spoke at the launch said that Sri Dayananda Saraswati's Vedanta was timeless and applicable in everyday life .The book would provide an insight into his thoughts and ideas.

The Author SmtlSheela Balaji said that the book was a humble tribute to Pujya swamiji on the eve of his Sathabhishekam.

Other speakers, who included industrialists, said the book was a rare glimpse into the person, his thinking and his expanded global view for all humanity.

Also present on the occasion were Sri. Shantaram, Chairperson, Lakshmi Mills & Smt. Sunita Shantaram of Sruti Seva Trust, Dr.Abantika and Sri. Piyush Shah, Saylorsburg, Smt. Suchi Ebrahim , Director, Graphic Design, and Sri. N.Subramaniam, Director, Sudarshan Graphics.

For More Details & Information Contact:
Arsha Vidya Research & Publication Trust
32/4 Srinidhi Apartments, III floor,
Desika Road, Mylapore,
Chennai - 600004
Tamilnadu, India.
E-mail: avrandpt@gmail.com
Phone: 044 24997023 / 7131 Cell: + 91 94426 35000

About the book:
The book chronicles the journey of a visionary from Manjakkudi, a quiet village, to a Global leader. It presents an objective, engrossing account of the man, his quest for knowledge, his trials, tribulations and triumph, all in the cause of global peace.

The richly illustrated 350 page book with lively images of Swamiji in his many avatars, features his extremely rare writings over the years - most of it relevant to present days' society as much as it was 60 years ago.

It also features interesting dialogues with the author on topics ranging from recession to astrology, giving the reader a never before perspective of Swamiji's views of the contemporary and ever changing world.

It is a sincere attempt to present the many facets of Swamiji - as a Vedanta teacher with his unique pedagogy, as a Social entrepreneur spearheading transformation at the grass root level through service - to create confident and contributing young Indians, a remarkable Author who conveys his thoughts so lucidly in his writings, and a pillar of the Sanatana Dharma and the Acharya Sabha - promoting tolerance and global understanding through religious dialogue.

Available for a donation of Rs.3000, the book is published by Arsha Vidya Research and Publication Trust.

About the Publisher:
The Arsha Vidya Research and Publication Trust (AVR and PT) is the single-source Centre for editing and publishing Swami Dayananda Saraswati's teachings.

It is a registered non - profit charitable organization. All contributions are exempt from tax under sec 80 G of Indian Income Tax Act, 1961.

HSSF - 2011

The Hindu Spiritual and Service fair was conducted at Sri. Ramachandra College grounds, Thiruvanmiyur, Chennai from January 26 - 30.

Around 130 Hindu organisations serving the society in various capacities had put up their stalls, displaying their activities, books, crafts & other materials.

The fair was inaugurated & blessed by Pujya Swami DayanandaSaraswati,
Swami GautamanandaMaharaj&ThavattiruMaruthachalaAdigalaar.

ArshaVidya Research & Publication Trust displayed the titles published. The books were enthusiastically bought by the devotees & general public.

The fair largely fulfilled its objective of improving awareness in our society that serving the poor & needy is endemic to the functioning of most of the Hindu organisations.

There was widespread and appreciative response from the people visiting the fair on all days.

Proud Moment

Dear Viewers

It is a great honour and a proud moment for Arsha Vidya Research and Publication Trust to win the award for 'Excellence in Book Publishing - 2010' by the Federation of Indian Publishers. Our book 'Stress-free Living' has been awarded the certificate of merit.

The FIP is a representative body of publishers in Hindi, English and other Indian languages for South Asia of International Publishers Association with its membership from all over India, representing more than 80 percent of the publishing industry. It is affiliated to the International Publishers Association as the only representative body of Indian publishers. The Federation is also a member of the Asian Pacific Publishers Association with its headquarters in Tokyo and India is one of its five Vice-Presidents.

The award was presented in a glittering function held at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi on 31st December, 2010. The ceremony drew audiences who are distinguished members of the publishing fraternity of India.

Sri M.P. Narayanan, former Chairman, Coal India Ltd, and President of AIM for Seva, received the award along with the Administrator & Marketing Manager of AVR and PT, Sri. V. Ramanathan.

It is said, coming together is a beginning, keeping together is progress and working together is success. We take this opportunity to extend our deep appreciation and thanks to:

Our printer, Sri. N. Subramaniam, Director, Sudarsan Graphics, and his team, Sri V. Ganesh and Sri R. Rajapandian in particular, for the high quality printing and meeting with urgent deadlines. Our special thanks to Suchi Ebrahim, Director, Graaphic Design, for the exclusive wrapper design of every book. Our thanks to Ms. S. Ambika of Kamala Artz, for neatly formatting the book.

First and last our Pranams to Pujya Swami Dayananda Saraswati, our guru, our inspiration behind every endeavour.
Award Certificate

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