Activity – Long term Course 2020

Quote – Being a sadhu means…

Being a sadhu really means being a person whose mind is resolved about his life.

– Swami Dayananda Saraswati –

Quote – Growth is to become a full-time devotee

Growth is progress from being a part-time devotee of Isvara to being a full-time devotee.

– Swami Dayananda Saraswati –

Quote – To grow spiritually

To grow spiritually is to recognize and appreciate Isvara as the creation and the laws that govern it.

– Swami Dayananda Saraswati –

Quote – The basis for prayer

The basis for any form of prayer is the acknowledgement of our helplessness and then seeking help.

– Swami Dayananda Saraswati –

Quote – Wise man is happy by himself

A wise man is the one who is happy by himself and because of himself.

– Swami Dayananda Saraswati –

Quote – Goal of Life

The goal of life is to know that the goal has already been accomplished.

– Swami Dayananda Saraswati –

Quote – Nothing more Sacred than Knowledge

In this world, there is nothing more sacred, more purifying than knowledge.

– Swami Dayananda Saraswati –

Quote – You are the whole

That you are the whole is the view of the Vedas.

– Swami Dayananda Saraswati –

Quote – The Self is full and complete

The Self, being full and complete, is not isolated from anything. This teaching is Vedanta.

– Swami Dayananda Saraswati –

Quote – Vedanta is a means of knowledge

Vedanta is neither a theory nor a practice. It is a means of knowledge to know the truth about you.

– Swami Dayananda Saraswati –

Quote – Everything is given

No one has authored anything in the creation, for everything is given.

– Swami Dayananda Saraswati –

Quote – About original sin

  ‘I am the role’ is the original sin, ...if there is something like an original sin.

– Swami Dayananda Saraswati –

Quote – Wisdom is fresh

Wisdom is fresh, coming as it does from a teacher to a student like even the Ganges.

– Swami Dayananda Saraswati –


That you are the whole is the view of the Vedas.​

– Swami Dayananda Saraswati –

Listen to Pujya Swamiji talking about how the study of Vedanta helps a person in his/her life  …

Long Term Course on Vedanta and Sanskrit 2020

Swami Dayananda Ashram is pleased to announce the commencement of a long term residential course in Vedanta, Sanskrit and allied subjects for a period of three years, likely to start on 26th October 2020.

This will be preceded by a one-month course from 5th August to 3rd September, 2020.

    • Separate application forms for the one month and long term course are appended. Those who wish to join the long term course have to go through the one month course while those who wish to join the one month course need not necessarily join the long term course.
    • The last date for submission of application is 30th April, 2020. Those selected for the one month course will be intimated by the end of May 2020.
    • Accommodation will be on shared basis for the one month course.
    • Those who join the one month course and wish to continue for the long term course will not have direct entry but will go through the selection process.
    • The teaching is offered free of any cost. However, the ashram is run on voluntary donations. So voluntary donations are welcome.
    • Foreigners applying for the one month course may come on a visitor’s visa. Once selected for the long term course, process for student’s visa will be initiated.

Qualifications for joining the one month/three year course

    • Graduates who know to read/write /speak good English.
    • Students below the age of 40 years (subject to exceptions) and bachelors will be preferred for three year course.
    • The climate in Rishikesh is extremely hot summers and extremely cold winters. Students must have the capacity to endure the same.
    • A daily routine for students to follow is enclosed along with application forms for one month and three year courses along with the syllabus.
    • All classes will be compulsory.
Links:         Course syllabus   &   Daily schedule for three year course Completed application forms with a PP size photograph may be sent to For any further details you may write to us at the same address.
Application form can be downloaded here

RISHIKESH, 16th January, 2020

Swami Sakshatkrtananda Saraswati