Activity – 6-Month Courses

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  …

Announcement: 6-month Courses on Vedanta & Sanskrit


Arsha Vidya Pitham, Swami Dayananda Ashram, Rishikesh is happy to announce the commencement of a six-month residential course in Vedanta & Samskrtam on 1 week of June 2024. The course will be conducted by Sri Swami Sakshatkrutananda Saraswati, Chief Acharya along with Sri Swami Shankarananda Saraswati.

The course syllabus includes meditation, classes on Vedanta, Samskrtam, Yoga, Chanting of Vedic mantras and stotrams, and Satsang.

The course is open to anyone who is interested in gaining insight into Vedanta and also a basic knowledge of Samskrtam. This will be a full-time course and married couples can also participate. The accommodation will be on a shared basis. Participants are expected to contribute a sum of Rs 5000 per head per month to partially meet the expenses towards food and stay. In exceptional cases (of brahmacharis who have no source of income) the same will be waived at Ashram’s discretion. Participants will have to abide by the rules and regulations of the Ashram. Ashram reserves the right to ask any participant to leave the course at any time if, in the perception of the Ashram, the continuation of the student is not conducive for conduct of the course without ascribing any reason.

Those who are interested may apply by clicking on the link below (form link) and submitting the application by duly filling up all the required details. The last date for the submission of the form is 7th March, 2024. The selected candidates will be informed by 15th March, 2024. The reporting date will be announced along with confirmation.

Note: Applicants are required to fill the form using a google account. If an applicant does not have one, we request you to make one and then fill the form.

Application Form: