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  …

Regular 6-month Courses on Vedanta & Sanskrit


Swami Dayananda Ashram is regularly conducting 6-month residential courses in Vedanta, Sanskrit and allied subjects.

    • Those who want to join 6-month course will go through a selection process.
    • The teaching is offered free of cost. However, the ashram is run on voluntary donations. So voluntary donations are welcome.
    • Foreigners can apply for the 6-month courses, a process for student’s visa will be initiated if accepted.

Qualifications for joining a 6-month course program

    • 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 6-month courses.
    • 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 for 6-month courses along with the syllabus.
    • All classes will be compulsory.

Links:         6-month course syllabus   &   Tentative Daily schedule for a 6-month course

A six months course will begin in March 2024
Application forms will be available for download when the course is officially announced.