Our guru is Pujya Sri Swami Dayananda Saraswati (1930-2015). Swamiji belongs to the advaita parampara (lineage) of which Sri Adi Sankaracharya was one of the leading lights. Swamiji was one of the greatest teachers of Advaita Vedanta in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. He created more than 300 teachers, who are presently engaged in or were teaching in different parts of the world. He was inspired by Sri Swami Chinmayananda of Chinmaya Mission in the early 1950s. He later also studied with Swami Pranavananda of Gudiwada, Andhra Pradesh & Swami Tarananda of Rishikesh.

The main teacher of this organisation is Swami Sarvananda Saraswati.

Pujya Sri Swami Dayananda Saraswati (1930-2015) designed and taught 10 intensive residential 3-year programs in Vedanta & Sanskrit in India and the USA, including 3 in the Chinmaya Mission. Through these courses he created hundreds of teachers (more than 400) in his life time. These teachers are continuing the teaching tradition in various places around the world.

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Swami Sarvananda, the main teacher, has had the privilege and blessing to learn directly from Pujya Swami Dayananda Saraswati. He studied & taught for many years at the Arsha Vidya Gurukulam, Coimbatore. Before that he did a 3 year Vedanta & Sanskrit course at Swamiji’s Ashram at Nagpur.

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Swami Prajnanananda currently teaches Vedanta, yoga sutras and conducts workshops on "Values to Excel" at Chennai. Swamiji had been conducting short term Vedanta courses in Swami Chidbhavananda ashram, Theni for few years and then left for the Himalyas and lived on the banks of Ganga in quietude.

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Sri Jithendranath Vaidyanathan is a direct disciple of Pujya Sri Swami Dayananda Saraswati. He has had the privilege and blessing of studying a long term Vedanta & Sanskrit course, from Pujya Sri Swamiji, at the Arsha Vidya Gurukulam, Coimbatore.

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