“आपूर्यमाणम् अचलप्रतिष्ठं समुद्रम् आपः प्रविशन्ति यद्वत्
तद्वत् कामा यं प्रविशन्ति सर्वे स शान्तिम् आप्नोति न कामकामी॥२.७०॥”

āpūryamāṇam acala-pratiṣṭhaṁ samudram āpaḥ praviśanti yadvat
tadvat kāmā yaṁ praviśanti sarve sa śāntim āpnoti na kāma-kāmī॥2.70॥

Just as water flows into the ocean that is full to the brim and perfectly still, likewise, the wise person who remains perfectly composed even in the presence of desirable objects, gains peace; not the one who hankers after various objects - Bhagavad Gita 2.70

Who we are

Arsha means "from the Rishis (Sages). Vidya means knowledge. Parampara means tradition/lineage. Hence Arsha Vidya Parampara means "The knowledge tradition coming down from our Sages/Seers".

We are a non-profit organisation, presently conducting online classes and residential courses to enable people from around the world benefit from the timeless knowledge of our Rishis, primarily Vedanta (Bhagavad Gita, Upanishads), Yoga & Sanskrit. We belong to the unbroken teaching tradition of Advaita Vedanta preserved by illustrious masters like Vyasa and Adi Sankara. Our immediate Guru is Sri Swami Dayananda Saraswati (1930-2015).

About us

Frequently asked questions about studying Vedanta..

The human predicament and the Solution

Beginning from childhood, happiness is taught as a measure of how successful we are. And success is primarily defined in terms of material prosperity viz. money, wealth, power, status, career achievemets etc. At some point in the journey of life even if we manage to be reasonably successful happiness and peace of mind remain elusive. And even if we have achieved a good number of our goals we find that the goals are only being continuously replaced by newer ones! This is when question arises as to whether this mundane existence, this endless running around and the rat race is all worth it. We then start seeking spiritual solutions and begin looking towards Hatha Yoga, meditation techniques, visiting temples, trying to understand God, going to different spiritual organisations etc for help. Even though all of it may be somewhat helpful and even give a temporary peace of mind, the fundamental problem remains.

Read more

Online classes on Bhagavad Gita and Upanishad

Bhagavad Gita Structured and traditional Gita classes|course adhering to Advaita on Sunday mornings. These systematic classes are designed to learn and understand the meaning of the Gita in a fundamental way. Each verse of the Gita is taught elaborately in keeping with the commentary of Adi Sankaracharya. You can find recordings of the first few classes here. Mandukya Upanishad - The class will be in English and we strictly follow the commentaries of Gaudapada and Adi Sankaracharya.  One needs to have been exposed to Vedanta for a reasonable length of time before listening to the Upanishads. Classes are on Saturdays from 6:25 - 7:30 PM IST.
More about the classes