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The courses’ primary objective is to impart the vision of Advaita Vedanta and enable the participants to continue to lead a life in keeping with this vision.
Arsha Vijnana Gurukulam is an institute where we teach Vedānta and Sanskrit and all the other allied subjects in a residential environment. Here the student lives with the teacher as an antevāsī to gain self-knowledge. Primarily we take a committed set of students for a long-term residential course of three years duration. In this course, we teach them the Prasthānatraya, the Upaniṣads, the Bhagavadgītā and the Brahmasūtras, along with the bhāṣya of Śrī Ādi Śaṅkarācārya.
For this study, the students require a good proficiency in the Sanskrit language. For that, we teach the Sanskrit language along with Pāṇinian Grammar. In addition, we also teach other allied subjects necessary for the in-depth study of the Prasthānatraya.
This course of study is very hectic and demands a complete commitment and a certain discipline on the part of the student.
In this context, it was our custom in the past to do a short-term foundational course for three months as preparation for the students for the longer period of study.
Now, as an additional preliminary step, we have introduced a shorter two-month online course where we are planning to introduce the study of Vedānta and Sanskrit. We hope this will give the students an idea about the study and prepare them for further studies.
It is a foundation course for the detailed study of Vedānta in a residential situation at the Gurukulam. There will be a class of Introduction to Vedānta. In addition, the students will be initiated into the study of the Sanskrit language. There will be interactive sessions of Q&A.
It is the next level foundational course to be held on campus. Here the student will live as antevāsī and get initiated into Gurukulam life and its disciplines. This is an incremental course as compared to the online course. There will be other classes on Vedānta and Sanskrit and other allied subjects like meditation, chanting of shlokas and stotras, which will prepare the student for the three-year in-depth course on Vedānta and Sanskrit. The three-year course will be held soon after this on campus.
This course is mandatory for those who wish to join the three-year course.
The long-term teaching program in Vedanta, Sanskrit & other allied subjects is meant for adults who have a quest for self-enquiry. To them, it is imparted the knowledge of Brahma Vidya in a three-year residential course through the study of Prasthānatraya.
This residential course also has the Sanskrit language along with the Pāṇinian system of grammar, elements of the Indian system of logic and other allied subjects. The teaching program also includes training in Vedic chanting, performing pujas and seva.
New ‘Advanced Study of Indian Philosophy and Indian Culture (Vedanta and Sanskrit)- One-year Online Course’ — to be announced.
‘Advanced Study of Indian Philosophy and Indian Culture (Vedanta and Sanskrit) – Four-year course on Campus’ started in July 2020 and is expected to be concluded in 2024.
Mataji is a senior disciple of Pujya Sri Swami Dayananda Saraswati, the founder of Arsha Vidya Sampradaya.
In 2001 when Pujya Swamiji started a Gurukulam at Vedapuri, Nagpur – Maharashtra, at the request of Dr Shrikant Jichkar, she was sent from the Anaikatti Gurukulam to be the main teacher and the administrator of the new place. Since then, she is the Chief Acharya of Dr Shrikant Jichkar Memorial – Arsha Vijnana Gurukulam.