Concluded Courses AVG Nagpur
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.
The Gurukulam’s first long-term course started in 2004 with a six-month foundational course followed by the three-year course, concluded in 2007. Before that, between 2001 and 2004, there were classes offered in Nagpur city.
The second long-term course started in the month of July, 2009 with a three-month foundational course. Following that, the three-year course was concluded in 2012.
The third long-term teaching program started in July, 2013 with a three-month course, and it continued with a three-year course that ended in the beginning of 2016.
The fourth long-term course started in February of 2017 with a three-month basic course. In June of the same year started the three-year course, which was concluded in June 4, 2020.
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.