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AVG Courses 2022

Teachers of the Courses


Swamini Brahmaleenananda Saraswati

Swamini Brahmaleenananda Saraswati


Traditional Teacher of Advaita Vedanta and Sanskrit.

Swami Shivaprakashananda Saraswati

Swami Shivaprakashananda Saraswati


Traditional Teacher of Advaita Vedanta and Sanskrit.

Swami Chitsvarupananda Saraswati

Swami Chitsvarupananda Saraswati


Traditional Teacher of Advaita Vedanta and Sanskrit.

Sadhvi Tilaka

Sadhvi Tilaka

Assistant Acharya

Advanced Student of Advaita Vedanta and Sanskrit

Swamini Brahmaleenananda Saraswati worked as a Gynaecologist from 1965 to 1990, both as a hospital faculty and teaching faculty in various medical colleges in Tamil Nadu and for nearly two years in the UK. Later she worked and taught in Obstetrics & Gynaecology for almost five years in Nigeria.

She met Parama Pujya Sri Swami Dayananda Saraswati in 1967 when she was doing her post-graduation in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. While working, she also attended the public talks of Pujya Sri Swamiji and the classes of Swami Paramarthanandaji whenever possible.

In December 1990, she joined the first three-and-half-year residential course in Vedanta and Sanskrit at Arsha Vidya Gurukulam, Anaikatti, near Coimbatore. After completing the course, for a short period, she taught in Arsha Vidya Pitham, Rishikesh and helped in the activities of Anaikatti Gurukulam.

In October 1995, she moved to Salem, established the Arsha Vidya Prakasika Centre and has been teaching there since then till today. She has translated the Bhagavad Gita Home Study set and other books of Pujya Sri Swamiji into the Tamil language. She has also helped in editing various other English books like the Vishnu Sahasranama and the Bhagavad Gita Home Study for the printing of earlier editions.

In 1999, Pujya Sri Swamiji initiated her into Sannyasa at Rishikesh Ashram.

Since November 2005, she has been teaching in Coimbatore other than in Salem. Between 2005 and 2010, she conducted some camps and assisted Pujya Sri Swamiji in some teaching programs at the Anaikatti Gurukulam. Under the outreach program of the Gurukulam, she has been teaching weekend classes on Vedanta texts in the Tamil language.

She moved to Coimbatore in 2009. Since then, she has also been teaching in Coimbatore city and for a group of students in a senior citizen home.

She teaches in both English and Tamil languages. In these 20 years, she has taught a few rounds of the entire Bhagavad Gita and some Upanishads, Prakarana Granthas, Bhakti Granthas – including Vishnu and Lalita Sahasranamas, and also Sanskrit.

For a few years, she also went to teach some value-based classes to the students at Manjakudi, the birthplace of Pujya Swamiji.

She continues to have classes in Salem and also goes now and then to talk to the students at Manjakudi, the birthplace of Pujya Swamiji.

As faculty, she taught the students of the last long-term course in Arsha Vijnana Gurukulam, Nagpur part of the syllabus of Vedanta and Sanskrit subjects.

Because of the Corona pandemic, at the present, she teaches mainly online to about 50 to 70 students both in English and Tamil languages.

To know more please visit:  https://arshavidyaprakasika.org

Swami Shivaprakashananda Saraswati is a sannyasi and a traditional teacher of Vedanta. Swamiji showed great interest in spirituality during his childhood. He was introduced to the study of Sanskrit and spiritual texts like Bhagavadgita during his school days. He left home in quest of spiritual knowledge soon after his graduation in mechanical engineering.

Swamiji served the Ramakrishna Mission as a Brahmachari for a few years. Thirst for the wisdom of Vedanta led him to Pujya Swami Dayananda Saraswati and Swamini Brahmaprakashanandaji at Arsha Vijnana Gurukulam. He was initiated into the life of Sannyasa by Pujya Swami Dayananda Saraswati on the Shivaratri day of 2013.

Swamiji served as the Chief Acharya of Swami Dayananda Ashram Rishikesh for a short period in the year 2021. He has been serving as a visiting Acharya at Arsha Vijnana Gurukulam since 2014. He has been mostly residing in Bengaluru since 2013. Besides leading a quiet and contemplative life, he teaches Vedanta, Sanskrit, meditation and philosophy to sincere seekers of knowledge.

 To know more please visit: http://vibhufoundation.com/

Swami Chitsvarupananda Saraswati was born in South Canara on June 26, 1962, in a wealthy agricultural family. He did his graduation in commerce line but had deep spiritual yearnings and became a seeker and left home in 1990 and joined Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhan Samsthana (SVYAS) at Bengaluru. He qualified in Yoga and Yoga Therapy and taught Yoga and Yoga Therapy in SVYAS till 1995.

Then his quest took him to Rishikesh and there he studied Vedanta And Sanskrit in Swami Dayananda Ashram. In 2001 when Arsha Vijnana Gurukulam started functioning in Nagpur city, he joined as a student of Vedanta and Sanskrit. He studied a long-term course for nearly three years at Arsha Vijnana Gurukulam, Nagpur.

When Arsha Vijnana Gurukulam was inaugurated at Vedapuri, Nagpur, he was a faculty member and an advanced student in the first long-term course at Arsha Vijnana Gurukulam, which started in 2004. He taught Vedic Chanting, Sanskrit and performance of the Pujas till 2008. When Sri Dakshinamurti Krishna temple was built at Arsha Vijnana Gurukulam, Vedapuri, he contributed immensely to the process of construction and later trained the priests in the methods of Puja and caring for the temple.

In 2008, he moved to Mysore, Karnataka and until this date, he is teaching Vedanta, Sanskrit and Vedic Chanting to young and old in person and through Skype. His students on Skype are from various countries.

Sadhvi Tilaka worked for about 15 years as a Physiotherapist specialised in Sports and Preventive Medicine.

Originally from Brazil, she has been associated since 2007 with the Ramakrishna Order there and started studying Advaita Vedanta and Sanskrit at Vidyamandir, Brazil, from 2012 to 2014. However, since January 2015, she has been living in India, dedicating herself only to spiritual studies under Pujya Shri Swami Dayanandaji, Pujya Mataji and other acharyas of Vedanta and Sanskrit from different institutions in India.

In 2020, she completed the three-year course in Vedanta, Sanskrit and Vedic Culture at Arsha Vijnana Gurukulam, in Nagpur – Maharashtra, under the guidance of Mahamahopadhyaya Swamini Brahmaprakasananda Mataji, a senior disciple of Pujya Shri Swami Dayanandaji.

Pujya Shri Swamiji gave her the first Diksha in 2015. Pujya Mataji gave her second Diksha in 2017, and in 2020, she received the vows to embrace a sadhu lifestyle.

Since the end of the Three-year course, Pujya Mataji accepted her for advanced studies on Indian Philosophy and Culture at AVG Nagpur, where she lives to study and serve.

She will be helping Pujya Mataji with the Vedanta and Sanskrit classes.

To know more please visit: https://www.avgbrasil.org/

Chief Acharya

Swamini Brahmaprakasananda – Mataji

Swamini Brahmaprakasananda Saraswati ji is a disciple of Pujya Sri Swami Dayananda Saraswati, the founder of Arsha Vidya Peetham (at Rishikesh) and Arsha Vidya, a group of institutions present all over the world.

She came to be the disciple of Pujya Swami Dayanandaji from a very young age. In her poorvashrama, she had many years of clinical practice after her M.D. in Obstetrics & Gynaecology. She also pursued the study of Paniniyan Vyakaranam and other texts for nearly 12 years from Shri. Bhandari – a Sanskrit scholar from Dahanu, Maharashtra.

She joined Arsha Vidya Gurukulam, Anaikatti – Coimbatore, for a long term course in 1990. She was also a Sanskrit teacher in this course. After that, she continued to teach Vedanta and Sanskrit and worked in the administration during the following courses at the Anaikatti Gurukulam, under the guidance of Pujya Swamiji and the Acharya Swami Siddhabodhanandaji.

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.

She has conducted four long term courses in Vedanta and Sanskrit with three years of duration each at the Nagpur Gurukulam.

Kavikulguru Kalidas Sanskrit University, Ramtek awarded her the title of Mahamahopadhyaya for her work with Sanskrit Grammar.