Arsha Vidya Gurkulam, Coimbatore
Arsha Vidya Gurukulam is an institute for the traditional study of Advaita Vedanta and Sanskrit located about 25 Kms from Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India, in the picturesque Nilgiri Mountains.
Established in 1990 by Pujya Sri Swami Dayananda Saraswati, an eminent teacher of Vedanta and an erudite scholar in Sanskrit, the Gurukulam is patterned after the ancient gurukulams of India. The Gurukulam offers Indians and foreigners alike an opportunity to study the Upanishads, Bhagavad Gita, Brahmasutras and other related classic texts. The students are not only taught Vedanta but also Sanskrit,Yoga and Vedic Chanting.
The Gurukulam has been offering weekend students classes, short term retreats, long term retreats to people wanting to study Vedanta and also yoga and other retreats. However it has carved a niche for itself in offering intense three year programs in Vedanta and Sanskrit, the graduates of which are sharing this knowledge with others all over the world today.