Arsha Vidya Vanam is a Gurukulam - refers to a residential center for learning with the teacher- which is an institute for the traditional study of Advaita Vedanta, Sanskrit, Yoga, Ayurveda, astrology, and other classical Indian disciplines. The word Arsha means that which is from the Rishis - the great sages of ancient India. The word Vidya means knowledge.Vanam means Gurukulam .Thus, Arsha Vidya Vanam is a place where one learns the knowledge imparted by the Rishis.
Established in 2015 by 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 Westerners alike an opportunity to study the profound spiritual knowledge of the Upanishads, Bhagavad Gita, Brahmasutras, and other classical Vedic texts in English and in various Indian languages.
The Gurukulam offers short- and long-term programs of study for guest and resident students of all ages. Apart from Vedanta, classes on Sanskrit, Vedic chanting, Vedic astrology, Ayurveda, meditation and Yoga are also offered. Here teaching is true to the sampradaya, the traditional way of teaching, in a setup which is as modern as it is traditional. The students come here and live with the teacher, learning as much from living in the Gurukulam as from the teaching. The students are selected from all over the world, based on their interest and commitment to learn.