Category: Tributes

An era of Inspiration lives on in an Illustrious Legacy

[The contents on this page is an extract from Arsha Vidya Gurukulam’s 30th Anniversary Celebrations Souvenir]

Reach out to the Unreachable

Late Sri. Ashok Singhal Brahmaleen Pujya Swami Dayanand Saraswati had been closely connected with Vishva Hindu Parishad right from its inception in 1964 CE at Chinmaya Ashram, Powai, Mumbai and was also instrumental in the writing of its aims & objects as delivered by Sri Guruji Golwalkar, Swami Chinmayanandaji and K.M. Munshiji. He was then the most prominent sannyāsī of...

Shri Narendra Modi

Prime Minister of India   “Swami Dayananda Saraswati ji’s demise is a personal loss. I pray that his soul attains eternal peace. My thoughts are with the countless people inspired by Dayananda Saraswati ji. He was a powerhouse of knowledge, spirituality & service.” Hon. Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Swamini Agamananda

namaḥ swāmidayānandagurupādambujanmane savilāsamahāmohagrāhagrāsaikakarmaṇe (Adapted from Pañcadaśī maṅgalācaraṇam) “Namaskarams to the lotus feet of my teacher, Swami Dayananda, whose only job is to destroy the shark of primordial ignorance, along with its effect.”  Trying to pay tribute to Pujya Swamiji makes it too evident that only Swamiji knows Swamiji’s worth. It is literally immeasurable. When someone commented to Pujya Swamiji that...

Exponent of Divine Unity

Rabbi Dr. Alon Goshen-Gottstein India has just lost one of its most important Hindu leaders, Swami Dayananda Saraswati. The media referred to him by appeal to his most celebrated student, India’s prime minister, Narendra Modi. But Dayananda did not need Modi to be known in India, and globally. I recall how impressed I was with a full page ad on...

A Sage for All Ages

T. R. Jawahar Should a liberal person, a journo at that, oppose conversions? Does religious freedom include right to convert others? This and many more. To me, the truth was obvious, as revealed by my spontaneous aversion to the Pope’s call, but it defied articulation and worse, acceptance, at least in the mainstream. This was when the Swamiji came out...

The Patriot Saint

S. Gurumurthy Swami Dayananda Saraswati — a master exponent of the inclusive Hindu philosophy who declared there was not ‘one God,’ but ‘only God,’ a teacher of Vedanta who created hundreds of teachers to continue the ancient Indian tradition, a great organizer who founded the Hindu Dharma Acharya Sabha as the representative body of unorganized Hindu religious traditions, a philosopher...

A Venerable Hindu Monk

Dr. Swaminathan Swami Dayananda Saraswati (15 August 1930 – 23 September 2015) was an internationally known Hindu saint, a great visionary, an eminent and traditional teacher of Vedanta (the timeless  religious, spiritual and core philosophy from India), a brilliant thinker, writer and an exemplary contributor to the enrichment of humanity. He attained mahā-samādhi (cessation of bodily existence) on September 23,...