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Arsha Vidya Gurukulam is an institute for the traditional study of Advaita Vedanta, Sanskrit, Yoga, Ayurveda, astrology, and other classical Indian disciplines.

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Medha Dakshinamurthi And Ganesha Temple

Tradition holds that Lord Siva in the form of Dakshinamurti was the first teacher of Vedanta. He imparted self-knowledge to the four rishis seated at his feet, initiating an oral tradition which has been passed down to us through the centuries. Sri Medha Dakshinamurti and Ganesha Temple on the gurukulam grounds, honors this teaching tradition and provides a place of prayer and worship for all seekers. 





  • Temple Hours
  • 5:15 am to 8:00 pm Every Day

    Daily Morning Prayers 5:45 AM to 6:45 AM ( Abhisheka to Lord Ganesha & Lord Daksinamurti, Ashtotra Nama Puja & Arati )

    Daily Lalita Sahasrnama Parayana 8 am to 8:45 am

    Mid-day Aarathi 12:10 PM to 12:15 PM( It may be earlier if priests go out on duty). Vegetarian Lunch after Arati from 12:30 pm to 1:15 pm.

    Daily Vishnu Sahasrnama Parayana 5 pm to 5:45 pm ( If there is a Vedanta class from 5 pm to 5:45 pm Vishnu Sahasranama Parayanam will be from 4 pm to 4:45 pm)

    Daily Evening Prayers 6:00 PM to 6:20 PM (It may start little later  between May and Mid-August). Vegetarian Dinner after Arati from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm.

    Every Fornight on Pradosha Day, Pradosha Puja from 5:15 PM to 6 PM follwed by regular Arati from 6 PM to 6:20 PM. Vegetarian Dinner after Arati from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm.

    For 2017, Pradosha dates are given at Events at the Gurukulam

    Aug 19, 2017  Sani Pradosha Puja on 5:30 pm to 6:45 pm followed by regular Arati and Dinner.

  • Aug 21, 2017  Solar Eclipse : Temple, Dining & Kitchen Closed from  11 am to 5:45 pm ; Abhishekam & Puja to Lord Daksinamurti  5:45 pm to 7 pm followed by Dinner ( No food will be available from 11 pm to 7 pm due to eclipse)
  • For 2018, Pradosha Puja dates are  as follows

    January 14 & 29

    February 13 & 27

    March 14 & 29

    April 13

    Maha Sivaratri Puja on  February 14, 2018

    Temple Services

    Archana to Lord Ganesha and Lord Dakshinamurti

    Abishekam to Lord Dakshinamurti

    Services offered by our Priests

    • Aksharabyasam
    • Ayusha Homam (Birthday)
    • Lagnam (Wedding)
    • Namakaranam (Naming Ceremony)
    • Navagraha Homam
    • Shashti Abdhapoorti (60th Birthday)
    • Sahasranama Puja
    • Satyanarayana Puja
    • Shrimantam (Prenatal)
    • Shrardham
    • Upanayanam

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