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The 33rd anniversary of the Arsha Vidya Gurukulam, Saylorsburg, PA, USA was conducted on August 11, 2019 at the newly inaugurated Swami Dayananda Vijñāna Bhavanam. The satsaṅga with Pūjya Swami Viditatmananda Saraswati held on this occasion is summarized here. The Q&A session was transcribed by...
by Swami TattvavidanandaPublished in Arsha Vidya Gurukulam 33rd Anniversary Souvenir. Namaste Gaṇapataye – to you, Lord Gaṇapati, I prostrate and pay my obeisance. Gaṇapataye namaḥ – The word namaḥ has a very interesting etymology. Literally, it indicates the prahvī-bhāva. This assumes...
by Swami DayanandaPublished in Arsha Vidya Gurukulam 33rd Anniversary Souvenir I find that Lord Gaṇeśa is very popular in all our remote villages. Even people from non-Indian traditions like the form of Lord Gaṇeśa because they can relate to it, even when they cannot relate...
by Swami ViditatmanandaPublished in Arsha Vidya Gurukulam 33rd Anniversary Souvenir There is a śāntipātha, or prayer, specific to each of the Vedas, chanted before the study of an Upaniṣad of that particular Veda. The prayer for the Atharva Veda, which applies to Gaṇapati Atharvaśīrṣa...
The concept of duty or kartavya is one of the unique contributions of the Vedas. The word dharma also has the meaning of svadharmānuṣṭhāṇam (स्वधर्मानुष्ठाणम्) or duty. Duty is an obligation, something that has to be done. The sense...
a simple and doable prescription of Lord Kṛṣṇa to a spiritual aspirant