Lord Ganesha and Medha Daksinamurti 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.
The Dakshinamurti Temple is now open (limited hours) to visitors who have pre-registered (no later than 9:00 am on the day of the visit).
Daily Morning Abhishekam 5:45-7:00am ET and Evening Arati 5:30-6:00pm ET are only available for viewing online: YouTube.com/c/ArshaVidyaGurukulam/videos
SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS [Except 1st and 3rd Sundays] :
10:30 am to 1:30 pm – General darshan
11:30 am – Aarti to Lord Dakshinamurti
11:45 am – Prasad-Lunch [boxed]
1st and 3rd SUNDAYS:
10:00-11:00 am ET (UTC-4) – Bhagavad Gita Class 1*
with Swami Muktatmananda
11:30 am-12:30 pm ET (TC-4) – Bhagavad Gita Class 2*
with Swami Muktatmananda
3:00 to 6:00 pm – General Darshan
Pradosha Puja 5:00 pm – 5:45 pm ET
[see event calendar for Pradosha Puja dates]
*Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required for in-person classes.
PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL VISITS (no later than 9:00 am on the day of the visit). [Pre-registration form]
No walk-in visits are allowed.
Follow Pennsylvania state COVID-19 guidelines when you are on temple premises.
All are welcome to view our programs virtually via our Live Streaming page or YouTube channel.
- Archana to Lord Ganesha and Lord Dakshinamurti
- Abishekam to Lord Dakshinamurti
- Services offered by our Priests
- Ayusha Homam (Birthday)
- Lagnam (Wedding)
- Namakaranam (Naming Ceremony)
- Navagraha Homam
- Shashti Abdhapoorti (60th Birthday)
- Sahasranama Puja
- Satyanarayana Puja
- Shrimantam (Prenatal)
Pandit Ganesan comes from the city of Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu, India. Beginning at the tender age of nine, he attended the Veda Padasalai at Kumbakonam in Tamil Nadu. He received further training at the Sankaramadam associated with the Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam at Kancheepuram, Tamil Nadu. After nearly ten years of formal training at the above institutions, he was a practising priest at Coimbatore for nearly twenty years. He joined the Gurukulam as a priest in 1997. While a student at the Vedic school associated with the Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam, Pandit Ganesan had innumerable chances to be in the presence of Holiness Jagadguru Chandrasekarendra Saraswati Swamigal of Kanchi. The one moment he cherishes is the honor of receiving a shawl and a prize from the Acharya Swamigal on completion of his course of study at the school. He may be reached at (570) 656-0197 or by email at email@example.com.
Pandit Ravichandran Hailing from Pujya Swami Dayananda’s village of Manjakudi in Thanjavur district of Tamil Nadu, India, Sivachariar Ravichandran comes from a traditional family of temple priests. He studied Vedas and Agama Sastras under his father Saravana Sivachariar. He has successfuly completed Agama Visharatha Exam conducted by Dravida Desa Brahmana Samskrit University, Thiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu. Shivachariar Ravichandran has been with the Gurukulam since 1994 and performs temple Puja as well various Vedic rituals. He is gifted with a resonating voice for Vedic chanting. He is also adept in bringing out the beauty of Lord Daksinamurti through his alankaras for the pleasure of Lord Daksinamurti’s devotees. Pandit Ravi is available to do Puja and Vedic rituals both at the Gurukulam as well as outside. He may be reached at (570) 656-0192 or by email at Priestravi@yahoo.com.