Category: Past Events
Arsha Vidya Gurukulam celebrated its 31st Anniversary on 13-AUG-2017. Swami Viditatmananda talked about the significance of Saranagati. Swami Pratyagbodhananda and Swami Tadatmananda also talked during the occasion.
Siva means mangalam , ‘auspiciousness’. Sivaratri means an ‘auspicious night’. On Sivaratri, we worship Lord Siva all through the day as well as the night for ajnana nivrtti (removal of ignorance of the Self). Devotees observe fast during the day and remain awake during the night, absorbed in nama japa and mantra japa (chanting the Lord’s names) and spend the night in a worshipful way. This helps one gain a certain mastery of the mind and sense organs.
Arsha vidya gurukulam celebrated the new year with patrons and friends with Abhishekam to Medha Dakshinamurthi and pusha puja.
Swami Pratyagbodhananda talked on the occasion, Swami Tattvavidananda and Swami Viditatmananda saraswati sent in recorded messages.
The debate is based on the on-going 6-week course classes conducted by Sri Swami Tattvavidananda.
Nine of the students attending the course presented the dialogue between the Siddantins and Mimamsakas in Bhagavadgita, chapter 18, verse 66.
The debate was held on November 14, 2016 at the end of Six week vedatanta course at Arsha Vidya Gurukulam, Saylorsburg, PA.
Arsha vidya Gurukulam is beginning construction of a new Lecture Hall/Dining Hall complex. Over a period of time, the demand for the gurukulam services has increased necessitating a new complex. This was Pujya Swami Dayanandaji’s vision and efforts are under way to make it a reality.
The proposed building will be located next to the rear parking lot. It will have a First Floor and a partial basement for a total area of 33,800 square feet.