Category: Tributes

Sri Swami Tadatmananda

Sri Swami TadatmanandaI will speak of one aspect of Pujya Swami Dayananda’s greatness and that is his legacy – what he has left for all of us around the world. We can say so much about Swamiji but perhaps we can see most vividly his legacy in all the gurukulams he established. His legacy cannot be measured in terms of buildings and facilities. What makes each of these institutions great are those within those institutions.

When we speak of Pujya Swamiji’s legacy the most obvious thing that comes to mind are his disciples who are teaching in India,

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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 he must have released so many people from saṃsāra,

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Swamini Srividyananda

Swamini SrividyanandaWhile it is a heart-warming privilege to pay tribute to Pujya Sri Swamiji, to do justice is a daunting task.

The vast expanse of time is occasionally dotted with the birth of a true teacher, one who personifies the term Guru. This individual is gifted with the ability to render complex ideas into words that are easily understood and assimilated; and this individual is endowed with the compassion to touch the hearts and lives of people in many ways.

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Tributes by the Board of Directors

Avantika Shah

Piyush and I came in contact with Pujya Swamiji about 30 years ago. We both became very close to Swamiji with his compassion and teachings. It was our privilege to extend our little help and support to Swamiji in all his projects. Swamiji always acknowledged our little help and mentioned that “Whatever I have done so far is because of you two.” Piyush always served Swamiji unconditionally like Hanuman. We both lead a very simple life and have dedicated our lives to his cause. 

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An Epitome of Wisdom

Swami Jyotirmayananda

swamijyotirmayanandaPujya Swamiji’s name itself stands for his life and teachings; in a nutshell – Vedanta. He was an embodiment of humility, compassion and joy. Pujya Swamiji is undoubtedly one of the greatest teachers of Vedanta in modern times. A teacher of teachers, Pujya Swamiji has trained more than 200 disciples who are sannyāsīs  and highly respected as scholars and teachers in this tradition. In addition to the teaching, Pujya Swamiji initiated and supported various philanthropic efforts.

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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

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Reach out to the Unreachable

Late Sri. Ashok Singhal

ashoksinghalBrahmaleen 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 the Powai Ashram. For all its major activities that the VHP began undertaking after its Global Hindu Meet in 1966 (Prayag Kumbh),

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