Gambhira Siddhi Vinayakar
Gambhira Siddhi Vinayagar
The Guru
Swami Dayananda Saraswati
Welcome to Arshavidyalaya
Medha Dakshinamurthy

Medha Dakshinamurthy



In an ambience of wilderness, at the foothills of Marudhamalai, (abode of Lord Murugan) embraced by mountains on three sides – as though protectively – away from the hustle and bustle of Coimbatore city, yet in the city, is located this serene cradle of ancient wisdom.


Poojya Swami Dayananda Saraswati called this establishment Ārshavidyālaya, an ālaya (आलय), a place where this teaching is available today for the seeker.

The word Ārshavidyālaya is composed of three words ārsha, vidyā and ālaya (आर्ष, विद्या, आलय). ārsha comes from the word rishi (ऋषि) meaning seer (मन्त्रदृष्टा) — one who has been able to understand the reality of the universe, of the Self and of Iśvara through the verses (मन्त्राः) of the vedas. This understanding, this knowledge (विद्या) coming down from the rishis over thousands of years in the teaching lineage, is called Ārshavidyā.

Ārshavidyālaya was inaugurated in 2015 by Swami Sakshatkritananda Saraswati, with the blessings of Poojya Swami Dayananda Saraswati for the traditional teaching of advaita vedanta, pooja and prayers, Sanskrit, vedic chanting and exposing children to the wealth available to us.

The āshram serves to brings to the mind a state of tranquility, which helps bring in goal clarity and to determine the purpose of life through the bountiful vedanta literature.


“One who manages his wants is a successful person, and the one who allows the wants to manage his life struggles to be successful”