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All of us who are born in this Dharmakshetra or who are interested in living as a dharmika should make an effort to know the vision which makes our culture and way of life meaningful.

Jaishankar Narayanan

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Sun 06 Sep 2020

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Event Type: Weekly

Sanatana Hindu Dharma – Vision, Values and a way of life

Aarsha Vidya Varshini is pleased to announce a free short-term online course on ‘Sanatana Hindu Dharma – Vision, Values and a way of life’ – which focuses on teenagers and young adults brought up in Modern cultural environments, who want to understand the relevance and meaningfulness of Hindu religious and cultural practices and ritual forms.
The following topics will be covered in interactive online sessions
1. When Hinduism is described as a way of life, what is implied by it?
2. What is the vision on which this way of life is based? Why are my parents insisting on apparently meaningless rituals and beliefs?
3. Are the Vedas Scientific and how are rituals relevant in modern scientific ecosystem?
4. Is there a God or a creator of this world? If so, what is the nature of this creator? Is He / She sitting in heaven? Why should we worship such a creator? Rather should we bother about these archaic beliefs?
5. If there is indeed God, Is there one God or many Gods? Why is Hinduism having so many Gods? What is Ishta Devata?
6. Why should religion teach us do’s and don’ts? What is the value of a value?
7. What is success in life?
8. Why and how do we have to pray?
9. What is Yoga and what is Yoga of attitude?
10. What meaningful practices can I have in my daily regimen and how do they help me?
11. What is japa? Is it related to meditation? Why should I do japa? How to do japa and meditation?
12. What is the significance of puja as a ritual in modern lifestyle? Is the idol going to reward the one who is praying? How to do Puja to one’s Ishta Devata?
The sessions will be in English conducted by qualified teachers who have spent numerous years across both Indian and Western countries and also done decades of research on ancient texts, Hindu culture and civilization.

All the sessions are free and will be conducted online on Zoom Platform in English. The classes start on August 15 and will be held every Saturday and Sunday for eight weeks.

Those who wish to join the classes can send us a Whatsapp message at +919710946652.

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Jaishankar Narayanan

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Jaishankar Narayanan is a sishya of Pujya Swami Dayananda Saraswati ji and has undergone a three-year residential Vedanta course with Pujya Swamiji at Arsha Vidya Gurukulam (AVG), Anaikatti, Coimbatore, India from 1995-1998. An alumnus of IIT-BHU Varanasi, Jaishankar graduated as an Engineer and was working in India and later USA as a Software Engineer. He met his Guru Pujya Swami Dayananda ji first at Arsha Vidya Gurukulam, Saylorsburg, PA at USA and then decided to study Vedanta with Pujya Swamiji. After completing the three-year residential course at AVG, Anaikatti, Jaishankar married Srividya who was also a student of the same course, as per Pujya Swamiji’s wishes. Jaishankar settled in Chennai after the course and has been teaching Vedanta and Samskritam to interested people in Chennai.

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Kalyankumar Muthurajan

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Kalyankumar is a sishya of Pujya Swami Dayananda Saraswati ji and has undergone a three-year residential Vedanta course with Pujya Swamiji at Arsha Vidya Gurukulam (AVG), Anaikatti, Coimbatore, India from 1995-1998. An alumnus of IIT-BHU Varanasi, Kalyankumar graduated as an Engineer and was working in India and later USA as a Software Engineer. A student of Ramakrishna Mission since early age, Kalyankumar was inspired by teachings Swami Vivekananda and Ramakrishna Paramahamsa when young. During the four years of stay at Varanasi, Kalyankumar was part of a student spiritual group called Vivekananda Nidhi through which he came in contact with gurus from many sampradayas like avadhoota sampradaya, shaaktha sampradaya, Aurobindo yoga etc. After many years of spiritual sadhana, he was blessed to meet his Guru Pujya Swami Dayananda Saraswathiji at Arsha Vidya Gurukulam, Saylorsburg, PA in USA. Immediately, Kalyankumar decided to study Vedanta with Pujya Swamiji. After completing the three-year residential course at AVG, Anaikatti, Kalyankumar settled in Chennai and has been teaching Vedanta and Samskritam to interested people in Chennai.

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Srividya Jaishankar

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Srividya Jaishankar, is a Shishyaa of Pujya Swami Dayananda Saraswati who has undergone a long term residential course from 1995-1998 in Vedanta and Samskritam at Arsha Vidya Gurukulam, Anaikatti. She is a founder of Aarsha Vidya Varshini Gurukulam and a Vedanta and Chanting teacher who is conducting classes for Adults and Children. She is also Counselor, Hypnotherapist and an administrator with decades of experience. She is a graduate in English Literature from Trichy in Tamil Nadu. She also takes care of the temple and Goshala at the Gurukulam.