His Holiness Swami Dayananada Saraswati is an outstanding scholar and teacher in the line of traditional teachers of Vedanta. At various international platforms, he has been emphasizing the need for the harmony and co-existence of different religions of the world.
He has taught in India and abroad for over three decades. Swamiji has been designing and teaching courses in Vedanta and Sanskrit for individual seekers, families and sanyasis at the four Arsha Vidya Gurukulams – at Rishikesh, Nagpur, Coimbatore in India, and Pennsylvania in USA. These courses have produced several qualified teachers who have set up centers in various parts of India and abroad.
One such center is the Arsha Vidya Kendra, Bangalore. It was founded by Pujya Swamiji in December 1993 and is a center (Kendra) for imparting the knowledge (Vidya) which has come down to us from rishis (Arsha).
The resident Acharya (teacher) Swami Sadatmananda Saraswati conducts classes for adults and children. The Kendra was registered as a Trust under his chairmanship in May 2000.
The Kendra is a center of spiritual learning for all seekers in Bangalore and is also engaged in social activities. Please visit the activities of the kendra.
PROFILE OF SWAMI SADATMANANDA -
Swamiji was born in 1962 in a small town in Gujarat . At the age of 17, he met
Swami Brahmatmanandaji , a disciple of Pujya Swami Dayananda Saraswati.
After completing his academic studies in engineering, he worked for three years and then joined a Vedanta course conducted by Swami Brahmatmananda at Baroda in Gujarat. On completion of the course, in 1989 at the age of 27 years, he was given brahmacarya diksha with a new name Suhrut chaitanya. He then spent the next three and half years of further Vedanta study at Hrishikesh under Swami Vishardanandaji. In 1997, he was initiated into Sanyasa by Pujya Swami
Dayananda Saraswati and given the name of Swami Sadatmananda.
In 1994, Pujya Swamiji suggested to Swamiji to go to Bangalore as an Acharya (teacher) of Arsha Vidya Kendra, Bangalore. The center was later registered as Arsha Vidya Kendra Trust with Pujya Swamiji as the paramount trustee and Swamiji as the chairman. The Kendra has grown considerably during his tenure of 16 years and a lot of students in Bangalore have benefited from his teaching.
He conducts classes at the Kendra on Upanishads, Brahma Sutra, Bhagavad Gita, Sanskrit and other Vedantic texts , besides taking care of other social activities initiated by the Kendra.
Swamiji excels in both bringing out the Vedantic vision in great depth or in presenting it briefly, depending on the students and the occasion. He is well-versed in Sanskrit and applies it in the study of bhashyam, etc. His teaching style is simple and clear. He can teach with ease in English, his native Gujarati, or in Hindi. Swamiji is very disciplined and simple in his habits and tries to follow the spirit of Sanyasa.
The clarity and profundity of Swamiji’s understanding and his ability to clearly present it to his students is seen very well in the Mandukya Upanishad talks . The first chapter of Mandukya was completed in 119 classes held every Sunday at the Kendra. Now swamiji is doing the second chapter in depth. Swamiji is able to sustain the interest of the students and take them to an in-depth study and assimilation of vedanta.