Pujya Swami Dayananda Saraswati believed that education coupled with cultural validation was key to inculcating self-confidence in the youth of our country. This was the founding principle behind the Swami Dayananda Vedapatashala in Kodavasal, Tamil Nadu, which helps to sustain and propagate India’s priceless Vedic knowledge and tradition.
Keeping alive our rich spiritual tradition, even as we imbibe modernity and progress, has been a key aim of AIM for Seva. To propagate, promote and spread the learnings of our rich Indian heritage through Vedanta studies, the Swami Dayananda Vedapatashala was set up in Tiruvarur. The seven-year course teaches mantrams and yagams, and is run by expert faculty members. Since its inception in 2005, over 50 students have graduated from this Chatralayam and found employment as teachers and priests. There are currently 36 boys living and studying at this Chatralayam. In the recent past, we have also had NRI (non-resident Indian) students coming here for short-term courses.