Friday, 2 August 2013

Swämini Ätmaprajnänanda Saraswati is a student-disciple of Swämi Dayänanda Saraswati (b.1930), founder of Ärsha Vidyä paramparä - tradition. She is a Dasanämi Sannyäsini of Sankara-Bhagavatpäda order, belonging to Niranjan Akhädä.

She is an Advaita Vedantin, and Vedic and Sanskrit Scholar (holding a Ph. D. in Sanskrit). Her other areas of study and research are - Vedic Studies, Temple-Architecture, Buddhism, Bhakti and Sufi Movement in India. (Her other technical degrees are MBA (in Finance and Marketing), and PG Diploma in Journalism, Certificate in Human Rights, which she earned in per previous äsrama).

Her published books are “Dasasänti” (2008), “Rupasiddhi” (2008), “Nomenclature of the Vedas” (2012) published by DK Printworld, New Delhi, and “Rsikäs of the Rgveda” (2013) also published by DK Printworld, New Delhi. Her next research work “Om: The Sound Symbol” is under publication.

Swämini is the Founder Äcäryä of ‘Ärsha Vidyä Vikäs Kendra’, a Teaching and Research Centre for Vedänta, Sanskrit, and Indian Culture.

In addition to her teaching and research activities, she has convened four National Conferences in 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2013. She is involved in many community services in areas of primary education and health.


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