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Named after Pujya Sri Swami Dayanandaji, a champion of women’s issues, the Daya Kanya Gurukulam pilot project is set to begin in Godhra, Gujarat, in March 2024. It involves educating and training girls and young women from underprivileged families in śloka and mantra chanting, and in the art of doing pūjas. This project is spearheaded by two monastic disciples of Pujya Swamiji. With the grace and blessings of Pujya Swamiji, Swaminiji Paramananda and Swaminiji Svatmavidyananda, in a small way, hope to contribute in helping curb, even reverse, the disturbing trends of self-loath and insecurity arising from being alienated from one’s culture and spiritual legacy.

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In contemporary times people are increasingly alienated from the Vedic vision and way of life. Throughout our history we have seen how spiritual illiteracy causes a vacuum in one’s life and, when faced with insurmountable challenges, practically pushes people from poor families to seek help from unscrupulous "Godmen/Godwomen,” or people of the cloth with nefarious agendas. Through this project, in a small way, we hope to assist in“rematriation” of the spiritual treasure-chest of Vedic knowledge and worship, delivering ancient wisdom and spiritual tools back to the hands of those who are its righteous keepers, and those who can most benefit from it. Spiritual and religious self-sufficiency leads to a healthy level of courage, self-esteem and inner security, and makes one invulnerable to miracle-mongers and religious leaders who promise quick-fixes for life’s problems through monetary incentives or enforced proselytization. Women are the backbone of any civilization. They are the keepers and transmitters of the vision and culture to future generations.

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Investing in girls’ and women’s spiritual education at a young and formative age makes them spiritually self-sufficient and self-confident, and thereby assuring the well-being and health of the entire society. 

The syllabus for a one year pilot program

will include topics such as:

1. Vedic Vision and Way of Life

2. Salience of Ramayana and

Mahabharata for Contemporary Times

3. Bhagavad Gita Chanting

4. Śloka and Mantra Chanting

5. 16-Step Pūja and Daily Pūjas

6. Conducting Pūjas for Important Festivals

7. Pūja-Training for Specific Occasions,

such as house-warming, etc.

8. The Connections between Worship and

Emotional Maturity



We profusely thank our anonymous donor for their generous donation that will help this pilot-project to take off. You know who you are. Thank you for opening your heart to this project and thereby setting a beneficial trend for women’s lives everywhere. May whatever you give be returned to you a thousandfold; may you enjoy good health, long life and peace of mind for years to come.


How You Can Help:

1. Donate generously for this cause

2. Start a chapter in your hometown or locality

3. Spread the word

4. Help fundraise

5. Volunteer for Arsha Shakti

Inauguration of the Gurukulam, Godhra 

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