About Ammaji

AmmajiPhotoSwamini Pramananda (affectionately known as Ammaji) is the Spiritual Leader and Visionary behind the organization, Purna Vidya, based in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. For the past 35 years, she has been sharing the vision of Oneness and Harmony with seekers around the world. Swamini Pramananda is a Vedanta teacher as well as a Sanskrit scholar. Her scholarship is grounded in these timeless teachings as well as her direct experience of the truth they reveal. As a result, she has become one of the clearest and most eloquent teachers of the Vedic vision of Oneness and Happiness. She taught residential courses in Vedanta and Sanskrit in her guru’s gurukulams. While there, she also initiated many social service programs, improving the economic conditions, health and literacy among the Adivasi (Indigenous) communities.  [Read More]

Ammaji’s Guru and Acharya

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As a young child, Ammaji met Swami Dayananda Saraswati, her guru in 1971 at Sandeepany, Chinmaya Mission, in Mumbai. Inspired by his spiritual teaching, she studied at the gurukulam for three years, where Swami Dayananda formulated and conducted a long-term program that would systematically unfold the vision of Vedanta. Subsequently, she served Arsha Vidya Gurukulams in Pennyslvania, USA and Coimbatore, South India, for over 20 years as a Vedanta teacher and administrator. [Read More]

  Swami Siddhabodhananda imgSwami Siddhabodhananda Saraswati, Ammaji’s Paniniyan Sanskrit teacher and the then Acharya-in-charge of Arsha Vidya Gurukulam, Coimbatore, taught the prasthana-trayi bhasyams (commentaries) of Adi Sankaracharya during her residential study. Swamiji became her mentor and guide over the years in her study of the scriptures. Today, Swamiji is the Chairperson of Purna Vidya Trust and continues to be the spiritual anchor of Ammaji’s organizational work. [Read More]