Swamini Pramananda (affectionately known as Ammaji) is the Spiritual Leader and Visionary behind the organization , Purna Vidya , based in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. While still a teenager, Ammaji lived in a traditional gurukulam and studied Advaita Vedanta (the Non-dual teaching tradition of India) for three years with her first teacher, Swami Dayananda Sarawati. As a result of this intense study, Ammaji eventually became a monk and spiritual teacher herself. For the past 30 years, she has been sharing the vision of Oneness and Harmony with seekers around the world.
While few teachers capable of sharing this knowledge remain today, those who do often live in remote areas or lack facility with English. Swamini Pramananda is one of those rare teachers who understands the intensity and challenges of the Spiritual journey, and can communicate these ancient teachings in a way that is both relevant and meaningful for the modern spiritual seeker.
Swami Dayananda Saraswati
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 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]
Sri Arul ji
Sri Arulji’s spiritual interest began after completion of Marine Engineering from Mumbai. He was deeply influenced by Pujya Sri Swami Dayananda Saraswati’s teachings and became an ardent disciple of Pujya Swamiji. In his own words “Just being a disciple of Pujya Swami Dayananda Saraswati is the greatest award he considers for himself”.