The Swami Dayananda Vedapatashala was established to propagate, promote and spread the practice of Vedic studies. The seven-year course includes the teaching of mantrams and yagams and is run by expert faculty members. Thirty-four boys and their gurus reside and study in this clean, minimal and serene space. Students from seven years of age are admitted in the Vedapatashala. Apart from studying the Vedas, the students also undertake study of mainstream school curriculum of math, science and computers. Over 50 students have already graduated from the Vedapatashala and have found employment as teachers and priests. The Swami Dayananda Vedapatashala at Kodavasal was commended by OM Charitable Trust, Chennai for pedagogy, cleanliness and hygiene of the classroom and surrounding environment, as well as food and other support provided to students. There are 31 students currently studying here.
Spread across an area of 3,106 sq.ft., Jnana Pravaha was conceived and designed not just as a memorial but a living tribute to Pujya Swamiji's memory and the continuing tradition of his teachings. The idea was to create a space wherein seekers could get immersed in Pujya Swamiji's teachings, contemplate and meditate on them in their own time, and use the resources available to further their knowledge. The title 'Jnana Pravaha' ('Perennial Flow of Knowledge') was arrived at after deliberating upon the true purpose and design of the place. Like the Ganga, which embodies the flow of wisdom through generations, Pujya Swamiji's words carry the eternal essence of Vedanta – and will continue to touch and enlighten seekers world over for eons to come.
The Reading Room displays all the titles published by the Arsha Vidya Research & Publication Trust. Here, one can find texts that act as an introduction to Pujya Swamiji's teachings, while scholars and students of Vedanta, as well as those who are familiar with Pujya Swamiji's works can immerse themselves in the Upanishads, Bhagavad Gita and Brahmasutra Bhashyam.
Those who have been exposed to Pujya Swamiji’s teachings by way of books or who have listened to one’s own guru or teacher can use the Meditation Hall for an ‘appointment with oneself’. During this time, they can dewll on the teachings they have imbibed or reflect on the deeper truths they have uncovered.
The study centre, situated next to the lecture hall, invites visitors and students to access Pujya Swamiji's teaching systematically through an application which is freely available on 4 PC-clients in the study centre. The application provides access to around 7,000 hours of audio and video recorded during six long-term courses.
The Swami Dayananda Digital Archive stores around 15 terabytes of Pujya Swamiji's talks and teachings in digital format. Swamiji taught eight long-term courses on Vedanta (Prasthanatraya) and Sanskrit; several thousands of hours of class recordings from mainly six of these courses form the main content of the digital archive. In addition, recordings of his public talks, satsangs, meditations, Vedanta camps and retreats are preserved and published from the archives collection.
The Sri Varadaraja Perumal Temple in Kodavasal is said to have been built in the late ninth century by the Chola kings. The temple suffered from plunder and disrepair over several decades, and needed a good deal of care and attention to revive it. SDET took over the temple's administration in 2006 and has worked to revive its Vedic traditions, renew the sanctity of the temple, create a space for social interaction and establish a micro- economy of traders and service providers around the vicinity. The temple serves as a key platform for community bonding, and several important festivals are celebrated annually. The temple, which follows the Vaikanasa Agama tradition, also provides the students of the Swami Dayananda Vedapatashala with valuable experience on temple worship procedures.
Located right next to Pujya Swami Dayananda Saraswati's ancestral home in Manjakkudi, the Sri Lakshmi Narayanan Temple holds a special place in the hearts of Manjakkudi's residents. The temple serves as the crux of the village's daily routine, beginning with the sounding at the break of dawn. The temple is maintained by SDET, and all of the temple's traditions and practices have continued on an unbroken basis thanks to the continued support from the Trust.