A website for free e-books, www.arshaavinash.in launched by Arsha Avinash Foundation, Coimbatore has been visited by more than 7,70,000 visitors from 175 countries and 7,000 cities. Let us see their spectacular growth and reach.
Swami Dayananda Saraswati, Founder, Arsha Vidya Gurukulam, Anaikatti, Coimbatore launched the website on December 31, 2014. From this website one can download books on Indian culture, Indian spirituality and Sanskrit language study books.
The website has been promoted only through word of mouth and social networking sites. Students of Swamiji have been promoting it on their websites and to their Vedanta and Sanskrit students.
Swami Paramarthananda, of Chennai is a senior disciple of Swami Dayananda Saraswati. He is teaching Bhagavad Gita, Upanisads and other Vedantic texts for more than 35 years. His classes have been transcribed and made available in book form in the website. These books are popular all over the world. So far 2,50,000 copies of his books have been downloaded from the website. The most popular book is Bhagavad Gita, of which 30,000 copies have been downloaded.
Brahmacharini Medha Michika is a Japanese national Sanskrit teacher. She earlier worked as a Software Engineer in USA. She left the job and studied Vedanta and Sanskrit under Swami Dayananda Saraswati during 2010-13 at Arsha Vidya Gurukulam, Anaikatti. Later she served as a Sanskrit teacher in the Gurukulam. Using her logical thinking as a Software Engineer she has designed books to study Sanskrit Grammar in an easy way. She has written 10 books on Sanskrit Grammar which are popular all over the world. Her books titled Enjoyable Sanskrit Grammar teach Sanskrit language from alphabets to advanced level. So far 92,000 copies of her books have been downloaded from the website. The most popular book is Basis Structure of Sanskrit language, of which 26,000 copies have been downloaded.
Sri N. Avinashilingam has written a biography of Swami Dayananda Saraswati in English. This has been translated into Tamil, Hindi, Telugu, Kannada, Japanese, French, Spanish and Portuguese. The biography in all these languages can be downloaded from this website. Totally 9,000 copies downloaded.
There are many more books on Indian culture, Indian spirituality, Yoga, Meditation and Sloka chanting in the website.
Another novel feature of the website is online quiz. One can evaluate his own understanding of Gita, Upanisads and Brahma Sutra by participating in the online quiz available in the website.
Sri N. Avinashilingam, Founder and Managing Trustee, Arsha Avinash Foundation is a Chartered Accountant. He has studied Vedanta and Sanskrit from Swami Dayananda Saraswati and his disciples at Arsha Vidya Gurukulam, Anaikatti during 2014-17. He wanted to share the wisdom of Indian culture, Indian spirituality and Sanskrit language to the whole world. Hence he launched this website and made all these e-books available free. Due to the blessings of Swamiji this has reached 7,70,000 users all around the world.
Arsha Avinash Foundation are also conducting free weekly classes on Bhagavad Gita, Upanisads and Sanskrit language. The trust is a registered public charitable trust and donations to it are exempt under section 80G.
I am happy to know that the website is being utilised by many people. May the website benefit more people. – Swami Paramarthananda, Chennai
Your work is of immense benefit not only to thousands of students but equally great help to hundreds of teachers. I pray and wish that your work continue and grow so that more and more people reach out to the site. - Swami Sakshatkrtananda, Chief Acharya, Swami Dayananda Ashram, Rishikesh
That is a marvellous amount of work. Wish you great success. - Swami Tattvavidananda, Acharya, Arsha Vidya Gurukulam, Saylorsburg, USA
My prayerful blessings and best wishes to you. I am delighted to see the Seva done by your website in the past six years. Many Mumukshus find your site very useful and may your service continue in 2021 with the grace of Bhagavan and Guru Parampara. With prayerful blessings ever. - Swami Omkarananda, Theni
Blessings. - Swami Guruparananda, Chennai
Good work you are doing with your website. The transcriptions of Swami Paramarthanandaji's classes are useful. - Swamini Brahmaleenananda, Coimbatore
I am happy with the progress of the website. It is very useful to many..Even I have used it a few times. May God bless you with more progress in all sphere of life in coming year 2021.May your website be used by many more people in 2021. With love and blessings. - Swami Sadatmananda, Chief Acharya, Arsha Vidya Gurukulam, Anaikatti
Very happy to see your site providing a useful service to so many students. May it grow and reach more people in time to come. Best wishes. - Swami Shankarananda, Acharya, Arsha Vidya Gurukulam, Anaikati.
Congratulations on completing 6th year of your great service to the world. My wish has always been that study material should be available to anybody who wishes to obtain regardless of place or country one lives. Your website made literally my wish come true by giving almost 1 lakh free downloads of books on Sanskrit grammar around the world. Your service to our Guru-paramparaa and Sanskriti culture is phenomenal. I pray for continuous blessings of Pujya Swamiji and our Lord Dakshinamurti to be with you to continue this great seva for the coming years. Best wishes. - Michika Medha Chaitanya, Japan
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