Mahamahopadhyaya Swamini Brahmaprakasananda Saraswati

ओं श्रीगुरुभ्यो नमः।
oṁ śrī gurubhyo namaḥ|

Chief Acharya

Mahamahopadhyaya Swamini Brahmaprakasananda Saraswati was born in Tamil Nadu at Rasipuram, Dist. Salem, on October 5, 1951. She moved to Mumbai at the age of six and continued her education in Mumbai. In her teens, she came into contact with Pujya Sri Swami Dayananda Saraswati and became his disciple since then.

She entered the medical profession by gaining the degree of MBBS from Mumbai University – Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College. From then on, she continued to study further and gained the Post-Graduate degree of M.D. in Obstetrics & Gynaecology in 1979.

All along, she was a disciple of Pujya Sri Swami Dayananda Saraswati and at his behest, worked in a village called Dahanu, an Adivasi area in Thane district, 120 km from Mumbai, as a gynaecologist. In Dahanu, she worked in a Brethren Mission Hospital, initially as a gynaecologist and later on as a Superintendent. Later, from 1984 till 1990, she ran a 20 bedded multispecialty private nursing home. All along, she kept up the study of Vedanta from Pujya Swamiji through the audio recordings.

At the behest of Pujya Swamiji, with his blessings, she could find a teacher in Dahanu who could teach her the Paninian system of grammar and other texts in Sanskrit. She pursued the study of Paniniya Vykarana and other texts for nearly 12 years from Shri Bhandari, who was a scholar in Sanskrit.

When Pujya Swamiji started the Arsha Vidya Gurukulam and a long-term course in October 1990 in Anaikatti, Coimbatore, she joined as a student of that course. She had the privilege of teaching Sanskrit in her own course. After graduating from that course in 1994, she continued to teach Vedanta and Sanskrit and administer the next course at Arsha Vidya Gurukulam, Anaikatti under the guidance of Pujya Swamiji and Acharya Swami Siddhabodhananda.

In 2001, when Pujya Swamiji wanted to start a Gurukulam at Vedapuri, Nagpur at the request of Dr Shrikant Jichkar, Puya Swamiji sent her as the Chief Acharya to start and run Arsha Vijnana Gurukulam. Since then, she is Chief Acharya of Dr. Shrikant Jichkar Memorial Arsha Vijnana Gurukulam.

She was awarded the title of Mahamahopadhyaya by Kavikulguru Kalidas Sanskrit University, Ramtek.

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