Our Inspiration    
Param Pujya Swami Dayananda Saraswati, who was a contemporary teacher of Vedanta and a scholar in Sanskrit in the tradition of Adi Sankara. Swamiji had been teaching Vedanta in India for more than five decades and around the world since 1976. A teacher of teachers, Swami Dayananda had taught six resident in-depth Vedanta courses, each spanning 30 to 36 months. He was a visionary forever in Ananda whose two acolytes are Daya (Compassion) and Saraswati (Wisdom). His disciples, who are now teaching throughout India and abroad, are Gurus themselves, with a mission to spread compassion, joy and wisdom. Kamalalayam was born with his blessings and guidance. He attained Maha Samadhi on 23 rd Sep 2015.




(Late) Ms. Komala Srinivasan was a Science teacher and a Yoga guru in New-York for more than 30 years. When she was diagnosed with cancer of the throat, she returned to India and decided to donate much of her assets to charity. She gave her blessings for Kamalalayam to take birth and offered generous seed money to the Center.
Trustees

Mrs. Radhika Srinivasan
is an ardent disciple of Pujya Swami Dayananda Saraswathi. An established teacher, writer cum artist, she has been deeply involved in matters of cultural interest in Singapore, where she lived for 20 years. Her Tanjore Art has been exhibited in Asian Art Museum, San Francisco. More
She has authored four books; Cultures of the World – India, The Lotus Unfolds – A Study of Asian Art and Thought, Footprints of Faith – A Metaphor in Movement and Sacred Space – A journey through Asian Art. Read more...
Her dedication to serving the less fortunate found an avenue for expression in Kamalalayam, a dream project that has come to fruition.


Mr. R Srinivasan
is a Chemical engineer who worked for EXXON (ESSO) all his life. After retirement, he decided to settle down in Chennai and lend that valuable and indispensable financial and logistical support to Kamalalayam, which made his wife’s and sister’s dream possible

Dr. Shanthi Ranganathan
is a well-known figure in the field of humanitarian endeavours. She is the Founder-Director of The T T Ranganathan Clinical Research Foundation, “TTK Hospital”, a pioneer, voluntary organization dedicated to the treatment and rehabilitation of people addicted to alcohol and other drugs. A mission born of compassion and her own personal grief, her vision of giving a new life to thousands of individuals affected by addiction and rebuilding their broken families became a reality. She is also the Chief Trustee of TTN Swami Dayananda Saraswathi School in Manjakudi, Tiruvarur Dist; a school that is one of its kind in the region.

Mrs. Kausalya Veeravalli is our newest Trustee, inducted in November 2016. She teaches English at Swami Dayananda Senior Secondary School and is a great friend and guide to Kamalalayam children.

   

येषां न विद्या न तपो न दानं ज्ञानं न शीलं न गुणो न धर्म:।
ते मर्त्यलोके भुवि भारभूता मनुष्यरूपेण मृगाश्चरन्ति॥
Those who are devoid of knowledge, austerity, charity, wisdom, morality,
virtue and righteousness are virtually animals living in the garb of human beings..

                                                                                                         - Bhartrihari

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