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.

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
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Her dedication to serving the less fortunate found an avenue for expression in Kamalalayam, a dream project that is still in its infancy.

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.

Mr. K. Bhaskar 52 fondly known as K.B.Sir, has also joined Kamalalayam as one of it's trustees. He is the Head Master of Swamy Dayananda Secondary School and teaches Chemistry for 11th and 12th standard.

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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