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Dear friends and respected devotees:
Jai Shree Swaminarayan,
In ancient times, in India, Gurukuls were the centres for learning. The teachers at Gurukul were the great masters called Rishis. Students used to live with the masters (Guru). They used to learn principles, not by memorising them, but living them in real life. The educational system's focus was on development of the wisdom and not on an accumulation of information. The curriculum used to be based on the values. Because of that, students were becoming capable enough to achieve success in both material and spiritual spheres of life.
Inspired by this ancient system of education, Sdg. Shastriji Maharaj Shree Dharmjivandasji Swami, the visionary saint envisioned re-establishing the system. In May 1948, the foundation stone of the Gurukul was laid in Rajkot. Gradually, the great vision manifested in reality as branches of the Rajkot Gurukul, at Junagadh, Ahmedabad, Surat & Hyderabad. All these Gurukuls became educational centres of excellence at national level. Inspired by the scintillating success of re-living of the ancient system, the disciple saints of Shastriji Maharaj envisioned a Gurukul at Chharodi as an educational centre of excellence of international level. This is the Swaminarayan Gurukul Vishwavidya Pratishthanam.
In order to provide education of international standard an agreement of historic nature has been signed between the Chancellor of University of South Carolina Aiken, USA & President of Shree Swaminarayan Gurukul. This will build a bridge between the best of East and West. At Gurukul School, the student will learn the ancient time-tested values and most modern methods.
With the blessings of Pujyapad Shree Jogiswami and under the guidance of Shastri Swami Shree Madhavpriyadasji swami and Purani Shree Balkrishnadasji Swami, Gurukul has earned a respectful and unique place in the hearts of millions all over the world.
For more information and latest news of SGVP and Gurukul Parivar please click on the links below.
SGVP Intro Part-1
SGVP Intro Part-2
Diwali Celebration Ahmedabad Gurukul
Pujya Jogiswami Darshan on New Year Day
Gurukul Parivar News
With best wishes,
Shree Swaminarayan Gurukul Family