About Us

What is Atma Veda Gana Foundation?

Atma Veda Gana Foundation (AVGF) is a 501c3 non-profit organization based in Phoenix with the primary mission of educating and celebrating Vedic culture through chanting and other forms such as dance, music and drama. AVGF has been organizing various cultural programs, retreats and classes for the past 15 years in the valley and nearby cities like Tucson.These include Rudrabhishekam, and other forms of Veda Parayana and Homas to enhance health, wealth, intellect and well-being of the family. AVGF also offers customized programs to celebrate special occasions such as, Wedding Anniversaries, Upanayanams, Seemandhams, Sashtiapthapoorthis or Milestone Birthdays or any other special occasion in your family.

What is the primary mission of Atma Veda Gana Foundation?

The primary mission of Atma Veda Gana Foundation is to educate and celebrate the Vedic Culture that has established its roots in the Indian sub-continent. The disciples seeks inspiration from the Vedas and through Jnana and Yajna seek the Atman by exploring both the manifest universe as well as the inner self. Gana refers loosely to an association of people coming together for the attainment of the similar goals. These are accomplished by imbibing the knowledge from, and through the blessings of GanaPati (the Master or Teacher) on this journey to self realization.

Purnam adah Purnam idam Purnat Purna Udachyate

Purnasya Purnam adaya Purnam evava sishyate

That is full (infinite). This is full. From fullness manifests fullness.

Taking away fullness from fullness, what remains is fullness (infinite).

What is the Philosophy of AV Gana Foundation ?

Vedanta, which forms the nucleus of Dharmic philosophy, is an art of living that is applicable to humans of every religion and faith. Rooted in this is the concept of Advaita (non duality) which celebrates the residence of the Divine in every soul. The followers of this Gana will learn the background and details behind Advaita from Vedas and Upanishads through rigorous classes, workshops and discussions. This Jnana allows an individual to treat the practical aspects of day to day life and its imperfections and allow it to co-exist in harmony with the ultimate goal of realizing the purpose of one’s role in humanity.

What does AV Gana Foundation teach ?

Under the guidance of Dr Ram Viswanath, the aspiring group of students seek to expand their Veda Jnana through rigorous practice and commitment. The disciples will also provide a avenue for community members to support their commitment through monthly hosted residential programs. It is their belief that these discussions will deepen the involvement of the community as well as stimulate lateral thinking in the curious mind of intelligent skeptics.

What does AV Gana Foundation do ?

The disciples have mastery and discipline in comprehending and chanting Vedas and Vedanta and translating it to a simple framework for the layman to follow. Celebrations will include learning retreats, private performances at residences as well as public performances blending Vedic chants for health, prosperity and mental peace along with other forms of Vedic culture such as dance, music and drama.

Who do I contact to learn more?

Sri Subrahmanyam Aradyula –  Director, Courses

Sri Surya Pappu – Director, Hosted Events