Research programs that preserve and promote Indian Culture and solve
social problems are encouraged at AARSH. Some areas of on-going
research are listed below.
AARSH has focused its attention on the detailed study of the Sanskrit
language and scriptures. Its students who have studied Sanskrit
in considerable depth are working for their PhD theses to be submitted
entirely in Sanskrit. The topics are: The Brahmasutra and the Vachanamrut
- a comparative study, The Bhagvat Gita and the Swaminarayan Sampraday,
The position of the Panchratra scriptures in Swaminarayan philosophy,
and The Yoga system and the philosophy of Lord Swaminarayan. Major
seminars and discussions are also held in Sanskrit.
Comparative studies with special emphasis on Indian streams of Philosophy
is promoted. International, national and state level seminars on
philosophy, religion and psychology are arranged.
Comparative studies on world religions with a focus on harmony and
co-existence is encouraged at AARSH. Special attention is given
to how universal religious beliefs can elevate the present standard
of moral and ethical living.
Dance, drama, painting, and singing competitions - at local, national
and international levels - are held during different festivals.
AARSH also helps organize large-scale cultural events in India and
Both traditional and modern systems of education are followed. Gurukul
and Pathshala systems for learning ancient scriptures and grammar
and a modern system for the study of science and technology. A number
of scholars and boarding houses in tribal and rural areas are run
and vocational training is imparted. Eradication of illiteracy is
continued on a vast scale.
Major environmental issues are discussed and the decisions implemented.
Trees are planted and guarded, effective waste disposal methods
and recycling are advocated. Large-scale water management is encouraged
and thousands of dry wells have been recharged in the villages.
National conferences on ethics in Medicine as well as local outlets
for free diagnosis and treatment are regularly arranged. Special
research and publications on addictions, AIDS, healthy life-styles
are released in languages and layouts which are easily understood
by even illiterate villagers.
Effective and systematic relief work is carried out on mass-scale
during natural disasters. Whether it is flood or famine, plague
or earthquake, teams of volunteers and disaster management experts
rush to the spot with food and supplies to set up long term relief
Lectures, discussions and seminars are held on family-related topics
like marriage, parenthood, child-rearing, generation-gap, family
assembly, and extended and nuclear family. Special campaigns are
launched to encourage young boys and girls to reject dowry.