The word Arshavidyalaya is composed of three words – Arsha, Vidya and Alaya (आर्ष विद्याआलय). Arsha comes from the word Rishi, meaning Seer, (मन्त्रदृश्टा) — one who has been able to understand the reality of the self through the verses (मन्त्राः) of the vedas. This understanding, this knowledge (विद्या) coming down from the Rishis over thousands of years in the teaching lineage, is called Arshavidya.
Poojya Swami Dayananda Saraswati called this establishment Arshavidyalaya, an Alaya (आलय), a place where this teaching is available today to the seeker.
It was inaugurated in 2015 by Swami Sakshatkritananda, with the blessings of Poojya Swami Dayananda Saraswati for the traditional teaching of advaita Vedanta, puja and prayers, Sanskrit, Vedic chanting and exposing children to the wealth they have been born into.