Visitors and Residents

For visitors and residents of Rio de Janeiro, interested in arranging a Vidya Mandir Study Center visit or participating in puja rituals and bhajans please see our events calendar (Puja and Festivities) or contact Vidya Mandir directly at: 


(21) 98880-3256 | (21) 2287-2774

Bhagavadgita and Yoga Sutras of Patañjali

Gloria Arieira's translations and commentary of the Bhagavadgita and Yoga Sutras of Patañjali has been translated into the English language and is available. Please find below all the links to purchase this publications.




· US (paperback shipping worldwide and Kindle):


· Brasil (Kindle):


· India (Kindle):



. Vidya Mandir (Books of Bhagavadgita and Yogasutras in Portuguese):


Other Texts

For further reading from the Tradition of Advaita Vedanta in the English language, please visit the site of the bookstore of Arsha Vidya Gurukulam at:

Vrata 2020

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Award Padma Shri 2020


Vidya Mandir is proud to announce that Gloria Arieira has been awarded one of India's highest civilian honors, the Padma Shri Award, on Republic Day 2020, for her pioneering Sanskrit and Vedanta Literature and Education in Brazil.

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