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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

Award Padma Shri 2020

August, 2020

Today, 15/08/2022, in which we honor the master Swami Dayananda, our master and teacher Gloria Arieira received from the Government of India, through the Embassy of India in Rio de Janeiro, the Padma Shri award for commendable contribution in the field of Literature and Education. The award was presented at a ceremony to commemorate the 75th anniversary of India's independence, held at Píer Mauá, with the raising of the Indian Flag.

The award was announced in 2020, but its delivery was postponed due to the pandemic.

Vedic shastras in Brazil

Sweet Blog: nectarine divine literature

30 September, 2010

Gloria Arieira, a Brazilian and an authority in Sanskrit has translated the Bhagawad Gita and parts of the Vedas to Portuguese, enabling her students across Brazil and Portugal to access the depths of this great philosophy. So if you are seeking spirituality in the holiday resort of Copacabana, Rio, then you will find it at Vidya Mandir, a school of Vedanta studies founded and run by Gloria.




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:

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