True to its motto of Krinvantowishvamaryam – Make the World Noble, the Arya Samaj Greater Houston preaches meaning of Vedas under guidance of the qualified priests. Initially the management committee was called "Paanch Pyare" – the five loved ones (Dev Mahajan, Sunil Mehta, Praveen Gulati, Muneesh Gulati, and Brij Kathuria, and Shekhar Agrawal who joined later). They gave their best to establish the Arya Samaj Greater Houston and continued the effort to bring the message of Vedas to all.
DAVSS Virtual Open House
Saturday, August 15
10:00 am to 12:00 and 3:00 to 5:00pm
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The Dayanand Arya Vedic Sanskriti School (DAVSS), has continued operation since 1994 on Sundays, where instruction is provided in Yajna, Naitik Shiksha (moral values), Hindi, Indian music, History and Culture of India. Since 2000, the DAV Montessori School has provided pre-school to first grade education for children 2.5 to 7 years olds, enriching traditional Montessori curriculum with a program of instruction in Hindi and Naitik Shiksha, music and dance.
The temple complex also houses a very well stocked library of books in Hindi, English and Sanskrit on all world religions and books of special interest to children.
The yagyashala is a place to hold traditional Vedic ceremonies and celebrations, including weddings. It is also used by the DAVSS for conducting the satsang.
In addition to the year around programs, the Arya Samaj holds special camps and classes during summer, as also the Arya Mahasammelan 2006. The Vedic Culture Center promotes health and spiritual well being of all ages through yoga and meditation classes, seminars, classes on scriptures, health issues, and more. All festivals like Ram Navami, Foundation Day and India’s Independence Day, and Deepawali and Rishi Nirvanostav as celebrated with much fun and frolic (see calendar).