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Sadhana Panchakam

Sadhana-panchakam is a prakarana-grantha written by Sri Adi Sankaracharya. Through five potent and powerful verses, he gives us the great spiritual path to the Truth.

Beginner Course Medium: English

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More about the Course

Sadhana-panchakam is a prakarana-grantha written by Sri Adi Sankaracharya. Through five potent and powerful verses, he gives us the great spiritual path to the Truth.

Sadhana-panchakam specifically elaborates the aspect of sadhana, the spiritual practices that a seeker should abide by in order to reach the ultimate Truth. The course is structured in accordance with the text to give the student clarity on specific sadhana that is to be undertaken in each stage of their life, viz., Brahmacharya (student life), Grhastha (household life), Vanaprastha (retired life) and Sannyasa (renunciate life).

A total of 25 audio sessions by Swami Advayananda divided into 8 lessons are made available to the registered participants.

What You will Learn

  • Purpose of prakarana-grantha, sastra and introduction to Vedas
  • Different stages of life keeping the spiritual goal in mind
  • Details of sadhana processes to be followed in each stage of life
  • Evolution of a seeker from lower to higher sadhana levels (mapped to stages of life) along with the entry and exit criteria
  • The ultimate goal of Liberation and its results

Why should I do this Course?

The course has something for everyone:

  • Beginners will understand the fundamentals of sadhana
  • Advanced students will get clarity on the concepts of sadhana and steps to fine tune their existing sadhana pattern.
  • To gain clarity on the preparations required to embark the journey of realisation

How do I Purchase the Text?

Students are recommended to purchase a copy of Sadhana-pancakam published by Central Chinmaya Mission Trust (CCMT).

Purchase a copy of the text:

  1. Sadhana Pancakam (English)
  2. Or
  3. Contact: Sri M. Jayaraman Nair

    In-charge, Chinmaya Vani, Chinmaya International Foundation (CIF)
    Ph: +91 92077 11138 / WhatsApp: 9207398313 / Email id:

A soft copy of the verses will also be made available to all the registered students on the dashboard which can be referred in case of non-availability of the book.


  • Some basic knowledge of Sanskrit may help, but is not a prerequisite for comprehension
  • Good internet connection

Course Content

Sadhana-panchakam comprises of 8 lessons. A brief description of what is covered in each lesson is given below:

  • Lesson 1: Introduction
  • Lesson 2: Brahmacharya-ashrama
  • Lesson 3: Grhastha-ashrama
  • Lesson 4: Vanaprastha-ashrama
  • Lesson 5: Sannyasa-ashrama – 1 (Guru-upasadana)
  • Lesson 6: Sannyasa-ashrama – 2 (sravana and manana)
  • Lesson 7: Sannyasa-ashrama – 3 (nididhyasana)
  • Lesson 8: Sannyasa-ashrama – 4 (samadhi and summary)

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Course Contributors

Brni. Bharati Chaitanya

Arvind Kannan

Sumedha Kulkarni

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