The Swadhyay Parivar is an association of people who study Srimad Bhagwad Geeta and carry out various activities of social good (swadhyaya literally means self-study of spiritual quest). Pandurang Shashtri Athavale ( Called Dadaji with love ) worked whole life going and meeting people to share right understanding of the Hindu religious scriptures Shrimad Bhagwad Geeta and Upnishads. He worked with fellow people as brothers and sisters and motivated them to understand the relationship that onehas with others due to presence of God within them and within others. His followers go house to house with an outlook of divinity in all and the message of Bhagwad Geeta to develop brotherly relations by.
In his early twenties, Athawale began to deliver discourses on the Bhagawad Gita in Mumbai, India. Mumbai ( Marathi:,, IPA: formerly Bombay, is the capital of the Indian state of Maharashtra and the financial India, officially the Republic of India (भारत गणराज्य inc-Latn Bhārat Gaṇarājya; see also other Indian languages) is a country The movement's aim is better the human condition by fostering an understanding of Hindu scripture. Literature regarded as central to the Hindu literary tradition was predominantly composed in Sanskrit, Indeed much of the morphology and linguistic
The Swadhyay (self-study) movement started in the 1950s in Mumbai. The Swadhyay Parivar is an association of people who study the Bhagavad Gita and carry out various activities of social good ( swadhyaya literally means self-study The 1950s Decade refers to the years of 1950 to 1959 inclusive Athavale was influenced when he was invited in 1954 to the Second World Religious Conference in Japan. Year 1954 ( MCMLIV) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1954 Gregorian calendar) For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Japan topics. Here he expounded on the Vedas and the Bhagavad Gita and linked them to modern life. "Veda" redirects here For other uses see Veda (disambiguation. He discussed the idea of an in-dwelling God and contended that the ego is a gift from God and thus, rather than being removed, should be sublimed with God.
When Athavale was speaking on the Gita and its application to modern life, he was asked whether there was a single village in India practising the ideals of the Gita. Athavale could not answer this question.  This is what made him ever more determined to return to India to rejuvenate the ancient concept of Swadhyay. The Swadhyay Parivar is an association of people who study the Bhagavad Gita and carry out various activities of social good ( swadhyaya literally means self-study At the conference, Athavale met Arthur Holly Compton, the 1927 winner of the Nobel Prize for Physics. Arthur Holly Compton (September 10 1892 &ndash March 15 1962 was an American physicist and Nobel laureate in physics for his discovery of the Compton effect Year 1927 ( MCMXXVII) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The Nobel Prize in Physics (Nobelpriset i fysik is awarded once a year by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. Impressed by Athavale, Compton invited the young man to the United States and suggested that the concepts of the Gita could solve their problems. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Athavale politely declined and suggested that he would rather put the ideas to use in India before the West.
Swadhyay literally means the study, knowledge, and discovery of the self. According to proponents, it is a "journey to work out a unity in a multiverse of cultures and worldviews, of harmonizing the self with a network of relationships, of creating and maintaining vital connections between self, society, and God, of knowing and enriching human action with sacredness. " The understanding of an in-dwelling God imbibed into Swadhyayees (practitioners of Swadhyay) by Athavale is claimed to motivate them towards true expression of devotion (Bhakti). Bhakti ( Devanāgarī: भक्ति) is a word of Sanskrit origin meaning devotion.  The concept of devotion has two important aspects in Swadhyay: one of self-exploration, with a view to becoming closer to God (Bhav Bhakti), and an active and creative principle of devotion to promote communal good (kruti bhakti). Athavale taught that a series of practical steps and programmes facilitates the awareness that God is in-dwelling.
Per Athavale, "In human society, there are many kinds of barriers such as caste, color, status, religion etc. that separate man from man. What is the way to unite the human race in spite of these barriers? The differences do exist from person to person. But there is a common factor which binds all of us. Our Creator is one and our Operator is one. This is the only factor which can unite the human race in spite of multitude of differences. Today, crude hedonism and materialism are on the ascent. As a result of these isms, modern man is becoming heartless. Human life without noble feelings and higher sentiments is dry, dull and mechanical. The consciousness of God within will promote self-respect and respect for the whole of humanity and creation. The essence of devotion is an understanding of nearness of God. In conclusion, I would like to assert that Devotion to God is a force for the individual, a force for social harmony and a force for international unity. " 
Athavale has introduced educational institutions, developed wealth redistribution measures and social welfare projects. Redistribution of wealth refers to the transfer of wealth from some individuals to others "Social welfare" redirects here For other uses see Welfare A social welfare provision refers to any program which seeks to provide  Athavale has shown that individual transformation eventually can lead to wider social change.  Devotion, he says, can be turned into a social force. "Since God is with us and within us, he is a partner in all our transactions. Naturally, he has his share. . . " God's part of our wealth, Athavale suggests, can be redistributed among the poor and needy.  Athavale presented the idea of "Yogeshwar Krishi" (divine farming) to the farming community. In this social experiment, a Swadhyayee gives a piece of land for use for a season as God's farm. Thereafter each person subsequently, one day a month, works/devotes their efficiency for its cultivation.  Seen as God's plot, the income thus generated is called "impersonal wealth" and belongs to no one but God. The wealth is consecrated in the local temple (called Amritalayam) and later disbursed to those in need as prasad or divinely blessed food. Swadhyay emphasizes "graceful giving" where "the help to the needy family's house is taken in the middle of the night so that others may not know that the family concerned has received help from the community. "
Swadhyay says its activities differ from social development projects due to the incorporation of bhakti, or devotion to God, in its work. Swadhyay teaches that no human being is superior or inferior to any other.  According to Swadhyay, When wealthy Swadhyayees participate in movement activities, they should not look upon poorer Swadhyayees as 'the other person' in need of public assistance, but as children of the same Creator.
Athavale has also set up a range of educational institutions on government land and by government assistance or on donated land. In the Bal Sanskar Kendras, children are instilled with a love of Indian culture and values through stories and tales, and in the Tatvajnana Vidyapeeth (philosophical university) at Thane students are taught Indian and western philosophy, comparative religion, logic, Sanskrit, Vedic rites and rituals. WikipediaWikiProject Indian cities for details --> Thane ( Marathi / Konkani: ठाणे (formerly Thana) is a city in Maharashtra Sanskrit (sa संस्कृता वाक् saṃskṛtā vāk, for short sa संस्कृतम् saṃskṛtam) is a historical Athavale has also taught Sanskrit in the form of verses to illiterate villagers and trained many people of all castes in the Vedic rites of priesthood.