The teaching in the Vidyalayam goes back to ancient tradition of Veda-Sivagamam, Thirumurai, and Yoga. Strictly following all the guru paramparas of ancient tradition, rich culture and heritage from generation to generation. The Vidyalayam was established in 1970 by Krishna Kurukkal father of DR.K.Pitchai Kurrukal. He has been a Priest and Chief Priest at Pillayarpatti Sri Karpaga Vinayagar temple for more than 40 years..
There is a library with more than 5000 titles on various subjects, i.e. Vedas, ancient scriptures, Sanskrit, Siva-agamam, Indian and western philosophies, Religion and ancient Yoga. Vidyalayam offers a five-year residential course to the young boys belonging to the priestly families. At the end of the course they are conferred with the title Sivagama Rathnam.
The fundamental aim of the institution is to preserve and propagate the Veda-Sivagama tradition by training dynamic and efficient priests for the temples in the entire world.
Sri Pitchai Gurukkal is the chief priest at Pillayarpatti Arulmigu Karpaga Vinayaga Temple. His Service to the Pillayarpatti temple is more than 40 years. He has done a lot of religious activities and social activities.
Dr. Sri Pitchai Gurukkal, designed the Karpaga Vinayagar statue in the main sanctum in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Dr. Sri Pitchai Gurukkal Established Shri Karpaga Vinayaga Veda Agama Vidhyalaya during 1980 with the support of the Nagarathar Community.