THE VEDA PATASHALA
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KANCHI MAHA SWAMY

THE RESURGENCE

The past century had witnessed a serious downthrust of Indian Heritage in general and vedic culture in particular. The unique & manifold branches [shakas] of vedas were dwindling to almost non-existence. The reason charted out was the apathetic attitudes towards this age old study ,lack of patronage and reluctance to preserve this Gurukul form of Guru-Shisha teaching.

At this juncture, a charitable institution under the instructions of Kanchi kamakoti Sri Jayendra Saraswathi Swamy, the Veda Padashala was established in Coimbatore, to propagate and protect Vedas and prevent it from further degeneration. A group of Industrialists were asked to establish a trust for the sole purpose of Traditional Vedic teaching .It is a charitable trust maintained from the Contributions and corpus donations from Industrialists, Corporates, philanthropists and individuals with a view to safeguard Vedas. The trustees of SHRI JAYENDRA SARASWATI TRUST, inclined to establish this institution mainly to propagate the study of vedas in the traditional ageold systems.Hence, stressing on the fact that Vedas are the backbone of our tradition. A true disciple of this Vedic way of life or Vedhika Dharmam is duty bound to protect "Vedas", As a criteria devoted to SANATANA VYDEKA DHARMA ( HINDU).

The Vedas are the backbone of our Vydeka Dharma. It is the PRAMANA (Authority) for Sanatana Vydeka Dharma (Hinduism). This Tradition is "ANADI" (Not bound within time) and explicitly stated as "SANATANA"(Endless).Vedic tradition is the oldest tradition among the other cultures and beliefs in the the world and is still being followed by a great mass of Worlds population. Many cultures and tradition which existed in other parts of the world have been passed on to museums and libraries. This is the prime reason for this tradition to attract the denigration and the onslaughts from followers of other cultures and beliefs.

Our Sanatana Vydeka Dharma was not only affected by foreign invaders and occupiers of our great land BHARATABHOOMI, but also its facts and figures have been vastly misrepresented by foreign and Indian scholars just to display their ignorance to satiate their ulterior motive .This has also found acceptance with our politicians and academicians. Now our major setback comes from our own people (Hindus) by their lack of knowledge and indifferent attitudes etc. To know & protect this Vedic culture many Archaryas like AdiShankara, Ramananuja and Madhvachariyar have dealt in this subject in detail to protect its originality and sanctity .Many Present day archeological discoveries have proven that most of those so called facts presented to us are subject to question, {Like the vedic period and Aryan invasion - Ref : Recent discoveries off the Gulf of Cambay and on the bed of River Saraswati [i] Ref : Various talks by Mahaswami of Kanchi. [ii] Ref : "The True History and Religion of India.. By Prakashanand Saraswati. [iii] Ref : "The Invasion that never was..By Micheal Danino.}

THE GLIMPSE

It is said that this form of knowledge "THE VEDAS" is protected by LORD BRAHMA. LORD MAHAVISHNU incarnated as BHAGAVAN VEDA VYASA in Dvapara Yuga and categorised it into four major branches. (shakas)


RIG VEDA

The Rigveda has a collection of 10,170 Riks (mantras),and this is the oldest form of knowledge in the world. It consists of a collection of [Riks] lyrics in praise of different Gods,to be recited by the priest styled the "HOTR".It emphasizes - the glow of the soul's awakening. Connoisseurs praise the concepts in Rig Veda like those dealing with Usha, the goddess of dawn, as masterpieces of poetic composition. In general, it contains verses of universal appeal : " Let all men meet and think as with one mind. Let all hearts unite in love. Let the goal be common. May all live in happiness with common purpose." The Rishi "PAILA" is believed to have compiled this veda under instructions of Bhagavan Veda Vyas . The priest who chants this Vedic mantras during Vedic sacrifices is named "THE HOTAS".
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YAJUR VEDA

This veda is purposive to give the mantras in Rig Veda appearing in the form of hymns, a practical shape in the form of Yajna or worship, thereby describes in prose the procedural details for the performance of different Yajnas; of many of its branches, two silhouettes the rest, Shukla Yajur Veda & Krishna Yajur Veda. The glory of Yajur Veda lies in its good presentations of Vedic Karma or Rituals. Yajnas like Darsa Poornamasa, Somayaga, Vaajapeya, Asvamedha etc are made known to us in all their procedural details by the Taitareya Samhita in Krishna Yajur Veda. The Rishi "VYSHAMPAYANA is believed to have compiled this veda under instructions of Bhagavan Veda Vyas . The priest who performs the Vedic sacrifices as per the vedic culture is named "ADVARYU".
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SAAMA VEDA

Saama means to bring Shanti or Peace to the minds, in short, make mind find happiness in peace. Basically, they are peace preaching mantras from Rig veda. They are set to music which is greatly conducive to the spiritual evolution of the self and the grace of gods, Saama Veda are virtuous to the extent that in Bhagavad-Gita, Lord Krishna declares himself to be 'Saama Veda' amongst vedas. Saama Yaana can be said to be the basis and source of seven swaras or notes, fundamental to Indian Music Systems. Rishi JAIMINI was the acharya imparting the essence of this veda.Who sings the mantras during Vedic sacrifice were named as "UDGHATA" . To view the Great Acharyas of this veda CLICK HERE

ATHARVA VEDA

Named after a Rishi, Atharvas had limelighted the mantras in Atharva Vedas. This Veda contains many types of mantras designed to ward off evil hardship and destroy enemies. They are in prose as well as in verse. In Atharva Veda it is found that mantras which pertain to Devatas are not mentioned in other Vedas. They possess many hymns dealing with creations.The Acharya "SUMANTHU" disciple of Vyasa mastered this veda. To conclude, although the four Vedas may appear different in certain observances or precepts in the mode of recitation etc.. all of them have a common goal, viz to ensure the well being of the universe and to help every one towards spiritual progress.
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UPANISHADS


What was taught by making the disciple sit by side of the teacher is the UPANISHADS : That which makes you reach the side of or near " Brahamam",is leading to the Paramaatma. Instructing by keeping close to the disciple implies that the thing taught is in the nature of a secret personnel advice. Upanishads that which is latent in the Vedas are called Rahasya or secret and hence are such confidential personalized instructions to those who is fit to receive them.There are 108 Major Upanishads collectively in all Four Vedas and out of which 10 have been taken for detailed study and commented upon by the Great Acharyas like Shankara, Ramanuja and Mdhavacharya,in the Adwaitha,Vishista Adwaitha and Dwaitha traditions.Upanishads form the final part of the Vedas hence known as VEDANTA [Final part of Vedic text].The initial part of the Veda is known as "Kharma Khanda" [Part of Rituals] and the final part as "Gnyana Khanda" [Part of Knowledge].This is considered as the most important part of Vedic studies.

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