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Yajur Veda sammelanam

Sammelan at Sanskrit College. Photo: Special Arrangement  

Veda Saptaham, seven-day chanting of Krishna Yajur Vedam, is on at Sanskrit College since Wednesday. As many as 80 Vedic scholars, commemorating the eightieth year of Sri Jayendra Saraswati, comprising teachers and vidwans are participating in the chanting, aimed at global peace and harmony. Special discourses on Veda Bhashya (Vedic meaning) by Mahamahopadhyaya Krishnamurthy Sastrigal are scheduled 6.30 p.m. onwards.

The chanting started in the presence of Sri Vijayendra Saraswati and Sri Omkarananda Swamigal. Preservation of the Vedas was close to the heart of Sri Chandrasekharendra Saraswati and it was appropriate that the sammelan should begin on his birthday, May 20, at the venue, which was special to him, observed Sri Vijayendra Saraswati in his speech. He dwelt at length on the efforts of the sage of Kanchi to sustain Veda Dharma. He emphasised on the need for devotion, hope, confidence and perseverance to perform good deeds, the same qualities required to sustain the cultural heritage of this country. Preservation, presentation and propagation were the crucial factors in protecting the Vedas, which were a treasure of knowledge, not lacking in any aspect. Dissemination was the key to its propagation. Patrons, who are vital in the nourishment of art, are equally important in this endeavour, he said. Sastras need to be understood in the right perspective since their purpose is not to impose but to channel thoughts and actions, he concluded.

(Veda Chanting hours – 7.30-11.45 a.m. 3-5.45 p.m. Contact 9840942827, 9870722128)

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