NITYA CHATURVEDA PARAYANAM
We are pleased to announce 'Nitya Veda Parayanam' by senior students of Sri Sri Gurukul, Veda Agama Samskruta Maha Patashala at our Art of Living Bangalore Ashram with effect from Feb 17th, 2019 with the purpose to revive and instill the value of Vaidic Scriptures.
INTRODUCTION TO THE VEDAS
The Vedas are the oldest and the most authoritative scriptures of the Hindu sacred texts. They are indeed the products of divine revelation and are known to have a vast influence on different religions and cultures practiced in the modern day. The Vedas consist of several kinds of texts, all of which date back to ancient times. The core is formed by the Mantras which represent hymns, prayers, incantations, magic and ritual formulas, charms etc.
The Vedas are divided into four groups, Rigveda, Yajurveda, Samaveda and Atharvaveda. Each group has an original text (Mantra) and a commentary portion (Brahmana). The Rigveda is the oldest, largest and most important of the Vedas, and contains ten thousand verses forming 1017 poems in 20 groups. It is indeed a detailed interpretation of the social, religious, political and economic background.
The Samaveda is typically a reorganization of the Rigveda for musical interpretation but have no unique lessons of their own. In fact, Samaveda ranks next in sacredness and liturgical importance to the Rigveda.
The Yajurveda is also a liturgical collection and was compiled to meet the demands of traditional religious practices. In fact, it was made for the priests for executing sacrificial prayers and acts and contains the sacrificial formulas.
The last of the Vedas, Atharvaveda is completely different from the rest three Vedas. Its hymns and chants are simpler in language and more diverse in character than the Rig Veda. It contains 6 thousand verses forming 731 poems and about one seventh of its text is similar to the Rigveda.
The Vedas form the bedrock of the universal religion or “Sanatana Dharma” followed by the Hindus. Vedas have been our religious guide for ages and will continue to be for eternities to come. Besides their spiritual value, Vedas give a distinctive view of our day to day life.
Timing of each Veda Parayanam as follows:
|1||Rig Veda||6.30 AM|
|2||Krishna Yajur Veda||6.30 AM|
|3||Shukla Yajur Veda||6.00 PM|
|4||Sama Veda||6.30 PM|
|5||Atharva Veda||6.00 PM|
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BENEFITS OF VAIDIC CHANTING
1. The Veda recitation is to Unite positive vibrations in nature, building an aura of Positivity thus builds a healthy prosperous society.
2. Promotes good mental health.
3. Helps in all-round progress, viz., physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing.
4. Brings Harmony in the nature.
5. Most effective in nullifying planetary ill effects.
6. Improved concentration.
7. Aids in inward journey, meditation.
8. Helps in stimulating the hormones that calms the mind and relaxes your body. It also helps you to concentrate and thereby works as a tranquilizer for your mind.
9. Calms down emotional stress and keeps depression away.
10. Stimulates energy centers of the body, i.e., Chakras.
11. Helps to release stress
12. One may offer Veda Parayana Seva for their departed Pitrus for their Sadgati.