Veda Parayanam at Swamimalai
* Atharvana Veda Poorna Samhita Parayanam (an annual event) :
During the current Nandana year, it will be held for 4 days from 20 to 23 September 2012 in 2 sessions daily mornig & evening. sessions
* Anusham & Sukla Shashti Parayanam : 10 Vedic Scholars, 2 each from Rug, Krishna Yajur, Sukla Yajur, Goutha & Jaimini Sakhas of sama Vedams render Parayanam on ANUSHAM DAY. From the current Nandana year, this Parayanam is being held on every Shukla Shashti also, besides Anusham.
* RIG VEDA NITHYA PARAYANAM : As directed by His Holiness, all efforts are being made to organize Nitya Parayanam as the ultimate goal. Accordingly, Rig Veda Nitya Parayanam will commence on 21st September 2012, which also happens to be Anusham and Shukla Shasti.
NANDANA YEAR (2012-13) SHUKLA SHASHTI AND ANUSHAM PARAYANAM DATES
|27 April 2012 - Friday - Shukla Shashti
||20 October 2012 - Saturday - Shukla Shashti
|7 May 2012 - Monday - Anusham
||14 November 2012 - Wednesday - Anusham
|26 May 2012 - Saturday - Shukla Shashti
||18 November 2012 - Sunday- Shukla Shashti
|3 June 2012 - Sunday - Anusham
||12 December 2012 - Wednesday - Anusham
|25 June 2012 - Monday - Shukla Shashti
||18 December 2012 - Tuesday - Shukla Shashti
|1 July 2012 - Sunday - Anusham
||8 January 2013 - Tuesday - Anusham
|24 July 2012 - Tuesday - Shukla Shashti
||16 January 2013 - Wednesday - Shukla Shashti
|28 July 2012 - Saturday - Anusham
||4 February 2013 - Monday - Anusham
|22 August 2012 - Wednesday - Shukla Shashti
||15 Feburary 2013 - Friday - Shukla Shashti
|24 August 2012 - Friday - Anusham
||4 March 2013 - Monday - Anusham
|21 September 2012 - Friday - Shukla Shashti & Anusham
||17 March 2013 - Sunday - Shukla Shashti
|18 October 2012 - Thursday - Anusham
||31 March 2013 - Sunday - Anusham
Annual Atharvana Veda Parayan Date in Nandana Year : 20 to 23 September 2012
Timing: 7.30 - 11 am and 3 - 5.30 pm
Annual Vyasa Pooja Vastra Samarpan Date in Nandana Year: 21 September 2012
At the outset of Vyasa Pooja proceedings at Shrimatham, the sacred base of the "Vyasa Pooja Mantapam" is adorned with a pair of new vastrams. As is the custom followed at Shrimatham, these vastrams are offered to Sri Swaminatha Swamy, Swamimalai. Accordingly, this year, as directed by Their Holinesses, 'Vyasa Pooja Vastra Samarpan' will be held on 21 September 2012 coinciding with the Shukla Shashti and Anusham.
The eternal and sacred Vedas are the very basis or root of our Sanatana Dharma. Vedas are the sustaining divine force of the universe bestowing all round prosperity to the entire humanity. Vedic Studies, rendering Veda Parayanam and Veda Parayana Sravanam (i.e. attending Veda Parayanam), all these are the most effective means towards universal prosperity, one’s emancipation endowing ‘Parama Sreyas’.
His Holiness Jagadguru Shankaracharya Sri Chandrasekharendra Saraswathi Swamigal, the 68th Peetadhipathi of Shri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham had taken upon Himself the task of working for the preservation of Vedic tradition, culture, practice, and propagation of this vast Vedic treasure, in its pristine form, handed down to our generation by our scholarly ancestors. We are all indebted to the Sage of Kanchi, our Paramaacharya, as His Holiness is popularly referred to, that but for His Holiness’s forethought, instinct and unstinted efforts, some of the rare sakhas like ‘Atharvana Sounaka’ would have been lost for ever.
Their Holiness Jagadguru Sri Jayendra Saraswathi Shankaracharya Swamigal and Jagadguru Sri Sankara Vijayendra Sarawathi Shankaracharya Swamigal, the 69th & 70th Peetadhipathees of Shri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham directed that Veda Parayanam be organized at Swamimalai Sri SwaminathaSwamy Temple. This apt selection of venue is significant that the “Poorvaasrama Kuladaivam” of HH Sri Chandrasekharendra Sarawathi Swamigal is Swamimalai Sri SwaminathaSwamy; besides, Swamimalai is one of the six sacred Subramanya Kshetrams where the Divine Son Subramanya, assumed the name of Swaminathaswami and initiated “Pranavopadesam’ to Father Lord Siva.
Krishna Yajur Veda Parayanam
Sama Veda Parayanam
Initially, the Parayanam was organized to be held on every Anusham (Anuradha) Nakshatram, which is the Avathara Nakshatram of Sri ‘Maha Swamiji ’. Accordingly, the Swamimalai Veda Parayanam on Rug Vedam, Krishna Yajur Vedam & Gouthama sakhai of Sama Vedam was inaugurated on the auspicious day of Vikruthi Badrapada Sukla Shashti Anusham Monday, the 13th Sep 2010, followed by renderings on all the following Anushams.
SUKLA SHASHTI & ANUSHA PARAYANAM :
Subsequently from March 2011, the scope of the parayanam was enhanced to include the Sukla Yajur Vedam and the rare Jaimini Sakhai of Sama Vedam. From Nandana year (2012 April onwards), Parayanam is also held on every Sukla Shashti besides Anusham. Thus, now 10 Vedic Scholars, 2 each from Rug, Krishna Yajur, Sukla Yajur, Goutha & Jaimini Sakhas of sama Vedams render Parayanam Anusham & Sukla Shashti.
RIG VEDA NITHYA PARAYANAM Commences on 21-09-2012:
Their Holiness have further directed that this Parayanam, presently conducted on every Anusham & Sukla Shashti, be held everyday (NITHYA PARAYANAM), with a gradual increase in the number of Vedic Scholars also. Accordingly Rig Veda Nithya Parayanam is going to be commenced on Friday, 21-09-2012 coinciding with Anushan & Sukla Shashti.
Atharvana Veda Parayanam
Rig Veda Parayanam
An Unique event – Atharva Veda Parayanam : Any Program on Veda Parayanam is deemed to be exhaustive (all inclusive) only when all the four Vedas (including Atharvana Vedam) are accommodated. In our efforts to bring Atharvana Vedam also into the perview of ‘Swamimalai Veda Parayanam’, Poorna Samhita Atharvana Veda Parayanam is held as an annual event. Last year, it was held during 6th to 8th Aug 2011.
CURRENT YEAR - ATHARVA VEDA PARAYANAM for 4 days from 20th to 23rd Sep 2012 :
This Year, at Sri Dakshinamoorthy Sannidhi at Sri Swaminathaswamy temple, four-day Atharvana Veda Samhitha Parayanam will be held during 20th to 23th September 2012 daily in 2 sessions Morning & Evening, will be rendered by 4 South Indian Atharvana Veda Pundits. This is a rare and unique programme in the sense that the 4 Pundits , besides their own Veda Sakhai, have additionally completed Vedaabyasam of Atharvana Sounaka Sakhai. Two of these scholars are the ones whom during mid-1960s HH Sri Maha Periava sponsored to undergo Atharva Veda Paatam under an erudite, aged and reputed scholar at Gujarat.
Saama Gowthamam- Veda Parayanam
Saama Jymini -Veda Parayanam
It is customary that the “Chaathurmasya Vyasa Poojai Vasthram” from Shri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham is offered to Swamimalai Sri Swaminathaswamy every year. In line with this tradition, as directed by Their Holiness, on the concluding day of Atharva Veda Parayanam, Ushath Kala Abhishekam was performed to the Lord; Sri Rudram, Pancha Rudram, Sama Veda Rudram, Atharvana Veda Rudram, Kumaara Sooktham followed by chamakam, Purusha Sooktham & Nakshatra Sooktham etc were all rendered by Veda Parayana Pundits. Sri Swaminathaswami was adorned with the “Vyasa Poojai Vastram. The entire event was an enthralling divine scenario. This was followed by the concluding session of Atharvana Veda Parayanam on the same day. Later “Kumaara Bhojanam” was performed.
In the evening, regular Anusha Parayanam was performed by 14 Vedic Scholars including Atharva Veda Vidvans. Scholars from Jaimini Sama Vedam and Athrvana Vedam were drafted for parayanam from outstations including Tirupathy, Chennai and Thorur near Trichy.
This is a fore-runner to accommodate Atharvana Vedam also into the regular Parayanam Programme. In this context, an informative and interesting article titled “Atharvana Vedam - His Holiness' initiative” is presented in the following paragraph.
Atharvana Vedam (His Holiness' initiative):
HH Shankaracharya Sri Chandrasekharendra Saraswathi Swamigal during mid 1960s observed that “Chathur Vedhees” were once clustered in “Chathur Vedi Mangalams” in South India; but now Atharvana Vedam is almost not in practice in South; and even in North, very few are there. So with HIS cherished ideal towards preservation and practice of Atharvana Vedam, His Holiness directed to search and identify “Swa-Saka” Atharvana veda Vidwans from all over the country who could impart their knowledge to scholars deputed by His Holiness. Only Two Atharvana Veda Vidwans responded to the call ;
i) Brahmasri Vasudev Ramanik Lal Pancholi ( Atharvana vedam - Swa Sakai Sounakam )
from Sinor Village near Baroda, Gujarat.
ii) Brahmasri Manohar Lal Dwivedi (Atharvana vedam; Swa Sakai Sounakam;
also studied Atharvana Veda Piplada Sakai; Professor at Kasi.)
The final selection narrowed down to Sri Ramanik Lal Pancholi. His Holiness deputed 2 young Yajur Veda Vidwans from South to go to Gujarat Sinor Village, to stay there and undergo full-fledged study under Sri Pancholi, who was then already at a ripe age. The study was of 5 years duration between 1965 to 1970. On successful completion, the deputees returned to South and to their credit, have imparted their knowledge on Atharvana Vedam to a large number of Vedic Pandits of whom a few have studied most of the parts. Thus, His Holiness was instrumental for the practice and preservation of Atharvana Vedam in the southern region.
Regular Parayanam Details :
Day ….: On all Anusha Nakshatram (Anuradha) days. Time …: 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m .
Venue : Sri Dakshinamoorthy Sannidhi, Sri Swaminathaswamy Temple,
Swamimalai ( Near Kumbakonam), Tanjavoor District, Tamil Nadu.
Parayanam Content :
1) Rug Vedam - Pavamanam ; Yajur Vedam - Acchidra Aswamedam; Sama Vedam - Pavamanam.
2) Samhitha Moolam : Rug, Yajur & Sama Vedam (with continuity on the next parayanam day).
Anusha Nakshatram Parayanam Dates : Year Khara (24-03-2011 to 10-04-2012)
24-03-2011 Thursday 12-07-2011 Tuesday 29-10-2011 Saturday 15-02-2012 Wednesday
21-04-2011 Thursday 08-08-2011 Monday 25-11-2011 Friday 14-03-2012 Wednesday
18-05-2011 Wednesday 04-09-2011 Sunday 23-12-2011 Friday 10-04-2012 Tuesday
14-06-2011 Tuesday 01-10-2011 Saturday 19-01-2012 Thursday.
Appeal : “Swamimalai Veda Parayana Samithi” has been formed for the purpose of implementation and execution of Veda Parayanam at Swamimalai. All devotees are appealed to donate and also attend Parayanam( Sravanam ) and be bestowed with the Anugraham of Their Holiness and the “Arul Kataksham” of Sri SwaminathaSwamy.
Currently, the Sambhavanai for one day amounts to Rs. 3200/-.
Generous contributions are solicited from the devout; Contributions may be made by cash/Cheque/Draft in Favour of Sri N. Ramakrishnan, Old No.70, 16th Cross, 4th Main,
Malleswaram, Bangalore-560055. Malleswaram, Bangalore-560055.
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