“Every puja follows certain specific protocols. The ones who perform the Homas are called Acharyas and the ones who chant are called Sadhakas. I have been a Sadhaka in the Gurukul since 2002 and have participated in 10 Navratri celebrations. This Navratri, I have been given the additional responsibility of coordinating – inviting the Shivacharyas and preparing for the pujas.”
– Yogesh from Tamil Nadu, a graduate from Veda Agama Samskrutha Maha Patashala, Bangalore
The Agama Pathshalas aim to preserve the age old rituals of temple worship as they were laid down in the ancient scriptures. The school offers a five year training program that teaches students how to conduct temple rituals, pujas, abhishekas and other rituals. The students learn the Dravidian Style of vedic chanting and go through a comprehensive course that includes the study of the Veda, Agama, Sanskrit language, Astrology, Yoga, Music, and other epics from the Dravidian tradition.
The Veda Agamas are our attempt to revitalize the ancient art and science of Vedic studies. We aim to continue expanding the Agamas by training more and more students and initiating further research into our ancient scriptures, many of which are very relevant but are not understood.
Over the last twelve years, we have trained more than 1000 children in ancient Vedic sciences. The age group for the Veda school children is 11-14 years. It is a full-time residential program and children from all over India come to study in these campuses. Several children who studied in these schools are now head priests in various temples across India.
in Farrukhabad, Tehri, Puri and Bangalore
graduated since inception under the guidance of over 50 specialised teachers
including library, computer lab, prayer hall and students hostels
The school in Bangalore was started in 1981 in a small house and since then has been growing steadily. Over the years we have expanded our team of teachers recruiting experts from different corners of the country. This has helped us to maintain the highest standards of learning among the students.
Vedas are ancient Indian scriptures of revelations (Shruti). They include the scientific study of conducting poojas, homas and other vedic practices which have a profound effect on the environment and create vibes of peace, joy and brotherhood. Their all-inclusive and non-divisive nature is highly relevant in the modern day context and needs to be preserved.
The ancient and scientific Vedic knowledge has been diminishing over the passing years. There is a need for revival of this valuable wisdom by undertaking pan-India initiatives.