Vedas are not only the fountainhead of Indian culture but also the most ancient and cherished heritage of the world. In them we find a synthesis of reason and devotion, freedom and responsibility, art and science, nature and culture. The highest aspects of human values are enshrined in the Vedas. Thus the Vedic literature is the cherished treasure of everybody, transcending the barriers of gender, class, race and nationality. Therefore, it is the primary duty and national pride to pursue and perpetuate this glorious tradition.
Since its inception in 1938, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan (BVB) has been working in the light of this sublime vision, its hundreds of publications dealing with Vedic literature along with the manifold programmes standing as a testimony to its commitment to the Vedic lore. In continuation of this legacy, the Bengaluru Kendra, as a part of Bhavan’s Platinum Jubilee, is presenting a meaningful weeklong interface with the Vedas so that the lay and the learned, and the young and old enthusiasts of the Vedas share their thoughts and enrich themselves.
In association with ISKCON this centre is organizing a weeklong VEDA – SAMVADA (July 21 to 28, 2013) at ISKCON Auditorium to enlighten younger generation to make use of the Ancient Wisdom in Vedic texts in everyday life. The focus is on aspects of Rig Veda, Yajur Veda, Sama Veda and Atharva Veda.
His Excellency Dr. H.R.Bhardwaj, Governor of Karnataka, will inaugurate this unique programme on July 21 at 11am at ISKCON Auditorium. Eminent scholars across India are expected to participate in different sessions which include Veda chanting, demonstration of Veda, rendition of Vedic texts with meaning, apart from music and dance recitals based on Vedic texts. Felicitation to Scholars, Open House Discussions, Film Shows on Vedas and Exhibition of Manuscripts, Books, CDs/DVDs on Vedic Literature will be a special attraction.
The conference that opened to a jam-packed auditorium will see the participation of over 100 eminent scholars from across India. Sessions will seek to enlighten the young to use vedic texts in everyday life.