Objectives of the Kendra:
- To impart training in the recitation of the Veda mantras, Veda suktas (such as-Shanthi Mantras, PurushaSuktam, SriSuktam, NarayanaSuktam, Namakam, Chamakam, Mahanyasam, Mahanarayanopanishat, Mantrapushpam, Arunaprashnam, NavagrahaMantras, etc….) useful for the “Nitya Karma Anushtana” like Sandhya Vandanam, Devatarchana, etc…. for free of cost. The classes will include explanations to what is being recited; discussion on basics of Sanskrit language to encourage correct and meaningful recitation.
- To conduct lectures, lecture demonstrations, homas and cultural festivities related to the Vedas, Astrology, Yoga, Religion, Music and Philosophy. In particular, to celebrate the important “Utsavas” such as MahaShivaratri, RamaNavami, GaneshaChaturti, Purandara-Tyagaraja-Dikshitar-Ramadasa-Annamacharya Aradhana & GitaJayanti.
For a detailed history of the founding and activities of the Kendra, please see –
Veda Adhyayana Kendra: A Bird’s View, 2009. (English Version)
Veda Adhyayana Kendra: Pakshinota, 2009. (Kannada Version)
Department of Veda:
Dr. C. L. Prabhakar, Director of the Kendra/President of WAVES Bangalore Chapter, heads the activities of this Department.
Department of Nada (Music):
Dr. T. Seetharama Lakshmi (Wife of Dr.C.L.Prabhakar) heads the activities of this Department. The Department conducts FREE training classes on Kirtanas of Annamacharya on every Saturday at 3.30PM at the venue-
Nada Veda Adhayayana Kendra,
206, 12th Cross, 20thMain, II Phase, J.P.Nagar, Bangalore-560078.
The “Annamacarya Troupe” led by Dr.T.Seetharama Lakshmi has performed at many important occassions at various prestigious venues in and aroundBangalore. The troupe includes All India Radio Violinist, Ms.SuryaPrabha. The Department’s training classes are attended regularly by more than 40 students/members.
Department of Astrology:
Dr. S. Krishnakumar and Sri. L. Subramanyam head the activities of this Department.
Department of Yoga:
Sri. T. S. Gopal heads the activities of this Department