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A 3-day camp on the Rigveda Chanting and Learning

Veda means knowledge. It also means existence and it helps one attain the desired objects. Vedic Samhitas are fourfold – Rigveda, Yajurveda, Samaveda and Atharvaveda. Rigveda is considered to be the most ancient literature of the world. It has 1024 suktas (divine hymns).

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Veda means knowledge. It also means existence and it helps one attain the desired. Vedic Samhitas are fourfold – Rigveda, Yajurveda, Samaveda and Atharvaveda. Rigveda is considered to be the most ancient literature of the world. It has 1024 suktas (divine hymns).


● Participants will learn chanting of some of the Rigvedic suktas from Vedic pundits from the Kerala tradition.

● The participants are expected to learn one sukta with meaning.

● There will also be talks by academicians followed by Q&A.


Swami Sharadananda Sarasvati

Swami Sharadananda Sarasvati, is a polyglot with expertise in Sanskrit, Indian Philosophy (Yoga and Advaita Vedanta) with an in-depth understanding of ritualistic and cultural traditions. A post-graduate in Advaita Vedanta, he secured a first rank at the All India level, and was awarded a gold medal from the prestigious Sanskrit university, Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan, New Delhi. He had assisted Pujya Guruji Swami Tejomayananda as the Sanskrit Acharya in the 13th Batch of the Vedanta Course at Sandeepany Sadhanalaya, Mumbai. A year after this batch, he became the Acharya for the Purohit Course (batch of 2010) at Chinmaya Gardens, Coimbatore. He was also appointed as Upa-acharya for the 15th Sandeepany Vedanta Course (Batch of 2013) where he gave the students an excellent grounding in Sanskrit and Vedic Chanting. He was also the Acharya of the two-year residential Vedanta Course in Malayalam (2018 – 2020) at Kerala Sandeepany, Adi Sankara Nilayam. He is also a member of the Academic Council of Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth (CVV).

Prof. Gauri Mahulikar

Prof. Gauri Mahulikar is the Academic Director at CIF. Dr. Mahulikar was the Gurudev Tagore Chair of Comparative Literature Professor and former head of department of Sanskrit at the Mumbai University. She holds a Doctorate in Sanskrit on ‘Vedic Elements in Puranic Mantras and Rituals’. An author, who has published 8 books and over 90 research articles in English, Marathi, Hindi and Sanskrit, Dr. Mahulikar has mentored several doctoral students; seventeen of who have successfully earned their doctorates.

She was instrumental in launching courses in Manuscriptology, Bhakti Literature and Mysticism in the Sanskrit Department and has coordinated a UGC funded project on 'Digital Preservation of Palm Leaf Manuscripts' (2010-2015).

Dr. Mahulikar was awarded the Maneckji Limji Gold Medal for her dissertation on ‘Ancient Greek Dramas and Bharata’s Natyasastra’ from Mumbai University. Some of the many awards that Dr. Mahulikar has been awarded are the ‘Ramakrishna Award’ by the Canadian Education Foundation, Ontario for the propagation of Sanskrit (2003); Guru Gaurav Puraskar by Kalasadan, Mumbai (2011); Kavikulaguru Kalidas Sanskrit Sadhana Puraskar by Maharashtra State Government (2013); Adi Sankaracarya Puraskar awarded by H.H. Sri Jayendra Saraswati Mahaswamigal, the Shankaracharya of Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham (2014); Savitribal Phule Puraskar by Mumbai University (2015); and the Indira Behere Puraskar by Tilak Maharashtra Vidyapeeth, Pune (2015). Recently she is awarded the prestigious Adi Shankara Fellowship (2021-2023) by the Madhya Pradesh Government for her project, “Adi Shankara: Life, Wisdom and Vision”.

Duration: 3 days

Date: 5 to 7 August 2022

Last Date Of Registration: 1 August 2022

Camp Donation: ₹ 1500/US$ 45

Limited seats

Tentative Schedule:

06:00 to 08:45 AM – Veda Pushpanjali

08:45  to 09:30 AM – Breakfast

10:00 to 10:45 AM – Medha Suktam 

12:30 to 01:15 PM– Lunch 

03:30 to 03.45 PM – Tea

05:00 to 06:30 PM - Veda Pushpanjali

06:30 PM - Aarti

07:15 to 8.15 PM – Talk by Prof. Gauri Mahulikar

08:15 - 09:00 PM - Dinner

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  • Camp Starts on (05-08-2022)
  • Last Date for Registration (01-08-2022)