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Saṁvāda Sūktas

Chinmaya International Foundation (CIF) invites you to a 7-day residential camp on ‘Samvada Suktas of Rigveda’ with Prof. Gauri Mahulikar, Academic Director, CIF. The Camp also features Satsangs on ‘Impactful Samvadas from Upanishads and Mahabharata’ by Br. Ved Chaitanya. Those unable to attend the camp onsite at CIF can benefit by registering for the Camp in Online mode.

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About the Camp:
Camp Text: Saṁvāda Sūktas is a special feature and genre of the Vedic hymns. In 10 sessions over six days, Prof. Gauri Mahulikar will elaborate on five unique hymns from the Rig Veda, presented in a dialogue style between the seer and the deity of the hymn. 

1st hymn: Seer Viśvāmitra has a lively conversation with two flooding rivers and requests them to be fordable, so that he can cross to the other end safely. This hymn is very poetic in nature.

2nd hymn: A dialogue between seer Vāmadeva, Indra and Aditi, speaks about the unusual birth of the mighty Indra. This is the first ever reference to a cesarean delivery in the history of mankind. 

3rd hymn: An interesting dialogue between the mortal man – Purūravas, and the divine Urvaśī has been told and retold as a story in the Śatapatha Brāhmana, Purāṇas and later by Kālidāsa in his famous drama Vikramorvaśīyam.

4th hymn: A dialogue between Indra and his devotee and a female seer Apālā gives a different perspective to feminine issues and 

5th hymn: A dialogue between Saramā and Paṅis that throws light on trading and bartering.

In the evening Satsangs on ‘Impactful Samvadas from Upanishads and Mahabharata’ by Br. Ved Chaitanya. Onsite campers will also enjoy the morning Yoga sessions, opportunity to visit the nearby temples and the serene atmosphere of Adi Sankara Nilayam.  

About the Facilitators:

Prof. Gauri Mahulikar, the Academic Director at CIF, was the recipient of 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 of whom eighteen have successfully earned their doctorates. For more information read at this link.

Br. Ved Chaitanya, who is serving at Chinmaya International Foundation, comes from a family which has always been active in the Chinmaya Mission. Being inspired by the Swamins of Chinmaya Mission, such as Swami Purushottamananda, Swami Siddheshananda and others, he has always been a disciplined sevak of Pujya Gurudev.

He completed his graduation in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering from Pune University and has also worked for a year in Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) before joining the residential Vedanta Course in Sandeepany Sadhanalaya, Powai in the year 2011. For more information read at this link.

Camp Details:

Dates: 16 to 21 January 2023

Onsite Camp Donation:

  • Non-AC Accommodation: ₹ 5,000 / US$ 150

  • AC Accommodation: ₹ 7,500 / US$ 200

Online Camp Donation: ₹ 4,000 / US$ 120

Participants registering for the Camp in Online mode will receive access to the main sessions of the camp. The sessions can be attended either Live when the sessions are in progress onsite or you may watch the recordings of the sessions at your convenience.

Click this link to view the Camp Schedule. This includes the timing of the Live sessions, the recording of which will later be made available for viewing on the dashboard.

Access to the video sessions will be provided to all registered participants upto one month after the conclusion of the camp. 


1. If I register for the Online Camp will I have access to the Live sessions?

YES. You will have access to the the Samvada Suktas sessions conducted by Prof. Gauri Mahulikar, as well as the Satsangs conducted by Br. Ved Chaitanya.

2. Will a Certificate of Participation be provided to me?

YES. All participants – onsite as well as online – will be provided with a Certificate of Participation.


For further queries contact:

+91 92077 11136 |

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  • Camp Starts on (16-01-2023)
  • Last Date for Registration (20-01-2023)
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