Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Many children waiting to study at Veda Bhavan in Secunderabad!






'Dharmo Vishwasya Jagatah Pratishtha.…’ and many more lines from Shastras in synchronised and tender voices echo as we pass by the treacherous and rutted roads of Safilguda, Hyderabad. The positive vibes intuitively make you manoeuvre your vehicle into those cluttered alleys.

Then you automatically spot a house that has lads of different age groups, wearing the time-honoured dhotis, sporting the scared vibuthi and marginally shaved head with a tied bun, intoning vedas in chorus. This out-of-the-box Gurukul is a marked departure from the techno schools, digi schools and international schools that have mushroomed in the city.

As you enter the premises, the chants and hymns from the Vedas rent the air. There is more than what meets the eye at the Veda patashala here. Perhaps the reason why R Venkatrama Ghanapadigal, the founder will receive the Certificate of Honour from none other than President Pranab Mukherjee himself in March 2017

As the kids dispersed for their Gayatri Japam, Venkatrama Ghanapadigal briefs more about the Gurukul that is one of its kind.

“One Veda pundit or a member from a Veda Bhavan or one who has studied or mastered the vedas or shastras or one who has taught or advocated or supported or promoted Vedas is selected for this certificate of honour.” he informs in the most composed way, for his vision is to keep the legacy going than awards.


He first started this Gurukul in 1984 at his residence with just three students, today he has more than 125 students and many passed out of the Veda school over the years.

“When the number of students increased, my house was not sufficient and I purchased a land and then constructed a building for housing more students. I named the building Veda Bhavan. More than 200 students have learnt Vedas and Shastras here and are employed at various places in Telangana, Rajmundry, Vijayawada, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. All this happened due to the blessings of Paramacharya of Kanchi", he says humbly.

“There are many young students waiting to come to this place to learn and study Vedas,” he shares raising our hopes to see more scope in the field of our age old Vedas.  He adds, "In addition to Vedas, English, Math and computer skills are also taught for students to be on par with the other regular schools".

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Source: newindianexpress.com


The address of Veda Bhavan is:


58-59, Road No.1, Chandragiri Colony, Neredmet, Secunderabad, Telangana 500056.

+91 40 2722 7669
Smt Maruthavani Prabakaran esctatically points out that the kid seen left most in the middle of the first picture is her son Yogamoorthy called as Sriram!


Shri Gurumoorthy P Iyer is so happy to let us know that Vignesh and Kirtivasan are in the pictures. Vignesh is his elder brother's son.

4 comments:

  1. Kindly inform the bank account number for donating this kind of activity which restores veda and in particular to protect vedas. Also mention IFSC CODE,NAME OF THE BANK, NAME OF ACCOUNT HOLDER TO SEND DONATION THRO' ONLINE BANKING.This is a noble cause which all should contribute.

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    1. Thank you so much, so noble of you!

      Here are the details:

      For Online Transfer for all Domestic Contributions

      FOR GENERAL DONATIONS ONLY
      Beneficiary Name : SRI SANKARA GURUKULA VEDA PATASALA
      Bank Name : STATE BANK OF HYDERABAD
      Branch Name : Malkajgiri West – Secunderabad Contontment
      Account No. : 52009412078
      IFSC Code : SBHY0020822

      FOR CORPUS DONATIONS ONLY

      Name of Bank : CITY UNION BANK LTD.,
      Branch : RANIGUNJ, SECUNDERABAD
      Beneficiary Name : SRI SANKARA GURUKULA VEDA PATASALA
      Nature of Account : Current Account
      Account No. : 076109000038620
      IFSC Code : CIUB0000076

      FOREIGN CONTRIBUTIONS

      All foreign donors (Foreign Contributions (Under F.C.R.A /GOI}), please email us at ghanapati@gmail.com or vedabhavan@gmail.com if you are willing to contribute and we will send you the Bank details seperately by email.

      Our PAN No. is AAATS7438N and TAN No. HYDS28254C. Donors are also requested to indicated their PAN No. along with their contributions.

      IT Exemption Under Section 80-G of the Indian Income Tax Act is available for contributions made vide Lr.No.F.No.DIT(E)/HYD/80G/ 90(04)/08-09 Dt.12-09-2008 valid up to 31-03-2010 extended IN PERPETUITY as per Finance Bill 2009 of GOI effective 01-10-2009 vide IT Dept. Circular No.7/2010 [F.No.197/21/2010-ITA-I] dt.27-10-2010.

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  2. How soothing and soul filling such news give us in this treacherous time ! Humble PranAms to Sri Venkatrama ganapAdikal.

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  3. Delighted to hear this. My pranams to Sri Ghanapathi garu. Will offer my two cents atht eh holy feet of Lord Varaha who protected Vedas.

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