On behalf of all our fellow devotees, SVBF offers their anantakoti namaskarams at the lotus feet of His Holiness Sri Sri Bharati Teertha Mahaswamigal.
The Foundation proudly announces the first Veda Sammelan, North America to be held on Saturday, the 14th of April, 2012, at Stourdsburg.
Sringeri Mutt, India, has been organizing Veda Sammelans in various parts of India, such as Maharashtra, Tamilnadu, Karnataka, Kerala, Andra Pradesh, Delhi, Calcutta and Varanasi every year , since 2000. The Vedas being the root of Sanatana Dharma, the present Jagadguru of the Sringeri Sharada Peetham, Sri Sri Bharati Teertha Mahaswamiji conducts these programs with a view to encourage vedic pundits and others to pursue and foster vedic education, recognize the pundits and conduct veda parayanams for the common good of all communities. Even though our Sharada Temple in PA is the first overseas affiliate of the ancient Sringeri Mutt, we never got the opportunity to organize such a Sammelan to honor the vedic scholars of North America till now. Incidentally, this is the 100th year of ascension to the Spiritual Throne of the 34th Pontiff of the Sringeri Sharada Peetham, Jagadguru Sri Sri Chandrasekhara Bharati Mahaswamiji. Hence the present Jagadguru has blessed us with the divine opportunity to conduct this program in the Poconos this year.
The program includes a Ceremonious procession of the Scriptural-texts, Veda Parayanam of all four Vedas, special pujas, a lecture-cum-demonstration of various recitation practices which the Rishis have brought forth to preserve the intricate veda mantras in an oral tradition, and honoring of the vedic pundits.
Registration for the Sammelan is free, and Vedic Scholars, Priests, Agama/Sastra Pundits, Gurukkals, and Bhattacharyas are encouraged to register on line at www.svbf.org. All are welcome to attend the event.
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