With blessings from my teacher Radha Sundararajan, I bring you this workshop on the principles of Vedic Chanting for beginners.
The oldest known Indian scriptures are the vast corpus of Sanskrit poetry termed as the Vedas. Considered to be a divine revelation to the Rishis of ancient India, Vedic Chanting is bound by strict adherence to six rules – Varṇa (pronunciation), Svara (chanting notes), Mātrā (duration) Balam (force), Sāma (continuity) and Santāna (punctuation). Adhyayanam or the process of study that involves repeating exactly as the teacher recites has preserved these rules for thousands of years.
It is precisely for this reason that Vedic chanting has been inscribed by the UNESCO as a masterpiece oral tradition and heritage from India.
The Gāyatrī, Mahā Mahāmṛtyuṃjaya, Ārogya mantra, Nārāyana Upaniṣat, Taittirīya-Upaniṣhat, Durgāsūktam, Puruṣasūktam, Srīsūktam are all examples of Vedic chanting that can be used for spiritual transformation.
This half day workshop will include a presentation of the Vedic literature as an overview. You will learn benefits and applications of Vedic chanting with illustrative examples. Practice of Vedic mantras appropriate for beginners will form most part of this workshop.
Workshop price: 60EUR (including simple homemade Indian veg lunch)
Registration by email (SanskritBelgium@gmail.com) and transfer of 60EUR to account number:
BE 39 3630 8389 3219 in the name of Shantala Sriramaiah, ref comment - Vedic Chant introduction
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