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Vedic chant - Sacred Mantras for Health & Healing
Tue, April 25, 2017, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM CEST
With blessings from my teacher Radha Sundararajan, I bring you this weekly Vedic chant class.
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 is a 5 class series, please scroll below to see the syllabus and dates for the 5 classes starting on the 25th of April. (100 EUR for 5 classes, drop-in or single classes not possible)
Registration by email (SanskritBelgium@gmail.com) and transfer via bank transfer: BE08 3630 6327 0413 in the name of Shantala Sriramaiah, ref comment - Vedic Chant for health and healing - 5 classes + your name (Teachers who need an invoice, send me an email with your details).
More information about me:
• Vedic melody – Understanding and practicing Svara – How is this different from music – some nuances of changing notes in Vedic chanting
• Develop your chanting voice - exercises
• Āyurmantraḥ - “This mantra is part of the Taittirīya-āraṇyaka. It invokes the blessing of the divine forces to obtain a long life, holistic health, clarity and stability” – Mantravallī
• Āyurmantraḥ chanting revision and significance
• Meditative practice – A beautiful practice with use of mudras (gestures) to activate ‘artha-bhava’ or the spiritual feeling cultivated as a result of understanding the meaning of this chant which asks not only for our life-giving force or praṇa to be supported and nourished but also for our eyes, ears, mind and speech to be blessed with clarity.
• Suryanamaskāra-mantraḥ chanting & significance
This chant from the Taittirīya-Brāhmana is a verbal salutation to the Sun and was taught to young children in Vedic schools to acknowledge this vital source of energy and nourishment. Chanting the seed syllables in different sequences helps improve the duration of our exhalation and is a challenging practice of dharaṇa or concentration.
• Suryanamaskāra-mantraḥ revision
• Candranamaskṛtya-mantraḥ - “This chant from the Taittirīya-saṃhitā, salutes the moon, glorified as the king of all medicinal herbs who nourishes all healing plants to enhance their potency in curing ailments” – Mantravallī
• Candranamaskṛtya-mantraḥ revision
• Significance & meditative practice – A guided meditation to internalize the meaning of this chant.
Through the 5 classes, we will learn the benefits of Vedic chanting experientially.