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VEDAS, THE ETERNAL TRUTHS OF THE UNIVERSE.


The Vedas are the eternal truths revealed by God to the great ancient Rishis of India. The word Rishi means a Seer, from dris, to see. He is the Mantra-Drashta, seer of Mantra or thought. The thought was not his own. The Rishis saw the truths or heard them. Therefore, the Vedas are what are heard (Sruti). The Rishi did not write. He did not create it out of his mind. He was the seer of thought which existed already. He was only the spiritual discoverer of the thought. He is not the inventor of the Veda.

The Vedas represent the spiritual experiences of the Rishis of yore. The Rishi is only a medium or an agent to transmit to people the intuitional experiences which he received. The truths of the Vedas are revelations. All the other religions of the world claim their authority as being delivered by special messengers of God to certain persons, but the Vedas do not owe their authority to any one. They are themselves the authority as they are eternal, as they are the Knowledge of the Lord.

Lord Brahma, the Creator, imparted the divine knowledge to the Rishis or Seers. The Rishis disseminated the knowledge. The Vedic Rishis were great realised persons who had direct intuitive perception of Brahman or the Truth. They were inspired writers. They built a simple, grand and perfect system of religion and philosophy from which the founders and teachers of all other religions have drawn their inspiration.

The Vedas are the oldest books in the library of man. The truths contained in all religions are derived from the Vedas and are ultimately traceable to the Vedas. The Vedas are the fountain-head of religion. The Vedas are the ultimate source to which all religious knowledge can be traced. Religion is of divine origin. It was revealed by God to man in the earliest times. It is embodied in the Vedas.

The Vedas are eternal. They are without beginning and end. An ignorant man, may say how a book can be without beginning or end. By the Vedas, no books are meant. Vedas came out of the breath of the Lord. They are not the composition of any human mind. They were never written, never created. They are eternal and impersonal. The date of the Vedas has never been fixed. It can never be fixed. Vedas are eternal spiritual truths. Vedas are an embodiment of divine knowledge. The books may be destroyed, but the knowledge cannot be destroyed. Knowledge is eternal. In that sense, the Vedas are eternal.

The Yajurveda is different from the other Vedas in that it may be said to be divided into two Vedas which are considerably different from one another: the Sukla-Yajurveda and the Krsna-Yajurveda. "Sukla" means white, while "Krsna" means black. The Samhita of the Sukls-Yajurveda is also called "Vajasaneyi Samhita". "Vajasaneyi" is one of the names of the sun god. It was the sun god who taught this Samhita to the sage Yajnavalkya.

In the Krsna-Yajurveda, the Samhita and the brahmanas do not form entirely different parts. The Brahmanas are appended here and there to the mantras of the Samhita Vedăs are the basis of the Sanathan Dharma. It is basis for existence of all ‘lokăs’; including the ‘Bhu-lokăa where we all reside.

It is also the duty (‘Rinam’ – debt) of the Brahmin for having born thus that he has the duty to learn, practice and propagate Vedăs.

This has been carried out for time immemorial - from the ages of the Rishis even to this day. Traditionally our fore-fathers had done niyama-adhyayana, carried out vocation and have successfully reared their families to the appropriate living standards at that time.

Due to various compulsions of time, like regular foreign invasions, English rule and man-made blunders, the concept of Veda -Adhyayanam has declined steadily.

Very great tapasvis like our Shankaracharyas have had great fore-sight and have done long standing arrangements in establishment of institutions who encourage Veda–Adhyayanam and champion its related activities. Only because of such foresight, Vedas have got relevance and reverence to us even now.

Sri Chandresekara Bharathi Chandrasekarendra Saraswathi Veda Vidyalaya Trust (Regd.) Sri CCVV Trust, was established in May 2003. The Veda Patasala is located in a serene and sylvan atmosphere in Coimbatore at MAHAMANTRA GRUHAM, 3/148-2, Ayyasamy Garden Avenue, Perur chettipalayam, Coimbatore - 641 010. Diligent care has been taken to preserve an austere ambience.

It was started with the prime objective of preserving and propagating, BRAHMANA, SAMHITA i.e. MOOLA PAATA, PADA, KRAMA, JATA, GHANA and LAKSHANA with SHADANGAS (portions of Krishna yajur veda). At present, Sri Chandresekara Bharathi Chandrasekarendra Saraswathi Veda Vidyalaya Trust imparts Vedic education to 17 students under the guidance and stewardship of Brahmasri Jambunaatha Ghanapaatigal.

Sri CCVV Trust