President Inaugurates Veda Patasala

26 December 2015

President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday visited Andhra Pradesh. He inaugurated a Veda Patasala opened by Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam in a village called I. Bhimavaram in the West Godavari District. TTD has constructed Sri Venkatateswara Veda patasala with 4.70 Crore Rupees. This Vedic institute constitutes of a Gosala and Yagasala. Addressing the Vedic students on Friday Morning, Mr. President applauded Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam for protecting and promoting the Vedic traditions and knowledge and also he added that these Vedic texts protected the message of world peace, prosperity education, knowledge and culture.

Currently, TTD is running veda patasalas at various places such as Tirumala, Hyderabad, Nalgonda, Vizianagaram, Kotappakonda and now in I. Bhimavaram in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana States and over a 1,000 Vedic scholars are being provided financial help.

Vedas are the most ancient source of the Universal knowledge on the face of the Earth. Vedas are also called as Srutis as several Rushis (Sages) heard them in the form of Srutis self within. One of the greatest miracles is Vedas have been preserved for several thousands of years just through the verbal transmission from Guru-Sishya over generations and generations, which is just impossible in any case and anywhere. UNESCO has recognized Vedas as oral heritage. A magnificent volume of Vedas were consolidated, organized and kept in an order about 5,200 years ago by Maharhi Veda Vyasa which are separated in 4 Vedas and 6 Vedangas. Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu said the Godavari and Sri Dwaraka Tirumala temple will highlight the importance of Sri Venkateswara Veda Patasala, which was erected with good infrastructure. G

CM Chandrababu, Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan, Civil Aviation Minister P. Ashok Gajapati Raju, Ministers K. Srinivas, P. Sujatha, and P. Manikyala Rao, and several MPs participated. After the inauguration of Veda Patasala, he left for Tirumala from the Gannavaram Airport on Friday Afternoon by a special aircraft. He landed at Tirupati airport at around 2.30 PM. Governer Narasimham and the AP CM Chandrababu accompanied him from the Airport, directly drove to Tirumala from where he was accorded a ceremonial reception at the Padmavathi guest house by the State and TTD officials. After a brief halt at the Padmavati guest house, Mr. Mukherjee proceeded towards the main temple complex. On his arrival at the temple ‘mahadwaram’ was made open and the president was received in a cordial and traditional He spent for about 10 minutes in garbhagudi and infront of the Moolaviraat and offered his prayers. Front there on Friday evening, he flew back to from Renigunta airport to his winter camp at Hyderabad.

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