Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Sri Kapali Sastry Endowment Lecture

"Vedas are revelations of sages" Special Correspondent The Hindu Tuesday, Feb 06, 2007 Other States - Puducherry
Puducherry: Principal of the Veda Vijnana Gurukulam at Channenahalli in Karnataka Dr. Ramachandra G. Bhat said that the Vedas were the revelations of sages, who unearthed the mystery of the universe by their brainpowers. Delivering a talk on "Spiritual Interpretation of the Vedas" under the Sri Kapali Sastry Endowment Lecturers organised by Department of Sanskrit in Pondicherry University on Monday, Mr. Bhat said that the power also enabled the sages to realise the deep spiritual truth contained in the texts. He pointed out that in the modern times we focussed more on working with our logical and innovative brainpower that help us march ahead in the technological field.
`Yajna and yaga' : Highlighting varied features of Sanskrit, he said that the sages of the yore practised "yajna and yaga" as the highest human values and this way of life had led man ultimately to merge completely with the integral whole. Vedas were not ordinary literature. He explained the different statuses of Sanskrit language. Among those who spoke included Dean, School of Humanities, V.C. Thomas, Head of the Department of Sanskrit K.E. Dharanidharan and the research scholar in the department Anuradha Choudhry. Mr. Sradhalu Ranade of the Aurobindo Ashram referred to the details of the Sri Kapali Sastry Endowment and the lectures organised over the years.

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