Kalam to inaugurate vedic research centre

Former President Dr A P J Abdul Kalam will inaugurate the Vedic Research Centre in Thrissur on Nov 10.

Published: 06th November 2008 01:24 AM  |   Last Updated: 14th May 2012 04:53 PM   |  A+A-

THRISSUR: Former President Dr A P J Abdul Kalam will inaugurate the Vedic Research Centre at Vadakke Madom Brahmaswom here on November 10.

Madom secretary Vadakkumpad Narayanan told reporters here on Wednesday that the first phase of the building for the Vedic Research Centre, which will be inaugurated by Abdul Kalam, has been constructed with an estimated cost of Rs l crore and the construction of the second phase will be taken up later.

He said that the Research Centre would collect and preserve ancient Vedic texts, instruments and tinsels used for the performance of different types of poojas and pictures.

In addition, the centre will study the concept of science in Veda in comparison with those enunciated by modern scientists.

He said that the aim of the Centre is to work in the field of Vedic knowledge systems and reveal the essence of ancient wisdom for the benefit of mankind.The Vadakke Madom Brahmaswom has been imparting classes in Rigveda, Yajurveda and Samaveda in the gurukula system along with modern education.

It strictly follows the rigorous methodology to make the whole Veda by-heart in order to preserve the age-old style of Vedic chanting in the state.

Narayanan said that recently, the UNESCO has recognised Vedic chanting as an intangible heritage of mankind.

He said the Vedic Research Centre aims at preserving this tradition.

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