Dharma is the soul of an ethical individual and a virtuous society. Leading a life that accords with Dharma, definitely bestows progress in every sphere of life. The Vaidic Dharma Sansthan Trust works for the advancement of religious and spiritual education, irrespective of caste, creed, language and religion. We are committed to promote the Vaidic culture and educational heritage. Our services strive for social, economic, cultural and spiritual development of people at large with a holistic approach.
Pujas and Homas
Pujas and Homas cleanse the mind and body through the predominance of sattva and thereby lead to the discerning wisdom (buddhi). Chanting of mantras makes the connection of the microcosm to the macrocosm. Various Pujas and Homas are performed at Ashram and all over the globe for all-round development, wisdom and growth. They enhance harmony, remove negativity and bring abundance in life. The vibrations that are produced by Pujas and Homas benefit all the subtle layers of existence. Our body is made up of the five elements – Earth, Water, Fire, Air, and Ether and all the five elements are used in a Homa. The vibrations created by the Homa have a profound effect on the atmosphere and surroundings. All Homas are performed with an intention of universal happiness and peace: “lokah samastah sukhino bhavantu, Om shanti shanti shanti”, which means ‘may everyone be happy, may there be peace everywhere.
Shodasha Samskara (16 Samskaras) identifies Samskara-rituals as eminent milestones from womb to tomb of an individual. The Samskaras are based on ancient texts and the ceremonies enliven positive impressions in the mind, create fulfilment, and bring success and harmony in every stage of life. The Shodasha Samskaras also have deeper spiritual significance and are the best performed by qualified pundits.
Garbhadhanam (performed before conception), Pumsavanam (after first trimester to get virtuous child), Seemantonayanam (for healthy development of baby and safe delivery), Jatakarma (on birth of a baby), Namakaran (naming a baby), Nishkramana (baby’s first outing), Annaprashanam (baby is fed solid food for the first time), Chudakarma (first head shave or mundan), Karnavedhan (piercing the ear lobes), Vidyarambham (initiation to formal education), Upanayanam (sacred thread ceremony), Vedarambham (begin to learn Vedas), Keshant (first shave of youth’s facial hair), Samavartan (Convocation day), Vivaha (wedding ceremony) and Antyeshti (last rites after death) - are the 16 Samskaras-rituals according to Vaidic Traditions.
Vaidic Vivaha (Wedding)
Vaidic Vivaha is a beautiful commitment of everlasting companionship between husband and wife based on the sacred vows. Our trained Vaidic pundits perform the Vaidic Vivaha (Vaidic Wedding) demystifying the relevant Sanskrit hymns to strengthen the bond of happiness and lasting togetherness. The Saptapadi or seven sacred vows are an important part of the wedding ceremony. These vows are guidelines for the couple to have a devoted happy married life.
Life is a celebration. In Celebration everyone comes together with enthusiasm, uplifted spirit; it brings joy and harmony in the society. Celebrations in the Vaidic traditions include specific ceremonies, performance of rituals, Homas, chanting of mantras, use of specific herbs, fruits, flowers, grains etc. Obtaining blessings from the elders and family is also an integral part of Vaidic celebration like Navaratri, Shivaratri, Deepawali etc.
Vaidic Jyotish and Vaastu
Four types of ancient sciences are considered to be evident knowledge - Pratayaksha Gyan – Ayurveda, Jyotish, Vaastu and Yoga, as their results become apparent in immediate future.
As the earth is a member of solar system, the magnetic field and electrical field it shares with other planets, affects the earth and also the life on the earth. Jyotish is one of the six Vedangas (the six limbs of Vedas) and it talks about knowledge of time. The true meaning of Jyotish – the light in the self (Jyotish) identifying the light in the others (Native); one light identifying the other light; one divinity identifying divinity in others.
Jyotish has three aspects - predictive Jyotish, its application part and the remedial measures. Without remedies Jyotish is incomplete. Based on favourable and unfavourable matter Jyotishi provides direction while inducing positivity and creating hopes.
Our Department of Jyotisha & Vaastu brings to you the authentic Jyotish, which was meant for spiritual purpose - to grow spiritually, to know thyself. True purpose of Jyotish is self-awareness, to move up on the ladder of spirituality and then rest of the things just follow. The purpose of Jyotish is to understand karma and break through the cycle of karma; understand patterns and get out of all the patterns. Jyotish does not make you dependent on your destiny; it also directs you towards freewill.
Jyotish also lays emphasis on an important possibility that is the ‘Grace of God’; Lord Shiva is above all the planets, so there is a provision of reinstating the ‘power of God’.
Vaastu Shastra is an ancient science with a tradition dating back to Vaidic times, it is a part of Rig Veda’s upaveda Sthapatya Veda; its fundamental postulates were developed by 18 divine Maharishis (sages) like Bhrigu, Atri and Vasishtha. This science has been employed during the construction of any man made structure - be it palaces for kings to schools to housing for common people. Vaastu Shastra helps in reading the characteristics of houses/plots and explains their effect on owners/occupants. This science is based on the laws of nature; its theories offer us a way of understanding the relationship between humans and their natural environment. Vaastu Shastra is essentially the art of harmonizing and balancing the architecture with nature. The science helps us to understand how everything is inter-connected and affects our well-being.
Chanting ancient mantras have deep impact on our consciousness. They reverberate the inner being and attract positivity and prosperity in our lives. There are specific Mantras and Namavalis to bring about different desirable and progressive outcomes. Mantras ought to be recited in specific rhythm and meter. Thus it becomes inevitable to learn from a proficient pundit. Here in Bangalore Ashram, we currently provide a number of trainings viz. Astrological Trainings (Jyotish and Palmistry), Vaastu, Chantings (Rudram, Lalita Sahasranama, Vishnu Sahasranama, Kaala Bhairava Ashtakam, Guru Gita), Lakshmi Ganapati Pooja, Pundits’ Training and Upanayanam.
Soon more trainings will be made available for the benefit of the masses.
VDS with the intention to revive and promote Vaidic knowledge and culture has always been making perpetual efforts to bring the Vaidic Scholars on a single platform. This provides an important channel for exchange of views and broadens their approach and deepens their understanding on the Vaidic knowledge and figure out the ways to make this science popular and benefit the society with its significant, subtle and mighty effects. Conferences on Vedas, Astrology and related subjects have received tremendous positive response from concern bodies. It is the need of the hour to work collectively and tread the path to enliven and universalize the Vaidic traditions.
Vaidic Dharma Sansthan Trust with the aim to preserve knowledge of Vedas and Vaidic sciences as well as age old rituals of temple worship (Agama) has been providing vigorous and impeccable training to Pundits by our ace Vaidic Scholars in our own Veda Agma Samaskruta Maha Pathshala. The Gurukul provides free education to over 350 students from all over India. With this initiative light of the ancient Vaidic Wisdom is being disseminated far and wide across the world.
Vaidic Dharma Sansthan Trust has been actively involved in saving and promoting the breeds of Indian cows in its state-of-the-art Gaushala (the cow shelter) in Bangalore Ashram. At Sri Sri Gaushala we shelter more than 1000 cows of Gir, Sahiwal, Ongole, Kangayam, Hallikar, Dangi, Tharparkar, Kasargod and Kankrej breeds of Indian origin. Several experts in the dairy business and many others visit our Gaushala to learn and experience the unique art of managing the cows. The shelter uses bovine by-products to manufacture organic chemical free pesticides and fertilizers, and encourages local farmers to revert to successful, environment-friendly and low-cost farming methods.
Vaidic Dharma Sansthan Office,
The Art of Living International Center,
21st KM, Kanakpura Road,
Karnataka, Pin - 560082.
080 67262639, +91 9538186844
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