Sri Sankara Gurukula Veda Patasala was started in the year 1984, by the Grace of His Holiness Sri Paramacharyal of Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam, in the twin cities of Secunderabad & Hyderabad in Andhra Pradesh with Three Vidyarthis under Bhashya Ratna Sri R.Venkatrama Ghanapadigal who is one of the very few Eminent Vedic Scholars in the Country. This was housed in his residence as traditional Gurukula system. As the Strength of the Patasala has been steadily increasing, Sri Paramacharyal directed that a seperate trust be instituted for further growth and upkeep of the Patasala. Accordingly, in the year 1992, a Trust was constituted and Registered as a Non profitable Charitable Trust under Indian Trusts Act. Later, as the number of Vidyarthis increased, the Patasala was shifted aptly to Veda Bhavan a building owned by Sankara Bhaktha Sabha ( A Sister organisation promoted by Sri Paramacharyal himself in the year 1968) at Chandragiri Colony, Neredmet, Secunderabad.
SOURCE OF FUNDS
Funds are mobilised from Well-wishers, Philanthropists, and Charitable Institutions to run the Patasala efficiently.
AIMS & OBJECTIVES OF THE TRUST:
- To impart Vedic Sciences & Sastras in the Traditional Gurukulam method and other related subjects in depth, conducting daily classes, holding meetings and publishing Books.
- To establish, maintain, run the Gurukula Veda Patasalas in various parts of the country and to produce Vedic Scholars to propogate all the four Vedas.
- To enforce spiritual studies by augmenting Spiritual Training and Yoga centres for General Public also.
- To establish and maintain Libraries for Vidyarthis, Scholars and General Public as well.