COURSES OF STUDY, ADMISSION OF VIDYARTHIS AND METHOD OF TEACHING
The prescribed Sakhas in Rig Veda, Krishna Yajur Veda and Sama Veda are being taught at present in our Patasala. Normally it takes about 10 to 12 years of hard work to acquire mastery in one Sakha of the Vedas. Vidyarthis are screened and Selected at the tender age of 8 to 9 years immediately after Upanayanam and admitted into the Curriculum.
All branches of Vedas are being taught only as per the age-old Gurukula system of oral chanting, hearing, repeating and committing to memory. The exact intonation and the Swara / Pitch are very important and any deviation will change the meaning of the text. Hence, this mode of learning is possible only where the Teacher & the Taught (Master /Learner) both live under one roof and practice the recitation of Vedas.
Apart from the above, training of selected Vidyarthis in application of vedic procedure to various rituals like Upanayanam, Vivaham, Seemantham and other functions are also included in the Curriculum and this is known as Prayoga. The Vidyarthis are given free food, Clothing and Medical facilities to ensure good health, during this entire course of study
A team of learned, experienced and devoted persons under the able leadership of Principal – Sri G.Raman, Salakshana Ghanapati and under the guidance of Managing Trustee are imparting the Vidyarthis of the Patasala.
PROGRESS OF THE VEDA PATASALA
The Patasala has produced many Successful Vidyarthis who have mastered various grades of Vedas Examinations are being conducted at Patasala, Kanchi Mutt, Sringeri Mutt and other eminent Vedic institutions and Mutts at Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. Vidyarthis of our Institution are well recognised by Vedic Sadas & Institutions all over India.
It is also proposed to award a sum of Rs.10, 000/- minimum to each Vidyarthi on completion of the course successfully so that he can start his career comfortably or pursue Research.
Since only a few scholars are available at present, in the country, in Sastras like, Vedanta, Nyaya, Vyakarna,Mimamsa and other difficult disciplines, Veda Bhashyam Classess has been started. Interested Vidyarthis are encouraged to go undertake the course since not many are coming forward to go for higher studies.
Srowtha classes have also been introduced which covers the performing of various rituals / Yagnas for the welfare of the mankind and the world. Yagnas are to be performed strictly according to the system mentioned in the Vedas. Knowledge of Performing the Yagnas and other rituals can be obtained only after studying the complete course in detail for which it takes a period of 3 years to obtain mastery.
At present there are 80 vidyarthis in all undergoing respective courses.