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12-14 Aug 2014
Sama Veda Sabha was held at Shrimatam with the blessings and in the benign presence of HH Jagadguru Pujyashri Jayendra Saraswathi Shankaracharya Swamiji and HH Jagadguru Pujyashri Shankara Vijayendra Saraswathi Shankaracharya Swamiji. A large number of scholars of Sama Veda participated. In addition to the chanting of the Sama Veda, discourses were given.
Vedas are the highest source of knowledge. Among the four Vedas, Sama Veda is the most unique as it has the Mantra portion and the Gana ( music) portion as well. This unique nature requires learning of the Veda twice, i.e. in the Mantra form and again in the Gana form. Families belonging to Sama Veda are less in numbers when compared to Yajur Veda in southern India. With the intention of encouraging the study and chanting of Sama Veda covering all its aspects available presently and preserving its unique identity, “The Sama Veda Sabha “ was constituted by Their Holiness Shankaracharyas of the Sarvajna Peetam Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam of Kanchipuram. This Sabha was inaugurated on the 25 of November, 2012 ,on the auspicious occasion of Brindavana Dwadasi at Shankaralayam, Chetpet Chennai.
Similar sabhas were held in Chennai and Mumbai earlier.
Photos taken on the occasion:
His Holiness giving Anugraha Bhashanam