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Veda Parayanam held at Swamimalai - Aug. 2017


Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Swamimalai Veda Parayanam Trust ( Regd.)

With the benign blessings and directions of Jagadguru Pujyasri Shankaracharya Swamigal of Shri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham, Veda Parayanam was held at Sri Dakshinamurthy Sannadhi, Sri Swaminatha Swami Temple, Swamimalai as detailed below during Aug. 2017.

Swamimalai Veda Parayanam-Kanchi Mutt

Veda Parayanam at Swamimalai - Upcoming Annual & regular Parayanams : 17th to 30th Aug 2017

1) 17-8-2017 Thursday Dasami to 27-8-2017 Sunday Shashti:

Rig Veda Ghana Parayanam by 6 Veda Vidwangal during Vinayaka Chathurthi Uthsavam

Time : 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., & 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m..Venue : Sri Svetha Vinayakar Temple, Thiruvalanchuzhi, near Swamimalai.

2) 27-8-2017 Shashti Sunday

Vyasa Poojai Vasthra samarpanam to Sri Swaminathaswami, Swamimalai.
Timing : Morning Abhishekam with Rudraadhi japangal by vedic scholars, followed by Vasthra Samarpanam.
Venue : Sri Swaminathaswamy Temple, Swamimalai.

3) 27-8-2017 Shashti Sunday to 30-8-2-017 Wednesday

Atharva Vedam Sounaka Sakai Veda Parayanam by 4 Dvi-Vedees Sri Sitharama Sastrigal & Disciples.
Time : 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., & 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Venue : Sri Dakshinamoorthy Swamy sannidhi, Sri Swaminathaswamy Temple, Swamimalai.

4) 27-8-2017 Sunday Shashti (regular monthly parayanam)

Chathur Veda Sahmithai parayanam on
Rig, Krishna Yajur, Sukla Yajur, Kouthama Samam, Jaiminai Samam & Sounaka Athrvanam by 14 Vidwangal.

5) 29-8-2017 Tuesday Anusham (regular monthly parayanam)

Rig, Krishna Yajur, Sukla Yajur, Kouthama Samam & Jaiminai Samam Sahmithai Parayanam by 10 Vidwangal.

For more details and complete schedule of parayanams for 2017-18, click below:

Brochure in English


It is situated on a small hillock near Kumbakonam, Tanjore district.  The six feet tall idol is known as Swaminatha, who is reputed to have initiated his father Siva into the power and meaning of OM the Pranava Mantra.  The temple for Swaminatha, the son, is on a higher pedestal than that of the father(Siva).

Source: Our Heritage


The eternal and sacred  Vedas are the very basis or root of our Sanathana Dharma.  Vedas are the sustaining divine force of the universe bestowing all round prosperity to the entire humanity.   Vedic Studies, rendering Veda Parayanam and Veda Parayana Sravanam  (i.e. attending Veda Parayanam), all these are the most effective means  towards universal prosperity, one’s emancipation  endowing ‘Parama Sreyas’.
    His Holiness Jagadguru Sankaracharya Sri Chandrasekharendra Saraswathi Swamigal, the 68th Peetadhipathi of Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam had taken upon Himself, with missionary zeal, the task of  working for the preservation of Vedic tradition, culture, practice, and propagation of this vast Vedic treasure, in its pristine pure form, handed down to our generation by our scholarly ancestors.   We are all indebted to the Sage of Kanchi, our Paramaacharya, as HH is popularly referred to, that but for His Holiness’s  forethought, instinct and unstinted  efforts,  some of the rare sakhas  like ‘Atharvana Sounaka’  would have been lost for ever.      

    With this background, Their Holiness Jagadguru Sri Jayendra Saraswathi Swamigal and Jagadguru Sri Sankara Vijayendra Sarawathi Swamiagl, the 69th & 70th  Peetadhipathees of Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam directed that  Nithya Veda Parayanam be organized at Swamimalai Sri SwaminathaSwamy Temple.
This apt selection of venue is significant that the “Poorvaasrama Kuladaivam” of  HH MahaPeriava Sri Chandrasekharendra Sarawathi Swamigal is Swamimalai Sri SwaminathaSwamy;   besides,  Swamimalai is one of the six sacred Subramanya Kshetrams where the Divine Son Subramanya, assumed the name of Swaminathaswami and  initiated  “Pranavopadesam’ to Father Lord Siva.  


Mile Stones 
After Trust Formation

Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Swamimalai Veda Parayanam Trust

14) ஸ்ரீ காஞ்சி காமகோடி ஸ்வாமிமலை வேத பாராயணம் ட்ரஸ்ட்: 10-03-2016 ஸ்தாபனம்.

     ஸ்ரீ ஆதி சங்கர பரம்பராகத மூலாம்னாய ஸ்ரீ காஞ்சி காமகோடி ஸர்வக்ஞ பீடாதிபதி    
ஜகத்குரு ஸ்ரீ சங்கராசார்ய ஸ்வாமிகள் ஆஞ்ஞைப்படியும், அனுக்ரஹத்துடனும்
"ஸ்ரீ காஞ்சி காமகோடி ஸ்வாமிமலை வேத பாராயணம் ட்ரஸ்ட்" மன்மத வருஷம்

      1. அன்று தொடங்கப்பட்டுள்ளது.


15) 28-8-2016 :
       Vinayakar Chathurthi Uthsava Parayanam : At Thiruvalanchuli Started from  this year.

       With the Divine direction and benign blessings of Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam Jagadguru   
Sankaracharyas, Rig Veda parayanam for 10 days was organized :
Duration :  28-8-2016 Sunday to  06-09-2016 Tuesday.
Timing ….:  8:00 a.m. to 10 a.m.     and      6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Venue …. : Sri SwethaVinayakarKoil, Thiruvalanchuli (near Swamimalai, Tamil Nadu).
Rig Veda KramaParayanam …. : 3 vidwangal participated.
Rig Veda SamhithaParayanam : 3 vidwangal participated.
Everyday, the parayanam session concluded with Veda Avatharikai rendered by these
Veda Vidvangal after 3rd  kaala poojai Deeparadhanai .

Mile Stones
Before Trust Formation

1) 13-Sep 2010  -Swamimali Veda Parayanam  Inauguration
Swamimalai Veda Parayanam was  Inaugurated on 13-09-2010 by  6 Veda Vidvangal drawn 2 each from Rig, Krishna Yajur&KouthamaSamaVedam,  followed by Parayanam on every Anusham.
2)   1stJan 2011  : Sri MahaPeriavaAradhanai- Thaittireeya Upanishad  Parayanam

Thittireeya Upanishad Parayanam is arranged starting from the year Vikruthi on every Aradhanai day of HH Sri MahaPeriava on 01-01-2011.
3)    March 2011-  Additional 2 Veda  Sakhas  -  SuklaYajur&Jaimini  SamaVedam :

From  24-03-2011 Anusham, the content  of the parayanam was enhanced to include  the SuklaYajurVedam  and the rare JaiminiSakhai of SamaVedam.  Thus now 10  Vedic Scholars, 2 each from Rig, Krishna Yajur, SuklaYajur, Kouthama  &  JaiminiSakhas of SamaVedam participate  in the Parayanam.
 4)  6th to 8th Aug 2011 - Atharva Veda MoolaParayanam(Annual ) begins :

       Any Program on Veda Parayanam is deemed to be exhaustive  only when all the four Vedas (including AtharvanaVedam are accommodated. However Atharvana Veda Vidvangal have to be drafted from out-stations.  So, In our efforts to bring AtharvanaVedam also into the perview of  ‘Swamimalai Veda Parayanam’,  an annual program was arranged. 
During 6th to  8th Aug 2011, ending with Anusham  on 8th Aug 2011,  ATHARVANA VEDA SAMHITHA POORNA PARAYANAM was rendered by 4 South Indian Atharvana Veda Pundits. It is an unique  programme in the sense that the 4 Pundits were “Dwi-Vedies” i.e.  besides their own Veda Sakhai, have additionally completed Vedaabyasam of AtharvanaSounakaSakhai. Two of these scholars are the ones whom during mid-1960s HH Sri MahaPeriava sponsored to undergo Atharva Veda Paatam for 5 years under an eminent scholar at Gujarat. From the year 2012 onwards, this is conducted for 4 days at a stretch.
 [**  Refer the article  titled “Atharvana Vedam - HH’s initiative” for further information. ]

5)  Veda  Vidwangal Drafted from Out-Stations : 

JaiminiSama Veda Vidwangal are drafted for parayanam from Thohur near Trichy and Athrvana Veda Vidwangal from Chennai, Thirupathy and Bangalore.

6)  27th April 2012-  Sukla Shashti  Prayanam commences :    
The scope of the parayanam was extended to SuklaShashtialso  fromNandana Year 2012-2013.   Now 27/04/2012  onwards, Parayanam is being held  on every SuklaShashti also besides Anusham.
7)  21st Sep 2012  -  Rig Veda Nithya Parayanam starts : 

Their Holiness have further directed that this Parayanam,   presently  conducted on every Anusham & SuklaShashti be gradually extended to be held “DAILY” (Nithya  Parayanam) on all Vedas.  Accordingly we were graced to start Rig Veda Nithya Parayanam from    21-09-2012 synchronizing with Anusham & Sukla Shashti.                                                                                

8)  Vyasa Poojai Vasthra Samarpanam To Sri Swaminathaswami : 

      It is customary  that  the “VyasaPoojai Vasthram”  from Sri  Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam  is offered to  Swamimalai Sri Swaminathaswamy every year during ChaathurmasyaVratham. In line with this tradition, as directed by their Holiness, on the concluding day of Atharva Veda Parayanam 8-8-2011 Anusham,  Ushath Kala Abhishekam was performed to the Lord;  Sri Rudram, PanchaRudram, Sama Veda Rudram, Atharvana Veda Rudram, KumaaraSooktham followed by chamakam, PurushaSooktham&NakshatraSookthametc were all rendered by Veda Parayana Pundits.   Sri Swaminathaswami was adorned with the “VyasaPoojaiVastram”.   The entire event was an  enthralling divine scenario.  “KumaaraBhojanam”  was  arranged as a part of VasthraSamarpanamprogramme. Same evening, AnushaParayanam was performed by 14 Vedic Scholars.


9)  25-05-2013 Sri Maha Periava Jayanthi - Rig Veda Sookthangal Parayanam : Starts
From Vijaya Year (2013-2014) onwards, Rig Veda Sookthangal Parayanam is arranged on every Jayanthi of HH Sri Maha Periava.  The first parayanam was performed on 25-05-2013 during 7:30 to 10:30  A.M. on Ganapathy Sooktham, Souram, Purusha Sooktham, Pancha Rudram, Devi Sooktham, Pavamanam, Manyu Sooktham, Go Sooktham, Kumaara Sooktham (rendered in “Thiruchendoor Pattern”), kumaara Upanishad, Veda Manthrangal on Sri Subramanyaswamy etc.
**This Jayanthi Parayanam is held every year henceforth.**

10)   5th Nov 2013 Atharvana Veda Poorna Samhitha Parayanam – twice a year :

For the first 2 years  2011& 2012,  Atharvana Veda Poorna Samhithai Parayanam was held once during a year.   Their Holiness directed that this will be twice a year from 2013 onwards. The 1st session was during 11th to 14th Sep 2013,  and the 2nd session from 5th to 8th Nov 2013 coinciding with Skanda Shashti on 8th Nov 2013.

11)  28th Jan 2015 : Monthly Krithigai Rig Veda Parayanam : Started
        As directed by their Holiness, the scope of Swamimalai Veda Parayanam was extended to every KritthikaiNakshathram on Rig Veda Sookthangal.  
The first Krithikaiparayanam was held on 28-01-2015 with 6 Brahmacharee Veda Vidwangal.


12) 6-9-2015 முதல் 9-9-2015 வரை
      ஸ்ரீஸ்வாமிநாதஸ்வாமி கோவில் கும்பாபிஷேகம் -  விசேஷபாராயணம் :
ஸ்ரீ மஹா பெரியவா அவர்களின் பூர்வாஸ்ரம குல தெய்வமான ஸ்வாமிமலை ஸ்ரீ ஸ்வாமிநாதஸ்வாமி கோவில் கும்பாபிஷேகம் சென்ற 9-9-2015அன்று நடைபெற்றது.

ஸ்ரீ காஞ்சி காமகோடி பீடம் ஜகத்குரு சங்கராசார்யா ஸ்ரீஸ்ரீஸ்ரீ ஜயேந்த்ர ஸரஸ்வதி ஸ்வாமிகள், ஜகத்குரு சங்கராசார்யா ஸ்ரீஸ்ரீஸ்ரீ சங்கர விஜயேந்த்ர ஸரஸ்வதி ஸ்வாமிகள் ஆஞ்ஞைப்படி, இந்த உத்ஸவத்தை முன்னிட்டு, 6-9-2015 முதல் 9-9-2015வரை  ப்ரதி தினமும் ருக், க்ருஷ்ண யஜுர், சுக்ல யஜுர், கௌதம ஸாமம், ஜைமினி ஸாமம், சௌனக அதர்வணம் ஆகிய 6  சாகைகளில் 36 வேத வித்வான்கள் கலந்துகொண்டு சதுர்வேத பாராயண ஸத்கார்ய கைங்கர்யத்தை மிகவும் ச்ரத்தையுடன் மிக உன்னதமாக நடத்திக்கொடுத்தார்கள்.   இந்த உத்ஸவ தினங்களில் ப்ரதி தினமும் ஸ்ரீ ஸ்வாமிநாதஸ்வாமிக்கு  6சாகைகளில் வேத
தாரகை நடைபெற்றது.  அனைத்து வேத வித்வான்களும், யாகசாலை சிவாசார்யார்களும் கௌரவிக்கப்பட்டார்கள்.

    ஸ்ரீஸ்வாமிநாதஸ்வாமி கோவில் மண்டலபிஷேகம் : விசேஷ பாராயணம் :

24-10-2015அன்று மண்டல அபிஷேகம் நடைபெற்றது.   ருக், க்ருஷ்ண யஜுர், சுக்ல யஜுர், கௌதம ஸாமம், ஜைமினி ஸாமம், சௌனக அதர்வணம் ஆகிய 6 சாகைகளில் 25 வேத வித்வான்கள் சதுர்வேத பாராயணம் மிகவும் ச்ரத்தையுடன் மிக உன்னதமாக நடத்திக்கொடுத்தார்கள்.  அனைத்து வேத வித்வான்களும், கோவில் சிவாசார்யார்களும் கௌரவிக்கப்பட்டார்கள்.

13) 2015 Sep / Oct  : சங்கட ஹரண சதுர்த்தி பாராயணம்

ஸ்வாமிமலை வேத பாராயாண திட்டத்தின் விரிவாக்கமாக, ஸ்ரீ பால பெரியவா உத்தரவுப்படி, திருவலஞ்சுழி ஸ்ரீ ஸ்வேத விநாயகர் கோவிலில் சென்ற 17-09-2015 விநாயகர் சதுர்த்தி அன்று1-10-2015 முதல் ஒவ்வொரு சங்கட ஹரண சதுர்த்தி அன்றும் மாலை கர்பூர அபிஷேகத்தின்போது ருத்ரம், சமகம் மற்றும் விநாயகர் ஸம்மந்தமான ஸூக்த பாராயணம் .
------This is the Last enhancement of program (Mile-stone) before Formation of Trust -------


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