Dear Vedic Enthusiasts,
As you are aware, DJVM recently completed their Vedic Sangoshthi series in Dakshina Bharata (Karnataka), this news spread like wildfire. Its effect was so grand that DJVM received a call from the world’s richest temple, Padmanabha Swamy Temple for an upcoming Ananthapuri Veda Sammelanam 2023.
In accordance with this, Divya Jyoti Ved Mandir was invited to Ananthapuri Veda Sammelanam 2023 in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. This Regional Conference on Vedas was organised by Maharshi Sandipani Rashtriya Veda Vidya Pratishthan, Ujjain (under Ministry of Education, Govt. of India) in collaboration with People for Dharma Trust from 5 January to 8 January, 2023.
It is important to mention that DJVM was the only organization that was representing Uttara Bharata. All adored in Pitambara vastra, the Representatives of DJVM flew to Trivandrum to attend the inaugural ceremony of this Vedic Sammelanam on 5th January, inaugurated by Sri Arif Mohommad Khan, hon’ble Governor of Kerala. The event was graced by numerous guests such as Swami Chidananda Puri Ji, V. Muraleedharan, Minister of State for External Affairs of India, P.S. Sreedharan Pillai, Governor of Goa, State of India, Kummanam Rajasekharan, Senior BJP leader & Former Governor of Mizoram, State of India, O. Rajagopal, Former Member of Rajya Sabha, Prof. A. Subramanya Iyer, Manager Sringeri Math, Sri Anoop Kumar Mishra, Maharishi Sandipani Rashtriya Ved Vidya Pratishthan, Sri Pradeep Namboodiripad, Thanthrimukhya, Padmanabh Swamy Temple.
The very next morning, in the Brahma Muhurutam DJVM Ved Pathi-s did group meditation and then following the traditions of the temple, they did “veda japam” with the mantras of Shukla Yajurvediya Rudrashtadhyayi, Madhyandina Shakha right in front of garbha gṛha of Padmanabha Swamy, where Lord Vishnu is resting on ananta nāga in ananta śayanaṃ mudrā. The entire garbha gṛha resonated with Vedic Mantras as DJVM and Ved Pathi-s from different branches of Vedic tradition chanted the divine hymns. After this, everyone in a procession did a peace march from temple to the program venue chanting the vedic hymns Vedi-fying the entire surrounding. Along with this, the Sammelanam saw the presence of numerous speakers on varied topics like Veda Chanting Practices in Bharat, Influence of Samaveda in Sopana Sangeetham, Mahatmya of Namasankeerthanam in Vedas, Hasta Mudras in Veda, Significance of Vedic Technologies in Contemporary World etc. The representatives of DJVM interacted with eminent guests, Vedic scholars, students of gurukuls on varied topics relevant to the research in various branches of Vedas.
On 7th January, Sadhvi Deepa Bharti Ji, Global Program Coordinator with her eloquent words of wisdom in Sanskrit, Hindi and English language gave a formal introduction of DJVM and Divya Guru Shri Ashutosh Maharaj Ji and delivered his divine vision to everyone. After this, the BrahmGyani Ved Pathi-s started the chanting of Shukla Yajurvediya Rudrashtadhyayi, Madhyandina Shakha rendition. The chanting, the coordination and the rendition of Vedic Mantras by DJVM’s BrahmGyani Ved Pathi-s with such precision and accuracy received a grand applause from everyone present. The representatives of DJVM were presented with a momento and a token of regard.
The event was formally closed on 8th January where Divya Jyoti Ved Mandir was presented with a certificate of appreciation as received by Swami Pradeepanand Ji, Coordinator, DJJS Chennai.
It is important to stress upon the fact that Keralites practice Kanva Shakha of Shukla Yajurveda, Krishna Yajurveda & Samaveda, but the acceptance and appreciation Madhyandini Shakha of Shukla Yajurveda as orated by BrahmGyani Ved Pathi-s of DJVM was a true fusion of Dakshina Bharat and Uttara Bharat. The coordination and precision in chanting vivified the atmosphere into the positive vibrations.