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Dr. C. L. Prabhakar, Prof. & HOD of Department of Sanskrit (Retd.), National College, Jayanagar, founded the Kendra in 1994. The Kendra that started off with 4 members today has more than 600 members all over the world.  The Kendra is also home of the “World Association for Vedic Studies” (WAVES) Organization’s Bangalore Chapter.

 

Objectives of the Kendra:

·        To impart training in the recitation of the Veda mantras, Veda suktas (such as-Shanthi Mantras, PurushaSuktam, SriSuktam, NarayanaSuktam, Namakam, Chamakam, Mahanyasam, Mahanarayanopanishat, Mantrapushpam, Arunaprashnam, NavagrahaMantras, etc….) useful for the "Nitya Karma Anushtana" like Sandhya Vandanam, Devatarchana, etc…. for free of cost. The classes will include explanations to what is being recited; discussion on basics of Sanskrit language to encourage correct and meaningful recitation.

·        To conduct lectures, lecture demonstrations, homas and cultural festivities related to the Vedas, Astrology, Yoga, Religion, Music and Philosophy. In particular, to celebrate the important “Utsavas” such as MahaShivaratri, RamaNavami, GaneshaChaturti, Purandara-Tyagaraja-Dikshitar-Ramadasa-Annamacharya Aradhana & GitaJayanti.

For a detailed history of the founding and activities of the Kendra, please see –

Veda Adhyayana Kendra: A Bird’s View, 2009. (English Version)

Veda Adhyayana Kendra: Pakshinota, 2009. (Kannada Version)

 

Departments:

·        Department of Veda:

Dr. C. L. Prabhakar, Director of the Kendra/President of WAVES Bangalore Chapter, heads the activities of this Department.

 

·        Department of Nada (Music):

Dr. T. Seetharama Lakshmi (Wife of Dr.C.L.Prabhakar) heads the activities of this Department. The Department conducts FREE training classes on Kirtanas of Annamacharya on every Saturday at 3.30PM at the venue-

Nada Veda Adhayayana Kendra,

206, 12th Cross, 20th Main, II Phase, J.P.Nagar, Bangalore-560078.

 

The "Annamacarya Troupe" led by Dr.T.Seetharama Lakshmi has performed at many important occassions at various prestigious venues in and around Bangalore. The troupe includes All India Radio Violinist, Ms.SuryaPrabha. The Department’s training classes are attended regularly by more than 40 students/members.

 

·        Department of Astrology:

Dr. S. Krishnakumar and Sri. L. Subramanyam head the activities of this Department.

 

·        Department of Yoga:

Sri. T. S. Gopal heads the activities of this Department.

 

Biographies of the Gurus:

Dr. C.L.Prabhakar, M.A., Ph.D. (Vedic Studies) – Kendra Director, Department of Veda

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Dr. C. L. Prabhakar is a Vedic scholar. He hails from Bangalore. He obtained his Masters Degree in Sanskrit from Dharwad University and Ph.D. for his thesis on ‘Sukla Yajur Veda’ from Poona University. He has over thirty years of teaching experience as a Professor and has published more than 300 research papers. He has also authored three books:

1. Sukla Yajur Veda (Vol. I to IV)

2. Tapo Anustana Manjari: A compendium of Vedic Mantras for Daily Worship

3. Soundarya Lahari Prayoga Yoga: A Manual

He is also the Chief Editor of the monthly bulletin “Veda Nada Sarit” and the Annual Journal “Veda Ganga”, all published by the Veda Sruti Publications.

 

He has served as Faculty and Head of the Sanskrit Department, National College. He is now an Adjunct Professor of Vedas at Hindu University, USA. As the Director of Nada Veda Adhyayana Kendra and President of Bangalore chapter of WAVES (USA), he is actively engaged in spreading the message of the Vedas to communities in India and USA.

 

Dr. T. SeetharamaLakshmi, M.A., Ph.D. (Carnatic Music) – Department of Music

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Dr.T. Seetharama Lakshmi is a Vocalist, Violinist and Musicologist. She hails from Kuchipudi, Andhra Pradesh. She obtained her Masters Degree in Music (Violin) and Ph. D. for her thesis on ‘A study of the compositions of Tyagaraja and Purandaradasa’ from the Bangalore University.  She has over thirty years of music teaching experience as a Professor and has published more than 100 research papers in music. She has also authored two books:

1. References to Music in Non Sangita Literature

2. A study of the compositions of Tyagaraja and Purandaradasa

Both the books have been published by the Veda Sruti Publications.

 

She has guided several candidates for doctoral studies. She served as the Faculty of Music at the Bangalore University and as Principal of Hindupur Govt. College. As the Director of Nada Department of the Veda Adhyayana Kendra, she teaches Carnatic classical vocal and violin music. She organizes “Composers Day” for several great composers such as Tyagaraja, Muthuswamy Dikshitar, Purandaradasa, Annamacharya, Ramadasu, etc. She also holds an annual music festivity to encourage young artists.

 

Dr. S. Krishnakumar, Ph. D. (Medical Astrology) – Department of Astrology

 

Sri. L. Subramanyam, M.A.  Department of Astrology

 

Dr. S. Shivappa, (Palmistry and Physio-therapist) – Department of Astrology

 

Sri. T.S. Gopal, (Yoga and Kundalini/Soundaryalahari Yoga) – Department of Yoga              

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