Excerpts From Periyava Upanyasam in Sanskrit College
“The Vedas are the roots of all Dharmas—Vedokhilo dharma moolam (वॆदोऽखिलो धर्ममूलम्). If the roots of a tree are exposed, the tree withers and dies. The Vedas are the hidden source of strength for everything. But, what are we doing to preserve this source?
It is distressing to find that most of the Veda Patasalas have now become defunct due to scarcity of students. It is the duty of the public to give a fillip to the Vedic studies, and help in their revival by providing livelihood for the Vedic students and the possibility of future prospects. They should be given a respectable status in society, and the sense of frustration which they suffer should be removed from their minds. Astikaas all over India should create organizations suited to their own regional conditions to arrest the decline in Vedic study and knowledge and bring about their rejuvenation.”
Periyava, throughout HIS mortal life, lived and breath inisting on “Veda Rakshanam” and HE continues to live with us through “Vedham”.. எங்கெல்லாம் வேதம் இருக்கோ அங்கெல்லாம் பெரியவா இருப்பது சத்யம்!
With that in mind, Periyava Puranam, Sri MahaPeriyava Manimandapam NJ USA, Periyava Akashvani and Periyava Times along with SathSamhita has taken a Sankalpam to offer “Deepavali Bhakashanam” to all the Veda Patasala kids. For Deepavali, with Sri MahaPeriyava and Sri Sivan SAR Anugraham, around 10 Veda Patasala in and around Chennai were visited and Bhakashanam were offered to the kids. We earnestly pray to Sri MahaPeriyava and Sri Sivan SAR to bless this initiative started at a small scale this Deepavali to grow leaps and bounds in upcoming years.