Revival of syv shrauta karma
छन्दः पादौ तु वेदस्य हस्तौ कल्पोऽथ पठ्यते
ज्योतिषामयनं चक्षुर्निरुक्तं श्रोत्रमुच्यते।
शिक्षा घ्राणं तु वेदस्य मुखं व्याकरणं स्मृतम्
तस्मात्सांगमधीत्यैव ब्रह्मलोके महीयते॥
The 6 vedanga-s are indispensable in the study of veda-s, therefore, they are imagined as being limbs of the vedapurusha.
The above shloka says, chhanda is the feet, kalpa is the hands, jyotisha is the eyes, nirukta is the ears, shiksha is the nose and vyakarana is the face of the vedapurusha.
Kalpa covers shrauta, grhya and dharma sutra-s, which define how every moment of a vaidika’s life must be spent. Hence, a revival of this vendaga essentially means revival of the vaidika way of life. The shrauta sutra-s lay out how the yajna-s as mentioned the shruti, the veda-s, must be performed. The grhya sutra-s explain how to perform the rites relating to one’s family and the dharma sutra-s detail about the varnashrama dharma.
Kalpa is the ultimate culmination and utilisation of studying all other vedanga-s. You need to know shiksha to chant mantra-s, nirukta to know applicability of the mantra-s, vyakarana to do Uha as per the ritual in progress, jyotisha to know when and where to do the particular ritual and chhanda to know the correct meter at the very least amongst other purposes.
While dakshina bharata still retains the tradition and actual practitioners of the shrauta yajna-s to a good extent, uttara bharata, the land which is purified by the waters of sarasvati-ganga-yamuna, has lost the great culture it was once known for. Our effort is to aim for revival and resurrection of this most basic and yet most important part of our dharma, without which, no true reclamation of our past can ever be possible, neither the dharma can continue into future.
For this, we have been supporting some promising shukla yajurveda shrauta students/practitioners and rgvediya shankhayana shrauta student/s. We hold ishti-s/yaga-s in uttara bharata from time to time to encourage the remaining handful practitioners. To know more about past events, check the events held tab.
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