Veda Vidyalayam at Yelamanchili in Andhra Pradesh – Spreading Vedic Knowledge through Vedic School



The Veda Vidyalayam at Yelamanchili Town in Visakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh is quietly and steadily imparting Vedic knowledge to young students. The first batch of 16 students started learning at the Veda Pathasala in the first month of 2008. Another batch of 15 students is getting ready to be initiated. The school of Vedic learning is promoted by Gayatri Seva Trust, formed by Senior Citizens in the town.

VKL Gayatri writes about this unique initiative in expressbuzz.com

Veda Vidya is a residential, eight-year course, and integrated post-graduation takes 12 years.

After the course, one has to take a test in yagna, yaga, aagama and mantra-related rituals.

An interesting aspect is the effort to blend the modern with the ancient. IT mingles with Vedic learning here. Thanks to a donor from Chennai who gifted systems, printer, scanner and a copier, the students are learning to use computers for astrological computing.

Women teachers lend another touch of modernity to this unique Vedic school. P Kameswari, a retired teacher with a great command of the Bhagavad Gita, Ramayana, Mahabharatha and Bhagavatham, is guest faculty and lectures on the Puranas.

‘Although the 12-year course is tough and quite long, it is nevertheless a big draw. Traditional pandits too are sending their children to the Vidyalaya,’ says Trust president Acharyula Veerabhadra Rao.