Vedbhavan – a gurukul institution that teaches ancient Hindu scriptures in Pune – is planning to publish a two-volume Rig Veda Samhita as part of its silver jubilee celebration that starts from November 7, 2013. It is believed that the Samhita will be published in Sanskrit – no information regarding the language in which it is published is available.
Addressing a news conference here on Monday, Vedbhavan's head, Moreshwar Ghaisas said, "The Rigveda Samhita will be of 1,200 pages, divided into two volumes, as was earlier compiled by renowned scholar Pandit Satavalekar. The Vedbhavan has been working on the project for the last many years to make it accurate, keeping in mind minute details."
Ghaisas said the Vedpathshala was started in the city around 68 years ago for teaching the Vedas to young students. It was later shifted to Vedbhavan in Kothrud on October 15, 1989. Vedbhavan has continued to teach ancient Hindu scriptures to students for free.
To mark its 25th anniversary, programmes will be held every month over a period of the next one year, which will include recitation of the four Vedas and seminars on various topics regarding the scriptures.