Information:  

 Next Batch for "Nithya Karma Course I " starts on 20.8.2014.

Learn Vedas Online From Home !


|| Sri: Gurubhyo Namaha ||
 

Yajur Veda classes (for Brahmins of Apasthamba Sutra) are conducted online by Shree Eshwara Shastrigal on Skype daily for brahmins who,

1) Could not find enough time and favorable circumstances to learn Vedas from a pAtashALA or at Guru's residence.
2) Could not find a Vedic guru in their city to teach Vedas
3) Wish to complete the course syllabus soon in time.
4) Interested in doing daily rituals etc

Yajur Veda Course:

Class Time: 8.15 PM to 9.00 PM (IST) Daily 

(Except days of AnadhyAya-like Ashtami,Chaturdashi,Amavasya,Poornima,Prathama Thithis)

Basic Course: (Every Brahmin MUST Know)


Nithya Karma Course I:

  1. AuPAsanam
  2. Brahma-yagyam
  3. Vaishvadeva Homa
  4. SamidhAdhaanam 
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Nithya Karma Course II:


Daily:

  1. Agnihotram
  2. SnAna MantrAs
  3. Laghu Deva Pooja Mantras
Monthly & Yearly rituals:

  1. SthAli-pAkam
  2. Darsha Poorna mAsa Ishti
  3. Tharpanam
  4. ShrAddham
  5. Sarpa Bali
  6. EshAna Bali
  7. Agrayanam
  8. Ashtaka & Anvashtaka Homa
It is recommended that one proceeds to the next level ONLY if he knows the above basic & important ritual mantras!.

Students need to buy study materials for "Nithya Karma Course I" from a Private Book Publisher.

Basic Eligibility :

(Send Application ONLY if you satisfy these BASIC eligibilities)

1) Must have performed 'Sacred thread' ceremony before age of 11.Or worst case within 16 years of age.If it was performed after 16 yrs,they will be given least preference.(Students who have undergone the 'sacred thread' ceremony "recently" will be given FIRST preference).

2)Must be a Brahmin interested in doing Nithya Karmas like Sandhyavandhana,BrahmaYagya,Agni Karya etc., after completion of the course.

3)Tradtional Vedic attire during class is compulsory.(i.e. Tripundra (Vibhuthi) or Urdhva Pundra (Gopichandhan,Thiruman etc),Dhothi vastra for Brahmcharis,PanchaKaccha for House-holders etc.,

4) People of inter-caste marriage NOT allowed due to Varna-sAnkarya Dosha.

5) Brahmins residing abroad not allowed

6)Brahmins with moustache not allowed

8)Brahmins consuming onion,garlic & who eat in hotels frequently not allowed.

Note:

1) Classes are taught for FREE for poor brahmins!.Classes are for FREE!.

2)  Donations from sponsors are welcomed for this noble initiative.

3) Medium of  Instruction - Tamil,English,Sanskrit

Important:

Send application form for "Nithya Karma Course I " ONLY if you satisfy the eligibility criteria (If you belong to Yajur Veda & Apasthamba Sutra).Due to bulk applicants I couldn't answer everyone individually. ONLY selected students will be informed by email.

Hope you understand the situation.Selected students will be informed within 7 days (Max 15 days) from receipt of application for the next batch.If you did not receive any initmation kindly understand that we couldn't help you.

Basic Requirements:

1)Computer with Broadband connection
2)Camera
3) Headphones
4)Installed Skype software.(Download from http://www.skype.com/intl/en/get-skype/)

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Download,Fill and attach the form & photo to swadharmam@gmail.com 


( Click the below link & Go to File>Download to download it as a WORD file)

To Download Application Form click  HERE

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Classes taught ONLY in person:

The following mantras are taught ONLY if the shishya is present in person.

The Gurukula method is relaxed ONLY for the 'Nithya Karma' course as

1.They have to be performed daily/monthly
2.It is a MUST know for all Brahmins
3.To reach maximum no.of interested students.
4.It requires less teaching time compared to intermediate courses.


Intermediate Course:

  1. Purusha Sooktham
  2. Rudram
  3. Chamakam
  4. PunyahavAchanam
  5.  Deva Pooja MantrAs
  6. All Sookthas
  7. Saptha Havir yAga Mantras

Higher Course :

  1. Poorva Prayogam (From Garbhadhana to Vivaha rituals)
  2. Apara Prayogam (Funeral Rituals)
  3. Ekaagni Kaandam
  4. Udaka Shaanthi
  5. Mahanyasam
  6. Surya Namaskaram
  7. Acchidram
  8. Ashwamedham
  9. Kaatakam
  10. Abishravanam
  11. SvAdhyAya Prashna
  12. Upanishad

Advanced  Courses:

  1. Yajur Veda Samhita (7 Kandas:44 Prashnas)
  2. Brahmanam (3 Ashtakas :38 Prashnas) 
Pada,Krama,Jata,Ghana pAtam etc



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Excerpts from "Prashnottara Ratna Malika " of Sri Adi Shankaracharya:

Verse 49- Meaning:

Q: Ko grhii ca?=Who  is a householder?
Ans:
yo yajate! =He who performs the ordained sacrifices or the yagyas
 
Q:  Ko Yagya?=What are Yagyas ?
Ans:Y
at-srutyaa-vihitah nrnaam sreyaskaro=What is prescribed in the Srutis (Vedas) as a duty  for man's good fortune.

Verse 50 - Meaning:

Q: Ka Shista:?=Who is a Sishtah ?
A:
yo veda-pramaanavaan!=He who leads a life strictly in accordance with the Vedic injunctions

Q:Ko hatah:?=Who should be considered dead even while living ? 
A:
bhrashtah Kriya!=One who has abandoned his Swakarma/Swadharma/Karma Yoga 

Verse 61 - Meaning:
Q: Ko Brahmanai: Upasya:?= What should be worshipped by brahmins?

Ans: Gaayatry-Arka Agni-gocarah-Shambhuh!=Shambu (Shiva) in Gayatri Mantra,Sun and Agni

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