Translation of Vedas into Various Indian Languages

⪻ On New Articles ⪼

Vice President of India at Tirumala proposed to translate Vedas into various Indian languages so as to make its understandibility simple and easy for the common men. As per Vice President Vedas are veritable treasure house of knowledge and research programmes should be conducted on Vedic knowledge.

Origin of Vedas

  • Vedas originated in ancient India containing a large body of religious texts.
  • Vedas reflect India՚s old age traditions and culture.
  • The Vedas are mainly divided into 4 parts: The Rig-Veda, The Yajurveda, The Samaveda and The Atharvaveda.
  • The Vedas were likely written down for the first time around 500 BCE.
  • All printed editions of the Vedas that survive in the modern times are likely the version existing in about the 16th century AD.

Overview

  • The scientific knowledge in the Vedas need to be protected, preserved and propagated on various aspects of life along with the upbringing towards the reach of the common man.
  • Apart from religious texts Vedas contain knowledge of various disciplines such as mathematics, astronomy, agriculture, chemistry and metallurgy.
  • Vedas could provide solutions to the most complex problems and challenges of the modern-day world.
  • This aspect was not being paid adequate attention in India, while countries like Germany were undertaking extensive research.
  • The Vice President called the students of the Veda Peetham as modern day Rishis, and expressed that they would preserve and propagate the invaluable treasure of Vedas.
  • Guru-Sishiya parampara was a proud heritage of Sanathana Dharma and the learning of Vedas exemplifies this noble tradition.
  • TTD funds should be used exclusively for propagating Sanathana Dharma and providing facilities to pilgrims.

Nithyannadana Programme

  • Scheme was started on a small scale in 1984
  • Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams is providing full meals at free of cost to all devotees in Tirumala and Tiruchanoor under the Nitya Annadanam scheme.
  • Every day nearly 1.76 lakh devotees are availing the free Annaprasadam under the scheme.
  • TTD supplying food packets on a continuous basis to the pilgrims awaiting for darshan including milk to the awaiting children at free of cost.
  • TTD conducting such a massive annadaana programme on a daily basis for thousands of devotees.

Developed by: