|What is Veda ?
Why Veda Rakshanam is important ?
Veda is the fundamental for Science. It gives food to this Universe. If brief it shortly, sound is the creator of life. How? When a small branch of tree moves a gentle wind produced. Each movement / motion creates a new action. The action breeds new life. Again the sound heard and unheard bring the essential nutrition to the life.
Veda produces sound which feeds the world. Veda is enchanted to create sound. The sound so produced takes different vibrations and frequency and brings the essential food from the space to the earth, such as rain, sunlight, good thinking, moral behaviors and intrun it puts the world peace and happy. Hence the Veda alone can give peace and happy to the earth.
With fullest blessings and boon, Maharishis created Veda by observing the vibrations of the nature. They classified Veda to help the generations. Vedha is the creator, feeder, blesser, hider and destroyer. It is the movement of life. It is the root of the happenings. It is the cause of every thing.
God has formed the space first during his creation of Pancha Boothas. Then the air, fire, water and earth.
- Space cannot be seen, felt, touched and tasted.
- Air can be felt but cannot be seen, touch and taste.
- Fire can be seen and felt but cannot be tasted.
- Water completes all the characters and beyond this the earth is the fundamental for all the others.
- The Pancha Boothas give the necessary food through Veda and hence Veda Rakshanam is very important.
The reciting method of Sri Krishna Yajur Vedam has been classified into five. They are Modam, Padam, Kramas, Jata ghanam, varnakramam. The usual parayana of vedha is called modam. The sentences found in the form of modam is divided into words called padham. The krama parayanam is done by reciting the first word of the maudhra with the second, the second with third & third with fourth and so on till the whole sentence is completed. The Jata parayanam was recited as first word with the second recited together and then recited in reverse ie second & first word together and so on. The ghana parayanam the more difficult one than Jata chanting the words in different orders with a lot of combinations, as a karnatic vidwan puts swaram for a ragham.
One who has mastered in Ghana parayanam is called Ganapaadigal or Vedhalakshanam. The benefits of the vedaparayanam in moolam is boundless and bless the people with a peaceful, happy, healthy, long life, vamsavirdhi, steady growth in business, destroying the enimity, good rain, high yeilding crops, via ruler in the country and so on.
The maharishis have also elaborated the benefits of the parayanam of different methods. Pada parayanam gives double the benefits of Moolam Krama parayanam gives four times of Padam, Jata parayanam thousand times of Kramam and Ghana parayanam countless times that of Jata parayanam
Jagadguru Trust is very keen in conducting the Ghana Varnakrama parayanams every year.
How Veda Rakshanam is performed
The Kings and Emperors of ancient days in India appeal to the Maharishis (Saints) to form a school to teach the Veda to children from their age of Seven. This is called "Gurukulavasam" and this education will continue up to the age of Seventeen. All parts of the Veda was enchanted by the pupils before their Gurus (Saints) by number of times. The pronunciation of Veda is very important. By doing so the people in the country had a happy and peaceful life. But in Modern days the old type of Vedic schools vanished. Still there are some groups of people who continue to educate people in all parts of Veda.
The Veda Parayanam (Enchantment) is now performed in most of the towns in India. They start the Vedapadasalai (School of Vedic studies) and teach the pupils. Sri Jagadhguru of Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Mutt has explained the importance of Veda Parayanam in his "Sankara Vijayam". As per his advise to the people Veda Rakshanam is performed by enchanting the Krishna Yajur Veda which is the important part in Veda.