National Institute of Vedic Sciences Trust (Regd.) founded in the year 2001 by His Holiness Paramapujya Sri Vignananidhitheertha Swamiji , the then pontiff of Sri Sripadarajamutt, Mulbagal.
This organisation is dedicated for promoting the knowledge of Ancient Indian Sciences. Its aim is to spread, popularize and re-engineer the vast Scientific knowledge hidden in Vedas, Vedangas, Upanishads and other Ancient Scriptures in the field of Physical Sciences, Life Sciences and Socio-Cultural Sciences in the background of Dasa Sahithya.
National Institute of Vedic Sciences Trust (Regd.) was founded in 2001 which is widely acknowledged as the bridge to Divine Vedic World - The National Institute of Vedic Sciences is evolving as a World Vedic University of India.
NIVS has a great vision of building people with knowledge vision for world peace, harmony and happiness.
Towards harmony of the Body, Mind and Soul is the movement of establishing a comprehensive knowledge university on the campus of Vedic Sciences.
It is our good fortune that H H Sri Vignana Nidhi Theertha Swamiji the founder and patron of NIVS lead us towards the eastern doors of ancient India when the youth here are attracted by the windows of the west. H H Sri Keshava Nidhi Theertha Swamiji is now heading the NIVS as Chief Patron of NIVS.
OBJECTIVES OF NIVS
1) To preserve, foster and promote Vedic Sciences in the light of modern technology.
2) To conduct research and propagate the relevance of knowledge system and the wisdom contained in the Vedic sciences for meeting the challenges of life in the Technology driven knowledge society.
3) To bring out the profoundness of the rational approach and the scientific temper, presented in the Vedas in the context of higher levels of consciousness.
4) To consolidate, revive and promote Vedic Sciences and Sanskrit studies towards an integrated learning community broadening the vision and deepening the roots of scientific wisdom.
5) To bring out awareness about the authentic interpretation of the Vedas in India and abroad, facilitating proper understanding of richness of rational approach to life and scientific temper presented in the Vedic knowledge systems.
6) To evolve a network of Vedic Institutions and Individuals in Sciences, Sanskrit and other Technology areas.
7. To publish books and journals in Vedic sciences.
8. To create a body of literature in modern Indian languages on the contents of Vedas, including portal development projects.
9. To translate Vedas and Bhashyas in all modern Indian languages and publish them.
10. To build up Audio, audio-visual, and multimedia packages of Vedic chanting and various rituals.
11. To develop various promotional campaigns through charts, diagrams working models and multimedia - digital outputs on Vedic Sciences.
12. To digitize and computerize the Vedas and develop required software enabled knowledge leadership innovations.
13. To organize seminars, conferences, Vichara Sankirnas, Shastrartha Goshthis etc with a view of propagating Vedic sciences knowledge in the society.
14. To function as an Apex body with a view to create synergy of efforts required to propagate the Vedic knowledge system.
Key Result Areas
1. Recruit and train students in both basic studies of Science and Philosophy for the award of degrees or diplomas.
2. Impress on people about the need for detailed studies in Vedas and Vedanta.
3. Veda classes for proper recitation of all four Veda’s viz Rig-Veda, Yajurveda, Samaveda and Atharvana Veda.
4. Preaching the correct meaning of all Vedic hymns/Riks.
5. Classes on philosophies in depth as it is the basic backbone of most of the scientific interpretations.
6. Practical demonstrations of principles of philosophies.
7. Set up laboratories, prepare demonstration kits, Multimedia packages, self-learning software packages, etc for promoting the importance of Vedic Science for the benefit of mankind.
8. Outdoor programmes for the benefit of distant learners during vacation periods.
9. Indoor summer camps/ workshops/ seminars to disseminate the Vedic Science knowledge for the benefit of each and everyone.
10. Periodicals on areas related to Vedic Sciences.
11. Extension lectures in collaboration with University grants commission in various established institutions and research organizations.
12. Online web enabled modules for the learning community on Vedic Sciences and Philosophy.
13. T.V. Channel serials for wide publicity of the Programs of the institute.
14. Conduct detailed research works on many topics interrelating science and philosophy.
15. Publish books of good standard for future adoption in regular schools and colleges for special elective subjects.
IMPORTANCE OF VEDIC SCIENCES
The word Veda comes from the verb “Vid-Jnane”, which means “to know”. Both traditional and the modern scholars of Vedas have thought that Vedic literature is the most fundamental source for an appropriate philosophy of life.
Profound knowledge contained in the Vedas and Agamas is very much relevant to the needs of contemporary society, an in-depth study of the Vedas on scientific lines is a must, particularly for fostering social harmony and Global understanding.
The depth of the knowledge found in the Vedas in regard to several fields of modern science such as Mathematics, Physics, Astronomy, Biology and Botany has been greatly appreciated by a number of scientists in India and abroad. Vedic Sciences are relevant for, all ages because of the eternal values they preach and the universal appeal they make.
RESEARCH IN VEDIC SCIENCES
Research in to the Vedic Science is a challenging task. Sometimes the language employed in the Vedas is mystical, sometimes the words merely suggestive but not explicit, requiring a lot of imagination to understand and sometimes the imagery created is allegorical. Therefore, it takes discerning and hardworking scholar to unravel the real meaning of Vedas interacting with scholars in the relevant fields of modern science.
The danger posed is immense. Vedic Literature is so powerful and so frequently utilized in all religious functions and it is difficult to separate the society from the impact of the Vedic Literature and therefore to avoid the pit fall of understanding them in the wrong way, it is necessary that research findings disseminating the correct message of Vedas should be made available to the public through the medium of a specialized Institution.
PROGRAMMES CONDUCTED DURING 2004:
October 2004: Navarathri Significance
December 2004: ‘Kalyana Durga’ Shibira’s at Schools, Erode
• Geetha Shikshana Shala – for 600 students, Mysore
• Maatha Amruthanandamaya College, Mysore
• Dharmasthala Vanivilas Girls High School, Mysore
• Mahila Vidyalaya Womens Engineering College, Mysore
• Sakkare Schools, Bagalkot, Bijapur and Gulburga
- Public Lectures at Rotary Club and throughout Mysore.
We are conducting Certificate Programme in Vedic Science and Mathematics.
Collaborations with many educational institutions in and outside Bangalore to propagate Ancient Sciences of India and to demonstrate the present day’s relevance.
TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAMMES:
- Orientation Programmes for teachers are held by NIVS. The teachers by gaining the importance of Ancient Sciences in turn teach the students.
TRAINING PROGRAMME FOR STUDENTS IN VEDIC MATHEMATICS AND OTHER BRANCHES OF SCIENCES
- Shantiniketan School, Girinagar, Bangalore
- Shankar School, Kolar
- Chinmaya School, Kolar
- Chickaballapur – Entered into MOU to implement Bhagavad Geetha and Manag
- Vishnupriya College of Management Studies, Management Courses
CONFERENCES HELD BY THE INSTITUTE:
1st National Conference ‘Veda Vignan Anveshini’ held at Gayana Samaja on 20-09-2004 and 21-09-2004, Bangalore.
2nd National Conference ‘National Seminar on Science and Technology in Vedas’ held at Mantralayam on February 11th to 13th, 2005
3rd National Vedic Sciences Conference ‘Chemical Sciences and Technology in ancient India’ held at Sri Sripadaraja Mutt, Narasimha Theertha Mulabagal from 23rd to 25th January 2009.
4th ‘International Conference on Life Sciences’ held at Sri Sripadaraja Mutt, Narasimha Theertha, Mulabagal, from 23.12.2011 to 25.12.2011
1st National Conference ‘Akhila Bharatha Haridasa Sahitya Sammelana’ was held at Sri Sripadaraja Mutt, Narasimha Theertha, Mulbagal from October 12 to 14, 2012.
5th International Vedic Science Conference 2013
Main theme: “Application and Challenges in Ancient Indian Mathematics and Astronomy”
Venue: New Auditorium, Dept. of Commerce and Management, Maharani’s College for Women, Sheshadri Road, Bangalore-560009, 20th to 22nd December 2013
2nd National Conference “Akhila Bharatha Haridasasahitya Sammelana” on the theme Haridasa Sahiyadalli Nootana Avishkaaragalu was held at Raagigudda Sri Prasanna Anjaneyaswamy Temple premises from 28th to 30th December 2014.
Our Regular Programs:
Every Second Saturday of the Month we conduct seminar on Dasa Sahitya, Veda, Samskrutha, Upanishaths etc and its impact and relevance today. Scholars from the above field are invited to deliver lectures.
From the year 2013 every month we are conducting “One Haridasa Sahitya Sammelana” under the title “Haridasa Kritigala Olanota mattu chinthane”. The programme will be held at the Haridasara’s place on their aradhana day.
Our Monthly Journal:
We publish a monthly journal - “Ranga Vittala” covering articles on Dasa Sahitya and other topics.