The Inspiration

The Institute “SAKSHI” was started in 1997 with the aim of disseminating the wisdom in the ancient Veda Samhita and related books such as Upanishads

SAKSHI draws its ispiration from the great spiritual savants and scholors, Sri Aurobindo, The Mother (1878 – 1973), Sri Kapali Shastry and Sri Madhav Pandit (1918 – 1993). Theier well-known books emphasize the need for harmonizing both the “spiritual” and “worldly” aspects of our life. We have to take seriously the notions, “All is Brahman” and “All life is Yoga”. We should become conscious of every act or thought in us so that we can indeed lead a beautiful and harmonious life.

What is SAKSHI and Who are we ?

SAKSHI is a public charitable trust.

Sri Aurobindo Kapali Shastry Institute of Vedic Culture(SAKSHI) is a spiritual Organisation. Established in 1997, the aim is to spread the message of the Veda and Sri Aurobindo, which imbibes awareness to lead beautiful, harmonious, creative and a happy life, individually and collectively

No aspect or part of individuality, whether it be physical, mental or spiritual, is to be neglected. Our aim is to achieve an overall development, full of creativity, so as to enable every one to lead a happy and meaningful life. And this verily is the principle and purport of the Vedas and of Sri Aurobindo.

Revival of the knowledge of the Vedas and paying due attention to it, which it truly deserves, is the need of the time. The more the inner meaning of the Vedas is brought to light, the more will the effulgence and expansion of the true genius of India, which will lead of not only the good of India, not even only of mankind, but also to the entirety of Nature and environment, both animate and inanimate. This verily is our firm conviction and ardent hope.

Here is a Panoramic view of activities and achievements of SAKSHI, in regard to preservation, research and propagation of the Vedic Knowledge.

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Activities of SAKSHI

The main activities of SAKSHI fall into three categories.

1. Preservation of Veda Knowledge

Preservation includes entering text of the four Veda-s into the computer and producing audio-video compact disks. Our Ancient books mention that there were about eight recensions (shakha) of Rig Veda. Now only one of them is available, namely Shakala recension. The great grammarian Pantanjali mentions the existence of 90 Yajur Veda recensions. Now not more than ten of them are existing. Hence, without the active participation of a large number of persons the Veda heritage is bound to fade away.

2. Reseach on Veda

Veda Knowledge is much more relevant to the modern times. It helps in purification of the physical body; integrating and firming up of body; taking life-energy to all the organs of gross and subtle bodies; recognition of cosmic powers; recognizing the role of Gods as world-builders. It inspires and guides the process of progress in life. The research is focused on this aspect.

3. Dissemination of Veda Knowledge

Dissemination of Veda Knowledge is done through various activities like publication of books, workshops, seminars, lecturers, exhibition of books and audio-video presentations, Newsletters etc.

  • Vedas are not the creation of temporal minds; they are fine, mystical compositions of great seers. They need, therefore, a spiritual insight to interpret them. The author of this present book does have such insight. For this, there is an ample evidence in his comments and renderings.
  • Dr. Kashyap's approach is methodical, scientific and consistent. As a result we see the real purpose of the Vedic yajna, the ritual sacrifice.
  • The Veda is important because of the high human values it upholds, and because of its relevance to all mankind and for all time. The true import of the Veda lies in its hidden teaching, the ninya or rahasya. The Veda itself indicates this Dr. Kashyap's effort in this context may be termed valiant, heroic; it is also innovative.