Adherents from all over the country and abroad will participate in the Maha Yagna to be held in Delhi from 9th to 14th October.
New Delhi, Monday October 07, 2019 – Late Sri Ashokji Singhal very much loved this statement of Rishi Aurobindo that: “Religious movements and revolutions have come and gone or left their mark, but after all and through all, the Veda remains to us our Rock of the Ages, our eternal foundation....”.
In order to make the knowledge and science of the Vedas accessible to the masses, the Chaturved Swahakaar Maha Yagna is being organized in teamwork with Shri Ashok Singhal Foundation and Jhandewalan Devi Temple under the auspices of Vishva Hindu Parishad.
In a press conference organized in this regard, VHP Governing Council Member Sri Dinesh Chandra, VHP Working President Sri Alok Kumar, and Trustee of Ashok Singhal Foundation Sri Mahesh Bhagchandka told that Saketvasi/Late Sri Ashok Singhalji had had a vision and mission to spread the holistic, altruistic and syncretic worldview of the Vedas, its spirituality, knowledge and science in Bharat and abroad, and from that perspective, this six-day event going to be held in the Lakshmi-Narayan Temple (Birla Mandir) in New Delhi would be very important. During these six days, Aahutis (oblations, sacrifices; veneration, adorations), accompanied by the chanting of the extant 29-thousand plus corresponding Mantras (sacred utterances or numinous sounds arousing holistic spiritual emotions and consciousness) of the Rigveda, Yajurveda, Saamaveda and the Atharvaveda, will be offered from 9 a.m. to 12 noon and from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The Yajna will be performed by more than 50 Vedic Pundits under the Brahmatva of His Holiness Sri Sri Sri Tridandi Srimannarayana Ramanuja Chinna Jeeyar Swamiji of Hyderabad. There will also be daily discourses of Venerable Swamiji. Eight Rath Yatras are also going on in the National Capital to publicize the Mahayagna.
In this Delhi event, not only will the Aahutis be offered in the Mahayagna with chaste, energetic, rhythmic and metrical chanting of each and every Vedic Mantra under the direction of the best Vedic masters and scholars from South India, but efforts will also be made to remove many misconceptions prevailing in society in the context of the Vedas, and inspire and motivate people to hold such Mahayagnas in all parts of the globe.
It was informed that many leading Sants, Mahants, key figures from social, cultural, political fields, etc., from all over the country, including H.H. Mahamandaleshwar Juna Peethadheeshwar Sri Avadheshanand Giri Maharaj, H.H. Swami Chidanand Muni Maharaj from Rishikesh, H.H. Mahamandaleshwar Swami Gurusharananand Maharaj of Karshni Ashram of Raman Reti Mathura, P.P. Sarasanghachalak of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh Dr. Mohan Bhagwat, RSS Sarakaryavaha Sri Bhaiyyaji Joshi, RSS Sah-Sarkaryawah Sri Krishna Gopalji, Hon’ble Speaker of Lok Sabha Shri Om Birla, Hon’ble Union Home Minister Shri Amit Shah and Hon’ble Defence Minister Shri Rajnath Singh, will participate in the programme.
VHP Governing Council Member Sri Dinesh Chandra, VHP Working President Sri Alok Kumar, and Trustee of Ashok Singhal Foundation Sri Mahesh Bhagchandka addressed the press conference.
It may be mentioned here that the Late VHP President Sri Ashokji Singhal, in the year 2015, had completed extensive preparations for conducting this Chaturveda Swahakaar Maha Yagya at Birla Mandir in Delhi itself, but a few days before his health had suddenly deteriorated, and so the program had to be deferred.
It was also told that the Vedas are beneficial for humanity, the animal kingdom, the plant kingdom, environmental and ecological balance and sustainable model of development. A beginning is being made from the capital Delhi in order that the Vedas, their philosophy, knowledge & science are accessible to the whole world. Late Sri Ashokji Singhal had taken it as a mission so that the spirituality, scientific temper, gregariousness, sociability, companionability, pragmatism and knowledge of every creation contained in the Vedas could be made to reach the common masses of the country and abroad and also many misconceptions that arose in time about the Vedas that such and such persons or communities did not have the right to listen to the Vedas, could be stamped out, and the Chaturveda Swahakar Mahayagna is an effort to fulfil that mission. In fact, there is no discrimination in the Vedas, they are for everyone. Whether one is a man or a woman, the Vedas are for all human beings on Mother Earth.
Partakers from all over India and abroad should remain present here at the time of the Mahayagna for two hours in the morning and two hours in the evening, have a firsthand view of the proceedings, understand the format, appreciate and internalize the spirit and then return to their respective places and initiate holding of such Yagnas there with the aid and advice of the Acharyas of the South, who are available today, who have memorized and gotten by heart all the Mantras of the four Vedas and are proficient in their uncorrupted recitation. This event is being organized with such feelings in heart. For this reason, this Yagna has been named as Chaturveda Swahakaar Maha Yagna.
It was a far-reaching thinking of late Shri Ashokji Singhal and this event is being organized in Delhi to fulfill it. May you come from across the country and abroad, take inspiration from this event, take the help of competent masters and work towards spreading this Vedic knowledge in human society. The knowledge, science and spirituality that are in the Vedas could also be inculcated into the society through establishment of Vedic Universities and Chairs. People from all schools of thought, religion and spirituality have been invited from India and abroad to come with family and join the MahaYagna programmes. Letters of acceptance from four countries have also come! This type of event is being organized in Delhi for the first time ever.