SAKSHI has its own library, having available commentaries on Vedas and treatises pertaining to the Vedas, works of Sri Aurobindo, The Mother, Ramana Maharshi. Sri Vasishtha Ganapati Muni, Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa, Swamy Vivekananda, Sri T. V. Kapali Sastry, Sri M. P. Pandit, etc., apart from many research papers on the philosophy and yoga of Sri Aurobindo. Provision is made for those who are interested in spirituality and culture to avail of the facility of reference, in house.
Workshops on Vedic Knowledge
In order to bring the Vedic Knowledge and its application in life, to the common people at all levels, including students, house-wives, people from different professions, and all those who aspire to attain perfection in life through the Vedas, the institute is conducting workshops, at the request of various organisations. The workshops are planned for one day, half-a-day or two days duration.
Initially an overview of the Vedas will be provided, followed by the portions to be incorporated to daily life, applicable in modern life-situation. The topics covered in these workshops can be broadly described as follows:
- How to establish collaboration with divine powers.
- Way to higher levels of happiness. Development of interest in Music, Art, Sports etc. as hobbies.
- How to achieve alround development in life.
- Recitation of original mantras, with meaning.
- How to keep the body wholesome and strong.
- Healing arts.
So far, about 20 such workshops have been conducted all over the state.
Audio Cassettes and Discs
Apart from publication of books, institute has also brought out audio cassettes and discs on ‘Uma Sahasram’, ‘Rig Veda Mantras’, ‘Shanti Mantras’, ‘Rudra Mantras’ and ‘Recitation of Bhagavad Gita’ – which have attracted and are well received by the interested public. The speciality of these CD’s are that, in addition to the recitation of the mantras, the meaning and explanations are also given.
Latest addition is essentials of all four Vedas in separate CD.
Out Reach in Schools
This is a project conceived with a view to reaching out to and involving children at their early age, by arranging teaching of the Vedic Mantras, to the school children. A number of students in schools, of Bangalore City, Bangalore Rural, Gulbarga, Koppal, Vijayapura districts etc. are learning recitation of Vedic Mantras.
In addition to this, another project, ‘Gita Surabhi’, is also taken up. Students in the backward areas and rural areas are taught selected 125 shlokas of the Gita. In order to facilitate recitation, a CD is also provided along with the book.
No. of books published: 219 (April 2016)
I. Sanskrit and English : 75
- Overviews of Vedas : 4
- Veda Samhita Texts: Devanagari Script : 2
- Text, Translation and Notes : 28
- Expository Books with very little Sanskrit : 11
- Compact Books : 30
II. Kannada / ಕನ್ನಡ : 92
- ನಾಲ್ಕು ವೇದಗಳ ಪರಿಚಯ : 4
- ಸಂಹಿತೆಗಳ ಸಂಪೂರ್ಣ ಅನುವಾದ : 20
- ದೇವತೆಗಳು, ಮಂತ್ರಗಳು ಮತ್ತು ವಿವರಣೆ : 30
- ತಂತ್ರ , ವ್ಯಕ್ತಿತ್ವ ವಿಕಾಸ , ಆರೋಗ್ಯ , ಜೀವನ ಚರಿತ್ರೆ : 38
III. Publications in various Indian Languages : 52
- Tamil : 13
- Telugu : 16
- Malayalam : 4
- Marathi : 10
- Hindi : 9
Mobile Educational Unit
This is a mobile unit for propagating the Vedic Literature and Vedic teaching. The vehicle visits various places all over the state, creating awareness about the Vedas in the common people. Wherever various programmes or workshops are arranged by different organisations, the ‘Veda Vahini’ will be sent there, at their request.
‘Veda Vahini’ is equipped with one more vehicle, specially meant for reaching the books and other publications to the doors of the readers. Those who wish to avail of this facility may contact the phone no. 90088 33886.
Formal classes and Long Distance learning from SAKSHI
Every Tuesday classes are conducted to impart secret knowledge in the Veda by Dr. R. L. Kashyap from 6.30 a.m. to 7.30 a.m
Every Wednesday and Thursday the classes are conducted on Chanting of Veda Mantra-s by Vidvan Chidrupa Sharma from 7.00 a.m. to 8.00 a.m.