2012 Bala Workshops 12Bala

Vedic chanting: Exploring the tradition

In the Vedic chanting session children were taught to follow the intonations and stress as given in the script. The session continued each day advancing in learning the “Narayana Sukta”

Karthik Iyer made the sessions more enjoyable and conducive by adding a competitive spirit in them.

By the end of the session, even those who hesitated to chant in the beginning were seen chanting with confidence and devotion.

Br. Karthik Iyer is a Micro Biologist, Asst. Professor, Amrita University.

Some feedback from the students:

This is very useful in our daily lives. Now I can sing this when I visit temples. – Vaneesh V, Belgaum

It was fantastic and our throats went dry singing. – Rohan K, Bangalore

Vedas carry positive energy and we should chant them daily. – Sheyas J Kashyap

This was one of my favourite sessions. I liked it a lot. Thank you Karthik sir. – Akshay S Prasad, Karwar

This was one of the best sessions of the camp. I enjoyed it thoroughly. – Chitkala S Sharma, Mysore

I was one of my wish to learn Narayanam suktam, but I never got the chance to. I am very happy that I got to learn it at this champ within a couple of days. -Sinatra, Karwar

We learned how to pronounce the Sanskrit words and how to chant them correctly. – Varsha H J, Mysore

Learning Narayana Sukta with correct intonations helped me gain a feeling of perfection. – Bharani, Mysore

He taught the difference between Vedic chanting and ordinary chanting, Niveditha N, Bangalore