A project on design and development
of a Vedic Heritage Portal initiated at IGNCA, under the aegis of
the Ministry of Culture, Government of India. The portal aims to
communicate message enshrined in the Vedas. The portal will be a
one-stop solution for the user, who would like to search any
information regarding the Vedic heritage, be it the abstract oral
traditions, or the textual tradition in the form of published
books/ manuscripts, or implements (Yajna related objects).
Understanding of the Vedic wisdom through the
lenses of the modern scientific knowledge specially in the field
of Sciences, Mathematics, Medicine, Astronomy, Architecture, Legal
Systems, Metallurgy, Philology, Environmental Studies,
Aeronautics, Astrology, Rituals etc., is another mammoth task,
which has been initiated under this project.
At present, portal aimed at targeting mainly
three user groups: (i) those associated with the traditional Vedic
learning, (ii) those interested to know the Vedas and their
Content, and (iii) Professionals who can relate the Vedas with the
The main objective of the portal is to collate
the following information for making the same accessible online
and to provide a forum for further dialogue:
Introduction and structure of the Vedas
including Rigveda, Yajurveda, Samaveda and Atharvaveda.
Recitations / chanting (Veda Paath) of Vedic
Samhitas practiced in different parts of the country with accent
Recording of eminent scholars for creating
awareness and propagation of the Vedic wisdom with their
relevance in present day.
Textual details of Vedic Samhitas, Brahmanas,
Aranyakas, Upanishads and Vedangas etc. available in the form of
manuscripts and published books.
Vedic Rituals based on Shrauta Sutras, in
List of Vedic Scholars and Vedic Learning
In addition, a permanent gallery of Vedic
Implements, showcasing the technology and tools used in Vedic
Yajna, will be set up in IGNCA.