Mysore, Dec 18 (UNI) A call for the 'revival of interest in vedic literature' taking the knowledge to common man is emerged at the All India Vedic Conference, which commenced here today.
This unique conference, attended by more then 350 vedic scholars from across the country, was jointly organised by Maharshi Sandeepani Rasthreeya Veda Vidya Prasthistana Ujjain, Sri Ganapathi Schchidananda Veda Shatra Prasthiana, Avadhootha Datta Peetam, Sri Venkateswara Institute of Higher Vedic Studies and Tirumala Tirupathi Devasthanam.
Former Governor of Sikkim V S Ramarao, who presided over the function said, the vedas unfortunately remained as the repository of the upper caste. Stating that vedic knowledge should reach the common man he called for a change in the mindest of the people.
Kishora Mishra of Maharshi Sandepani Rasteeya Veda Vidya Prathistana said the Centre had sanctioned Rs one crore annually for the propogation and teaching of vedas.
The general feeling that only the pundits and priests were aware of the shastras should change, he suggested.