We are the “Vedicology Team”. We a group of proud Indians and we consider ourselves incredibly lucky to be born in this wonderful country. “Our motherland, India (Bharath), could survive 1350 years of foreign invasion and destruction. She still manages to retain her magnificent heritage and shines through all her cultural glory for more than 10,000 years. Many ancient civilizations including Greek, Roman, Egyptian, Mesopotamian, and Babylonian were wiped from this planet many centuries ago. But Indian culture and literature, scientific heritage, and spiritual thoughts were untouched. Even customs, rituals, approaches, and visions have not degraded or decayed. Indian spiritual philosophies are surviving. It is expanding and conquering. Even the ultra-modern scientific mind respects it because of the scientific merits and values we provide.
As you all know, Hinduism is more of a ‘way of life’ than a religion. Moreover, that is precisely what the meaning of Santana Dharma is. It believes that something cannot come out of anything. Therefore the Universe is a divine manifestation.
Sanatana Dharma states that every object has a specific role to play in the Universe. In doing so, it refers to God’s eternal duty carried out by all creations. It refers to an ‘eternal set of duties’ that every person should carry out. But irrespective of class, caste, or sect to attain moksha or enlightenment. Sanatana Dharma’s meaning is ‘eternal.’ Therefore, Santana Dharma refers to religion based on life’s eternal values. In its very essence, it is a term devoid of sectarian and ideological leanings. Hence, Sanatana Dharma’s virtues are honesty, inclusivity, purity, and goodwill. In addition, it also believes in mercy, patience, generosity, and asceticism.
Off late, our hectic lifestyles, work-related exigencies, and foreign cultural invasions influence us to ignore the merits of our rich cultural and spiritual heritage.
We request you to find some time for yourself to understand our rich spiritual heritage.
Our Thought Process
Ancient Indian thoughts are scientific, intellectual, and universally reliable, more so on their fundamental and practical level. They were useful in ancient times and are helpful in the modern world too. We address them as “Chira Purathanam” – aged than the older. And “Nitya Noothanam” – always new in vision and practical application.
Anyone residing in any nation can adopt our value systems. And social – linguistic – religious background is never a hindrance. It’s our request that all Indians must hand over the flame in the lamp received from our forefathers to the next generation. It is our mission to nourish our culture and dharma. Especially for the benefit of humankind.
Our Views on Religion and Faith
We believe there are many paths to God’s Realisation. Every approach is unique with the experience it provides. Through centuries of development, each religion has acquired a distinct profile. Every religion has many unique features. This includes a complex philosophical framework and vast literature. It also includes many social customs and rich mystical traditions. Each religion represents a distinct socio-cultural response to divine revelation. However, everyone encounters God in his own unique way irrespective of the socio-cultural milieu in which a person has grown.
Every religion also emphasizes a direct experience of divine manifestation to the follower apart from all the rituals and dogmas attached to them. So, this way every single religion in this world offers a pathway to the same universal God. Suppose a person follows his religion with faith, sincerity, and purity of mind, then he is sure to attain direct spiritual experience. So, everyone should follow his religion and achieve the highest fulfilment. This is called the harmony of religions. And we are firm believers in this ideology.
We wish to quote Swami Vivekananda here :
“Each soul is potentially divine. The goal is to manifest this divinity within, by controlling nature, external and internal. Do this either by work, worship, psychic control, or philosophy— by one or more or all of these— and be free. This is the whole of religion. Doctrines, dogmas, rituals, books, or temples, or forms are but secondary details.
Our Mission and Purpose of This Blog
India has taught the world both tolerance and universal acceptance. We accept all religions as true and a definite path to God. We are on a mission to nourish Indian culture and dharma through universal inclusivity and harmony of religions.
The purpose of this blog is to help you undertake a scientific, logical, and rational study of the glorious heritage of our motherland. We urge you to understand what is Sanatana dharma. Do you know why we remain one of the most ancient yet scientifically modern philosophies globally? Well, if you don’t then It’s vital that you attempt to study Indian scriptures, customs and rituals. Try to understand the scientific spirituality and classical literature of our motherland.
You will be surprised to find the most advanced science and technology in our ancient scriptures. Well, they existed in this country for the past many thousand years.
We urge you to understand the messages of the Vedas. Try and understand the experiences and messages narrated in Epics. Our Puranas have great messages and stories for the benefit of mankind. The contents in this blog are meant for every kind of reader and hence kept simple.
Praveen Saanker – Our Guide and Mentor
Sri Praveen Saanker, our founder is an aredent student of Sanatana Dharma. He is recognized for his knowledge and application of Indian Spirituality. Mr Praveen Saanker incorporates the fundamentals of Upanishads and Agamas with contemporary psychology and business management. Mr Praveen Saanker works with entrepreneurs, students, professionals and next-generation leaders. In doing so, he advises them on the household ministry. And also helps in finding a subtle balance between the household and business priorities.
Mr Praveen Saanker is a gifted all-natural speaker, mediator, and facilitator. His intensive research and training have allowed him to develop a profound understanding of people, relationships, and structures.
Mr Ajay Varma – Chief Coordinator
Mr Ajay heads the Spiritual Empowerment Programs division at Vedicology and works closely with Mr Praveen Saanker the founder of Vedicology. Ajay has been involved in various activities of the organisation since 2011.
Ajay is an alumnus of Kerala Jyotisha Parishath, a legendary institution for learning Vedic Astrology in India. The 50-year-old institution has produced some of the greatest legends in Astrology across India. Ajay Varma is well versed in Hora, Prasna and Kavadi Kriya. Ajay has immense knowledge of Vedanta and Darsanas and has learned the same under the guidance of legendary Gurus in Kerala Jyotisha Parishath. Mr Ajay is also well versed in Vastu Vidya, Anka Jyotisham or Numerology and Vedic Gems.
Mr Ajay is a part of the Vedicology Research Team that is focused on conducting a scientific, logical, and fair study of the treasured historical scriptures of the motherland. The team conducts research on older Vedic customs and rituals, science and spirituality, the material of classical literature as well as the technology that existed in this holy nation for many centuries.
Having been a banker, Ajay has more than 18 years of operational experience with global banks like HSBC the client management platform across India, UAE, Singapore, and Malaysia. Apart from his impressive academic qualifications (MBA, Anderson School of Management, University of California), Ajay is an expert in Remedial Astrology and Vedic Remedial Rituals.
After the completion of his Astrology, Vastu Vidya and Numerology studies Ajay was initiated into the Meppad Mantrika Sampradaya which is one of the oldest and most potent Mantrika Sampradayas of ancient Kerala, particularly North Kerala. Meppad follows the “Kaula” philosophy through “Brahma Vidya Sampradaya”, which is the path to Nirvana.
Dr Eswaran Namboothiri – Advisor and Consultant
Dr Easwaran Namboothiri hails from the ancient Poomulli Mana in Kerala. He is recognized as a veteran of The Vedas, Vedic Rituals, Customs, Astrology and Vastu Shastra. Sri Eswaran Namboothiri is a competent Vedic Research Scholar, Astrologer, Numerologist and Vastu Expert. Eswaran Namboothiri provides his wisdom and knowledge to Vedicology in the capacity of a senior consultant. Dr Eswaran Namboothiri has impressive academic records. MA, MPhil from the prestigious Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and a PhD from Banaras Hindu University, Mr Namboothiri is a treasure trove of knowledge.
Sri Eswaran Namboothiri completed his Vedic Education at Thirunavay Brahmasvam, one of the most ancient Vedic Schools in India. Mr Namboothiri has been a research scholar on Indian Religious Philosophies and a Professor at Banaras Hindu University from where he retired.
Dr Abhishek Mohan – Advisor and Consultant
Dr Abhishek Mohan is an expert on Vedic Studies & Research, Astrology, Numerology and Vastu Shastra. Sri Abhishek was born in Thrissur, Kerala and relocated to the North of India during his childhood.
Along with his impressive academic qualifications (MA, MPhil, PhD, Banaras Hindu University), Abhishek Mohan is a great academician. Dr Abhishek is an honorary member of the boards of many Vedic educational institutions in India.
Previous Positions – Professor, Banaras Hindu University and Professor – Sampurnanand University.
Honorary Positions – Secretary – Centre for Hindu Religious Studies, Founder Member – Society for Kashmiri Shaiva Philosophy.
Dr Abhishek Mohan, along with his team of scholars, has translated primary tantric texts that had been written by the 10th century, particularly in Kashmir, Nepal, and Bengal to English. Sri Abhishek has thereby made these books accessible to modern seekers of these subjects.
Dr Suparna Anand – Advisor and Consultant
Dr Suparna Anand is a veteran and an expert in Vedic Scriptures, Jyotish and Medical Astrology.
An MPhil, PhD, Psychology from St Xavier’s College, Ahmedabad, Suparna has more than 25 years of Professional Practice as a Psychologist and Counsellor. Dr Suparna’s Medical Astrology applications in Psychology have gained her immense reputation in the field of Medical Astrology.
Dr Suparna is proficient in Vedic Astrology, Chaldean Numerology, Vastu Shastra and Fengshui.
Apart from being an accomplished Psychotherapist, Dr Suparna is also a Clinical Hypnotherapist and Past Life Regression Therapist from the National Guild of Hypnotists, Inc (Merrimack, NH, USA).
Dr Suparna hails from a family of Brahmavadinis. Brahmavadini was a woman who studied the Vedas after the Yajnopavitam samskara (sacred thread ceremony) and got married later or stayed a bachelor in further pursuit of the Vedic knowledge. Dr Suparna contributes to Vedicology initiatives as a Senior Consultant and Advisor.