Vedic Ritual Thrisandha started in Thrissur

Apr 01, 2014 | Vol 6, Issue 2
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After a long gap, Vadakke Swamiyar Maddam in Thrissur, also known as Brahmasom Madham witnessed the Vedic ritual Thrisandha, during the month of April 2014. Thrisandha is a Vedic ritualistic performance and practiced by Nambuthiris of Kerala - the Kerala Bhrahmins. The main part of this ritual is the chanting of Rig-Veda in specific styles, under the aegis of a Guru.

Vedic ritual Thrisandha started in Thrissur

After a long gap, Vadakke Swamiyar Maddam in Thrissur, also known as Brahmasom Madham witnessed the Vedic ritual Thrisandha, during the month of April 2014. Thrisandha is a Vedic ritualistic performance and practiced by Nambuthiris of Kerala - the Kerala Bhrahmins. The main part of this ritual is the chanting of Rig-Veda in specific styles, under the aegis of a Guru.

Thrisandha involves chanting of Rigveda text (Samhita) and its Pada Paadam and Krama Paadam. Pada Paadam and Krama Paadam are the chanting of the text in specific combinations and forms. In this ritualistic recital, a Vedic scholar chants a Vargam also called Varkkam  (a set of 5-6 Riks means 10-20 stanzas) which is then repeated by other participants.  Then the Pada paadam and Krama padam of that text are also chanted by the main performer and by all participants.  If any error creeps in during the chanting, the whole Varkkam is to be repeated. Similarly all the 2006 Varkams in the Rigveda have to be chanted.

Earlier, Thrisandha was recited at one stretch and it used to take about 8-9 months for completion with an average of 9-10 hours recital a day. But now the organizers have programmed it such a way that it will be completed only in a period of eight years.  It has been planned such, as most of the participants are school kids and they will be available only during their vacations.

Some ritual Vedic practices called Jata, Radah etc are observed during the time of lunch and dinner. This is the time when the participants engage in friendly Vedic competitions and discourses.

 Another ritual just before having the food is called 'Kottuka', which is also chanting Rigveda with a specific nasal control.  

The Vedic scholars and practitioners who lead this Thrisandha are Bhasmathil Mekkadu Vallabhan Nambuthiri, Cherumukku Vallabhan Akkithiripad, Meledam Krishnan Nambuthiri, Kaplingad Parameswaran Nambuthiri and Oravankara Damodaran Nambuthiri.

For info: Ph: 0487- 2440877, 2446126
www.brahmaswammadham.com
http://brahmaswammadham.blogspot.in/

 

 

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