Sydney Veda Patasala Celebrates Its First Anniversary

April 14, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Hinduism Today

http://www.hinduismtoday.com/hpi/2009/4/15.shtml#1

The first anniversary of Sydney Veda Patasala was grandly celebrated with more than 150 people attending to hear, participate and appreciate Vedic chanting. An initiative of Vishva Hindu Parishad of Australia, the Sydney Veda Patasala was started in 2008 under the guidance of Swami Vigyananand, Joint General Secretary, VHP. Children from four Patasala branches in Sydney - Baulkham Hills, Carlingford, Homebush and Liverpool -- participated in chanting hymns from the Vedas, their rhythmic recitation an experience to behold.

The Sydney Veda Patasala has taken Sydney by storm since its launch last as more than 100 students regularly attend the Patasala (school) to memorize and practice the hymns for wisdom and knowledge. Now, there are four such schools in the suburbs of Sydney. A fifth school will be opened Dural (Shiv Sharada Temple) this month.