Vadakke Madham Brahmaswom (as it is popularly known), is the traditional Vedic Research Institution in Southern state of Kerala, India - imparting ancient Indian scriptures, Vedic studies, namely Rid Veda, Yajur Veda and Sama Veda for the last hundreds of years. It is one among the most ancient institutions in India that teach Vedas with pristine purity from its very formation. It is situated at the heart of Thrissur, a district in Kerala, India and said to be around 400 years old. It is believed that the great Indian saint, Adi Shankara's disciples had established the four Madhas (schools) in Thrissur.
The teaching of Veda is highly rigorous and too difficult, as the students are very young. The teaching is not bookish but oral and face to face and using hand signs. The disciple listens the uttering of preceptor and follow him. For the exact recital, the teacher should hold the head of the student and will move it to right, left, upwards and downwards in accordance with the Swara with which that particular word is uttered. The studied portions are repeated regularly and this method helps to by-heart that particular potion. The total period for each student is 4-1/2 years to complete the Vedic education.
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