The Veda Patasala, run by Sri Ahobila Math Veda Vidya Abivardhani Sabha, West Mambalam, Chennai, pays its homage to Sri Jayendra Saraswathi Swamigal of Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam, who attained siddi on Wednesday. The Patasala was inaugurated by the Kanchi Math seer on November 4, 1995.
The correspondent records that with the benediction of Sri Jayendra Saraswati Swamigal so far 21 students of the full time Veda Patasala have completed the entire portion and received the ‘Veda Vibhushan title from Maharishi Sandipani Rashtriya Veda Vidya Pratishtan, Ujjain. Sri Jayendra Saraswati and Sri Vijayendra Saraswati frequently visited the Patasala to encourage the students with their blessings and scholarships. The Peetathipathis have taken the Patasala students to various holy places, including Haridwar, and temples, bearing the expenses of travel, accommodation and food.
The grant from the Ujjain Pratishtan inadequate to support teachers and students, the involvement of the Kanchi Kamakoti Math has been of immense help, said the corrspondent, who added that recently, in a rare gesture, a chartered accountant, an alumnus of Sri Ahobila Math Oriental School of which the Veda Patasala is a part, donated Rs. 1,000 each of the ten vidyartis, who completed the course.