Saturday, July 6, 2013

Suryakshetra 120 ( The Ancient Indian Schooling Education - 64 kalas)

Dr P V Sesha Sai Aswamedhayaaji
Executive President – World Brahman Organization
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500080,   Phones  Mobile 9440422613, landline 040-65581368,
28th June 2013
SURYAKSHETRA-120 (presumably, more than 120)  
My dear friends and like minded persons
It is long since I wrote a letter to you.  Many a times due to pressure of work load, I am not in a position to write informative letters, though I feel it pleasure in writing such letters. Anyway, this time, I am giving hereunder the 64 kala ( chatusashti Kala) which were taught to all students in the good olden days of India.  Let us see what exactly they were,  particularly during the conjunction time of the Dwapara and Kali Yug.  
The Indian originated children were taught all the following subjects during the period of their studentship at Gurukulam, which means, a kind of perfect training is given to each and every student and choice is given to the student to master themselves in any field of their liking.  But basically, each student is fundamentally trained in all subjects and a great degree of awareness of sciences was created in the younger generations. 
1) Itihas (science relating to history); 2) Agamam ( construction science of temples); 3) Kavyam ( literature); 4) Alankaaram ( sentence construction and usage); 5) Natakam (dramatic expressions); 6) Gayak (art of singing); 7) Kavitvam (Poetic Excellency); 8) Kaama Sastra ( Science relating to Sexual life); 9) Durodaram (gambling); 10) Des bhasha lipi (understanding different languages); 11) Lipi Karma ( science relating to vocabulary); 12) Vachakam ( way of expression); 13) Avadhanam (science of memory); 14) Shakunam ( predicting based on omens); 15) Samudrikam ( hand reading); 16) Swara Sastram (composition of singing methods); 17) Ratna Sastra ( gemology); 18) Radh Aswa Gaja Kausal (science relating to management of Horses, chariots and elephants); 19) Malla Sastra (wrestling); 20) Sooda Karma (cooking); 21) Dohadam (science relating to plants and its maintenance); 22) Gandha Vadam (chemistry); 23) Dhatuvadam ( Metallurgy); 24) Ghani Vadam ( Mining); 25) Rasa Vadam (alchemy); 26) Jalavadam (swimming); 27) Agni Stanbana (Fire Management); 28) Khadga Stanbana (archery); 29) Jalastanbana ( pranayam in waters); 30) Vak Stanbana ( controlling of usage of mouth); 31) Vayastanbana (health management); 32) Vasyam (art of winning hearts);
33) Akarshanam (art of self managerial body expressions); 34) Mohanam (controlling mobs); 35) Vidweshana (creating and avoiding conflicts); 36) Uchatanam ( self defense); 37) Maranam (controlling or ending enemies); 38) Kala Vanchanam ( from 26 to 37 are the arts of mesmerism); 39) Parakaya Pravesam (entering into other bodies); 40) Paduka Sidhi ( going to places of choice easily); 41) Vak Sidhi (attaining power of mantra); 42) Ghatika Sidhi ( fundamentals of usage of metals); 43) Indrajal ( magic); 44) Anjanam ( distant eye); 45) Drishti Vanchanam ( third eye); 46) Swara Vanchanam ( art of powerful singing for cherishing desires); 47) Mani Mantra Aushadha Sidhi ( a kind of ayurveda); 48) Chora Karma (art of catching thieves); 49) Chitra Kriya ( painting); 50) Loha Kriya ( using of different metals and their combination); 51) Asma Kriya ( art of Stone carving); 52) Mrit Kriya ( pottery); 53) Daru Kriya (carpentry); 54) Venu Kriya ( Handicraft) ; 55) Charma Kriya ( Leather technology); 56) Ambara Kriya ( textile technology); 57) Adrusya Karani (  art of disappearing); 58) Duti Karanam ( ambassadorship); 59) Mrigaya (hunting); 60) Vanijyam (commerce and trading); 61) Pasu Palyam ( animal husbandry); 62) Krishi (agricultural technology); 63) Aasava Karma ( Chair Making); 64) Prani Dyuta Kaushalam (art of managing animals).          
And that was India – Mera Bharat Mahaan.   Today, when we visit different places and look at the architecture of different temples, we are sure to know how best AN INDIAN WAS CIVILIZED and how best an Indian student was molded. 
In a so called advancement, we have almost lost all our treasures, particularly treasure of knowledge.
Let us feel proud of ourselves, our technology, our civilization, our knowledge, our past glory.  If possible let us rededicate ourselves into the past era and bring back our past glory, however, let us not give up modern sciences, modern technology – with which only we or our next generation,  can survive today and tomorrow.
Yours sincerely  
  Hara Hara Mahadeva
Dr P V Sesha Sai Aswamedhayaaji

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