Twelve interesting courses for children!

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With the Blessings & Guidance of HH Pujyashri Shankaracharya Swamiji of Shri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam, Kanchipuram

NO.1, SALAI STREET, KANCHEEPURAM, Tamilnadu – 631502
TEL NO: 044-27224003, 27222115 email:




The greatness of a Nation is reflected by the richness of its culture. India has been admired the world over for its rich Culture, Traditions & Knowledge. A situation has arisen wherein our own children and youth are missing the opportunity to become aware of the depth and greatness of our Culture. What was naturally available to an earlier generation has now become rare, nor are such courses part of the syllabus in contemporary education system.


With a view to filling this void and enabling youngsters to get introduced to different wonderful facets of our culture – a treasure trove, Shankaracharya Swamigals of Shri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam HH Jagadguru Pujyashri Jayendra Saraswathi Shankaracharya Swamigal and HH Jagadguru Pujyashri Vijayendra Saraswathi Shankaracharya Swamigal have directed that short-term vocational training courses should be offered in various parts of our Country.

Under the auspices of Sri Chandrasekharapuram Cultural Training Centre, Kancheepuram, short-term vocational introductory courses have been formulated under the following categories. These courses will go a long way in instilling pride in us about our ancient Shastras & appreciating different arts.



Course Title


Prospective Trainers


Chitra Kala Kendra

To initiate young children to draw temple related subjects like different kinds of Gopuras, Shikharas, Sculptures, Mandapas, Prakaras, Vahanas, Utsavs.

Shilpa Shastra experts, Art and Drawing Teachers


Vaastu Parichayam *

To initiate the elements of Vaastu Shastra to the budding engineers (This course is mainly for Engineering Students)

Vaastu experts


Jyotisha-Ganitha Parichayam

To initiate the youngsters to the elements of astrology, astronomy and mathematics.

Mathematics Teachers, Astrologers


Nada Parichayam

To introduce the students to the various aspects of Music like the number of ragas, talas, melakartas, instruments, Vaggeyakaras, etc.

Music teachers & Musicians


Bhakti Parichayam

To teach the elements of devotion and bhajans etc.

Bhajan and pravachan kartas


Ayurveda Parichayam

To introduce to the science of holistic medicine, controlling and eliminating various ailments by proper food habits, properties of various herbs, reviving home-made Indian medical recipes.

Ayurvedic Doctors/ Professors


Yoga Parichayam

Introducing Yoga, benefits to mind and body, simple asanas

Yoga Teachers


Sahitya Parichayam

To give the young students the taste of our treasures of literature etc. in their mother tongue.

Language Teachers, Poets, Writers


Charitra Parichayam

To give a correct perspective of the ancient heritage, Indian history & stories of great characters from Puranas & Itihasas.

Historians, Archaeologists, History teachers


Prakruthi Parichayam

To instill in the youngsters the importance of environment and ecology.

Science teachers, Environmentalists


Bhasha Parichaya

To know about the different languages, scripts of our country



& Any other subject that is similar to the above items may be included therein.

Getting Involved:

It is the desire of His Holiness that like-minded people should get together and implement the above courses for the benefit of society in all parts of our country. The different stake-holders include

Schools/ colleges

which can implement the scheme for students in their own institutions, as well as serve as centres where others from nearby areas can participate in weekend programmes


anyone with knowledge in the above subjects, including school-teachers, professors, retired persons etc. – can take up the training and conduct the above courses, especially on voluntary basis.


must make it a point to enroll their children in such courses and enable them to realize the significance of such courses.


Can provide financial support for printing material, creating awareness programmes, Sponsoring competitions and contests based on the above courses, Sponsoring TV programmes for above courses.

The different stake-holders can get together and implement the courses at local level. Any inputs and/or coordination required can also be facilitated by Sri Chandrasekarapuram Cultural Training Centre, C/o. Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham, Kanchipuram – 631502.


Thanks a ton to Smt Varalakshmi Sundaraman who had posted in Sage of Kanchi group in Facebook

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5 replies

  1. Thumbs up! Hope people recogonize the importance of this soon and contribute their time more than money; At some point even US folks should be linked through virtual platforms.
    PS: 26 comments on moderation topic but only 4 for this, 😛

  2. Agood initiative. May Maha Periva bless this spiritual venture.

  3. Its a boon for all I pray for swamiji’s darshan and with his blessings and guidance will coordinate activities around adambakkam, ullagaram, nanganallur and madippakkam.
    Seeking Mahaperiyavaa’s asirvaadam,

    Thanks and regards,
    P. Vijay

  4. its a nice thought to engage children in these kind of activities.

  5. It is a boon to the children. One has to visit Kancheepuram and find out the details
    in person. Thanks a lot. Jaya Jaya Shankara Hara Hara Shankara

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