FORMATION OF THE VEDA PATASALA

The Trust was founded by Sri. S.N. Varadarajan, the Chairman of the INDSIL group of companies in India, in February 1996. Sri. S.N. Varadarajan, a devout Vedic, had long wanted to start a Veda Patasala, in order to propagate the teachings of the Vedas to all who wished to learn it, free of cost. In his father's memory, the Trust founded the “Singanallur Narasimha Iyer Veda Patasala”, adjacent to Indsil Hydro Power and Manganese Limited in Elapully Village, Palakkad, Kerala. Out of his personal funds and those of his friends, Sri. S.N. Varadarajan has funded the Patasala. The Trust initially provided the Patasala with an acre of land, a Patasala building, a Prayer hall and seven acres of paddy fields, at a cost of nearly Rs. 1.0 Crore. Also the Trust constructed additional buildings for the Patasala with all amenities and a seperate Dining Hall, Kitchen and Staff quarters at a cost of about Rs. 40 lakhs in the year 2002. In addition, each year the Trust provides for the complete tuition and boarding expenses of all the students at the Patasala, involving an annual expense of nearly Rs. 30 lakhs. These expenses are primarily met by the Indsil group of Companies, to which the Trust is eternally obliged. Also the Trust receives grants from Maharshi Sandipani Rashtriya Vedavidya Pratishthan, Govt of India, Ministry of HRD and Tirumala Tirupathi Devastanams.

The founder Chairman of the Trust, Sri C.G.Venkataramanan, a well known philanthropist, who is also the founder Chairman of Tamil Nadu Brahmins Association and Dharmadhikari of Sri Sringeri Shankar Mutt, Coimbatore, attained eternal abde in May 2017.

The Managing Trustee and author of the Trust is Sri. S.N. Varadarajan has taken over as Chairman and Managing Trustee since then.

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Sri. C.G. Venkataramanan Chairman - Emeritus

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Singanallur Sri Narasimha Iyer

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Sri. S.N. Varadarajan Chairman & Managing Trustee

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New Patasala Building opened by Sri V.R Gowri Shankar, Administrator, Sringeri Shankar Mutt, Sringeri, India.