It is one of the prime objectives of Maharshi Veda Vyas Pratishthan to encourage study of Vedas, Vedanta’s (branches of Vedas), and Sanskrit language which is a very useful and only medium for learning Vedic literature. Actually, the work of studying Vedas is going on very well in Vedic schools supported by the Pratishthan. However, though it is not the only objective of Maharshi Veda Vyas Pratishthan to run Vedic schools, these schools either promoted or actually run by the Pratishthan are relentlessly advancing on the path of progress.
In these Vedic schools, needless to say, Vedas and their branches are studied in right earnest. Besides, education in languages like Sanskrit, Hindi and English as well as computer science, Yoga and music also is imparted to the students. In view of enabling the students to get acclimatized and conversant with modern technology education in computer science along with lessons in traditional knowledge is imparted in these schools. A student of our Vedic schools is expected to be a cultured, well-read, iron-willed leader of the society in future. His just being a Vedic scholar is not enough if he has to emerge winner in present circumstances. Hence, in our schools, conscious efforts are being taken to ensure all-round development of the students.
Currently, there are as many as 2 Vedic schools run by the Pratishthan in Maharashtra as well as other parts of India. Among these schools, the one, which proves to be the best learning centre, receives ‘Ideal Vedic School’ award. During Vedic workshops, depth of every student in Vedic studies is gauged and professionally examined by renowned Vedic scholars in the country. Only after their nod, the deserving students receive ‘Ideal Vedic Student’ award as well as the scholarship.
1) SHRI SADGURU NIJANANDA MAHARAJ VEDA VIDYALAYA , ALANDI
This Vedic school was founded on 17 th October 1991 , on the auspicious day of Vijaya Dashami, at the sacred place of Alandi , on the banks of holy river Indrayani . Having its own spacious precincts this school has been in the forefront since the beginning in the realm of Vedic Studies. So far , about 200 students have completed Vedic studies in this school. Some of the ex-students of this school are working as teachers in other Vedic schools.
Alongwith the studies chiefly of Shuklas Yajurved Madhyandin Scripture, Sanskrit, Hindi, English languages are also taught in this school. Besides, computer education also has been introduced in this school. Guru Pournima and other religious occasions are enthusiastically celebrated in this school regularly.Various competitions are organized here regularly for personality development of the students. Close to this very school, the concept of 'Vedashri Tapovan' , a university of Vedic Education , is taking shape.
2) SHRI SAMARTHA SAINT MAHATMAJI VEDA VIDYALAYA, DHALEGAON.
On the banks of Holy river Godavari, known as Dakshin Ganga (the Ganga of south), in the picturesque and peaceful ambience of Dhalegaon village is situated this Vedic school.It was founded on the day of 4 th July , 1993.A souvenir also has been published when the school completed 10 years. Six streams of four Vedas are studied here.
3) SHRI CHATURVEDESHWAR DHAM , SAWARGAON
The school was founded on 4 th May , 1967 by Mahamahopadhyay Yadnyeshwar Shastri Kasture. The school is situated in an isolated place , away from the hustle and bustle of a city. Here , Rigved , Samaved and Atharvaved are studied. Moreover, Hindi, Sanskrit and English languages also are taught in this school. About two years ago , a Parjanya Yaga was organized here in the school.
4) RIGVED POUROHITYA VEDA VIDYALAYA , JINTOOR
The school was opened at the auspicious hands of HH Mukundkaka Jatdeolekar on 14 November , 2002. Vedic rituals in Rigved scripture are learnt here.
5) MAHARSHI DADHICHI VEDA VIDYALAYA , GODMANGLOD , NAGAOUR (RAJASTHAN)
The school was inaugurated at the hands of Acharya Kishorji Vyas and chief of Rewasa Peeth , Shri Raghavacharyaji on 20 September , 2003.
6) SHRI JAI JAGDAMBA VEDA VIDYALAYA , KHAMGAON
With the blessings of Adimaya Jagdamba , the school was founded on 16 September,1999.The scripture of Madhyandin stream of Shukla Yajurved is studied in this school.
7) MAHESH VEDA ADHYAYAN KENDRA , PUSHKAR
Pushkar is considered as the holiest among holy places .On 28 January , 2001, this school started functioning. Along with the studies of Madhyandin stream of Shukla Yajurved , Sanskrit and English languages ,music , arts and computers also are taught here.
8) SRIRAM VEDA VIDYALAYA , DHULE
Here , education of the rituals described in Shukla Yajurved is imparted with a view to create a large group of Vedic erudite who are properly conversant with the Vedic rituals .HH Swami Narayan is the chief of this Math.
9) SHRI SAINT GULABRAO MAHARAJ VEDA VIDYALAYA , CHANGAPUR (AMARAVATI )
Saint gulabrao Maharaj used to regard Saint Dnyaneshwar as his father .It was his desire to propel Brahmin students for studying Vedas. According to his wishes, this Vedic school was started on 4 June 2003 by Acharya Kishorji Vyas.Madhyandin Stream of Shukla Yajurved is learnt here.
Acharya Kishorji Vyas founded this Vedic school on 21 December , 2003 in Bengal , the sacred land of Saint Chaitanya Mahaprabhu , with a view to reviving Vedas.This school has the blessings of great saints like Jagat Guru Shankaracharya , Shri Swami Dayananda Saraswati Maharaj and Shri Santoshi Mataji Mahamandaleshwar.
11) SHRI SATYAMITRANAND GIRI VED VIDYA KENDRA ,SURAT (GUJARAT)