Sampradayasiddha Vishaya (संप्रदायसिद्धविषयः)

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Sampradaya Siddha vishaya (Samskrit : संप्रदायसिद्धविषयः) refers to the unique dharmika tradition, the Bharatiya parampara, the sets of traditions and rites, handed down to families and lineages in Bharatavarsha. Sanatana Dharma, advocates unique concepts that have been the guiding force for the Manas (mindset) and Karma (activities) for many generations of Bharatiyas. One who does not have the proper experience due to lack of upbringing (with these concepts) in such environment cannot grasp the basic concepts of the sampradayas in Sanatana Dharma. Digressing from the benefits of such dharmika concepts due to loss and dilution of the Sampradayas has been happening over thousands of years.

Many references in the volumes of works available in internet, accessed by many people over the world (such as Wikipedia, Institutional websites, Forums, Blogs) have been built using Books and References coming from non-traditional scholars. Such scholars (many western and bharatiya) coming from non-traditional backgrounds have all greatly contributed to the interpretations of Vedas and Vaidika Literature. Many such works, in public and media circulation, which are being questioned for their interpretations of Vaidika concepts, are being quoted as the reference points and authorities of the subject.

All through the Vedas, there is mention about the Devasura sangram, where Devas and Asuras are in constant war with each other. The anecdote of the Panis, who hid the Vedas in caves and Maharshi Angirasa releasing them from captivity may be compared to that of a student who picks up very important books in a library and hides them in a place to make them unavailable to other deserving students. On the same lines at the intellectual and society level, the present day sees Patents and Intellectual property rights which are present day laws infringing on Bharatiya sampradaya siddha adhikara.

Sampradayasiddha Vishaya (संप्रदायसिद्धविषयः)

Sampradayasiddha vishaya means something that is established through the experience of sampradaya; it does not refer to spurious baseless traditions. People like Max Muller, H. H. Wilson, are scholars who did not go through the rigor of Bharatiya sampradaya, hence their perspectives are different from traditional scholars. Many scholars agree that the most digressive opinions have been given in the recent colonial times more than any other period. Hence to protect the concepts the Vedas have been kept secret and given only to people who adhere to that tradition. Upanishads have describe vidyas which are so esoteric that if they fall into the hands of undeserving people will bring about very undesirable effects on the mankind, hence they are called Rahasya (secret). It was the rigor and commitment of the Maharshis that has kept the Vedapatha paddhi alive since ages. It is this focus on the Sampradayasiddha vishayas which is lacking in the present day society, which Dharmawiki aims to revive. Lets bring back out tradition lets reclaim our adhikara! Lets us bow in respect to people like Shri. Abhijeet Dinkar Savale of Trayamabakeshwar about whom Indiafacts author Shri. Surendra Chandra mentions the following with reverence.[1]

Abhijeet’s hereditary shaakha was the Rig Veda, but he was forced to undergo basic training in the Madhyandina Shaakha of the Shukla Yajur Veda instead. Despite his family’s straitened circumstances, Abhijeet volunteered to spend years in learning the Rig Veda, in order to carry forward the legacy bequeathed to him.

Existence of Gotras (lineages) and Svadhyaya (as in Brahmayajna which is one of the Panchamahayajnas) of the Vedas is an important concept that relied heavily on sampradaya. Svadhyaya refers to the study of a particular shaka of the Veda by the persons belonging to that shaka. This ensured the continuity of the Veda shaka. In older days, a person born in the community belonging to Rig veda shakas, studied only that Veda shaka; he would not be studying Yajurveda. This ensured that the Rigveda shaka continued through the generations from father to son. The same concept evolved for the development of gotras.[2]


  2. Personal Communication of Dr. K. S. Narayanacharya