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The children of Brahmaswam Madham

The children of Brahmaswam Madham
( A Vedic School )

Vadakke Madham Brahmaswam has a history that can be traced back to half amillennium.
It's a traditional school in which its students aged between 7 and 12 learn Ancient Vedic texts orally.
This is probably the only place where this oral technique has survived.The students make no notes and teachers do not write down anything.
With this method, the students learn the complete ancient text of Rig Veda originally composed in India between 1700 BC and 1100 BC.
Students memorize about 1000 hymns consisting of 432,000 syllables.
By the time students leave they have memorized the entire Rig Veda and are able to chant its recital anywhere within its cycle.
It's a residential school with currently 31 students and 9 teachers. The student
and teachers come from the Namboodiri Brahmin community of Kerala, India.
The school is located in the heart of Thrissur, KERALA, India.
It is the only surviving school ( Madhams or gurukuls) out of the four
established by disciples of Hindu Philosopher Adi Shankaracharya.

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(A sample of the sound of chants is in the video under the first three images)

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