"Ve:da sabde:bhya e:va:dow de:va:di:na:m chaka:ra saha" - Manu
"The whole Universe was emanated from Him, the Originator, through the power of Vedic Sounds only", said Manu.
The Vedas are a mass of Divine Sounds that created this Universe. They are the great treasures of knowledge. They are responsible for sustenance of this Universe. They alone can reveal the mysterious truths of this Universe. Sages millions of years ago, received these sounds from a Divine Source and transmitted them flawlessly to generation after generation. The Vedas comprised 1131 branches, of which only 12 branches are available today and the remaining are lost. The Vedas teach humans to live in tune with Nature without abusing her and thus lead a healthy and happy earthly life and attain Heavenly Abode.
De:vatha:s are the natural forces responsible for the survival of the beings. Devatha:s respond to the tune of the Nature. We call the tune as Manthras. So if we chant the manthras properly, the energies of the nature will respond to us and fulfill our desires, no matter whatever they are. Vedas are compilations of such Manthras in millions, to cater the billions of desires of the living souls.
Veda has different names. A few are "Apourushe:ya:s" , apocalyptic, not written by any one just like the sound of the Sea and the Space, "Sruthi", originally heard by the great seers, in the state of greater Trance "Samadhi".
So, it is flawless, " a:mna:ya" chanted throughout the life, repeated as life mission to reproduce it flawlessly, "Ve:da" that which reveals the mysteries of the Cosmos and makes one prosperous in all respects, "Sa:sthram" it dictates the way of living for everyone. Thus it is considered as "Swathah Prama:na", self authoritative and self authentic. It is said that all the languages are derived from Vedic literature only, yet, Vedic sounds are above all the languages, for , it is the Sound that makes the whole Veda supreme, but not the language and hence all the interpretations in all the languages might explain only an iota of the whole, and were invariably incapable to give the exact interpretation of the Vedic sounds. Also these interpretations are prone to several changes from time to time.
But, Vedic Sounds, the formation of the Manthras and the a:nupu:rvi, ie., the structure of the whole Veda is unchangeable since time immemorial. So it is called " Nithyam" eternal. Such Vedic mass has been divided into 4 main streams by the great Vedic Seer Veda Vyasa Badarayana probably 7000 years ago and named them after Rug Ve:da, Yajurve:da, Sa:ma Ve:da and Adharva Ve:da. Four of his disciples Pyla, Vysampa:yana, Jaimini and Sumanthra respectively, further divided these 1131 branches for safe preservation. This exercise was done keeping in view the drastic exponential degradation of human memory. Inspite of all this we are so unfortunate to loose 99% of the whole Vedic Knowledge and have only 12 branches with us.
Vedic University shouldered the responsibility of preserving the available Vedic Branches with the available resources, made a humble beginning in 1984 with 17 students, established a school on the Southern bank of sacred river Krishna. It is traditionally training the students in the conventional method as was followed by the grand lineages till today. Vedic Practices like performing Sandhya Vandanam thrice a day and performing sacred fire (Agnika:ryam) twice a day, imparting Yo:ga:bhya:sam, stho:thra:s and Prabandha:s etc., is a part of their curriculum.
Students play games, serve devotees visiting asramam, conduct different social service activities during the Natural Calamities etc., as a part of their activity in addition to their stringent schedule of study and other Vedic Practices.
In 1998 they conducted Peace March in the riot torn Punjab. They also conducted Peace March in the Srikakulam District when the terrorism opened its hood. Peace was established. The results were enjoyed by one and all.
At present, the Vedic University is imparting, RugVeda, Krishna Yajurveda, Sukla Yajurveda, Adharva Veda, Maithrayani Sakha branches of the Vedas. Sa:ma Ve:da is going to be started soon. There are about 10 branches of Vedic Schools and about 140 students are taking training in different Vedic Subjects and there are about 12 Gurus who are imparting training to the students.
Jeeyar Educational Trust has been established by HH Sri Chinna Jeeyar Swamiji during 1983, which is conducting Vedic University and it is running Vedic schools with the support of Vedic Lovers. Students are provided with studies, accommodation, food, clothing, medicines etc., free of cost through out their stay in the school. Usually, it takes 12 years for a student to complete one branch of Vedam. Already three batches of Vedic scholars have come out after successful completion and were put up in various famous temples like Simhachalam Temple, Tirumala Tirupathi Devasthanams Temple, Bhadrachalam Temple, Yadagiri Sri Lakshmi Narasimhaswami Temple etc., as Vedic Scholars for regular Veda Parayana. Some of the Vedic scholars are dedicated to train the new and upcoming students. Some of them are in pursuit of higher studies related to their Vedic branch. Some of them are engaged in Vedic Project, that is, studying various effects and benevolencies of chanting Manthras and doing Vedic Practices, in association with modern science and subjects.