Sri Valmiki Ramayana is one of the foundational scriptural authorities on all aspects of Vedic and Vaisnava philosophy, culture, and discipline. As such, this great literature has been a source of knowledge and inspiration to Vaisnavas of the four authentic disciplic successions that stem from the Supreme Lord Himself, and is much loved among all who accept the authority of the Vedic scriptures.
Our classes on this great scripture will be based on the edition that is being published by Rupa Raghunatha Vani Publications which contains the original Sanskrit text, roman transliteration, synonyms, translation, an abridged rendition of commentaries from the Ramanuja- and Madhva-sampradayas and notes containing quotations from standard Gaudiya Vaisnava authorities and His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada.* Canto 1 has been published in three volumes and Canto 2 in five volumes. Canto 3 is in progress and is expected to be published in mid-2021.
*Those interested in purchasing the Ramayana series in Mayapur can call +91-7797501426 for more details.
Committed followers of Srila Prabhupada who actively participate in ISKCON as per his instructions and who regularly read his books would be most benefitted from these classes.
When: Thursdays and Sundays 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm. Please note that the first session will be on Wednesday 21 April (Sri Rama-navami). We plan to cover four volumes of the Valmiki Ramayana per year, with classes from April to October each year. A detailed schedule of classes for 2021 can be seen at https://tinyurl.com/catuspathi2021.
Where: This will be an on-site and online class.
On-site campus: Paratattva Catuspathi, Ground Floor, Tulsi Bhavan, Ganganagar, Sri Mayapur.
For online, we will have a Telegram group, where we will share the zoom links for the classes. Recordings of the classes will also be posted on Youtube.
The classes will be conducted by HG Vidvan Gauranga Das.
Fees: All sastric classes conducted by us, including this course, will be based on the traditional system of daksina: students can financially contribute as they like and this will be considered a sign of mutual goodwill and trust, rather than a payment with obligations. And therefore, Paratattva Catuspathi reserves the right to remove dissident students.
Contact: Whatsapp +917384104165 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Interested devotees can click the link below to register. They will be asked for their e-mail, name, Whatsapp number, and address in Mayapur. These will be required to notify them of the venue and update them of any changes in dates, timings, or venue for particular sessions.
Teacher: HG Vidvan Gauranga Das