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Fri 06 May 2022

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM (UTC+5.5)

Gāyatrī Mantra – Learn & Practice by Shantala Sriramiah

The most holy of all Veda mantras revealed to Ṛṣi Viśvāmitra holds a very special place in the Hindu tradition and is adored and revered by all seekers. In this session, Shantala will take you through the intricacies of the Vedic phonetics applied to the Gāyatrī mantra to understand and chant this mantra for a profound experience.


Shantala Sriramiah

Founder and teacher Veda Studies

Shantala Sriramaiah teaches Veda recitation to a growing global community of students through her online platform and live classes. Inspired by her mother Saroja, who taught chanting classes in their home for over 30 years, she is very grateful for the early exposure to Sanskrit chanting and Indian scriptures. She has been mentored by several Vedic scholars, in particular Sri M.S.Sreenivasan of The Challakere Brothers, and loves sharing the practice of Veda chanting in this living lineage from Karnataka, India.


Sophia French

Host, Journalist

Sophia has been a journalist for over 15 years, and she has been practising hatha yoga for 20 years. She completed a yoga and Vedanta course at the Sivananda Yoga and Vedanta Ashram in Netala, and she's been practising hatha yoga in the Iyengar and Krishnamacharya systems. She is currently studying Indian philosophy and is a regular journalist