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DAV University Organizes G20 Sensitization Session on Vedic Science of Architecture
April 28, 2023

April 28

DAV University organised a G20 sensitization session on the topic Vasushastra - The Vedic Science of Architecture under the G20 University Connect Initiative: Indian Knowledge Tradition. The expert talk was aimed at highlighting the significance of Vedic science and its application in the field of architecture.

Dr. Deshbandhu delivering the keynote address

Dr. Deshbandhu, a renowned Vedic scholar and Sanskrit Pratibha Puraskar, as well as Kalidass Puraskaar Awardee from Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri National Sanskrit University (Central University), New Delhi, was the keynote speaker for the session. Master Amritbandhu, a 10-year-old budding talent who was conversant with the Shlokas of Shrimad Baghvat Geeta and recited them by heart, was the special guest for the event.

Dr. Deshbandhu concisely interpreted the four Vedas - Rig Veda, Sama Veda, Yajur Veda, and Atharva Veda - and emphasized that Vastu is a true science and not a myth or superstition. He explained that an individual's fortune depends on the position of stars and earth during the time of their birth. The expert also shed light on the importance of directions according to Vastu and elaborated on the 45 types of energies present in an individual's house that can positively or negatively affect their life.

Dr. Deshbandhu and Amritbandhu being felicitated at DAV University Jalandhar

The speaker explained in detail where and in which direction the different rooms of the house should be located and how the construction of rooms and pillars in the house should be done. He also talked about the construction of temples and how a temple radiates positive energy only if it is constructed according to Vastu. Dr. Deshbandhu emphasized the importance of every portion and corner of the temple and how small things related to Vastu can affect a person's well-being.

The session began with an inaugural address by Vice-Chancellor, DAV University Prof (Dr.) Manoj Kumar, spoke about the significance and role of the G20 Presidency. He stressed introducing Indian knowledge system in the university curriculum, which is being redesigned according to New Education Policy 2020. Various dignitaries, including Registrar Prof. K.N. Kaul, an expert in Vedic studies Dr. Jeevan Asha, and Dr. Gitika Nagrath (Dean CBME & Humanities), were present at the occasion.

The audience

More than 100 students participated across various departments of the university to attend the session. The G20 sensitization session was an excellent platform for students to learn about the significance of Vedic science and how it can be applied in the field of architecture.

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