Vedic Heritage Portal

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Recently, the Union Home Minister inaugurated the Vedic Heritage portal in New Delhi

About the Vedic Heritage Portal:

  • It is developed by the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts
  • The portal will be a one-stop solution for the user, who would like to search for any information regarding the Vedic heritage.
  • The audio-visual recording of four Vedas has been uploaded on the Vedic Heritage portal. The portal has over 18 thousand mantras of the four Vedas with a duration of over 550 hours. 
  • The objective of the portal: To secure knowledge from ancient scriptures and manuscripts for future generations through technology.

Key facts about Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts

  • It was established in 1987 as an autonomous institution under the Ministry of Culture, as a centre for research, academic pursuit, and dissemination in the field of the arts.
  • It has a trust (Board of Trustees), which meets regularly to give general direction about the Centre’s work. The Executive Committee, drawn from among the Trustees, functions under a Chairman


Q1) What are Vedas?

The Vedas are a compilation of prayers and hymns, offered by different families of poets and sagas to various gods.

Source: HM Amit Shah inaugurates Vedic Heritage portal in New Delhi