This programme will introduce 12 major hymns to Surya-Savitri of the Rig Veda (Hymns to Savitri: 1.35, 2.38, 4.53, 4.54, 5.81, 5.82, 6.71, 7.38, 7.45 and Hymns to Surya: 1.50, 1.115, 10.37) in the light of Sri Aurobindo’s Integral Yoga and especially his epic poem ‘Savitri’. The Hymns to the Supramental Godhead of the legendary Rishis: Hiranyastupa Angirasa, Kutsa Angirasa, Gritsamada Shaunaka, Vamadeva, Syavashva Atreya, Bharadvaja and Vasishtha, Abhitapa Saurya will be studied in depth, introducing all major symbols of the Vedic system of Knowledge. Besides, the basics of the Vedic Prosody, Chandas, such meters as Gayatri, Trishtubh, Anushtubh, Jagati, etc., will be studied in detail.

Course Image Course 1: An Introduction to the Vedic Paradigm of Knowledge: Myth of the Rising Sun
This course is the first part of the PG Certificate Programme: Studies of the Rig Veda: Hymns to the Rising Sun, Surya-Savitri .
The Study Units are:
1. An Introduction: Text and Meaning
2. An Introduction to the Vedic Paradigm of Knowledge
3. Hymn to Savitar by Hiranyastupa Angirasa: RV 1.35
4. Hymns to Savitr by Grtsamada Saunaka: RV 2.38
5. Hymns to Savitr by Vamadeva Gautama: RV 4.53, 4.54
6. Assimilation & Assessment
Course Image Course 2: The Study of the Hymns to Surya-Savitri in the Rig Veda in the light of Sri Aurobindo
This course is the second part of the PG Certificate Programme: Studies of the Rig Veda: Hymns to the Rising Sun, Surya-Savitri.
The Study Units are:
1. Hymn to Savitar by Syavasva Atreya with Sri Aurobindo’s translation and commentaries: RV 5.81
2. Hymn to Bhaga-Savitr by Syavasva Atreya with Sri Aurobindo’s translation and commentaries: RV 5.82 and by Bharadvaja Barhaspatya: RV 6.71
3. Two hymns to Surya-Savitr by Vasistha: RV 7.38, 7.45
4. Hymns to Surya, the Concept of the Supermind in the Rigveda, by Praskanva Kanva: RV 1.50
5. The Hymn to Surya, the Supramental Deity, the Lord of Immortality, by Kutsa Angirasa: RV 1.115
6. Assimilation & Assessment