Shri Srinivasa Nigamagama Pathashala is a Veda Pathashala owned and managed by Shree Kashi Math Samsthan. This is the only institution, under the direct supervision of H.H. Swamijis’ of Shree Samsthan, which offers a three-year course of Vedic education.
The Pathshala is located in a serene location housing the Pushkarini of Sri Venkataramana Temple, Carstreet-Mangalore. It is also surrounded by Shri Mahamaya, Lord Vithoba, Shri Krishna and Sharavu Mahaganapathi temples.
Considering the increasing interest in Vedic learning in our GSB Samaj, H.H Shrimath Sudhindra Thirtha Swamiji, Mathadhipathi of Shree Kashi Math Samsthan felt the need to have a Veda Pathashala meant to serve the purpose.
In the year 1971, Swamiji took over the administration of Shri Srinivas Nigamagam Pathashala, practising the age-old Gurukula System. This unique institution has been imparting traditional education of high standards to its inmate students. The education is free to all students. All the interested students can join the Pathashala after completing 7th Standard (or equivalent) of normal schooling. It is well known for excellent facilities, good environment and the able Gurus under whose teaching and guidance our society has prospered all these years.
Pathashala was renovated completely and inaugurated by H.H Shrimath Sudhindra Thirtha Swamiji on 9th May 2006.
Till date, Sri Srinivas Nigamagama Pathashala has published more than 50 educational subject books in the Devanagari Script which have been authored by the Principal of the Pathashala, in the name Granthamala, all of which were inaugurated by Sri Swamiji.
Shri Shringeri Sudhakar Bhat (Principal) – Veda
Shri Sunil Bhat – Samskrit
Shri Haradi Yogish Bhat – Karmanga
Shri Narasimha Bhat – Jyotishya
And others (Timely)
- Rik-Samhitha – (1-8 Asthak)
- Brihat-Mantra Samhitha – (1-2)
- Yajurveda – (1 Chapter)
- Upanishad – (10 Upnisad)
- Brihma Sutra – Moola
- Dwadasha Stotras
- Sapthashati – Laxminarayana Hridayam etc
- Sahasranamas – Shri Vishnu – Laxmi – Vyasa etc
- Jithanthe Stotradi – Mangalastakas
- Vayu Stuthi – Narasimhastuthi – Gadya etc
Along with Deva Prayogas Pooja, Sandhya Vandana, students also learn
- Sthapana Vidhi
- Aparakarma Shanti
- Shodasha Samskaras
- Jyothisya Muhoorta Madhavi
- Brihat Jathaka
- Ganita etc
About Sanskrit language and literature, the students are taught
- Thrikanda Amarakosha Full – Baladarshadi Books
- Kumar Sambhava – Raghuvamsha – Champoo – Naataka
- Neethishataka etc
- Some Madhva Books Moola Only.
Not only the regular Adhyapakas, but visiting scholars also impart knowledge to the students. All students are practically taught Trikaal Pooja, Parva Pooja Havanas and observe Vyasopasana every Thursday.
The study course is of three years, where 9 Exams are conducted (one in every four months) including annual exams at the end of the year. The first eight exams are conducted by the regular Adhyapakas of the Pathashala, while the 9th is conducted by a guest Vaidiks.
The titles (1)Purohitha Rathna, (2) Purohitha and (3) Archaka are bestowed upon successful students and are awarded certificates with the Hasthakshar (signature) of HH Swamiji.
On auspicious occasions students do Veda Parayanam in the temple (Invited to), poojas and Parayanam on the days of Chathurmasa of H.H. Swamiti in Navarartri Days.
Every year Parayana at Holy Vrindavans, Bhatkal, Hemmadi, Basruru, Bantwal, Manjeshwar etc.
The society should give wide publicity to the activities conducted to reach the higher goal.
Samaj Bhandavs are encouraged and willing to donate, Donations in cash or may also donate items fulfilling the daily needs of the students and be a part of Sri Hari Guru Kripa.
All G.S.B. Students from all states are taught in Matrabhasha (Konkani).