www.indianscriptures.com is a unique online portal as it helps a reader to embark on an exciting journey into the glorious traditions, culture and spirituality of India. The message of our forefathers and seers of the Vedic age is embodied in our scriptures and it is especially relevant in the modern age as it would act as a soothing balm to stem the restlessness arising out of the demands of this age. Many writers, scholars and professors of philosophy besides web designers, content developers and article checkers make up the team that brings these articles and resources to all seekers. Some glimpses of their profile.
VAISHALI KAMAL SHAH
Founder Director, Shrivedant Foundation and www.indianscriptures.com
“It has been my dream since my younger days to make available accurate Vedic wisdom to all those interested in our ancient religion and glorious heritage”
It is this idea that made Vaishali work with singular passion to initiate www.Indianscriptures.com under the aegis of Shri Vedant Foundation which she had earlier founded in 2001. Backed by years of research that she had conducted in this field, both in India and now in Kenya, she is of the firm belief that a knowledge of our scriptures should be made available to all and has been passionately trying to bring them all under one umbrella so that they are just a click away without seekers having to move out of their comfort zones. The non-profit Foundation is committed to sharing research through the development of educational tools and materials relating to Scriptures and also providing free education to the underprivileged. Vaishali aspires to weave together members of the Hindu community and all those who subscribe to the Hindu way of living all around the sphere and also to create a legitimate pride in our heritage and religion especially among its younger members. She proposes to establish a library that will house rare manuscripts of our scriptures which will depict Vedic Sanatan belief and lifestyle with the aim of preserving our Vedic tradition. Eventually these will be digitized and placed on the portal. She is working on establishing an online Vedic University with its own course curriculum. She has organised Vedic Seminars and Conferences and has plans to set up many Goshaalas in India.Vaishali Shah holds a Masters degree in Commerce and an MBA in International Business from India besides a Diploma in Web Development.
AKILA SEETHARAM INDURTI, Content Head, Indian Scriptures.com
Excellence is not a skill. It is an attitude.” –Ralph Marston
Akila began her career as a Lecturer of English and later served All India Radio, Chennai as a broadcaster for over a decade before moving to the Middle East. She was a freelance journalist contributing articles in reputed dailies there. She has authored the official Guide and Atlas for the Sultanate of Oman. She has written many plays which were staged in Muscat. A committed educator and inspiring speaker, Akila Seetharam has conducted several workshops in many countries in the Middle East promoting Education in Human Values in schools and colleges. She has presented many papers on ‘Educare and ‘Education in Human Values’ notable among them being “Pursuit of Excellence – The Human Values Way” at Sheikh Zayed University , Dubai and in Muscat under the patronage of the Ministry of Education there. A rank holder, Akila is an M.A.M.PHIL.B.ED from the University of Madras. Having relocated to India, she is now the Content Head for the portal and is committed to seeing it excel as a vehicle for propagating the grandeur of ancient India and all that is Indian.
RACHNA PANDYA, Copy Editor at IndiaScriptures.com
A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.-Ayn Rand
Rachna holds a Masters degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from Calcutta and has over four years experience in Research and Content Writing for Online Publications. She keeps her eye out for factual errors and tidies up rough edges and generally ties up all the loose ends. A willing learner with a strong desire to achieve her goals, her positive attitude is an endearing asset.
ACHARYA VEDAVIBHUSAN PANDIT AMIT PANDAY is a pooja paat mantra Vidwan proficient in karmakand procedures. An expert in Sukla Yajur Veda, he teaches at Maharishi Sandipani Rashtriya Veda Vidya Pratisthan, Ujjain. He contributes articles related to his field of expertise.
VEDAVISHAY VEDAVIBHUSAN PANDIT AMITOSH KUMAR DWIVEDI specializes in Karmakand Pooja rituals and is a Rig Vedic Shastri from Sampurnanand Sanskrit University, Varanasi. His scholarly articles give us an insight into the traditions and practices followed in the Vedic Age.
VYAKARAN AACHARYA PANDIT ANOOP KUMAR TIWARI from Benares Hindu University is a pooja karma mantra specialist and is an article checker for the portal. He ensures that the articles go through the authenticity filter before giving his stamp of approval.
BHAV SHARMA a research scholar from the University of Pune, has presented many papers at the State, National and International level conferences and has been recognized widely for his efforts. He is also qualified in Computational Linguistics and Manuscriptology. His scholarly and insightful articles enrich our site.
VEDAVIBHUSAN PANDIT BHUPENDRA MISHRA is an expert in Atharva Veda and teaches at Maharshi Sandipani Rashtriya Vedavidya Pratisthan, Ujjain. He contributes articles regularly for indianscriptures.com
DR. SHEETLA PRASAD PANDAY is pursuing his research in Religious and Agamic Studies and is an Assistant Professor. He checks the articles sent by other writers. His contributions find place in the encyclopaedia of Hinduism.
VEDVIBHUSAN MOHAN DUBEY is an expert in Shukla Yajur Veda and teaches at Maharishi Sandipani Rashtriya Veda Vidya Pratisthan and is known for his erudite articles.
VEDVIBHUSAN PANDIT NIRAJ KUMAR SHARMA is a student author from BHU and specializes in Shukla Yajur Veda.
PANDIT PANKAJ MISHRA is yet another student contributor from BHU and specializes in Pooja karma Mantra.
VEDAVIBHUSAN PANDIT RAHUL PANDEY teaches at Maharshi Sandipani Rashtriya Vedavidya Pratisthan and is a specialist in Sama Veda.
VEDAVIBHUSAN PANDIT SACHIN SUKLA is a student of epic history at BHU and contributes articles regularly.
SHRI SHIVAKANTA KATEHA is a Jyotish sastri and writes meaningful articles related to his subject.
RIGVEDA SHASTRI SHIVCHARIT DWIVEDI is a student at Sampurnanand Sanskrit university and contributes articles.
TANASHREE S. REDIJ, a research scholar is a Content Writer for the portal and is a visiting Faculty of Sanskrit in many colleges in Mumbai and Pune. She has undertaken many research projects notable among them being “Scanning and Digitization” at Sanskrit and Lexicography Department of Deccan College, Pune, “National Mission on Monuments and Antiquities Archaeological Survey of India” for the documentation of antiquities, at Deccan College, Pune, ‘Types of exhibition techniques for religious traditions: A case study of Gauri Vrata’ to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya etc. She has many articles to her credit. Winner of many prestigious awards and fellowships she has contributed to many academic journals.
BALA RAO who had earlier worked in the corporate sector as market research analyst in India and the Middle East has a deep and abiding interest in spirituality. She has conducted classes for children in spiritual education and now freelances for the site.
VAIBHAVI SANJEEV KULKARNI is a young research scholar from Mumbai and has many research papers to her credit. She contributes articles to our portal regularly.
LEENA PRASHANT DHOPAVKAR from Pune is a teacher by profession and is also an avid follower of Indian Classical Music. She is a freelance writer for Indianscriptures.com
BHAGYASHRI RAVIRAJ JAMBHAVDEKAR is a freelance writer interested in the analysis of Vedic literature, Indian culture and archaeology.
RUCHI MILIND SHEVADE, interested in religious clans and their ideologies, Vedic chants- their impacts and purposes, the after-life and death philosophy in India and ancient Indian personalities (e.g. sapt-chiranjeev) is a freelancer contributing articles for the site.
RADHIKA M. DESHPANDE, is a freelance contributor focusing on Paninian Grammar and Upanishadic philosophy.
NIKHIL KUMAR GARG
“Never, never, never give in!” ? Winston Churchill
This just about sums up Nikhil who perseveres till he meets with success. Nikhil is an entrepreneur and provides Content Management Solutions to www.indianscriptures.com through his enterprise. He brings his wisdom and passion to the work in hand and is wholly in charge of Digitization, Document Management and Content Delivery for the website.
GIRISH PRAMOD JANJALE
Indianscriptures.com carries out digitization of our scriptures. Girish looks into the DTP process of Atharvaveda
ASAVAREE NACHIKET MAHAJAN carries out the DTP of Rigveda.
MADHAVI S. GODBOLE
“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” – Benjamin Franklin
Lecturer at Deccan College Post Graduate and Research Institute Pune, Madhavi is also a visiting faculty in the Department of Sanskrit and Prakrit languages, Pune. She has worked on various projects like Word Index of Shankarbhashya on Upanishads, Samjnya Lakshana Kosha of poetics, Cultural Index of Mahabharat, as surveyor of Manuscript in the project-National Mission for Manuscript, Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute. She has been the course designer for online Courses on Ancient Indian Studies at Prasad Jnyanapeeth. She is currently translating Sanskrit books into Marathi for Prasad Publications. Madhavi’s papers presented at international and national level have earned her accolades from academics. She has written many scholarly articles in literary journals and reviews on a wide variety of themes from Sanskrit literature.
At present she is co- authoring the English translation of Ganeshageeta and the Marathi translation of Vrikshayurveda with essential and explanatory notes. She has delivered many lectures to students and connoisseurs of Sanskrit and is a recipient of many scholarships and awards.
VEDAVIBHUSAN PANDIT AVIKALP SHUKLA, an expert in Krishna Yajur Veda is a scholar from Benares Hindu University and contributes articles on the Vedas and Srimad Bhagavad Gita. This Kathaavachak and Vaastuacharya is also our website coordinator and has been recognized with an award from Shri Jagadguru Sankaracharya Mahasansthanam.