World Association for Vedic Studies

 

Registration Desk at WAVES 2012

 

AVA students presenting Saraswativandana at WAVES 2012 Cultural Program

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Who We Are

World Association for Vedic Studies (WAVES) “A Multidisciplinary Academic Society, Tax Exempt in USA” is a multidisciplinary academic society. It is a forum for all scholarly activities and views on any area of Vedic Studies variously called Indian Studies, South Asian Studies or Indology. WAVES is not confined to study related to Vedas alone or to India alone. It encompasses all that applies to traditions commonly called Vedic, past, present and future, anywhere in the world.

Vision & Mission

The Society, for furtherance of its aims and objectives, will undertake to do the following :

  • To organize activities, such as conferences, discussion groups, workshops, lectures, camps, concerts, performances.
  • To sponsor, promote, establish, develop, control, supervise, support, encourage and run institutions (such as centers, schools, reference libraries).
  • To publish journals, monographs, periodicals, books, magazines, papers, etc.
  • To disseminate in all possible ways knowledge and findings on Vedic and ancient Indian traditions.

Nature & Purpose

World Association for Vedic Studies (WAVES) is a multidisciplinary academic society. It is a forum for all scholarly activities and views on any area of Vedic Studies variously called Indian Studies, South Asian Studies or Indology.

WAVES is not confined to study related to Vedas alone or to India alone. It encompasses all that applies to traditions commonly called Vedic, past, present and future, anywhere in the world.
It is universally acknowledged that Vedas are among the oldest existing records of human thoughts. Vedic traditions have continued without interruption for many millennium of years and remain a living and formative source of Hindu culture and tradition.