Vedified is an initiative by Jyoti and Charu Chaturvedi, a mother-daughter duo that loves to live healthy. We are both engineers by profession, but also enjoy rediscovering ancient knowledge that can unlock secrets to a happier, healthier life. Vedified is an effort to preserve and spread the Vedic knowledge that has been passed down for centuries in ancient India in various texts and scriptures. This site is a collection of the best tips on living a vedified life.
Vedified is a play on the Sanskrit word Veda, which simply means 'knowledge'. The root for Veda is Vid, meaning 'finding' or 'understanding'. That which you understand is knowledge.
The Vedas are the most ancient texts in the world, first believed to be written between 1700 and 1100 BCE. Prior to this, the Vedas were passed down for centuries purely by word of mouth. The knowledge contained in the Vedas was discovered by ancient sages after intense meditation.
There are four Vedas — Rig Veda, Yajur Veda, Sama Veda, and Atharva Veda — and each contains profound knowledge on various subjects:
These four Vedas collectively are known as Chaturveda, or 'four Vedas'. The Chaturvedi community derives its name from this, as the 'student of the four Vedas'.
There are also 4 Upvedas, that were written after the Chaturvedas. The prefix Up- literally means "sub" or "part of", as these Upvedas derive and focus on the practical knowledge from the 4 Vedas that is essential for daily life and society:
The mission of Vedified is to help rekindle the knowledge from the Vedas and Upvedas, which ancient sages worked to discover and the ancestors of the Chaturvedi community made sacrifices to protect. We hope you find this information helpful, and that it helps create a happier, healthier life for you and everyone around the world.