Frugal living: Unlike modern day materialism, the gurukul system propagated simple living. Today, over 50% of the students are at 1 to 3 years ahead of their grades, giving their Class X Board Exams before the age of 15 years. Modern education in comparison to Gurukul system of education only concentrates on marks and exams. The dharmic lifestyle always has one ambition. This is the reason why Gurukul system is considered to be the best way to lead to a sound learning environment. The acarya of the gurukula system was an affectionate father, an effective teacher, and a person of high moral and spiritual qualities.
He maintained discipline by the influence of his personality. We are not affiliated to any political or religious organisation. Relationship between Guru and pupils were very cordial during Vedic and Post- Vedic period. No country can stand to have an expansive number of its populace to stay uneducated, insensible and incompetent. The student used to have a high regard for the Guru and discipline was sought after. He opined that Indians could do better if they went for an in depth study and research related to the Scientific aspects hidden in Vedas. This tradition played a significant part in preserving Hindu religious and moral law dharma and in passing scriptural knowledge and traditions down through the generations.
Teachers at Gurukul imparted knowledge of Scriptures, Religion, Literature, Warfare, Philosophy, Statecraft, Medicine, Astrology and History. The serene ambience of such schools is ideal for education and holistic growth. We need an amalgamation of both One needs to comprehend the reason for Gurukul: how it worked, what society resembled in the past and how the objective of Gurukul training can be accomplished in the present day setting. The primary duty of the student was to serve the teacher and his family. India has the world's biggest populace of illiterates.
The mention multiple gurukulam, including that of guru at. Sammelan Sammelan literally means getting together for a particular purpose. The education system that prevailed during the Vedic times had some unique characteristics. History and science are well recognized and applied. The basis of Indian culture lies in the Vedas which are four in number — Rigveda, Samveda, Yajurveda, and Atharavaveda.
Today, age-old concepts have merged with modern culture to facilitate a robust learning environment for students. In other words, education is the means for developing the mind for the betterment of the individual and society. The present day society in general and the younger generation in particular are facing serious shortcomings in terms of moral, ethical and spiritual values. Mukherjee Parishad correspondences to University of students belonging to different colleges. Parents sent their wards at the age of five years to nine years according to their castes after celebrating their Upanayan Sanskar. But as you said it looks a bit uncivilized.
The students were treated as a part of Guru families. In the in ancient India the pupils were taught how to lead a proper life alongwith other subjects but in Modern Times in India pupils are taught for earning more. Faults of Guru Shishya Parampara 1. Typically, a guru does not receive or accept any fees from the shishya studying with him as the relationship between a guru and the shishya is considered very sacred. You also might be thinking of how practical it would be to have a system that keeps one away from modern technology and that this would only result in hindering the progress of the country.
Should we call those ancient Indians as complete humans? In other words, the ancient systems of education were based on the Vedas and therefore it was given the name of Vedic Educational System. Gurukulam has existed since the vedic age. Mainly, population explosion has put an overwhelming weight on its available infrastructure. In India, lack of education in a huge number of individuals has turned the dreams of Education for All' into empty dreams. The students are driven with rivalry to the level of animosity by competing with their peers till precarious levels.
The Advantages and Disadvantages of Gurukul system of education are that it places enormous importance on discipline which is a good thing and the disadvantage is that the guru sometimes got his chores done from the student on the pretext that it will help him learn. The period of going to Gurukul was decided by the varna of the youngster The customary educators were not delegated by an outside power as instructors. In absolute terms, the figure is disturbing. A student had to be calm, patient, self-restrained and self-denying. The Gurus had colossal information and knew how to instruct the most burdensome of the things. In fact both of them have some advantages and disadvantages.
He taught with his heart and soul. Gurukul Teaches to be an Individual from Within into the Vast Nature, Whereas Present Education is very limited to the External things seen or felt. There must be an adjustment and a mix of both cutting edge instruction and convention if the gurukul framework is to survive and affect today's general public. If I were a part of the debate on modern education vs ancient education, Gurukul is better any day. Though this blog would mainly provide information regarding temples - their roles. Students will by-heart the same things as spoken by the teacher and thereby they are losing their ability to think and do accordingly.
The students in universities couldn't match these Gurukul students in both capability to remember things as well as talent and intelligence. Gurukul graduates should not feel substandard compared to their peers. Admission into the gurukul was not easy. On the whole, the ancient system gained a huge respect with this Gurukulam system. This blog has been contributed by Guest Blogger, Sumedha Singh.