The 64 Arts

सर्वं नरवरश्रेष्ठौ सर्वविद्याप्रवर्तकौ । सकृन्निगदमात्रेण तौ सञ्जगृहतुर्नृप ॥ ३५ ॥
अहोरात्रैश्चतु:षष्‍ट्या संयत्तौ तावती: कला: । गुरुदक्षिणयाचार्यं छन्दयामासतुर्नृप ॥ ३६ ॥

sarvaṁ nara-vara-śreṣṭhau sarva-vidyā-pravartakau
sakṛn nigada-mātreṇa tau sañjagṛhatur nṛpa || 35 ||
aho-rātraiś catuḥ-ṣaṣṭyā saṁyattau tāvatīḥ kalāḥ
guru-dakṣiṇayācāryaṁ chandayām āsatur nṛpa || 36 ||

O King, those best of persons, Kṛṣṇa and Balarāma, being Themselves the original promulgators of all varieties of knowledge, could immediately assimilate each and every subject after hearing it explained just once. Thus with fixed concentration, They learned the sixty-four arts and skills in as many days and nights. Thereafter, O King, They satisfied Their spiritual master by offering him guru-dakṣiṇā.

Source- Srimad Bhagavatam, canto 10, chapter 45, verses 35 & 36.

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"Our Gurukuls are not teacher-centric, Our Gurukuls are education-centric. Students can develop, and invent something which his Guru doesn’t know. He has the freedom. Please understand, that only the basic formulas are taught. Basic tools to awaken knowledge are provided. Then the student is allowed to explore on his own. The kind of creativity, please understand. Gurukuls are not with the set of rules or frames, they only supported people to explore the highest possible creativity. Gurukuls are not like dams for your inspiration and energy. It is like an embankment for the wild river.”

~SPH Bhagavan Sri Nithyananda Paramashivam.

The 64 Arts

Geetam (Singing)

Nrityam (Dance)

Naaṭyam (Drama)

Vaadyam (Instruments)

Kreeda (Sports)

Paaka Shastra (cooking)

Udyanakarya (Gardening)

aśvasavaari (Horse Riding)

Ghaṭaani nirmāya (Pottery)

Aalekhyam (Painting)

Thoranam Making

Maarjana-kauśalam (Hair dressing)

Alankaram (Dressing deities)

viśeṣaka-cchedyam (Face Painting)

(preparing auspicious designs with rice )

ābhūṣaṇa karaṇam(Jewellery Making)

Mālya-Grathana-Vikalpāḥ (Garland Making)