Part I: The 14 Vidyas & 64 Kalas of Ancient India

I’ve wanted to write this post for a long time! Like most Indians, I had been introduced to the concept of the 14 Vidyas and 64 Kalas, but did not know much else till I started researching earlier this year.

Like in the other great civilizations of the world, knowledge played an important role in ancient Indian civilization. Between the Vidyas (fields of education) and the Kalas (communication, performing arts, domestic sciences), it is amazing to think that such a comprehensive system of education existed as far back as 1500 B.C. While education was primarily based around religious texts, its remit covered politics, economics, medicine, astronomy, language and linguistics, and the arts.

The 14 Vidyas constituted of a study of the 4 religious texts (the Vedas), 4 supporting texts, and the 6 Vedangas, or supplements to the Vedas:

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