We at VEDIC MANAGEMENT CENTER are in a relentless pursuit to present timeless and time-tested Vedic knowledge and wisdom to help individuals and institutions to achieve deserving objectives. Our courses on relevant topics are designed to this effect. Created and conducted by U. Mahesh Prabhu – an internationally published author of 7 books, a seasoned investor, as well as an internationally recognized media, management and political consultant – our courses, are in-depth, affordable and self-paced. These courses are designed not just to educate, but also to entertain and enlighten. 

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Sanskrit is the language of the Vedic texts; the ancient and timeless works on practical knowledge and supreme wisdom. Even though written millenni...
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Vedic texts were written by sages and seers, who were not just great men (Rishis) but also great women (Rishikas). These colossal women played a pi...
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Yoga Vashistha (Vasistha) is probably the first, and most definitive text presenting a practical and holistic approach to Yoga – one that is beyond...
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They were powerful yet humble Kingmakers who counselled rulers, taught the kings and their kinsmen polity in their hermitages, when times demanded ...
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Chanakya a.k.a. Kautilya’s Arthashastra is mostly about general political administration or Rajyam. The system of administration is what is known i...
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Artha is a Vedic Sanskrit word. It implies Wealth as well as Meaning. It is best interpreted it as Art of Meaningful Wealth. Artha also refers to E...
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Founder's Desk

Udupi Mahesh Prabhu is a seasoned investor, internationally published author of over seven books as well as a globally respected media, management and political consultant. He is the founder & Chairman Emeritus of Wyoming US-based multi-million investment and holding firm Vedic Management Group LLC, as well as its international publishing label Vivaswaan. He founded Vedic Management Center in 2016 with Dr David Frawley and continues to be its active founder-director ever since. He was awarded the Fellowship of the Royal Asiatic Society in 2009 and has a bachelor's and master's in business management with a specialization in marketing.

Fundamentals of Kootaneeti: The Vedic Approach to Strategic Living authored by U. Mahesh Prabhu and David Frawley is

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Adi Shankaracharya & Kootaneeti

All religious figures have some historical identity that is diametrically opposite to their religious one.   There need not be any doubt that Adi Shankaracharya was a historical figure. After taking the pledge of Sanyasa at the tender age of 13, he brought down the world’s oldest known proselytizing religion, which used religion and politics to meet its end in less than three decades – Buddhism. It is important to note that Buddhism in all its hues and forms started over 900 years after the death of Buddha, a.k.a. Siddhartha Gautama, and has no apparent connection to him. Like Islam

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Kootaneeti, Ku-neeti, and Chanakya Neeti are not the same

Ever since the launch of our latest bestselling book – The Fundamentals of Kootaneeti: The Vedic Art of Strategic Living – we are often asked multiple questions about the connection between Ku-Neeti, Kootaneeti and Chanakya Neeti. Questions like “Is Kootaneeti and Ku Neeti the same?” “What’s the difference between ‘Chanakya Neeti’ and ‘Kootaneeti’?” “Didn’t Chanakya create Kootaneeti?” Must be answered effectively. And this article intends to offer much-needed clarity.   “Chanakya Neeti” was not authored by Chanakya    As strange as it may sound there is nothing as such called “Chanakya Neeti.” The book which claims to be “Chanakya Neeti,”

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Neeti, Rajaneeti and Kootaneeti

This is a special article by U. Mahesh Prabhu, author of the latest book Fundamentals of Kootaneeti: The Vedic Approach to Strategic Living | The book is now available on Amazon INDIA, Amazon.com, Apple Books,Googleplay Books, Kindle, Scribd, Instamojo and other major international booksellers.   There are two critical Vedic Sanskrit words one must know before comprehending or understanding the utility of, Kootaneeti; they are Neeti and Rajaneeti. You may find it surprising to know that Neeti has existed across families, societies, nations, and even relationships since time immemorial as a set of rules (written and unwritten), mannerisms, and etiquettes to ensure

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What is Kootaneeti? Why is it Important?

There are times to fight, there are also times for retreat. We need not win all the battles in life. Some battles make us strong some teach us valuable lessons. To try and win all battles is vain; but to try and win losing battles is stupidity. Long before we can win, we must gracefully learn from our defeats. To make it worse, we neither considers patience nor perseverance a virtue; most see them as “vice.” The modern definition of success, the ones that are propagated by our business schools, the media organizations, and societies is clearly flawed. Success is not when we receive some award or when some magazine puts us on its cover, or a filmmaker decides to make a biopic. The Vedic idea of success is best explained by Krishna:

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Tantra, Mantra, Rajaneeti & Kootaneeti: Unmistakable Connection

Mantra and Tantra were regarded by Kautilya as two crucial elements in the art and science of Vedic approach to politics – Rajaneeti. Without a plan and a strategy to execute it Shakti (read Power) is of no use. In Arthashastra, he declares “Power by itself is useless” and that “Person who seeks power without sound Mantra (objective) and Tantra (strategy) is verily consumed by it.”

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The feeling of debt or obligation, whether financial or otherwise, is also a psychological issue since it strongly effects the workings of the mind and disturbs the emotions. Since the mind holds the notion of debt, the mind must also be used to remove it. In an era when people have numerous debts and unfulfilled obligations, Vedic wisdom about the mind and Rina or Debt is critical for the right management of our debts and obligations and preventing them from getting out of control. In this article Vedacharya Dr David Frawley along with Vedic Management expert Mahesh Prabhu will examine the Vedic concept of Rina and its relevance today.

How One Affects Another

It is easy to say that decisions are best made when we are not acting out of our emotions. Yet emotions play a crucial role by influencing our minds relative to our judgements and decisions, however objective we may try to be. At a collective level, emotions play an important role in shaping the destinies of nations, from diplomatic to economic levels, as histories of wars and depressions indicate. Understanding the power of emotions in the economic realm extends from individuals to large businesses and government institutions. In this article, U. Mahesh Prabhu with David Frawley explains the subtle yet dynamic relationship between economics and emotions.

Tales of Commensurate knowledge & remarkable wisdom

Rishi Tales

Here are some of the most fascinating ancient Vedic Sanskrit tales translated and retold with illustration by U. Mahesh Prabhu

Whose Miracle?

This story is a part of RISHI TALES (Volume 1) by U. Mahesh Prabhu with Foreword by Dr David Frawley.  The book is available on Amazon.com for $9.99 and Amazon.in for INR 200.00 There was once a spiritual master who attracted many disciples. When he died his devotees did not wish his cult to come to an end. There was a young scholar who served the master and who happened to be considered as wise. The disciples made him the new master and showed him all the reverence which they used to show to their departed master. The new “guru”,

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A Giant’s Dilemma

A long time ago, in the dense forest of Vindhyas, there lived giant who was gifted with a special power to assume any form at his will. As fancy as it may sound, the giant was apparently disgusted with his life. He desired to put an end to it. However, there was a problem.

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The Three Crucial Questions

This story is a part of RISHI TALES (Volume 1) by U. Mahesh Prabhu with Foreword by Dr David Frawley.  The book is available on Amazon.com for $9.99 and Amazon.in for INR 200.00 Bhoja Raja, also known as Raja Bhoj, was one of the greatest kings hailed by ancient Indian (read Vedic) legends. He was a powerful and accomplished warrior-king – yet, his love for knowledge and wisdom was significant. After a great deal of contemplation on leadership, politics, and diplomacy – he was convinced that if he could find satisfying answers to three quintessential questions he could be a

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Anamika: The Lady Who Humbled a Great Sage

This story is a part of RISHI TALES (Volume 1) by U. Mahesh Prabhu with Foreword by Dr David Frawley.  The book is available on Amazon.com for $9.99 and Amazon.in for INR 200.00 There was once a Rishi who was known for his deep and pious bearing. Having renounced the world and all material pursuits, he dedicated himself to the path of meditation, knowledge, and peace. For decades, every day he would pursue deep meditation beneath a tree deep in the woods. He lived in abject poverty; slept on the barren ground and begged food for sustenance in a village nearby. The villagers,

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Bhartrihari: The King who became a Rishi

As wise Rishis have justly declared, ‘To die is a passing pain but to be poor is an eternal anguish.’ Besides, I am also in agreement with the Rishis’ declaration, ‘It is better to die loved in youth and not hated in old age.’ If you would be generous to offer me a sizeable material reward for my family to live comfortably – that would be more desirous to me than the youth and romantic escapades the fruit can offer.”

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10 Sure-Signs of Startups that are Bad Investment

Knowing in which startup to invest is the key in venture capital investing. But how is one to know where or in whom to invest? This obvious-looking question rarely has any obvious answer. In the following ten points, U. Mahesh Prabhu presents clear and definitive pointers to identify startups that are bad investments:

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10 Wisdom on Investing & Wealth Creation

The objective of investing is to identify, create, nurture, and sustain wealth as well as those who assist in wealth creation. If we are not creating wealth, then we are only spending, and thereby depleting, it. When spending exceeds our earning, debt rises, and we inadvertently suffer due to our fiscal irresponsibility stemming from fiscal ignorance. No matter how much wealth we may have earned, it is bound to exhaust once we stop earning it. Therefore, we have but no option but to keep earning wealth – sustainably – throughout our life not only for the sake of prosperity but also personal independence. In this article, U. Mahesh Prabhu enumerates ten of the finest but little-known wisdom on investing & wealth creation.

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Unlearned Lessons from 2008 Global Financial Crisis

Ones that Continue to Haunt Us

Well over a decade back, in 2008, the world was struck by a severe financial crisis. A great many people suffered and the world is still recuperating from its chaos. Against the conventional belief, the situation is far from contained. To solve any problem and to ensure that the situation will never re-emerge, it is important we learn from such disasters. But have we learned from them? In this long but engaging essay, U. Mahesh Prabhu provides an in-depth insights with refreshing perspectives for anyone desiring to understand the 2008 Global Financial Crisis and realize why it is far from over. Even now China Virus (Covid19) has made some irreversible damages furthering the mess.

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The Fundamentals of Kootaneeti: The Vedic Art of Strategic Living 

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