YSAM –LOGO Explained
YSAM –LOGO Explained
The logo of YSAM is designed to be a unique visual inspiration for all that Yoga-Samskrutham University stands for: Fostering Yoga Samskrutham Language Excellence through Higher Education Programs.
At the bottom of the image, is a decorated flute, emitting musical notes. The flute has one end with the mystical bird ‘Hamsa’, the symbol for ‘Om’ and Purity, a bird believed to have the power to separate water from the milk, the bird which lives in Himalayas with Yogi’s.
The name of the university is in Devanagari Samskruth script. The flute is a symbol of Sri Krishna, the Master Yogi, Yogeswara who consolidated the Vedic Yogas in the 700 slokas of 18 chapters, dialogue and discourse in Srimad Bhagavad-Gita. The peacock feather above the flute is the unique symbol associated with Sri Krishna. The peacock feather was used in ancient times to write manuscripts, before the advent of modern writing instruments. Between the flute and peacock feather, the writing ‘ Samskrutham naama Vak-Yogah’ is written in Devanagari script. This is the Vedic Statement referred by Patanjali endorsing the connection of Samskruth and Yoga. The word ‘Vak-Yoga’ is the Vedic name for Samskrutham.
Above the feather, is a wheel with spokes in-side. For the first casual observation, the top left-corner appears as if there is a break in the fullness of the circle! But on a second and closer observation, one will see a keenly observing human face in the silhouette! Once the face is recognized in the outside circle, the visual inside the logo become clearer. The cupped hands guarding a flame over the lamp surfaces. The light and lamp is a pointer to the Gita statement (10-11) referring to the ‘Divine grace , which is the luminous lamp of wisdom guarding knowledge’: Out of pure compassion for them. dwelling in their hearts, I destroy the ignorance-born darkness, by the luminous lamp of wisdom. (tesham eva anukampartham, aham ajnanajam tamah , naashyaamyatma bhavastho, jnana-deepena bhaasvataa).
Then one can see two palm leafs, over which the light from the lamp is falling and the face is reading the writing on the palm document. There are two statements in Devanagari script over the two palm leaves: ‘Yoga-Samskrutham’ and ‘Tasmat Yogi Bhava’ (Gita 6-46).
With all this, the units of the logo become a total meaningful whole: A face of a person, searching and studying the palm leaf manuscripts of Yoga-Samskrutham Traditions, to become a ‘Yogi’. The light of wisdom and grace is needed in this endeavor. The flame spreading the light in all directions is to be guarded vigilantly. The flow of knowledge needs to continue in its pristine purity as a musical voice tradition, shown as a water flow at the right bottom of the logo, where the writing tip of the peacock feather, the musical notes of the flute, the flying bird and flowing water symbolizes the multiple modalities of the dissemination, outreach of yoga-Samskrutham to generations.
The programs are offered in many modes convenient for students. Technology advantage is optimally used to facilitate learning in many modes, like: On campus, On-line, Hybrid mode, Synchronous and asynchronous mode, face to face and with voice through video conferencing, online chats and the like.
The University main office is located at present at Florida.