Dear Jan, 

Thank you so much for your resources and for referencing my own work on your channel. I hope that some colleagues will find it useful. 
Unfortunately, towards the end of my fieldwork, I lost many hours of recordings of Vedic rituals and recitation styles when my computer broke down and I could only rescue a few things from the damaged hard drive. 
Luckily today there are many resources available online and otherwise than a few decades ago. Just today I was listening to Day 92 of 200 Sampoorna Rigveda Ghanaparayanam by Kanchi mutt's Pazhur & Truvanaikovil Pathashala students on Facebook. The recordings are also available on YouTube: in case someone is interested in listening to this very difficult recitation style. 
I gave up collecting in a systematic manner all the material on Vedic recitation and Vedic ritual found on the internet today, but it would be a project worth pursuing.

In any case, thank you so much, Jan, for sharing also my material with the rest of the list. 

Best wishes, 
On Tue, 16 Feb 2021 at 02:14, Jan E.M. Houben <> wrote:
Dear All, 
In my updated vimeo channel description on Vedic Ritual I have added links to the great vimeo films of Finnian and to the links to Borayin's online foto's and video which he mentions on p. 230 of his recent book Embodying the Vedas. You are invited to share either your links or your relevant film-material on "Vedic fieldwork" for mention or publication on this channel together with a brief description and proper acknowledgements etc.  
In the category "study of the Veda" I hope to add soon a brief clip of the practice of students of the AV Paippalaada-samhita (no trace of any original accent but light "sing-song" style). 
Archiving such material is important because much precious material that even not so long ago existed seems irretrievably lost. 
Durgamohan Bhattacharya recorded Paippalaada recitation in the 1950s but gave the recordings perhaps to the All India Radio, probably impossible to find back. 
The short popularizing film of ca. 1 hour by Frits Staal and Robert Gardner is well known and available, but the numerous hours of detailed filming of each day of the 1975 Agnicayana performance should also be made accessible somewhere. When I viewed selected sections in Leiden in the late 1990s these films which were originally in color had already become almost entirely black and white! 
Jan Houben
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Updated Channel Description: 
The scientific study of Vedic ritual requires the analysis of ancient ritual manuals, Vedic hymns and verses, and familiarity with traditional and modern interpretative theories. The study of actual performances of the ancient rituals is indispensable. The channel *welcomes submissions* that contribute to understanding the structure and morphology of Vedic ritual in synchronic and diachronic perspective, esp. with regard to memory culture, natural and social environment, etc. ...
Links to selected Vedic films and photos elsewhere on the internet:
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Finnian Moore-Gerety:
Great Vimeo films (mostly) on Vedic ritual performance and study in Kerala
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Borayin M. Larios
   Images of Vedic schools by Borayin M. Larios:
   Short film by Borayin M. Larios, "Embodying the Vedas -- A day at the Sri Krsnayajurveda Pathasala":
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Jan E.M. Houben

Directeur d'Études, Professor of South Asian History and Philology

Sources et histoire de la tradition sanskrite

École Pratique des Hautes Études (EPHE, Paris Sciences et Lettres)

Sciences historiques et philologiques 

Groupe de recherches en études indiennes (EA 2120)

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