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Fri 26 Mar 2021
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Sat 27 Mar 2021

12:00 AM - 11:59 PM (UTC+5.5)

Conference on Puranas & Indic Knowledge Systems

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Indic Academy had previously announced a Conference on Puranasi&Indic Knowledge Systems, inviting papers from scholars and authors. We are now pleased to release the Schedule for the Conference which is being held online from March 26-27, 2021.

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Online Conference on

Puranas and Indic Knowledge Systems

on the 26th and 27th March, 2021

 

Inaugural Session:

Welcome Address – by Sri Hari Kiran Vadlamani – 9.00AM to 09.15AM

Address on Conference – by Dr.Nagaraj Paturi – 09.15AM to 09.30AM

Keynote address by Sri Bibek Debroy – 09.30AM to 10.00AM (Recorded)

 

Session 1

 

Purana Studies, Methodological Issues – 10.00AM to 11.00AM

1 Purana Prathipaaditha Tattvaavdhyanartha Puranonke Praamanyaki Sameeksha Maitri Goswami
2 The self-framing of Agni Purana: a guide to civilization Papia Mitra
3 A New Chronological Framework for Paurāṇika History Amritanshu Pandey

 

Session 2

 

Time, Time Scales, Cosmology etc. – 11.00AM to 1.20PM

4 Red Giant Sun in the Puranas Ganesh Swaminathan
5 Understanding Yuga: ‘Yuga & Yuganta in Puranas: Astronomy, psychology, physiology, and evolutionary framework Jeevan Rao GS &

Nilesh Nilkanth Oak

6 Time Scale and Yuga System in Purāṇas Prof. R. Parthasarathy Prof Emeritus, KSRI
7 The Principles of Srishti in the Bhagavata Purana and their Modern Applications Shivakumar GV
8 Ādhibhautika, Ādhidaivika and Ādhyātmika Insights from the Puranas and the Itihasas Abhishek Kumar Panda
9. नारदपरुाणपररप्रक्ष्ये ज्यौरिषम Muralisham H
10 Cosmos in Puranas Siddharth Chhabra

 

Lunch: 1.20PM-2.00PM

 

Session 3

 

Yoga , Saankhya , Schools of Vedanta etc. – 2.00PM to 3.40PM

11 Indebtedness of Yoga to Purāṇas Jayaraman M
12 Allusions of Tattvasamasasutra in Puranic Literature (Saankhya) Ramachandrasekhar Padmanabhan
13 Bhāgavata Purāṇa as a major text of Kevala-Advaita Vedānta Subramanian Chidambaran
14 S’aiva Religio-Philosophy as portrayed in a few upapurāṇa-s Ganesan T
15 The Medicinal Efficacy of 36 Padakas (drugs) in Agnipurāna; An Explanation from Ayurveda Panuganti Siva

 

Session 4

 

Dharma, Raja Dharma, Life Skills, Values etc. – 3.40PM to 5.20PM

16 The Dharma of Rishi Markandeya Harshvardhan Bhalla
17 Reflections on Rajadharma—Political Thought in the Puranas Manjula Tekal
18 Lessons on Life Skills from the Life of Damayanti Vijendra Kumar
19 Understanding Bhavishya purana in modern context Deepak Dixit
20 The Bhagavad-Gita and its Relevance to the Psychology of Human Resource Development Balakrishnan Muniapan
21 Value Education based on Indic Knowledge Systems: Analysis of the Ramayana – Content in the Tamilnadu State Board School Education Text Books Br. Ezhivannan

 

Day 2 

 

Session 5

Geology, Climatology, Environment etc. – 9.00AM to 11.00AM

22 History of India through Geomorphology in Puranas Sai Papineni
23 Geomorphology In Purāṇas Lavanya Pravin
24 Purāṇas on the Parvatas of the World Dr. K. Vidyuta
25 Revisiting Agastya-Vindhyā Lore with a New Evidence from Parāśaratantra Rupa Bhaty
26 Climatology in Purāṇas Preethi Maheshkrishnan
27 The Multidimensional Attributes of Water: Perspectives from Purāṇa-s Disha Panchal

 

Session 6

Aesthetics, Iconography, Poetry, Curriculum Design – 11.00 to 12.20PM

28 Rīti in Agnipurāṇa Muralidharan Poondichinnappa
29 An Interdisciplinary Curriculum based on the Pancha Lakshana of the Puranas Saksham Agarwal
30 The Significance and Import of the gītams in the Bhāgavata Purāṇa Dr.V.Yamuna Devi
31 Sthapatya in Agni Purana Sushant Bharti

 

Dr.Nagaraj Paturi

Director

Indic Academy

Hari Kiran Vadlamani

Founder

Indic Academy

 

Speakers
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Hari Kiran Vadlamani

Founder, Indic Academy

Hari Kiran is an investor, activist, seeker and an aspiring artist.

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Dr Nagaraj Paturi

Director, Inter Gurukula University Center

Dr Nagaraj Paturi trained in Sanskrit and Advaita Vedanta by his hyper-polyglot, polymath and spiritually accomplished sakala-shaastra-paarangata father, late Sri Paturi Sitaramanjaneyulu garu, he is seriously committed to the transmission of Vedic sciences to the present generation. He designed a very big number of courses of contemporary applications of Vedic Sciences and has been successfully teaching them and getting them taught. Presently he is Director, Inter-Gurukula - University Centre for Indic knowledge Systems of Indic Academy And Distinguished Professor, Curriculum Designer, Executive Committee Member and Member, Board of Studies, MIT School of Vedic Sciences, Pune. Member, Board of Studies for Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth, Kavikulaguru Kalidasa Sanskrit University, Veda Vijnana Gurukula. Formerly Senior Professor of Cultural Studies FLAME School of Communication and FLAME School of Liberal Education Former Visiting Professor, University of Chicago, US) In his PhD (1998, UoH) Developed Indic Model of Myth Criticism of Literature. MPhil (1987, UoH) Brought out Vakyapadiyam as theoretical foundation of Ashtaadhyaayee Around 50 publications, around 60 conference /seminar/ workshop papers. Consultancy to numerous culture research and theater and dance innovation projects. Scores of creative writing works for Classical Dance, Modern Theater and magazines. Several series of talks and other programs on Radio and Television channels.

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Sri Bibek Debroy

Chairman of the PM's Economic Council

Bibek Debroy is an economist and was educated in Ramakrishna Mission School, Narendrapur; Presidency College, Kolkata; Delhi School of Economics and Trinity College, Cambridge. Presently, he is Chairman, Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister (EAC-PM) and President, Indian Statistical Institute (ISI). He has worked in Presidency College, Kolkata (1979-83), Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics, Pune (1983-87); Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, Delhi (1987-93); as the Director of a Ministry of Finance/UNDP project on legal reforms (1993-98); Department of Economic Affairs (1994-95); National Council of Applied Economic Research (1995-96); Rajiv Gandhi Institute for Contemporary Studies (1997-2005); PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry (2005-06); and Centre for Policy Research (2007-2015). He has authored/edited several books, papers and popular articles and has also been a Consulting/Contributing Editor with several newspapers. He was awarded the Shriram Sanlam Award for financial journalism in 2013. He was awarded Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award of India, in 2015. He was awarded D.Litt. (Honoris Causa) by KIIT University in 2015, D.Phil. (Honoris Causa) by Amity University in 2016, D.Phil. (Honoris Causa) by Jagran Lakecity University in 2017 and D.Sc. (Honoris Causa) by University of Engineering and Management in 2018. He was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award by US-India Business Summit in 2016 and the Skoch Challenger Golden Jubilee Award in 2017. He was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award by Prestige Institute of Management and Research in 2018. He was conferred the title of "Vachaspati" by the Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha in 2018. He was awarded the "Bharatiya Manavita Vikas Puraskar" by Power Brand in 2018.

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Maitri Goswami

Researcher and student of philosophy and vedanta

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Papia Mitra

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Amritanshu Pandey

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Ganesh Swaminathan

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Jeevan Rao GS

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Nilesh Nilkanth Oak

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Prof. R. Parthasarathy

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Shivakumar GV

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Abhishek Kumar Panda

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Muralisham H

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Siddharth Chhabra

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Jayaraman M

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Ramachandrasekhar Padmanabhan

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Subramanian Chidambaran

Scholar

Subramanian Chidambaran hails from a family of Samavedic scholars on his paternal side and musicians on his maternal side. He is an electrical engineer by qualification and a postgraduate in management from IIM Lucknow. He is currently working as Director of strategy with a leading MNC in India. Subramanian is an M.A. in Sanskrit (Specialization in Vedanta) and Diploma in Manuscriptology, both from the University of Mumbai. He is currently pursuing his doctoral studies on "Indic perspectives for modern leadership" from Chinmaya Vishwa Vidyapeeth. He is also visiting faculty of Puranas and Vedanta at the University of Mumbai for Advanced Diploma & M.A. students. He has formally studied Veda chanting for 8 years. He also conducts classes on Vedanta (both in person & online) for interested people. He has won several awards and has many papers and publications to his credit. He is also an established carnatic musician and has been learning music from Sangeeta Kalacharya Smt Alamelu Mani (mother of ghazal singer Hariharan) for the last 15-18 years. He has also been presenting thematic concerts and Sangeeta Upanyasam at several places. You can know more about him at : www.subbuscorner.com

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Ganesan T

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Panuganti Siva

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Harshvardhan Bhalla

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Manjula Tekal

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Vijendra Kumar

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Deepak Dixit

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Balakrishnan Muniapan

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Br. Ezhivannan

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Sai Papineni

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Lavanya Pravin

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Dr. K. Vidyuta

Research Associate, KSRI Chennai

Dr. K. Vidyuta (B.Sc. Mathematics; M.A., M.Phil. and Ph. D. Sanskrit), is currently a Research Associate at the Kuppuswami Sastri Research Institute, Chennai, working on a Research Fellowship Project on “Ancient Indian Temple Architecture” titled “Critical Edition of the Kāśyapa Śilpaśātra with English translation”. She is also pursuing the Guided Research and Book Writing Fellowship of the Indic Academy titled “Svara Science of Yoga and Human Health”. She has presented research papers in many National and International Seminars and Conferences in different parts of India and abroad, including the 16th World Sanskrit Conference, held at Bangkok, in June 2015. She has also written articles for journals and has also assisted in the publication of the K. S. R. Institute. Her specialization includes Sanskrit Literature, Yoga, Ancient Indian Mathematics and Temple Architecture.

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Rupa Bhaty

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Preethi Maheshkrishnan

Asst Professor, KSRI Chennai

Mrs.V Preethi is presently working as an Asst. Professor in The Kuppuswami Sastri Research Institute, Chennai and worked as an Asst. Professor, in Kumararani Meena Muthiah College of Arts and Science for the past 9 years. She has participated in various state, National and International level conferences conducted by various organisations like Ethiraj College for women; Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit, Kalady; Pondichery University and CPR Institute. Some of the papers she has presented include "Modes of addresses in Sanskrit literature", “Tamil works rendered into Sanskrit”, "Games and pass times in ancient India", "Mahatma Gandhi's philosophy in Sanskrit literature", “Esoteric Principles of Balamukundastaka” and “Architecture in Mahabharata”. She also acted as a judge for various competitions at the Sri Ghana Vikas Sabha, Mylapore Academy and Sri Kanyaka Parameswari College for Women, SDNB Vaishnav College. She has done her Ph.d. under the guidance of Dr. V. Kameswari, Director, The Kuppuswami Sastri Research Institute and submitted my Ph.D. Thesis in the Sahitya field. Presently she is waiting for her Viva.

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Disha Panchal

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Muralidharan Poondichinnappa

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Saksham Agarwal

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Dr.V.Yamuna Devi

Assisstant Professor, KSRI Chennai

Dr. V. Yamuna Devi has won Gold Medal and a II Rank holder in M. A. Sanskrit (Sahitya) from Bangalore University. She holds M. Phil and Ph. D Degrees from the University of Madras being a research Scholar at The Kuppuswami Sastri Research Institute. Sahitya, Kosha, Vyakarana and Dharma Shastra are her fields of interest. She has five years of teaching experience at the Stella Maris College, Chennai. Since 2014 she is Associate Professor at The Kuppuswami Sastri Research Institute. She is one of the Research Guides at the KSRI having M.Phil and Ph.D scholars registered at the University of Madras. She has presented papers in National and International Conferences and has contributed research articles to International Journals. She has assisted in publications of The Kuppuswami Sastri Research Institute and The Samskrit Academy, Chennai. Delivered Special Lectures Concepts of Alankara - M.O.P. Vaishnav College, Chennai. January 2016. Conducted orientation programmes for teachers – Vivekananda Vidyalaya Matriculation School - Tiruppur. (2010, 2013) Talk on ‘Values in the Ramayana’ was delivered in the following schools - Siva Swamy Kalalaya School, March, 2015. Vidya Mandir School, Mylapore, Chennai, 2015. Bala Vidya Mandir, Adayar, Chennai., 2015. Directed and won the award for sanskrit drama performed by children in "Ramananjali awards 2014". Judge for various competitions at Schools, Colleges and prestigious Institutions. Released Stotra CD – Lalitasahasranama, Nov. 2012.

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Sushant Bharti