Author: Indic Today

Workshop On Establishing A Gurukul

Bharatiya Shikshan Mandal organised a meet at the Veda Vijnana Gurukula campus, Bengaluru from 30th October to 2nd November as a part of its Gurukul project. The project aims at bringing the Gurukul system into the mainstream. Most participants in this meet were philanthropists interested in starting a Gurukul, ready with land, money and other resources required to establish a Gurukul in their respective areas from all over India, but waiting to get guided regarding how to go about it. The sessions begin at 7 am in the morning with a talk on interesting new aspects that can inspire new thoughts on Gurukul curriculum building. The day long sessions after the breakfast were alternatively talks and group discussions. The group discussions gave opportunity to all the participants to share their views, seek clarifications and add their ideas. The moderators of the discussions were amazing in holding a balance between free open discussion and a stern and strict discipline of keeping the focus of the discussion in tact. Most of the talks and discussions were in …

Scholarship Grants To Students Of Kumar Bhaskar Varma Sanskrit And Ancient Studies University

Inter-University Center for Indic Knowledge Systems is an initiative by Indic Academy that acts as a hub of scholarly exchanges between Gurukuls and universities and between academics and acharyas. Apart from conducting courses, programs, nurturing networks and platforms, it has been active in the domain of scholarships and grants.The vision for this specific functional domain of scholarships and grants within IUC-IKS is that by the end of 2020 no student, scholar or acharya of Sanskrit and Indic Knowledge Systems is unable :- to pay fees to pursue his or her education in Sanskrit and Indic Knowledge Systems, to travel or register for any academic conference in India or abroad, to pursue research and publish their findings or even struggle for sustenance. Towards this mission, IUC-IKS has already tied up with:  Chinmaya Vishwavidya Peetha MIT University – School of Vedic Science Sanchi University It has now reached out to all the Sanskrit Universities in India and offered them scholarship and grants. IUC-IKS is now happy to announce a tie up with Kumar Bhaskar Varma Sanskrit and …

Appeal To Support The Restaging Of The Dark Lord

“The Dark Lord” is a dance theater experience by Raadha Kalpa Dance Academy that takes the viewers on a journey through the images of the many seekers of Lord Krishna. The story follows the life and voice of Meera, the poetess of love. It attempts to parallel the struggles, courage, madness, lament and ultimately the surrender of these seekers. More details are available in this brochure and trailer can be seen here. Drawing from Classical Indian dance vocabulary of Bharatanatyam, the experience pushes the boundaries of performance and theater creating a visual impact that doesn’t contain to the currently prescribed norms of representation. The barrier of space between the performer and the viewer is broken, creating a unique experience for every individual. The Dark Lord is the first of it’s kind in the Indian vocabulary of dance theater. A truly special experience that celebrates some of the most retold stories of India. Raadha Kalpa Dance Academy is a classical Indian Bharatanatyam Dance Company dedicated to the promotion of art and culture through performance, teaching, artistic …

Workshop On Janya Ragas

Indian Music is based on Ragas. Ragas live through various types of compositions. Among them some compositions are classified as light classical compositions. They are in all Indian languages and find their place at the concluding part of any classical music concert, exclusive devotional concerts and in congregational singing. Some well-known compositions like these are Hari tum haro (Hindi – Meera Bhai), Poonkuyil Koovidum (Tamil – Kalki), Brahma kadigina (Telugu – Annamayya) and so on. Our great vaggeyakarashad has given a platform to their feelings and divine experiences through these compositions. Many such compositions which were once frequently heard and known to the rasikas have become lesser known to the present generation. Hence the present workshop. Twelve selected majestic vilambikala compositions in Janya Ragas will be taught in this workshop. The workshop is being planned to teach as many as possible compositions within three days. As always, the workshops will be in Gurukula pattern without any fee. Boarding and lodging will be free of cost. The participants should be young performing artists, music teachers and …

Fellowship For Research And Book Writing

Indic Academy’s Inter-University Centre for Indic Knowledge Studies, as part of its commitment to promote quality research based book writing in Indic Knowledge Studies is glad to institute a “Fellowship For Research And Book Writing” program. This Fellowship program is not oriented towards a degree or title. The Fellowship carries an honorarium of Rs 10,000/- per month and publication of the book written through the fellowship. (In the case of a fieldwork-based research fieldwork expenditure is provided under the guidance/scrutiny of the guide). In all, five fellowships are awarded from one of the themes below. The fellowship is open to applicants from all over the world. Applicants from countries other than India will be paid the equivalent honorarium in dollars. Indic Academy with it’s global network will promote the sales of the publication and ensure great impact of the research work on the academic and public intellectuals. Research Topics: Applicants may choose topics from the themes listed below. Against each theme one topic is suggested by IUC for IKS. Among these themes applicants may also …

Travel & Registration Grant For Conference On The Shakta Tantras

The International Conference On Historical, Sociological, Philosophical and Spiritual Significance Of Shakta Tantra with Special Reference to the Srividya Tradition is being held at Sanchi University during 17th-19th December, 2018. Tantrashastra is one of the most important traditions of India. It inherits the finest philosophy of Vedanta but has developed it’s own path for spiritual attainment. But it is a much neglected field in the history of Indian Philosophy. Much work has to be done to explore the full significance of Tantrashastra. There are three sub-schools within the Shaktatantra- Kaula, Misra and Samaya. They have their own independent treatises. The Kaula group has 64 treatises within various commentaries and the Mishra group has 8 treatises with several commentaries. The Samaya group is the most important among the Saktatantra on account of its exalted philosophy and unique method of worship. The Shubhagamapanchaka and hundreds of independent treatises explore it’s philosophy. The samaya tantras points the way to liberation along with the material prosperity. These tantras actually represent the quintessence of the old Upanishads, with their emphasis on …

Best PhD Award in Indic Knowledge Systems

Best PhD Award for Indic Knowledge Systems

INDIC ACADEMY INTER-UNIVERSITY CENTRE FOR INDIC KNOWLEDGE STUDIES Announces Best PhD Award for Indic Knowledge Systems Indic Academy’s  Inter-University Centre for Indic Knowledge Studies , as part of its commitment to promote quality research in Indic Knowledge Studies is glad to institute “Best PhD Award for Indic Knowledge Systems” from the year 2018. There will be three prizes: First : Cash Award of Rs. 50,000 + Publication of the Dissertation Second : Cash Award of Rs. 30,000 + Publication of the Dissertation Third : Cash Award of Rs. 20,000 + Publication of the Dissertation Apart from these a few more dissertations may be selected for publication without cash award. Indic Academy with its widespread network can promote the sales of the publication and ensure great impact of the research work on the academic and general world of readers. Who can apply/nominate? PhD research scholars who have been awarded PhD degree during the year Jan-2018 to December 2018 and those whose PhD dissertation has undergone the due process required for the award and the formality of …

Story-telling tradition sanskrit

Travel Grants For National Symposium On The Story-telling Tradition Of Sanskrit

Amrita Darshanam (ICSS) and Sahitya Akademi, New Delhi are jointly organizing a one-day National Symposium titled ‘Story-telling Traditions of Sanskrit’. This symposium is an attempt at thoroughly understanding the evolution of story-telling in Sanskrit and to analyze the creativity in bringing truth through the form of story. India is a land of story-tellers and story-telling, and Sanskrit story-telling traditions are as diverse as the culture of the country itself. The story was the media to take Truth to the masses. Storytelling has it’s origins in the form of verses, prose and music in the Trayi, the Vedas. It later moved through the form of much refined language and in poetry in Vālmīki’s Rāmāyaṇa, VedaVyāsa’s Mahābhārata and Śuka’s Śrīmadbhāgavatam, thus completing the triumvirate of Indian culture. The famous trinity of prose literature — Subandhu, Danḍin and Bāṇa — solidified the stance of storytelling in Sanskrit literature. Many ideas from the Indian tradition of storytelling were borrowed throughout the world. The Panchatantra‘s fame extended well beyond the reach of India. Works like the Kathāsaritsāgara and Vetālapañcavimśatiḥ are …

Vedanta Retreat Shankaracharya

Vedanta Retreat On Brahmasutra Adhyasabhashyam

Arsha Vidya UK is conducting a workshop on the Adhyasa bhashya of Adi Shankaracharya’s commentary on the Brahmasutras. In the Adhyasa bhashya the great Acharya gives his own exposition of the concept without referring to other texts. Shankaracharya clarifies that the obstacle to enlightenment is a misconception on our part, which mixes up the real and non-real. This drives an empirical view of the world – an apparent duality of subjects, objects, and the means of knowing these objects. This misconception is innate to us, and is called Adhyasa. Shankaracharya further defines the avidya in the Sruti as this adhyasa. Once this avidya is removed, what is left is vidya or knowledge that is the experience of brahman. Shankaracharya held that the purpose of the shastra is to reveal brahman by identifying and removing avidya, so that brahman can shine of its own accord. Indic Academy will provide a sponsorship to one serious student to attend this Vedanta retreat. This sponsorship includes boarding and lodging expenses. If you are interested, please write to us at …