Covidamma or Coronatalli ? A Conversation on Folk Hindu Religious Response to epidemics

Video discusses the ancient rituals, traditions and beliefs in the folk Hindu culture. Dr. Nagarj discusses about his research and findings in rituals from the folk culture and the integration of the vedic culture and the folk culture. Both cultures – Vedic traditions and Folk traditions have impacted each other while not completely taking over each other. Dr. Nagaraj goes on to discuss the folk traditions in response to epidemics. 

Legacy Partnerships and Retrospective – Prospective Webinar Series

A series of webinars “Retrospective -Prospective ‘ are also planned with the scholars where in a comprehensive look at the entire body of work of the scholar is reviewed and also current and future projects discussed. Students and research scholars are encouraged to participate in these webinars and reach out to the scholars to work under their tutelage.

Announcement: Online Writing Workshops by Himalayan Writing Retreat

Indic academy will sponsor deserving candidates to participate in the above three workshops. The selected Candidates will need to share the Indic Pledge http://www.indictoday.com/grants/indic-pledge/ on their social media timelines.  Further, they need to demonstrate a knowledge and interest in Indic Writing.

Hindu Temples And The Indian State : Conclusion

While taking over the administration of the Tirupati temple some 200 years ago, the collector of the North Arcot G Eo. Stratton who alluded in his report of a statement allegedly in the Bhavishya Purana that “the worship of Vishnoo will cease at the completion of 5000 years from the commencement of Caliyug”. He also expressed the hope that “should the prophecy be fulfilled, we may in about a century more expect a material decrease in the revenue of the Tripatty pagoda”.The prophesy has not materialised and is now managed by the TTD Board under whom most of the income is expended on purposes that have nothing to do with Hindu religious activities or activities of the temple. Even more distressing is the fact that the religious activities of the Temple are circumscribed not by any of the hoary traditions of the temple, but by something known as the Bruce Code, which came in to force in early 19th century.