Sushant ‘Chaitanya’ Bharti talks about the contribution of Shri Narayan Bhatt in redefining pilgrimage in the 16th Century Braj. The paper was presented at the Yatra Conference jointly organized by Indic Academy and Bharat Adhyayan Kendra, BHU, at BHU, Varanasi during 15th-17th November, 2019.
Subramanian Chidambaran explains the ‘Historical and Religious Scenario of Bhārata as Revealed through ŚañkaraDigvijayam’. The paper was presented at the Yatra Conference jointly organized by Indic Academy and Bharat Adhyayan Kendra, BHU, at BHU, Varanasi in November, 2019.
Dr. S. Ramaratnam writes about the Advaitic Overtones In The Gṛhya Rituals. This paper was presented at the ‘Conference on Oneness’ jointly organized by Indic Academy and Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth, held in October 2019 in Kochi.
After elaborating the holistic and composite nature of the āyurvedic concepts of ārogya and svāsthya, the paper interprets yātrā as a journey that begins with a visit to a tīrtha of one’s chosen deity but ends in return to the self within (ātman) in svāsthya using the literary device of metaphor. Tīrthayātrā constitutes a major socio-cultural concept in the Indic thought world that sets the jīva on the road to mokṣa and that also assures its health and wellbeing as well as that of its family and community.
Sarvajña was a Kannada poet and philosopher of the 16th century. He is famous for his three-lined vacanas or poems called ‘tripadi’. His poems deal with a variety of subjects ranging from philosophy and devotion to ethical guidelines and useful nuggets for daily living. Nithin Sridhar in this paper explores the philosophical teachings of Sarvajña, especially his views on īśvara, māyā, jñāna and mokṣa and try to discern the ideas of Advaita Vedānta present in some of his vacanas.
Dr. Shakuntala Gawde introduces the unknown text of Gokarna Purana, and elaborates on the significance of Gokarna as a Tirtha Kshetra.
(Co-authored by Yashowardhan Tiwari) “Direct knowledge is incapable of growth, for it is individual and therefore incommunicable. Intuition is the ultimate vision of our profoundest being ….” ~ Dr. S.…
The Research Paper explains the advaitic oneness as seen in the compositions of saint-poets Jnanesvara and Kabira.
Introduction: Bharat is the punya-bhoomi that has witnessed the descent of multitudes of spiritual Masters. Each master has his own contribution to make to the repertoire of human spiritual experience,…
The paper explains the ‘Ḍamaru-Vāk-Yoga Meditation’ of using sounds from ‘Mahēśvara sūtras’ of Vedāṅga-Vyākaraṇa and its correlation to Yoga and Meditation.