The role of the concept of bráhman in Indian theology and philosophy is frequently adduced as a reason why Hinduism should not be regarded as polytheistic. The present essay attempts…
Abstract In henadological Platonism, the significance of “the One” is understood to lie, not in an eminent singular entity, but in the modes of unity and the ways of being…
The Śaivasiddhānta that developed in Tamilnadu from the 13th century is mainly based on the single most important and shortest ever philosophical text, Civañāṉapōtam in Tamil, composed by the saint…
Dr. Bhavana Raghavendra talks about the Charaka Samhita as a travelogue of Sage Charaka, a Wandering Monk. 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.
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.