On July 12th through 14th 2019 Indic Academy in collaboration with Bharatiya Shikhan Mandal and under the auspices of Sampurnanand Sanskrit University conducted the 1st International Vakyartha Sabha.
– The Vakyartha Sadas was the largest traditional confluence, since Independence, of eminent Sanskrit Pandits and Shastracharyas, who debated on the banks Ganga in the oldest living city of Varanasi. The grand confluence of erudite scholars saw the revival of the ancient and traditional form of scholarly debates in Sanskrit on 32 different subjects from 12 distinct Shastras, which was presided over by an esteemed panel of 15 distinguished Sanskrit scholars from across Bharat, Bhutan and Nepal, who evaluated and monitored the intellectual debates. Sanskrit scholars with expertise in varied subjects like Vyakarana (Grammar), Nyaya (logic), Jyotishyam (Astrology), Vaisesika (Physics), Ganitam (Mathematics), Vedanta (liberation), Mimamsa (hermeneutics), Ayurveda, Sahityam and more, came together to participate in the debate and deliberate on pressing issues relating to the survival, revival and propagation of traditional Indic Knowledge Systems (IKS).
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