[Advaita-l] Fwd: Join Us for a YATRA to Sringeri Vidyashankara Temple

Amith Vikram vikram.amith at gmail.com
Sat May 14 03:33:03 EDT 2022

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YATRA to Sringeri Vidyashankara Temple


At INDICA, we pursue an Integral strategy. We simultaneously seek to
preserve, protect and promote all aspects of our heritage, be it
intellectual, cultural or spiritual. Various topics are examined from
multiple angles be it as theme for a conference, publication of a research
paper, commentary or a book, supporting the filming of a documentary,
conducting a course, organising a retreat, festival or a tour. We also
believe in ensuring that all our offerings are authentic, immersive and
transformative learning experiences. In an effort to fuse intellectual
teachings with experiences we periodically organise ‘pop up’ gurukulams
 with great intellectual masters of our times. We conduct retreats, be it
for writers, seekers or yoga practitioners and also offer grants to
intellectuals to attend those that are organised by other institutions .
Even our conferences are experiential and are organised in locations linked
to the theme of the conference. In 2019 we organised the first ever
conference on Yatras at Kashi. Eventually our vision is to launch a
platform dedicated for experiential learning – INDICA YATRA.

*Sringeri Vidyasankara Temple Astronomical Theater:*

We recently had the opportunity to publish ‘Sringeri Vidyasankara Temple
Astronomical Theater’ by Sri Viswa N Sharma.  The book reveals, with
scriptural support, that the Vidyāśaṅkara Temple is a Sun Temple unique in
India and the world. It reveals many intriguing secrets of Sanātana Dharma
and its astronomy as narrated by the architecture. It shows how well Veda,
Vedanta, Vedāṅga Jyotiṣa , Yoga, Vāstu Shāstra, Āgama and Tantra are
harmoniously blended in the construction of the Vidyāśaṅkara temple. The
book provides captivating foundational facts like the religious purpose of
the temples; how the grand temple architectures are designed to meet stated
purposes; how to understand the biological basis of Hindu Astronomy,
Ayurveda, Astrology, Festivals and many more such cultural aspects.

The author of the book, Sr Viswa N Sharma is a retired Electronics Engineer
settled in the greater Houston area, USA. Born and brought up in Karnataka,
he worked in communication systems and power conversion inversion
architectures and has registered over twenty-five patents. He researches
Sanātana Dharma to immerse himself in his heritage as it is and to provide
objective evidence of its fundamental constructs. He has been a practicing
Kriya Yoga initiate for over twenty-five years. He has published, in
Kannada, literary criticism from a yogic view of D.R. Bendre’s poems. He is
a co-author of Vedic & Yogic Heritage Festivals of Bharata, an English
translation of the Kannada edition of Swami Sri Rangapriya’s book.

*Sringeri YATRA with the Author: *

We are now pleased to announce a YATRA with the author of the book to
Sringeri. The tour is open to 10 public intellectuals who are keen on
exploring this topic along with the author and know more about the temple
and its architectural insights. Scholars with the necessary  background in
the topics covered in the book will be given preference. A sum of Rs 20,000
or actuals will be provided to each scholar for defraying his or her travel
expenditure. All expenses at Sringeri will be taken care of by INDICA. All
we ask of you is to come prepared to immerse yourself in the experience and
thereby transform yourself.

Contact :
Vadde Srinivas
Sr Coordinator – Events
Ph No: 9701400933
Write to namaste at indica.org.in
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