6th International Vedic Workshop 2014

Oct 01, 2013 | Vol 5, Issue 4
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The International Vedic Workshop is the most prominent get-together of Indologists involved in the study of the Vedas the world over. The 6th International Vedic Workshop will be held in Kozhikode (Calicut) in the southern Indian state of Kerala in India from Jan 07 to Jan 10, 2014.

The International Vedic Workshop is the most prominent get-together of Indologists involved in the study of the Vedas the world over. The 6th International Vedic Workshop will be held in Kozhikode (Calicut) in the southern Indian state of Kerala in India.

The previous five International Vedic Workshops were held in Harvard University, USA (1989), Kyoto University, Japan (1999), Leiden University, The Netherlands (2002), University of Texas, Austin, USA (2007) and Centre for Eurasiatic and Afroasiatic Studies (CEAS), Bucharest, Romania (2011).

The forthcoming workshop strictly focuses on Vedic texts and rituals, their scholarly interpretation, and their traditional performance. Special emphasis is on Vedic traditions of Kerala - recitation, texts, commentaries, and rituals, and their applications in Srauta, Grhya, Tantra etc. One of the main attractions of this workshop will be the physical presence of Veda practitioners from the two distinct schools of Kerala and their demonstration of Veda chanting. The prospective delegates constitutes bona fide scholars of the Vedas and Vedic traditions, traditional scholars (Vaidikas, ritualists, and also scholars of Mimamsa), practitioners of Veda, Sanskrit scholars, Veda enthusiasts and writers specialised in Veda from different countries.

Poat Work shop Visits to Vedic Villages

A post workshop tour is also arranged by the organizers from 11th to 14th January, 2014. The tour will cover the main Vedic heart lands in Kerala and the delegates can meet some of the experts in Vedic ritual from their own land. The visits include Olappamanna Mana (a traditional Namboothiri household to watch Thaayambaka, the world famous percussion ensemble of Kerala and Kalam Ezhuthi Paattu, a ritualistic offer to Goddess Kaali),  Kodunthirappilly (an ancient Tamil Brahmin settlement in Kerala with Tamil Saamaveda culture),

Panjaal village to visit some ancient Kerala Samavedic households,  Thrissur Brahmaswam Madhom (one of the two traditional Rgveda schools in Kerala), The team will also visits some of the households - Kaimukku Mana,  Naaraas Mana and Kaavapra Mana who are the traditional practitioners of Vedic rituals.

For registration/ more info: Prof. Michael Witzel, University of Harvard, USA., Email: witzel@fas.harvard.edu
Dr. P. Vinod Bhattathiripad, Chief Co-ordinator, El: vinodpolpaya@gmail.com
Telephone: +91-94470-60066 (mobile), +91-495-2720522 (land line)
www.ivw2014.org

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