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Seminars and workshops

Seminar on “The Aryan Problem”
A three-day seminar to discuss thread bear, the so-called “Aryan Problem” was held from 21st to 23rd of July 1991 at the Daly Memorial hall, Bangalore under the joint sponsorship of The Mythic society and Bharateeya Itihasa Sankalana Samiti. A renowned scholar and retired Professor in Sanskrit, Bangalore University, Prof. K.T.Pandurangi delivered the Keynote address.

The seminar was attended by more than twenty nationally and internationally known historians and archeologists who deliberated on topics like 1. Proper approach to History. 2. The Aryans-a linguistic approach 3. Arya in literature. 4.The Arya-an anthropological approach. 4. Home of the Aryans. 5.Archeology of the Vedic people. 6. Aryans and Indus civilization. 7. Aryan culture.

A workshop on the ‘Temples of Karnataka’
A Three-day workshop on the ‘Temples of Karnataka’ was held from 30th October 1993 to 1st November at the Vivekananda hall, Mahajana College Mysore. More than 102 delegates hailing from the 30 places belonging to 10 districts of Karnataka attended.

The meaning, purpose of temples as centers of commerce finance, as centers of culture, as a source of inspiration to aspire for higher values of life here and in the other world was also discussed..
Scholars like Prof. S.K.Ramachandra Rao, Sant  Bhadragiri Achuyta das, Dr.S.R.Rao, Dr. K.N.Iyengar, Dr.K.V.Ramesh, Dr.Suryantah Kamath, Dr.B.K.Gururajachar, N.Krishappa, Mathadhipatis of Suttur and Parkala math gave guidance and participated in the discussions.

National seminar on “Dating in Indian Archaeology”
National seminar on “Dating in Indian archaeology: its problems and perspectives” was held from 19th to 21st December 1993 at M.Govinda rao memorial hall, Mysore.

The inaugural function was held at on 19th December 1990. Dr.K.I.Vasu retired vice chancellor Cochin University inaugurated the seminar. Dr. T.P. Verma Prof. of Ancient Indian history, Benaras Hindu University, Varanasi delivered the keynote address. Prof. A.K. Naryanan presided. Sri Ramsingh Thakur president of the Akhil Bharateeya Itihasa Sankalana Yojana was the special invitee. More than twenty scholars of national and international eminence from different parts of India had come to participate in the seminar.

A National seminar on “History of Indian Arts, Music, Dance and Historiographical insights”
The Seminar under the auspicious of Bharatiya Itihasa Sankalana Samiti and Dayananda Pai Historical Research Center, Mysore, was held for three days from 26th May to 28th May 1995. More than 50 delegates from all parts of India participated.

The inaugural address of Dr.Premalatha Sharma, Vice President, Sangeet Natak Akademi, New Delhi, was read out in her absence. Dr.Ra. Satyanarayana, well known author and Musicologist and Director of the Seminar spoke on the various aspects governing the development of Music and Dance. Dr.K.Krishnamurthy Dr.Kanak Rele Sri K.N.Iyengar, Dr.Padma Subramanyam, Dr.N.Ramanathan, Dr.S.A.K.Durga. Sri.Tarun Goswami  Smt. Maya rao, Dr.Kanaka Rele, Sri.K.Raghavendra Rao, Prof. Chinmoy Mehta, Dr.Padma Murthy, .Dr.V.S.Sampathkumaracarya, and others presented papers of topical interest .

The valedictory speech was delivered by the famous Gnanapeetha awardee Dr.K.Shivarama Karanta, Dr.Karanta said that art is not a display of just skills and cleverness.  Dr.Madhav.N.Katti, Director of Epigraphy, in his presidential speech said that epigraphically, sources would be of great help in writing a consolidated history of arts.

A national conference on “The Role of Bhakti Movement in Hindu Renaissance”
5th National Conference of Akhila Bharatiya Itihasa Sankalana Yojana was held at Mysore from 28th to 30th October 1999 on “The Role of Bhakti Movement In Hindu Renaissance”

On 28th of October at the famed Jagan Mohana Palace Auditorium of Mysore, Sri Moropant Pingale, a highly reputed historian Octogenarian, and social worker of Nagpur who has been crusading for decades for the removal of the distortions in Indian history, inaugurated a unique national conference.
More than three hundred scholars hailing from all parts of India attended the conference. There were scholars from Jammu and Kashmir, Kerala and Kanyakumari, Assam and West Bengal, Punjab and Gujarat. There were at least five to six delegates from each state of our nation. The highly interesting papers that widened the knowledge of the audience were all from the Border States like Arunachal Pradesh, Punjab, and Bengal.

The Keynote addresses of Sri Bharathi Ramanacharya in Hindi and Mahamahopadhyaya Dr.Ra. Sathyanarayana in English, well Known personalities of Karnataka were breath taking for its depth of understanding and its expanse of vision.

The message that came out of this three day 5th National conference was that Bhakti movement was not just for individual moksha. Intentionally or otherwise the saints of Bharata have been able to inspire the masses to unify themselves, to defend and assert against all types of invasions and exploitations. The unique feature of this reformation has been that, it neither encouraged bloodshed nor acrimony among the classes. Even when wars were fought to defend against invasions by aliens, it was least cruel and was totally a Dharmic war..

A seminar on “Gokarna through the Ages“
In October 1999 a one-day seminar was held at Gokarna on “Gokarna through the Ages” Sri Santa Bhadragiri achyuta das of harikatha fame and Sri Narasimahamurty Iyengar were the noted personalities who partook in the seminar.  A number of papers were presented tracing the history of Goakrana from different aspects. There were papers drawing information from traditional texts, from folklore, from archeological and historical sources. There were papers tracing the origin and development of the history of the place from tradition and religious practices that were unique to the place. The emphasis was also on how Gokarna had maintained its name as a center of Vedic learning for many a centuries, for it was one of the early Ghatikastanas and so on. The enthusiasm and encouragement given to the seminar by the local population was overwhelming.