Wednesday, May 30, 2012

A Chola dynasty special (Coimbatore)

Attend a two-day seminar on the grand heritage of the Cholas by historians, researchers and writers.
Standing testimony to a glorious era -- The big temple at Thanjavur.

Rotary Club of Coimbatore Metropolis organises a two-day seminar on the great heritage of the Cholas on June 2. Eminent historians, researchers and writers will address the gathering on the history of the grand temples built by the Chola dynasty, some of which still stand today in all their glory.
 
The event will be inaugurated by Swami Sri Dayanadi Saraswathi and Dr. R. Nagaswamy will deliver the keynote address on Concept-Image-Evolution of Anandathandava Nataraja. The lectures will continue till 6 p.m. A valedictory function will be held on June 3 at 4 p.m. The Chief Guest for the event is Babaji Raja Bonsle, Prince of Tanjore and Ravi Sam, Chairman, REACH Foundation.

The talks on June 2 include: 

History of the Cholas by R. Gopu
Early Chola Temples by Chitra Madhavan

Shilpa Sastra and its appreciation in Chola Temples by K.P. Umapathy Acharya

Sacred Bronzes of the Cholas by Avind Venkatraman
Chidambaram and the Bhakti Movement during the Cholas by Marabin Mainthan
Muthiya

The talks on June 3 (from 10 a.m) 

Concept of Temples in South India by S. Swaminathan
Brihadeeswarar Temple of Rajaraja Chola and Rajendra Chola by Chitra
Madhavan
Chola paintings of Brihadeeswarar Temple by Sriraman

Engineering aspects of the Chola Temples by S. Rajendran

Darasuram - a marvel of the Cholas by Kudavil Balasubramaniyam

Artistic Expressions of Chola Miniatures by Sivaramakrishnan


The two-day Seminar will be inaugurated on June 2 at the GKD Auditorium, GKNM Hospital at 10 a.m and will conclude on June 3. All are welcome. For more details call 98422-51510 or mail rapidcure@gmail.com .

1 comment:

  1. Here are links for some of the lectures

    Gurumurthi - Inaugural speech
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQ_8dHVUq4Q&list=HL1376620019

    Dr Nagaswami - Keynote address
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F0bymw8jDUU

    R Gopu on Brief History of the Cholas
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BnnyrEjJbqk

    Chitra Madhavan on Early Chola Temples
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4e12-qqw4U

    Umapathy Sthapathi on Sacred Indian Art
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YAgW0oIJZhE

    S Rajendran Engineering Aspects of the Chola Temples
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uq8GXdzZI9c

    PS Sriraman on Paintings of the Rajaraja Bhrihadisvara Temple
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bo0QR4nLRxE

    Kudavayil Balasubramaniam on Darasuram Temple of Rajaraja the second
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=taf7nftlcE0

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