Friday, June 2, 2017

Buddhist Monuments & Iconography in Odisha, Shyam Raman, 3rd June 2017

தமிழ்ப் பாரம்பரிய அறக்கட்டளை 
Tamil Heritage Trust
presents
Buddhist Monuments & Iconography in Odisha - An Introduction
(ஒடிசாவின் பௌத்தப் பண்பாட்டுச் சின்னங்கள் குறித்து ஓர் அறிமுகம்)
by
Shyam Raman
3rd June 2017, Saturday 5.30 PM at Arkay Chennai Convention Center,
146/3 R.H.Road, OMS Lakshana (Above Shah Electronics), Mylapore, Chennai

About the Topic: Lalitagiri, Ratnagiri and Udayagiri, about two and a half hours away from Bhubaneswar, were major centers of Buddhism. The remains at Lalitagiri have been dated as early as 3rd C CE; Ratnagiri and Udayagiri developed subsequently. They were great centers of Vajrayana buddhism between the 7th and 11th centuries. Archaeological excavations from 1958 and more recently in 1997-2000 have unearthed the ruins of a grand monastic complex with magnificent shrines. The sites have numerous sculptures of the Mahayana and Vajrayana pantheon as well as hundreds of votive stupas. The talk will include a quick overview of the three sites as well as an introduction to the basics of Buddhist iconography in Odisha.

About the speaker: Shyam Raman is a graduate in Mechanical Engineering and a post graduate in Management. He is currently employed with a large conglomerate based in Chennai.  In the past few years, he has been an active participant in the events of the Tamil Heritage Trust.

Entry for the event is absolutely FREE; No registration required. The event will also be available on LIVE. For further details, please visit http://www.tamilheritage.in & https://www.facebook.com/TamilHeritageTrust

RSVP:
S. Swaminathan - sswami99@gmail.com; 2467 1501
Badri Seshadri - Kizhakku-p-padippakam - badri@nhm.in; 98840-66566
A. Annamalai: Gandhi Study Centre - gandhicentre@gmail.com;
S. Kannan - musickannan@gmail.com; 98414-47974
R. Gopu - writergopu@yahoo.com, 98417-24641
T.Sivasubramanian - siva.durasoft@gmail.com, 98842-94494

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