Dr G Sankaranarayanan is the Winner of the THT-Prof S Swaminathan Heritage Award for 2021. In his Award Lecture he will take stock of the origins and development of Saivism as well as its different cults over the centuries. About the Speaker Dr. G. Sankaranarayanan is a Professor of Sahitya at the National Sanskrit University in Tirupati. He completed his undergraduate and postgraduate education in Sanskrit, with Gold Medals in both levels. A multilingual scholar, Dr. G. Sankaranarayanan has published a 1200-page compilation of Chola copper plate inscriptions for the Thanjavur Tamil University. One of the editors of 'Bharata Vani', a collection of moral sayings from the Mahabharata, he has also translated it into English, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada. Besides having edited a multilingual dictionary in Sanskrit and 12 Indian languages, he is also the editor of the Sanskrit journal 'Samskritasri'. He has helped read and publish several rare palm leaf manuscripts besides discovering and publishing ten new lithic inscriptions. A prolific speaker on Sanskrit Literature, Temple Architecture, Epigraphy, Iconography and Manuscriptology, he has also composed several slokas in Sanskrit. Dr. G. Sankaranarayanan is also an exponent of Bharatanatyam, having learnt the dance form from Padmashri Dr. Chitra Visweswaran. Please subscribe to this channel and click on the Bell Icon to receive notifications on future events.