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4 Days Online Workshop

Hindu Iconography | मूर्तीशास्त्र



भारत ज्ञान Bharat Jnan | A Knowledge Capsule on IKS

Upcoming Batches :

  • 26 to 29 March 2024

4 Days - 4 Sessions
Evening: 8:00pm to 9:15pm
Language: English
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Bhishma School of Indian Knowledge System

About the Workshop

Throughout the country, numerous inscriptions prove that temples served not only as abodes for God but also as preservers of various aspects of Indian culture. For more than three millennia, various rulers and dynasties constructed temples to uphold religion, listing the benefits of temples such as peace, fame, wealth, grain, offspring, and liberation in many scriptures. With a significant decline in temple construction activities over the past 200 years, the science and meaning behind their construction and art have disappeared from public discourse. Today, temples have become merely places of worship for Hindus, most of whom are indifferent to the symbols and meanings of the sculptures engraved on temple walls. Every design and statue in a Hindu temple is created for a purpose, conveying a codified message to future generations, which is now lost. The temples that once elevated humanity spiritually, materially, and divinely through art have become mere structures due to ignorance. This workshop will provide insights into the art crafted on temple walls and teach techniques to recognize the hidden messages conveyed by these statues, despite the destruction/looting during Islamic invasions.

Your Instructor

K.P. Umapathy Acharya

K.P. Umapathy Acharya

Hereditary Architect
Director, Institute of Sacred Architecture, Kumbakonam

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Topics covered in the Workshop

  1. Introduction to Indian Iconography

  2. Development of Indian Iconography

  3. Literary sources of Sculpture (Vedas, Epics, Tantric Literature)

  4. Physical sources of Sculpture (Coins, Inscriptions, Paintings, Statues)

  5. Classification of Sculpture

  6. Mudras (Body, Feet, Hand) - Introduction and Types

  7. Introduction to Weapons and Vehicles of Deities

  8. Aditya, Agni, Navagrahas, Ashtadikpalas, etc.

  9. Vishnu and His Forms, Wives of Vishnu, Hayagriva, Garuda, etc.

  10. Shiva, Types of Shiva Linga, Various Forms of Shiva, Nandi, Guardians, etc.

  11. Brahma, Shakti, Saptamatrika, Apsaras, Saptarishi, Nagas, etc.

  12. Divine Statues in Greater India

What you will benifit from the Workshop

  1. Introduction to the diminishing branch of Iconography.

  2. Understanding temples beyond just places of worship.

  3. Knowledge of Indian Iconography and its glory.

  4. Introduction to our history and culture preserved through statues.

  5. Knowledge on the classification of sculpture and how it is preserved.

  6. Introduction to various deities and their forms.

  7. Introduction to the literary and physical sources of Indian Iconography.

  8. Knowledge of the contemporary social situation, various sects, and religious practices through sculpture.

  9. Knowledge of the antiquity of Indian culture spread across Greater India.

  10. Understanding the importance of this heritage in the present time and the messages hidden within it.

  11. Information about the opportunities and achievements available in Iconography.

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✅ मार्गदर्शन एवं प्रश्नोत्तरी 

✅ ​सभी प्रतिभागियों को ई-प्रमाणपत्र

✅ झुम लाइव्ह क्लास + रेकॉर्डिंग्स (Lifetime Access)

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Office Address:
622, Janaki Raghunath, Pulachi Wadi,Near Z Bridge, Deccan Gymkhana, Pune - 411004 MH, Bharat
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About Bhishma School of Indian Knowledge Systems...

Bhishma School of Indian Knowledge System (BSIKS) is a Pioneer institute in the field of IKS and Hindu Studies. We conduct Online Courses - Certificate Courses, Masters Programs, Webinars, and workshops based on IKS, Hindu studies, Ancient Indian Vedic Wisdom, True Indian History, Art, Culture, Vedic Literature, Science, Technology, and Ancient Civilization. 

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