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2013 in review

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The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 10,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 4 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Uttararamacharitam [Post 15]*

*Click on link (Act I: Chitradarshanam) for  full text of Act I of this play, which is  being posted here in small ‘bytes’


लक्ष्मणः– एतेवयम्अयॊध्यांप्राप्ताः/

lakSHmaNaha – EthE vayam ayODHyAm prApthAha /

 LAKSHMANA – This is showing us, when we returned to Ayodhya.

रामः– (सास्रम्)    स्मरामिहन्तस्मरामि /

 जीवत्सुतातपादेषुनूतनेदारसङ्ग्रहे /   मातृभिश्चिन्त्यमानांतॆहिनॊदिवसागताः // ९ //

इयमपितदाजानकी

प्रतनुविरलैःप्रन्तोन्मीलन्मनोहरकुन्तलैर्दशनमुकुलैर्मुग्धालोकंशिशुर्दधतीमुखम् /
ललितललितैर्ज्योत्स्नाप्रायैरकृत्रिमविभ्रमैरकृतममधुरैरम्बानांमेकुतूहलमङ्गकैः //२०//

rAmaha – (sAsram)

smarAmi hantha smarAmi /

jIvathsu thAthapAdhESHu nUthanE dhArasangrahE /  mAthrbhishchinthyamAnAnAm thE hi nO dhivasA gathAha // 19 //

iyamapi thadhA jAnakI

prathanuviralaihi prAnthOnmIlanmanOharakunthalirdhashanamukulairmugDHAlOkam shishurdha DHathI mukha /   lalithalaithairjyOthsnApr ayairakrthrimavi bhramair akrtham- aDHurairambAnAm mE kuthUhalamangakaihi // 20 //

 RAMA – (With tears in his eyes) I remember, O I do.  Our father was alive, we were newly wed, our mothers shielded us from all cares.  Those days are gone forever.  And Janaki – as my mother watched keenly, she would move about like a moon-ray, graceful and beautiful.  Her hair parted by a thin line in the centre, her teeth like flower buds and her face so childlike – naturally appealing, not resorting to artificial things.

For Earth Day: Bedecked in flowers*

हस्ते लीलाकमलमलके बालकुन्दानुविद्धं

नीता लॊध्रप्रसवरजसा पाण्डुतामानने श्रीः /

चूडापाशे नवकुरबकं चारु कर्णॆ शिरीषं

सीमन्ते च त्वदुपगमजं यत्र नीपं वधूनाम् //

hasthE lIlAkamalamalakE bAlakundhAnuvidhDHam

nIthA lODHraprasavarajasA pANduthAmAnanE shrIhi /

chUdApAshE navakurabakam chAru karNE shirISHam

sImanthE cha tvadhupagamajam yathra nIpam vaDHUnAm //

[You’ll find the young women alluring thought they use mere flowers to add to their beauty] They bleach their faces with lodhra flowers, sport lotuses in their hands and fresh kunda and kurabaka blossoms in their braids; they decorate their ears with the delicate shirisha blooms and nipa flowers strung together marks the parting in their hair.

*A verse from Kalidasa’s Meghadootam [Verse 2, Uttaramegha]

lodhraSymplocos racemosa Roxb; kunda – Jasminum multiflorum also Thevetia peruviana merrill; kurabaka – Barleria prionitis L; nipa – Neolamarckia cadamba (Roxb.) Bosser; shirisha – Albizia odoratissima (L.F.) Benth.

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Uttararamacharitam [Post 14]

लक्ष्मणः – इयमार्या / इयमप्यार्यामाण्डवी / इयमपिवधूःश्रुतकीर्तिः /

lakshmaNaha: iyamArya I iyamapyAryA mANdavI / iyamapi vaDHuhu shruthakIrthihi /

 LAKSHMANA: This is you, sister (to Sita), and this is sister Mandavi (Bharata’s wife).  This is the young Shruthakirthi (Shatrugna’s wife).

 सीता – वत्सइयमप्यपराका /

sIthA: vathsa iyamapyaparA kA /

 SITA: Who is this other lady, dear prince?

 लक्ष्मणः-  (सलज्जास्मिताम्अपवार्य)अयॆऊर्मिलांपृच्छत्यार्या /  भवतु / अन्यतःसञ्चारयामि / (प्रकाशम्)आर्यॆदृश्यतांद्र्ष्टव्यतत् / अयम्चभगवान्भार्गवः /

lakshmaNaha: (salajjasmitham apavArya) ayE / UrmilAm prchCHathyAryA I bhavathu / anyathaha sanchArayAmi / (prakAsham)  AryE dhrshyathAm dhraSHtavayamEthath / ayam cha bhagavAn bhArgavaha /

 LAKSHMANA: (smiling shyly, says to himself) Oh, she’s pointing to Urmila (my wife)!  Let her do so.  I’ll just move away to another painting. (Aloud) Sister, come see this!  This painting is indeed worth seeing! Shown here is Lord Bhargava (note: another name for Pashurama).

सीता- कम्पितास्मि /

sIthA: kampithAsmi /

 SITA: Oh, I tremble (a reference to the fiery duel he had engaged Rama in during their exile in the forest).

 रामः – ऋषेनमस्ते /

rAmaha: rSHE namasthE /

 RAMA: I bow down to you, oh sage!

 लक्ष्मणः– आर्येपश्यपश्य / अयमसावार्येण – –

laksmaNaha: AryE pashya pashya /

 LAKSHMANA: Sister Sita, see, see what Rama is doing to him (in the picture)….

 रामः – ( साक्षेपम् ) अयिबहुतरंद्रष्टव्यम् / अन्यतोदर्शय /

rAmaha: (sAkshEpam) ayi bahutharam dhraSHtavyam i  anyathO dharshaya /

 RAMA: (Interrupting Lakshmana) Hey! There’s a lot more to be seen. Let’s go see another painting.

 सीता– सष्ठुशोभसेआर्यपुत्रैतेनविनयमाहात्म्येन/

sIthA – suSHTu shObhasE AryaputhraithEna vinayamAhAthmyEna /

 SITA: Your boundless humility endows you with such a glorious radiance, my lord.

Uttararamacharitam [Post 13]

लक्ष्मणः – आर्य पश्य पश्य /

संबन्धिनो वसिष्ठादीनेष तातस्तवार्चति / गौतमश्च शतानन्दो जनकानां पुरोहितः // १६ //

lakshmaNaha: Arya pashya pashya I 

 sambanDHinO vasiSHTAdhinESHa thAthasthavArchathi I  gauthamashcha shathAnandhO janakAnAm purOhithaha II 16 II

LAKSHMANA: See this, just look at this, Sir.  Your in-laws and their family priests are honouring our father, Vasishta and the others!

रामः – दृष्टव्यम् एतत् /

जनकानां रघूणां च संबन्धः कस्य न प्रियः / यत्र दाता गृहीता च स्वयं कुशिकनन्दनः // १७ //

rAmaha: dhraSHtavyamEthath I

janakAnAm raghUNam cha sambanDHaha kasya na priyaha I  yathra dhAthA grahIthA cha svayam kushikanandhanaha II 17 II

RAMA: Indeed, a painting to be seen!  Who did not favour the coming together of Janaka’s family and Raghu’s descendants?  In this marriage, Kushika’s son, Vishvamitra had to be both the one who gave away the bride and, as our preceptor, the one who received her into the family!

 सीता –  ऎतॆखलुतत्कलकृतगोदानमंगलाश्च्त्वारोपिभ्रातरोविवाहदीक्शितायूयम् / अम्मो / जानामितस्मिन्नेवप्रदेशेतस्मिन्नेवकलेवर्ते /

sIthA:EthE khalu thath kAlakrthagOdhAnamaNgalAshchathvArOpi bhrAtharO vivAhadIkshithA yUyam I  ammO I jAnAmi thasminnEva pradhEshE thasminnEva kAlE varthE I

SITA: And, this painting depicts the donation of cows to the needy and other auspicious activities that took place on that occasion.  All four of you [Note: meaning the brothers Rama, Lakshmana, Bharatha and Shatrughna] were observing the rituals expected of a groom …. Oh! I’m transported to that very place and that very time period!

रामः –

 समयःसवर्ततएवैषयत्रमाम् समनन्दयत्सुमुखिगौतमार्पितः /   अयमुद्गृहीतकमनीयकंकणस्तवमूर्तिमानिवमहोत्सवःकरः // १८ //

rAmaha:

samayaha sa varthatha EvaiSHa yathra mAm samanadhayath sumukhi gauthmArpithaha I

ayamudhgrhIthakamanIyakankaNaha thava mUrthimAniva mahOthsavaha karaha II 18 II

RAMA: Indeed, I too am taken back in time, and feel the way I did then – happy, looking at your lovely face, as sage Gautama placed your hand in mine – your hand, decorated with such beautiful bangles, seeming to have captured, verily, the picturesque celebrations that marked the auspicious occasion!

The essence of goodness*

प्रियप्राया वृत्तिर्विनयमधुरो वाचि नियमः प्रकृत्या कल्याणी मतिरनवगीतः परिचयः / पुरो वा पश्चाद्वा तदिदमविपर्यासितरसं रहस्यं साधूनामनुपधि विशुद्धं विजयते

kimathrOchyathE /priyaprAyA vrththirvinayamaDHurO vAchi niyamaha prakrthyA kalyANI mathiranavagIthaha parichayaha / purO vA pashchAdhvA thadhidhamaviparyAsitharasam rahasyam sADHUnAmanupaDHi vishudhDHam vijayathE

A likeable disposition is one that is made sweet by humility, restraint in speech, a mind which is by nature virtuous, a tendency not to abuse familiarity. At all times [in the future or in the past], this ageless secret, which is the pure essence of goodness, triumphs [over all else]

*From Act II of Bhavabhuti’s Uttararamacharitam.

Uttararamacharitam [contd.]: post 12

लक्ष्मणः – एतानि तानि सरहस्य जृम्भकास्त्राणि यानि भगवतः कृशाश्वात् कौशिकं ऋषिं विश्वस्य मित्रं विश्वामित्रम् उपसङ्क्रान्तानि / तेन च ताटकावधे प्रसादीकृतान्यार्यस्य /

lakshmaNaha: EthAni thAni sarahasya jrmbhakAsthrANi yAni bhagavathaha krshAshvAth kaushikam rSHim vishvasya mirthram vishvAmithram upasankrAnthAni /  thEna cha thAtakAvaDHE prasAdhIkrthAnyArasya /

LAKSHMANA: They are jrmbhaka weapons.  Knowledge regarding the use of these weapons is a closely guarded secret.  Sage Krishashva gave these ashtras to Kushika’s son, the honourable sage Vishvamitra, the friend of the world!  After Rama killed the demoness Thataka, Vishvamitra presented him with these holy weapons.

रामः – वन्दस्व देवि दिव्यास्त्राणि /

ब्रह्मादयो ब्रह्महिताय तप्त्वा परःसहस्राः शरदस्तपांसि / एतान्यपश्यन् गुरवः पुराणाः स्वान्येव तेजांसि तपोमयानि // १५ //

rAmaha: vandhasva dhEvi dhivyAsthrANi /

brahmAdhayO brahmahithAya thapthvA parahsahasrAha sharadhasthapAmsi / EthAnyapashyan guravaha purANaha svAnyEva thEjAmsi thapOmayAni//15//

RAMA: Let us pay our respects to the celestial weapons, my dear.

Brahma, along with many sages, performed penance for hundreds of years for the good of all creation.  Finally, as a result of their penance, these weapons emerged, reflecting the radiance of the celestials.

सीता – नमो एतेभ्यः /

sIthA: namO EthEbhyaha /

SITA: I offer my salutations to them.

रामः – सर्वथेदानीं त्वत् प्रसूतिम् उपस्थास्यन्ति /

rAmaha: sarvaTHEdhAnIm thvath prasUthim upasTHAsyanthi /

RAMA: Now, they will all surely wait on the children you give birth to.

सीता – अनुगृहीतास्मि /

sIthA: anugrhIthAsmi /

SITA: I am indeed blessed!

लक्ष्मणः – एष मिथिलावृत्तान्तः /

lakshmaNaha: Esha miTHilAvrththAnthaha /

LAKSHMANA: This is a portrait of the Mithila episode.

सीता – अम्महे / दलन्नवनीलोत्पलश्यामलस्निग्धमसृणमांसलेन देहसौभाग्येन विस्मयस्तिमिततातदृश्यमान सौंयसुन्दरश्रीः अनादरखण्डित शङ्करशरासनः शिखण्डमुग्धमण्डनः आर्यपुत्र आलिखितः /

sIthA: ammahE / dhalannavanIlOthpalashyAmalasnigDHamasrNamAsalEna dhEhasaubhAgyEna vismayasthimithathAthadhrshyamAna saumyasundharashrIhi anAdharakhaNditha shankarasharAsanaha shikhaNdamugDHamaNdana Aryaputhra Alikhithaha /

SITA: Oh, how wonderful!  My husband, dark-hued like a freshly blooming blue lotus, gifted with a magnificent body – strong, yet supple, and a face framed by dark curls, is seen in this picture with my father who is watching, with surprise and admiration, as my husband breaks with ease the great bow of Lord Shiva.

Uttararamacharitam [Contd. Post 11]

रामः – शान्तम् /

उत्पत्तिपरिपूतायाः किमस्याः पावनान्तरैः / तीर्थोदकं च वह्निश्च नान्यतः शुद्धिमर्हतः // १३ //

देवि देवयजनसंभवे / प्रसीद / एष ते जीवितावधिः प्रणामः /

कष्टो जनः कुलधनैरनुरञ्जनीयस्तन्मे यदुक्तम् अशिवं न हि तत् क्षमं ते / नैसर्गिकी सुरभिणः कुसुमस्य सिद्धा मूर्ध्नि स्थितिर्न चरणैरवताडितम् // १४ //

rAmaha: shAntham / 

uthpaththiparipUthAyAha kimasyAha pAvanAtharaihi /  thIrTHOdhakam cha vahnishcha nAnyathaha shudhDHimarhathaha // 13 //

dhEvi dhEvayajanasambhavE I prasIdha / ESHa thE jIvithAvaDHihi praNAmaha /

kaSHtO janaha kulaDHanairanuranjanIyasthanmE yadhukthamashivam na hi thath kSHamam thE I  naisargikI surabhiNaha kusumasya sidhDHA mUrDHni sTHithirna charaNairavathAdithAm // 14 //

RAMA: Shh! Quiet!

The waters of the sacred rivers and the fire that purify need no further purification. For one whose birth is in itself blemishless, where is the need to prove their purity through rituals? 

My dear! Blessed one! Do keep up your spirits. Allow me to say this: To protect the wealth of family honour that is at stake, we have to pay heed to the society’s dicta.  You do not merit the harsh words I spoke to you then – a flower with natural fragrance deserves to be placed on the head, not kicked with the foot.

सीता – भवतु आर्यपुत्र भवतु / एहि प्रेक्षामहे तावत् ते चरितम् /

(उत्थाय परिक्रामतः)

sIthA: bhavathu Aryaputhra bhavathu /  Ehi prEkSHAmahE thAvath thE charitham /

(uthTHAya parikrAmathaha)

SITA: It is all right, my Lord, it’s all right. Come now, let’s see the (pictorial) narration of your story.

(Everyone gets up and walks around the stage)

लक्ष्मणः – इदं तद् आलेख्यम् /

lakshmaNaha: idham thadh Alekhyam /

LAKSHMANA: Here is the painting!

सीता – (निर्वर्ण्य) क इदानीमेते उपरि निरन्तरस्थिता उपस्तुवन्ति इवार्यपुत्रम् /

sIthA: (nirvarnya) ka idhAnImEthE upari nirantharasTHithA upasthuvanthi ivAryaputhram I

SITA: (Looking at the painting) Who are these people standing in a group, surveying my husband from above? They seem to be extolling him, worshipping him.

Uttararamacharitam [Contd. – Post 10]

रामः – कः कोऽत्र भोः / विश्रम्यताम् अष्टावक्रः /

ramaha: kaha kOthra bhOho /  vishramyathAm aSHtAvakraha /

RAMA: Who’s there?  Arrange for Ashtavakra to rest.

अष्टावक्रः – (उत्थाय परिक्रम्य) अये कुमार लक्ष्मणः प्राप्तः /

(निष्क्रान्तः)

aSHtAvakraha: (uthTHAya parikramya) ayE kumAra lakshmaNaha prApthana /

(niSHkrAnthaha)

ASHTAVAKRA: (Stands up and turns) Oh! Young Lakshmana has come!

 (Exit Ashtavakra)

(प्रविश्य)

लक्ष्मणः – जयत्वार्यः / आर्य तेन चित्रकारेण अस्मदुपदिष्टम् अस्यां वीथिकायाम् आर्यस्य चरितम् आलिखितम् / तत् पश्यत्वार्या /

(pravishya)

lakshmaNaha: jayathvAryaha /  Arya thEna chithrakArENa asmadhupadhiSHtam asyAm vITHikAyAm Aryasya charitham Alikhitham / thath pashyathvAryA /

(Enter Lakshmana)

LAKSHMANA: Victory to you!  Brother, as per your orders, the artist has painted your story on the walls of the corridor.  I request my sister-in-law to come and see the paintings. 

रामः – जानासि वत्स दुर्मनायमानां देवीं विनोदयितुम् / तत् कियन्तम् अवधिम् यावत् /

rAmaha: jAnAsi vathsa dhurmanAyamAnAm dhEvIm vinOdhayithum /  thath kiyantham avaDHim yAvath /

RAMA: You know how to entertain the queen, who is somewhat upset now.  How far has the artist got to?

लक्ष्मणः – यावद् आर्याया हुताशने विशुद्धिः /

lakshmaNaha: yAvadh AryAyA huthAshanE vishudhDHihi /

LAKSHMANA: The painting is done till the queen’s purification by fire.

Uttararamacharitam [contd.]: Post 9

अष्टावक्रःइदं भगवत्यरुन्धत्या देवीभिः शान्तया भूयोभूयः संदिष्टम् / यः कश्चिद्गर्भदोहदोस्या भवति सोवश्यमचिरान्मानयितव्यः /

aSHtAvakraha: idham bhagavathyarunDHathyA dhEvIbhihi shAnthayA chabhUyObhUyaha sandhiSHtam / yaha kashchidh garbhadhOhadhO asyA bhavathi sOvashyam achirAn mAnayithavyaha /

ASHTAVAKRA: Venerable Arundhati, the three queen mothers and Shantha repeatedly asked me to convey this message to you – ‘Whatever wish Sita may have during her pregnancy must be immediately attended to.’     

रामःक्रियते यदेषा कथयति /

rAmaha: kriyathE yadhESHA kaTHayathi /

RAMA: Whatever she desires will be done.

 अष्टावक्रः ननान्दुः पत्या देव्याः संदिष्टमृष्यशृङ्गेण / वत्से / कठोरगर्भेति नानीतासि / वत्सोपि रामभद्रस्त्वद्विनोदार्थमेव स्थापितः / तत्पुत्रपूर्णोत्सङ्गामायुष्मतीं द्रक्ष्यामः /

aSHtAvakraha: nanAndhuhu pathyA cha dhEvyAha sandhiSHtam rSHyashrngENa / vathsE / kaTOragarbhEhi nAnIthAsi / vathsOpi rAmabhadhrasthvadh vinOdhArTHamEva sTHApithaha / thath puthrapUrNOthsangAm AyuSHmathIm dhrakshyAmaaha /

ASHTAVAKRA: My lady, your sister-in-law’s husband, Rishyashringa, has asked me to convey this message to you: ‘You have been left behind only because of the advanced state of your pregnanc. Rama has also been asked to stay back in Ayodhya so as to take care of you. We hope to see you soon, in the best of health and with a child on your lap.

रामः – (सहर्षलज्जस्मितम्) तथास्तु / भगवता पुनर्वसिष्ठेन किञ्चिदादिष्ठोस्मि /

ramaha (saharSHakajjAsmitham): thaTHAsthu / bhagavathA punarvasiSHYEna na kinchidh AdhiSHtosmi /

RAMA (with a happy, shy smile): As you say so may it be. Has not revered Vasishta asked that I be given any words of advice?

अष्टावक्रः श्रूयताम् /

जामातृयज्ञेन वयं निरुद्धास्त्वं बाल एवासि नवं राज्यम् / युक्तः प्रजानाम् अनुरञ्जने स्यास्तस्माद्यशो यत् परमं धनं वः // ११ //

ASHTAvakraha: shrUyathAm/
JAmAthryagnyEna vayam nirudhdDHAsthvam bAla EvAsi navam cha rAjyam /  yukthaha prajAnAm anuranjanE syAsthasmAdh yashO yath paramam DHanam vaha // 11 //

ASHTAVAKRA: Please listen (to the message): “We are staying back to participate in the sacred yagna conducted by the son-in-law of our house. You are young and kingship is new to you. Reign so as to ensure the happiness of your subjects. The distinction such a reign will give you is our greatest wealth.”

रामः यथाह भगवान् मैत्रावरुणिः /

स्नेहं दयां सौख्यं यदि वा जानकीमपि / आराधनाय लोकस्य मुञ्चतो नास्ति मे व्यथा // १२ //

rAmaha: yaTHAha bhagavAn maithrAcaruNihi /
 snEham dhyAm cha saukhyam cha yadhi vA jAnakImapi / ArADHanAya lOkasya munchathO nAsthi mE vyaTHA // 12 //

RAMA: I shall do as the honourable Maitravaruni commands. Without feeling perturbed, I shall sacrifice anything – be it friendship, sympathy, comfort or even Sita – in the service of my subjects.

सीता अत एव राघवधुरन्धरो आर्यपुत्रः /

sIthA: atha Eva rAghavaDHuranDHara Aryaputhrana /

SITA: It is this attitude of his that makes my Lord the greatest in the Raghava dynasty.

2011 in review

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Uttararamacharitam [Contd.]: Post 8

(प्रविश्य)

अष्टावक्रःस्वस्ति वाम् /

(pravishya aSHtAvakra)

ashtAvakraha: svasthi thvAm /

(Enter Ashtavakra)

ASHTAVAKRA: May all be well with you.

रामः भगवन्नभिवादये / इत आस्यताम् /

rAmaha: bhagavan abhivAdhayE / itha AsyathAm /

RAMA: Sir, my respects to you. Pray, be seated.

सीता – नमस्ते / अपि कुशलं मे समग्रस्य गुरुजनस्य / आर्यायाश्च शान्तायाः /

sIthA: namasthE / api kushalam mE samagrasya gurujanasya / AryAyAscha shAnthAyaha /

SITA: Greetings! Are all my elders keeping well? And, my respected sister Shantha too?

रामः निर्विघ्नः सोमपीती आवुत्तो मे भगवान् ऋष्यशृङ्ग आर्या शान्ता /

ramaha: nirvighnaha sOmapIthI AvuththO mE bhagavAn rSHyashrnga AryA cha shAnthA /

RAMA: How are my brother-in-law – the honourable Rishyashinga – and my sister, Shantha? Are they able to carry on with their religious duties without hindrance?

सीताअस्मान् वा स्मरति /

sIthA: asmAn vA smarathiI /

SITA: Do they remember us?

अष्टावक्रः – (उपविश्यअथ किम् / देवि भगवान् वसिष्टस्त्वामाह

विश्वम्भरा भगवती भवतीमसूत राजा प्रजापतिसमो जनकः पिता तेतेषां वधूस्त्वमसि नन्दिनि पार्थिवानां येषां गृहेषु सविता गुरुर्वयं ////

तद्किमन्यदाशास्महे / केवलं वीरप्रसवा भूयाः /

aSHtAvakraha: aTHa kim / dhEvi bhagavAn vasiSHTasthvAmAha

vishvambharA bhagavathI bhavathImasUtha rAjA prjApathi samO janakaha pithA thE / thESHAm vaDHUsthvamasi nandhini pArTHivAnAm yESHAm grhESHu savithA cha gururvayam cha // 9 I//

thath kimanyadh AshAsmahE / kEvalam vIraprasavA bhUyaha /

ASHTAVAKRA: Of course! My lady, revered Vasishta has asked me to convey this message to you:

You are born of Goddess Earth. King Janaka, the equal of Brahma in knowledge, is your father. O one who gives joy to all, you are a bride of the family whose preceptors we are and whose kings are descendants of the Sun himself. What else can we wish for you, except that you may have valiant offspring?

रामःअनुगृहीतः स्मः /

लौकिकानां हि साधूनामर्थं वागनुवर्ततेऋषीणां पुनराद्यानां वाचमर्थोनुधावति //१०//

rAmaha: anugrhIthAha smaha /

laukikAnAm hi sADHUnAm arTHam vAganuvarthathe / rSHINAm punarAdhyAnAm vAcham arTHOnuDHAvathi // 10 //

RAMA: Indeed, we are blessed. It is said that wise men speak of reality as it exists, but the words of sages become reality after they are uttered.

Uttararamacharitam [Contd.]: Post 7

(प्रविश्य)

कञ्चुकी रामभद्र / (इत्यर्धोक्ते साक्षेपम्) महाराज /

(pravishya)

kanchukI: rAmabhadra (ithyarDHOkthE sAshankam) mahArAja/

 (Enter)

KANCHUKI: Dear Rama …. (biting his tongue mid-sentence, then apprehensively) Your Majesty!

रामः – (सस्मितम्) आर्य / ननु रामभद्र इत्येव मां प्रत्युपचारः शोभते तातपरिजनस्य / तद्यथाभ्यासमुच्यताम् /

rAma:(sasmitham) Arya! nanu rAmabhadhra ithyEva mAm prathyupachAraha shObhathE thAthaparijanasya/ thadhyaTHAbhyAsam uchyathAm /

RAMA: (Smiling) Good sir! It is only proper that those who were in service even during the time of my father and are used to addressing me as ‘dear Rama’ should continue calling me by name as is their habit.

कञ्चुकी ऋष्यशृङ्गाश्रमादष्टावक्रः संप्राप्तः /

kanchukI: rSHyashrngAshramAdh aSHtAvakraha samprApthaha/

KANCHUKI: Ashtavakra has arrived, from Rishyashringa’s hermitage.

सीताआर्य ततः किं विलम्ब्यते /

sIthA: Arya thathaha kim vilambyathE /

SITA: (Addressing Kanchuki) Good sir, why tarry further?

रामःत्वरितं प्रवेशय /

(कञ्चुकी निष्क्रान्तः)

rAmaha: thvaritham pravEshaya I

(kanchukI niSHkrAnthaha)

RAMA: Make haste. Go and invite him in.

(Exit Kanchuki)

15th World Sanskrit Conference: Programme Schedule

Today, Day 6 of the  15th World Sanskrit Conference, brings down the curtains on the amazing event. All we could do at this blog was to list the events. But even the mere listing has received an extrardinary response. We may look on this as the massive interest in Sanskrit that prevails all over the globe, across all sections of the society: from ordinary people with love for an unfamiliar but exotic language, to scholars with deep appreciation of its depth and spread.

World Sanskrit Conference

New Delhi, India

DAY 6

Jan 10, 2012

Forenoon SessionsRound I

10.00 AM to 11.30 AM

Jain Studies

Chair: Jayandra Soni

10.00 – 10.30 Christine Chojnacki : Remodeling Jain novels in medieval times: Means and motivations

10.30 – 11.00 Basile Leclère : Evolving patterns in Jain narrative literature: Stylistic and structural influences of medieval theatre on storytelling

11.00 – 11.30 Dharma Chanda Jain: Concept of Śrutajñāna

Philosophies

Chair: Godavarish Mishra

10.00 – 10.30 Hirano Katsunori : Historical significance of the definition of Universal (Sāmānya) in the Vyomavatī

10.30 – 11.00 Takanori Suzuki : Empirical facts and the Vaiśesika system of categories: Two directions of Uddyotakara’s exploration for the ground of sound inference

11.00 – 11.30 Toshihiro Wada: Gangeśa’s theory of the meaning of verbal suffixes (ākhyāta)

Poetry, Drama and Aesthetics

Chair: Hari Dutta Sharma

10.00 – 10.30 Shrutidhara Chakravarty : Modernism in Sanskrit literature

10.30 – 11.00 Pandey Ramesh Kumar : Significance of Vedic rituals in the works of Kālidāsa

11.00 – 11.30 Hari Dutta Sharma : Concept of beauty in Indian and western poetics

Modern Sanskrit Literature

Chair: Ramakant Shukla

10.00 – 10.30 Tiwari Shardindu Kumar: ADHunikasamskruthasAhithyE pam vAsudhEvashAsthrINAm avadhAnam

10.30 – 11.00 V.V. Premalatha: Śrīguruvāyupureśamāhātmyam – A study

11.00 – 11.30 Sharma Manju Lata: ADHunikasamskruthakavithAyAm bimbaviDHAnam

Sanskrit and Asian Languages and Literature

Chair: Pankaj Chande

10.00 – 10.30 Jagdish Patgiri : The effect of Rāmāyaa of Madhab Kandali on family relations with special reference to Assamese society

10.30 – 11:00 Madhavi Narsalay: Deciphering myths around river Godāvarī/Gautamī in Sanskrit and Marathi texts

11.00 – 11.30 Dilip Kumar Medhi : Role of Sūtradhāra in Śaṅkaradeva’s Ankiyā Nāa: A classical study

Special panel – Sanskrit Inscriptions in South East Asian Countries

Chair: Ramachandran Nagaswamy

10.00 – 10.30 Kunthea Chhom : Reconsidering vocabulary used in double-language inscriptions from ancient Cambodia with special reference to K. 235

10.30 – 11.00 Emmanuel Francis: Dating the Sanskrit inscriptions of Mūlavarman and Pūrnavarman from Indonesia: A palaeographical study

11.00-11.30 Ramachandran Nagaswamy : Language of Harappan Inscriptions

Special panel – Reinterpreting Pāini

Chair: Ramanath Sharma

10.00 – 10.30 Pushpa Dikshit : pANinIyaprakriyAvijnAnam

10.30 – 11.00 H.S.Ananthanarayana: Derivation in Pāṇini’s grammar

11.00 – 11.30 Ramanath Sharma : Derivational system of Pāṇini’s grammar

Special panel – Innovations in Sanskrit Teaching

Chair: Dr R. Devanathan

10.00 – 10.30 Sally Sutherland Goldman -“When Everything Old is New Again”- Teaching Sanskrit in the new Millennium

10.30 – 11.00 Kutumba SastrySvādhyāya Pancapaī – The process of learning Sanskrit from ‘O’ level through Sanskrit Medium

11.00 – 11.30 N.B. Biswas: Vidyās in vedic literature and their practice on present day curriculum

11.30-12.00 Dr. R. Devanathan – Innovative Method in Teaching Sastra

Forenoon SessionsRound II

12.00 PM to 1.30 PM

Special panel – Reinterpreting Pāini

Chair: Ramanath Sharma

12.00 – 12.30 Dipti Tripathi: Beyond grammar – from Patañjali to Bhartṛhari

12.30 – 1.00 Surendra Kumar Brahmachari: Comparative inquiry into the linguistic models of Pānini and Noam Chomsky

Poetry, Drama and Aesthetics

Chair: Hari Dutta Sharma

12.00 – 12.30 Kedar Nath Sharma : BHAvABHAsasya kAvyE mahathvam

12.30 – 1.00 Pratap Bandyopadhyay : Grammatical speculations of Sanskrit literary critics

Philosophies

Chair: Ashok Kumar Kalia

12.00 – 12.30 Meena Vijay Kumar : The causation theory in Āyurveda philosophy

12.30 – 1.00 Mishra Sachchidanand: Upamāna as a separate Pramāna

1.00-1.30 Sripad Bhat : Refutation of Matvarthalakaṇa by Khaṇdedeva

Sanskrit and Asian Languages and Literature

Chair: Pankaj Chande

12.00 – 12.30 Chainarong Klinn oi: The Bodhisattva ideal in Buddhist Sanskrit texts reflected to Thai way of life

12.30 – 1.00 Sombat Mangmeesukhsiri: The shift of meaning of the word Aśvattha>Assattha the sacred tree in Sanskrit and Pali Buddhist texts: A case study of Thai translation

Special panel – Sanskrit Inscriptions in South East Asian Countries:

Chair: Amarjiv Lochan

12.00– 12.30 Bachchan Kumar: Kuvera in Sanskrit inscriptions of Campā

12.30-1.00 Chirapat Prapandvidya “Early Buddhism in Southeast Asia in the light of some select inscriptions”

Jain Studies

12.00-12.30 Peter flugel: Kārmic and Natural Causality in Jaina Philosophy

Special panel – Innovations in Sanskrit Teaching

Chair: Second Session – Chair – Ashok Aklujkar

12.00 – 12.30 Dr Pankaj Jani : The Gujarat Initiatives

12.30 – 1.00 Chamu Krishna Shastry – Teaching Sanskrit through Sanskrit

1.00 – 1.30 Chand kiran Saluja : samskruthashikSHaNam samprESHaNAthmaka upAgamaha – kEndhrIyamADHyamikashikSHApariSHathprayOgaha

1.30-2.00 Remarks by Dr Ashok Aklujkar

IASS General Meeting 3.00 PM to 4.00 PM

Valedictory

4.30 PM to 6.00 PM

15th World Sanskrit Conference: Programme Schedule [Jan 9, 2012]

Today is DAY 5 of The World Sanskrit Conference, which is in its 15th year this year. It is being held in India this time around.  We hope these daily listings, which is a microcosmic view of the scope and spread of Sanskrit, will be an inspiration for all of us who love Sanskrit, and an eye-opener for those who consider it a ‘dead language.’

World Sanskrit Conference

New Delhi, India

DAY 5

Jan 9, 2012

Forenoon SessionsRound I

10.00 AM to 11.30 AM

 

Paṇdita Pariad

 

Linguistics

Chair: Siniruddha Dash

10.00 – 10.30 Athira Jathavedan: Sphota in computational linguistics

10.30 – 11.00 Chinmay Dharurka  Tanuja Ajotkar , Chaitali Dangarikar and Malhar Kulkarni: Adverbs in Sanskrit: A computational overview

11.00 – 11.30 Mamta Tripathi and Mukesh Kumar Mishra: Sanskrit and Hindi: Computational case mapping

Jain Studies

Chair: Peter Flügel

10.00 – 10.30 Roopa Chavda : Kṛishnacarita in Jain tradition

10.30 – 11.00 Claire Maes : Uniqueness in commonality: A critical examination of the motivation for precepts in early Jain and Buddhist monastic texts

11.00 – 11.30 Anne Clavel : How to prove the validity of inference in Jaina philosophy? Tarka reconsidered

Poetry, Drama and Aesthetics

Chair: Natalia Lidova

10.00 – 10.30 Bidisha Mishra: The contribution of Cirañjīva Bhaṭṭācārya, a renowned Bengali rhetorician, to the development of Sanskrit poetics

10.30 – 11.00 Sundari Siddhartha: The Cātaka legend as anyokti and kavi-samaya in the rare, unpublished manuscript – Cātakāṣṭakam

11.00 – 11.30 Lakshmi Swaminathan: Subrahmanya Bhujangam

Ritual Studies

Chair: Kutumba Sastry

10.00 – 10.30 K. Smitha: Ācāras (Customs) and Vyavahāras (Laws) in medieval Kerala

10.30 – 11.00 Ramakrishnan Ramachandran : nAndhImuKHashOBHanapithrupUjanam

11.00 – 11.30 Radhakrishnan C.S : Nityapūja and Naimittikapūja – A perspective analysis

11.30-12.00 Mohanty Sulok Sunder: Divine aspect of Manes in the Śrāddhas

Sanskrit and Asian Languages and Literature

Chair: Robert Zydenbos

10.00 – 10.30 Rajesh Sarkar : nalOpAKHyAnam – pArasIkasAhithyE samskruthasya

10.30 – 11.00 Kamla Bhardwaj: hariyANArAjasTHAnakSHEthrayOshcha BHASHasvanthaha sambavanDHaha

11.00 – 11.30 Andrew Ollett : Rasa-Bhākhā – Some vernacular concepts of Rasa

Modern Sanskrit Literature

Chair: Satyavrat Shastri

10.00 – 10.30 Narayana Dash: samakAlikasamsskruthakaTHAsAhithyE BHArathIyathA [rayIshaha sImA visargaha kAlAya thasmai namaha mUkO rAmagirihi anyachcha svargapura ithyAdhInAm pariprakSHyE]

10.30 – 11.00 Rachna Rastogi : mIrAlaharyAha kAvyashAsthrIyathaththvAnAm vishlESHaNam

11.00 – 11.30 Usha Kataria : Yashodharamahakavya of Pandit Ogeti Parikshit Sharma: A study

Special panel – Sanskrit Inscriptions in South East Asian Countries: Cambodia

Chair: Dominic Goodall

10.00 – 10.30 Dominic Goodall: Can we identify the sectarian obedience of the Śaiva ascetics of non-royal cave-inscriptions in Cambodia?

10.30 – 11.00 Pratibha Manjari Rath: Glimpse of Brahmanism and Buddhism in the Phimeanakas Sanskrit inscriptions of Kāmboja

11.00 – 11.30 Amarjiva Lochan: Newly discovered Sanskrit inscriptions in Cambodia

Sanskrit in Technological World

Special panel – Computational Linguistics

Chair: Navjyoti Singh

10.00 – 10.30 Kavitha Rajan  and Navjyoti Singh: Computational analysis of Sanskrit verbs

10.30 – 11.00 Bhadra Manji and Girish Nath Jha: Strategies for semantic representation of Karma Kāraka (Karturīpsitamam Karma)

11.00 – 11.30 Prakash Prajini : Computational analysis of Śukanasopadesa in Kādambarī

Special panel – New Perspectives on Scientific Literature in Sanskrit

Chair: Balagopala Prabhu

10.00 – 10.30 N.K. Sundareswaran: Scientific language and rational approach as reflected in Āryabhaṭīya Bhāṣya of Nīlakaṇṭha Somayājī

10.30 – 11.00 C.S. Yogananda : Digitalization of Sanskrit Documents: A new Approach

11.00 – 11.30 V.R. Panchamukhi: Contribution of Sanskrit to economics and management

Forenoon SessionsRound II

12.00 PM to 1.30 PM

Paṇdita Pariad

Linguistics

Chair: Siniruddha Dash

12.00 – 12.30 Mani Diwakar and Girish Nath Jha : Knowledgebase for Sanskrit – Hindi machine translation divergences

12.30 – 1.00 Manoj Kumar Mishra : Accent application to the prefixes and particles used in Vedas – A critical observation

1.00 – 1.30 Goutam Choudhury : A note on pronunciation of ā in O.I.A. language

Jain Studies

Chair: Nalini Balbir

12.00 – 12.30 Bhattacharyya Jagatram : An introduction to the original Praṣṇavyākaraa

12.30 – 1.00 Jain Kamlesh Kumar : jainadharshanE shabdhasya paudhalikthvaparipAdhanam

1.00 – 1.30 Singh Pramod : jaina dharshanE pramANasvarUpam

Modern Sanskrit Literature

Chair: Satyavrata Shastri

12.00 – 12.30 Sukesh Sharma: kAshmIrakrandhanam – Ekam AlOchanam

12.30 – 1.00 Harish Das : shrIrAmacharithAbDHirathnamahAkAvyE prakrthichithraNam

1.00 – 1.30 Harshdev Madhav Jani: ADHunikasamskruthavithAyAm indhriyagrAhakathA indhriyavyathyayashcha

Poetry, Drama and Aesthetics

Chair: R.P.Goldman

12.00 – 12.30 Surekhaben Patel: A critical study of Śrī Nīlakaṇṭha Dīkṣita’s Kaliviambana

12.30 – 1.00 Adheesh Sathaye : Nothing but a sub-version: A preliminary study of Vallabhadāsa’s recension of the Vetālapañcaviṃśati

1.00 – 1.30 Sheel Nigam : shrImUlashankaramANikalAlavirachithE prathApavijayanAtakE sangIthathaththvAnI

Sanskrit and Asian Languages and Literature

Chair: Konrad Meisig

12.00 – 12.30 Yogesh Atri: baGHAtIBHASHAyAm samskruthapraBHAvaha

12.30 – 1.00 Deepak Kalia: samskruthasya Evam himAchalIyaBHASHAyAhA BHASHAshAsthrIyAvalOkanam

1.00 – 1.30 M.V. Ramana : Sanskrit: The source of Telugu vocabulary

Philosophies

Chair: Godavarish Mishra

12.00 – 12.30 Gianni Pellegrini : The need of doubt: The incipit of Advaitasiddhi

12.30 – 1.00 Alex Watson : What is liberation? Bhaṭṭa Rāmakaṇṭha’s Paramokanirāsakārikāvtti, with special reference to its treatment of Advaita Vedānta and Pañcarātra

1.00-1.30 Noémie Verdon: Al-Bīrūnī’s acquaintance with Sāṅkhya

Special panel – Sanskrit Inscriptions in South East Asian Countries

Chair:Kedar Nath Sharma

12.00 – 12.30 Mimi Savitri : Contesting Sanskrit and old Javanese inscriptions from Java: Inscriptions from Ratu Boko complex vs. Kedulan temple

12.30 – 1.00 Chaudhury Simona Ferraro: Caturviśatimūrtayaḥ or twenty four images of Viṣṇu vis-à-vis the Pañcarātra Āgamas

Special panel – New Perspectives on Scientific Literature in Sanskrit

Chair: V. Kannan

12.00 – 12.30 C.K. Ramachandran: Gynaecology in Atharvaveda

12.30 – 1.00 T.I. Radhakrishnan: Scientific basis of Vedas

1.00 – 1.30 Balagopala Prabhu : Vāstuvidyā

 Afternoon SessionsRound I

3.00 PM to 4.30 PM

samskruthakavisamavAyaha

Jain Studies

Chair: Jayandra Soni

3.00 – 3.30 Dibanshu Kumar : Saptabhagī-Naya

3.30 – 4.00 Sapna Jain : Theory of matter in Jaina philosophy

4.00 – 4.30 Marie-Hélène Gorisse: Specifying rules of use for universal concomitance from Prabhāchandra’s characterization of inference

Philosophies

Chair: Godavarish Mishra

3.00 – 3.30 Ivan Andrijanic : Different voices of Śaṅkara

3.30 – 4.00 Subuddhi Charan Goswami : Editing of Pakatācintāmaitippaī by Kanāda Tarkavāgīśa

4.00 – 4.30 Shripad Bhat: KhaNdadeva

Poetry, Drama and Aesthetics

Chair: Natalia Lidova

3.00 – 3.30 Bisakha Goswami : Rāgamālā: An unheeded text of Indian musicology

3.30 – 4.00 David Buchta : Vttidairghya and ease of comprehension in Rūpa Gosvāmīn’s Stavamālā

4.00 – 4.30 Sabrina Ciolfi : Classical Sanskrit literature and romance in popular Hindi cinema: A brief analysis of some motifs

Special panel – Pratiṣṭhā: Rites of Installation in the Tāntric/Āgamic Traditions

Chair: Diwakar Acharya

3.00 – 3.30 Acharya Diwakar: Consecration of VishNu’s image according to two earliest Pāñcarātras

3.30 – 4.00 Dominic Goodall : The earliest surviving detailed account of a Linga: An examination of chapter two of the Guhyasūtra of Niśvāsattvasahitā

4.00 – 4.30 S.A.S Sarma : The re-installation of damaged idols with special reference to the ritual literature of Kerala

4.30 – 5.00 Mills Libbie : Dating and placing of early aiva texts through Prāsādalakaa – the characteristics of temples

Sanskrit and Asian Languages and Literature

Chair: Konrad Meisig

3.00 – 3.30 Bora Suresh Chandra: Vedic heritage and Śaṅkaradeva: Some observations

3.30 – 4.00 Bouruah Jewti : A comparative study of Kāliyadaman episode in the original Śrīmadbhāgavata and Assamese Śrīmadbhāgavatapurāa

Modern Sanskrit Literature

Chair: Harekrishna Satpathy

3.00 – 3.30 Mithilesh Kumar : atalabihArI vAjapEyIshathakasya shAsthrIyasamIkSHA

3.30 – 4.00 Baldevanand Sagar: Historiography of Sanskrit Journalism

4.00 – 4.30 Manjulaben Vasarambhai Parmar: Svātantryasambhavamahākāvyam by Sanātanakavi Rewa Prasad Dwivedi: A study

Special panel – Electronic Concordance of the Great Epics

Chair: Ramkaran Sharma

3.00 – 3.30 Ramkaran Sharma : Introductory remarks

3.30 – 4.00 Les Morgan: Presentation

4.00-4.30 Shri Krishan Sharma : Preparation on the word corcordance of the Mahābhārata

Manuscriptology

Chair: C.M. Neelkanthan

3.00 – 3.30 Vijay Rajopadhyaya : A fresh light on Yuddhajayotsava: A manuscript on Tantraśāstra

3.30 – 4.00 Acharya Suchitra Roy: A critical study of the manuscript of Aparājitapājā

4.00 – 4.30 Anupama Ryali  and Peter M. Scharf: Encountering problems and pathfinders in annotating the digitized manuscripts (with reference to the manuscripts of University of Brown and Pennsylvania)

Afternoon SessionsRound II

5.00 PM to 6.30 PM

samskruthakavisamavAyaha

Jain Studies

Chair: Jayandra Soni

5.00 – 5.30 Anita Jain: jainadharshanAnusArENa manahsTHairyaprabanDHanam

5.30 – 6.00 Himal Trikha : Competing world views: Perspectivism and polemics in the Satyaśāsana-parīkā and other Jaina works

6.00 – 6.30 Shalin Jain : Piety, laity and royalty in early medieval India: Narratives from the Jain Sanskrit tradition

Modern Sanskrit Literature

Chair: Ramkaran Sharma

5.00 – 5.30 Babu E. Suresh : Social reformers in modern Sanskrit Mahākāvyas of Kerala

5.30 – 6.00 P.K.Srinivasan : Navabhārata – A biography of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru

6.00 – 6.30 Banerjee Meeta: An anthology of Sanskrit Ghazals entitled Havirdhāni by ‘Abhiraj’ Rajendra Mishra – A critical appreciation

Special panel – Manuscripts and their Intellectual preservation

Chair: H. V. Nagaraja Rao

Speakers: G. C. Tripathi , Vijay Shankar Shukla, Ratna Basu, Pt. Satkari Mukhopadhyaya 

Sanskrit and Science

Chair: Deepak Kumar Sharma

5.00 – 5.30 Subrahmanya Sarma: Sources of Energy Vedic Concepts

5.30 – 6.00 E.N Narayan: Building Construction: Concept of Environment in Manuṣyālayacandrikā

6.00 – 6.30 E.R.Narayanan :Formalizing Aṣṭādhyāyī

 

VISIT TO EXHIBITIONS AND BOOK STALLS WITH RELEASE OF BOOKS (7.00 TO 7.30 P.M

Sanskrit Nāyamahotsava (7.30 – 9.00 PM): Gītagovindam in Maṇipurī Rāsa: Radha Madhav Sanskrit  Mahavidyalaya

15th World Sanskrit Conference: Programme Schedule

World Sanskrit Conference

New Delhi, India

DAY 4

Jan 8, 2012

 

Forenoon Sessions – Round I

10.00 AM to 11.30 AM

Veda

Chair: Georges-Jean Pinault

10.00 – 10.30 Vassiliki Deroukaki : Rigveda and Greek mythology

10.30 – 11.00 Mugdha Gadgil: Feminine aspect of the Sun: Vedic, purānic and popular

11.30 – 12.00 Anupama Mahanta : The legend of Śunahśepa A study

Linguistics

Chair: Jan E.M. Houben

10.00 – 10.30 Gayathri Preetha Ganeshan: Single undifferentiated number

10.30 – 11.00 Amar Jee Jha : Relevance of the Kriyāsamuddeśa

Buddhist Studies

Theme: Texts and history

Chair: Katayama Yumi

10.00 – 10.30 Katayama Yumi : Ekayāna and pranidhāna: An interpretation of tathāgatatva in the Saddharmapundarīkasūtra

10.30-11.00 Saswati Mutsuddy : Environment in Buddhism: A study

Vyākarana

Theme : Pāṇini and other schools

Chair: Dipti Tripathi

10.00 – 10.30 Yuki Tomonari : Just a cavil or not: An example of outsider’s dispute on the Ashtādhyāyī

10.30 – 11.00 Ramchandra Shastri: chAndhravyAkaraNasTHayOhO lupthasvaravaidhikADHyAyayOhO punarudhDHAraha

11.00 – 11.30 Vedmitra Arya : sArasvathavyAkaraNE prakriyAsAralyam – suvanthasandharBHE

Epics and Purānas

Chair: Alf Hiltebeitel

10.00 – 10.30 James M. Hegarty: The Mahābhārata and the Dhammapada

10.30 – 11.00 Greg Bailey : The word buddha in the Mahābhārata

11.00 – 11.30 Simon Brodbeck : Triśanku, Hariścandra, and the rājasūya

Poetry, Drama and Aesthetics

Chair: R.P. Goldman

10.00 – 10.30 Amita Sharma : BHAmahadhaNdisammathaBHAvikathvaprabanDHaguNasya vakrOkthijIvithE vikAsakramaha

10.30 – 11.00 Dharmendra Kumar Singhdeo: rAjashEKHarasya kAkuvakrOkthimImAmsA

11.00 – 11.30 Indira Chatterjee : Development of the Arthāntaranyāsa.

Tantra and Āgamas

Chair: Navjeevan Rastogi

10.00 – 10.30 Florinda De Simini: The ritual of Vidyādāna and its Upapurānic and Āgamic sources

10.30 – 11.00 Mans Broo : Notes on the Rādhātantra

11.00 – 11.30 Judit Torzsok: Tāntric elements in Kalhana’s Rājataragnī

Philosophies

Chair: Kamaleswar Bhattacharya

10.00 – 10.30 Takahiro Kato: Bhāskara’s concept of Jñānakarmasamuccaya

10.30 – 11.00 Prasanta Bandyopadhyay : The Nyāya theory of inference and probabilistic epistemology

11.00 – 11.30 Kalla Bala Subbarayudu :vEdhAnthadharshanEAthmasvavimarsharUpaha

11.30 – 12.00 Hare Ram Tripathi : BHArathIyadharshanESHu hEthvABHAsavimarshaha

Sanskrit and Asian Languages and Literature

Chair: Yigal Bronner

10.00 – 10.30 Mohanta Swagata Das : The concept of Urvaśī as portrayed by Rabindranath Tagore in Bengali literature

10.30 – 11.00 Madhu Sharma: Trade related Sanskrit loanwords in Malay language

11.00 – 11.30 Kameshwar Shukla: shankaradhEvasya ankiyAnAtAnAm nATyashAsthrIyA samIkSHA 

Sanskrit and Science

Chair: M.S. Sriram

10.00 – 10.30 Sarva Narayan Jha: The nomenclature and order of weekdays is based on the order of the Grahas in the sky as viewed by the Indian ṛṣis

10.30 – 11.00 Y.S. Gayathri Shastry: Some of the mathematical concepts flourished in ancient India

11.00 – 11.30 M Mak .Bill : Sūryagarbhaparivarta and Candragarbhaparivarta of Mahāsanipātasūtra: Indian jyoti_a literature through the lens of Chinese Buddhist canon

Forenoon SessionsRound II

12.00 AM to 1.30 PM

Veda

Chair: Dayanand Bhargava

12.00 – 12.30 Georges-Jean Pinnault : Names of poets of Rigveda

12.30 – 1.00 Dayanand Bhargava : The meaning of the nomenclature of the Vedas according to the Brāhmanatexts

Linguistics

Chair: Jan E.M. Houben

12.00 – 12.30 Dipankar Mukhopadhyay : ‘Aspect’ in Sanskrit

12.30 – 1.00 Dharmavir  and Punani Jha: Phonetic elements in the Vedānga Śikshā

1.00-1.30 Bharati Akshar, Sukhada Dipti Sharma and Amba Kulkarni : Pharses in English- A Pada in Paninian Grammar

Buddhist Studies

Theme: Texts and history

Chair: Shankar Narayan

12.00- 12.30 Sangyeob Cha: Examination on the status and role of the equilibrium (Upekshā)

12.30-1.00 Awadhesh Kumar Chaubey : avijnApthivimarshaha

1.00-1.300 Raka Jain : AchAryashAnthidhEvasya shikSHAsamuchchayakArikA – bODHisaththvasya vyAvahArikamArgOpadhEshikA

Vyākarana

Theme : Pāṇini and other schools

Chair: Dipti Tripathi

12.00 – 12.30 M. Vijay Kumar : Apāninīyaprāmānyasādhanam: A brief study

12.30 – 1.00 P.C. Muraleemadhavan : Līlātilaka on semantic consideration of Phonemes

1.00 – 1.30 Mahesh Deokar : Moggalānavuttivivaranapañjikā on syntax

Epics and Purānas

Chair: Rajendra Nanavati

12.00 – 12.30 Paolo Magnone: Tejas transactions in the Itihāsa-Purāna

12.30 – 1.00 Madhusudan Mishra : Genesis and growth of Gayāsura legend and formation of Nabhigayā

1.00 – 1.30 Antara Chakravarty : Critical estimate of the legend of Ushā and Aniruddha found in different Purānas

Poetry, Drama and Aesthetics

Chair: C. Rajendran

12.00 – 12.30 Prafulla K. Mishra: Little known rhetorician Lokanātha and post-Mammatan poetics.

12.30 – 1.00 Vimalendu Kumar : mammatamukulaBHattayOrvruththivivEkaha

1.00 – 1.30 Aruna Sharma : samskruthakAvyashAsthrEmAthrugupthasya avadhAnam

Philosophy

Chair: Kamaleswar Bhattacharya

12.00 – 12.30 Devalina Saikia: Dreaming in Vaiśesika philosophy

12.30 – 1.00 Shashi Prabha Kumar: Consciousness and cognition in Vaiśesika philosophy

1.00 – 1.30 Ashish Kumar: yukthidhIpikAsAmKHyathathvakaumudhIdhrSHTyA pramAthrusvarUpam

Tantra and Āgamas

Chair: Navjeevan Rastogi

12.00 – 12.30 Marzenna Czerniak-DroŜdŜowicz: Ekāyanaveda – In search of the roots

12.30 – 1.00: Raffaele Torella : Utpaladeva’s lost VivKti on Īśvarapratyabhijñākārikā

1.00-1.30: Rasik Vihari Joshi : The Lakṣmīsahasranāma of Venkaṭādhvarin

Sanskrit and Asian Languages and Literature

Chair: Yigal Bronner

12.30 – 1.00 Deven Patel M. : Sanskrit literature, commentaries, and regional – language translation

12.30 – 1.00 San Sarin : Khmer loan words from Sanskrit language

1.00 – 1.30 Bamroong Kham Ek: Forms and meanings of Sanskrit words as new words in Thai language

Sanskrit and Science

Chair: Sudha Rani Pandey

12.00 – 12.30 Aparna Dhir : Vedic botany and ethnobotany in the Brāhmanas of Yajurveda: Some observations

12.30 – 1.00 Linda Thompson: Daivavyapāśraya: A way of secret alternative treatment in Āyurveda

1.00 – 1.30 S. Ramadevi Amma : Sun worship and its relevance

 

Afternoon Sessions Round I

3.00 PM to 4.30 PM

 

Paṇḍita Pariad

 

Linguistics

Chair: S. P. Narang

3.00 – 3.30 S. P. Narang: Sanskrit and modern Indian languages

3.30 – 4.00 Vishvabandhu: Semantic and historical approaches to Yāska’s etymologies (a critical study with respect to the names of earth as enumerated in the Nighantu)

4.00 – 4.30 Prasad Bhide  and Malhar Kulkarni: Constituent structure in Sanskrit lexicography with special reference to the Deccan college dictionary project

Buddhist Studies

Theme: Textual studies

Chair: Chirapat Prapandavidya

3.00 – 3.30 Suraj Pandit : Understanding art at Kanheri in textual context

3.30 – 4.00 Katarzyna Marciniak: The oldest paper manuscript of the Mahāvastu-Avadāna text

4.00-4.30Somesh Mishra :Scientific Approach in Buddhist Texts

Vyākarana

Miscellaneous

Chair: Saroja Bhate

3.00 – 3.30 Bhagyalata Pataskar : Three commentaries on a word in isolation: A comparative study

3.30 – 4.00 Lata Deokar : Buddhaghosha as a lexicographer

4.00 – 4.30 Paramanand Jha : shivarAjavijayasya shAbdhikadhruSHtyA samIkSHaNam

yaśāstra in the Modern World

Chair: Kamlesh Datta Tripathi

3.00 – 3.30 Harekrushna Mishra : Hastamudrā, Karmakānda vis-a-vis Nātyaśāstra

3.30 – 4.00 Rita Chattopadhyay : Indian theatre from Bharata’s Nātyaśāstra to modern Kolkata theatre

4.00 – 4.30 Sonal Nimkar : Nātyaśāstra and Bharatanāṭyam

Philosophies

Chair: Oscar Pujol

3.00 – 3.30 Monica Kuwar Rathore: Philosophical foundations of health and diseases in Āyurveda

3.30 – 4.00 Taisei Shida : Some editorial notes on the Śābdābhikaraa section of the Sucaritamiśra’s

commentary on the Ślokavārttika

4.00 – 4.30 Daniele Cuneo : Asatyadharma: Lying: Is it ever Right?

Epics and Purānas

Chair: John Brockington

3.00 – 3.30 R.P. Goldman : Ādyantah the Uttarakānda’s challenges for its authors and readers

3.30 – 4.00 Sally Sutherland Goldman: Critical evidence: Vālmīki’s Uttarakāṇḍa and the critical edition

4.00 – 4.30 Noel Sheth : The justification of Krishna’s flight from Kālayavana

Epigraphy

Chair: K.K. Chakravarty

3.00 – 3.30 Thomas Kintaert: Crossing borders – The journey of the Indian lotus

3.30 – 4.00 Chidambara Sagar: Devatāmūrtiprakara_a Medieval iconographic manual

4.00 – 4.30 Varada Khaladkar: Text and context: Understanding BhīmaMāhātmya and its sacred geography

Special panel – New Perspectives on Scientific Literature in Sanskrit

Chair: K. Ramasubramanian

3.00 – 3.30 M.D. Srinivas: Some foundational issues in Indian scientific tradition

3.30 – 4.00 M.S. Sriram and Venketeswara Pai: Continued fractions in Karaapaddhati

4.00 – 4.30 Wagish Shukla: Indian astronomy

Manuscriptology

Chair: Satkari Mukhopadhyaya

3.00 – 3.30 Sudeshana Bhattacharya  The manuscript of Āyurvedavicāra: A study

3.30 – 4.00 Mitali Chatterjee : The Jayamādhavamānasollāsa: A manuscript and its relation with a Vishnu idol of a Gorakhpur temple

4.00 – 4.30 Rewa Prasad Dwivedi: Bhoja’s Sarasvatī

 

Afternoon SessionsRound II

5.00 PM to 6.30 PM

 

Paṇdita Pariad

 

Linguistics

Chair: S. P. Narang

5.00 – 5.30 Mandakini Mahanta : Modern lexicography in Sanskrit vis-a-vis Anundoram Borooah’s The practical English-Sanskrit dictionary

5.30-6.00 Ambily: Apabhramśas as language forms: A lingusitic approach based on language discourse

Buddhist Studies

Theme: Textual studies

Chair: Chirapat Prapandavidya

5.00 – 5.30 Upender Rao Choudury: Similies in Khuddakanikāya

5.30 – 6.00 Shivanee Chatterjee : Studies of advanced stages of meditation in the Tibetan Buddhist and Vedic traditions. A comparison of general changes

Vyākaranam

Miscellaneous

Chair: Dipti Tripathi

5.00 – 5.30 Bodh Kumar Jha : BHavanATHOpADHyAyakruthE prayOgapalvalE pANinIyasUthrANamanugamaha

5.30 – 6.00 Umakant Chaturvedi: naiSHaDHIyacharithE apANinIyAhA prayOgAhA

6.00-6.30 Vergiani Vincenzo : A Lost VākyapadĪyakārikā on Āpadeva

Epics and Purānas

Chair: Rajendra Nanavati

5.00 – 5.30 Sushma Jatoo : Sacred geography of Amarnath: textuality and history

5.30 – 6.00 Elizabeth Mary Rohlman : Of cities, kings, and step-wells: Purānic imaginings in history and religion

6.00 – 6.30 McComas Taylor : Empowering the sacred: how a text creates discourse in a contemporary oral performance of the Bhāgavata Purāna

Epigraphy

Chair: Ramchandran Nagswamy

5.00 – 5.30 Saraju Rath: Inscriptional Nagari and its evolution from the early 7th to 14th CE

5.30 – 6.00 Sudeep Jain : samrAjaha ashOkasya giranArABHilEKHasya BHASHikAnushIlanam

Philosophy

Chair: Oscar Pujol

5.00 – 5.30 Kiyokazu Okita : A Bengali Vaishnava contribution to Vedānta Baladeva Vidyābhūṣaṇa on `atha’ in the Brahmasūtra 1.1.1

5.30 – 6.00 Elisa Freschi  and Artemji Kedian : What is the purpose one has in view while critically editing a philosophical work?

6.00 – 6.30 Urvashi Patel : Bhāsarvajña as a revolutionary Naiyāyika

Special panel – New Perspectives on Scientific Literature in Sanskrit

Chair: Wagish Shukla

5.00 – 5.30 V. Kannan : Contribution of Sanskrit to mathematics

5.30 – 6.00 K. Ramasubramanian  and Dinesh M. Joshi : The Vākya method of computing planetary longitudes

6.00– 6.30 Ku. Venkatesh Murthy:adhvaitha vEdhAntha sAmprathikavijnAnayOrjagadhupAdhanaviShayakam chinthanam

Manuscriptology

Chair: Satkari Mukhopadhyaya

5.00 – 5.30 Dilip Kumar Das: Paribhāśekhara – its richness and commentaries: A study with special reference to manuscript studies

5.30 – 6.00 Usha Shukla : Medieval commentators of vedic texts and texual criticism

6.00 – 6.30 Vrindavan Bihari Das : Original Sanskrit manuscript of Nandasa’s Tattvasāraprakāśinī

Special panel – Sanskrit in Global Perspectives 

Chair : V.R. Panchmukhi

5.00-6.00 Rajiv Malhotra: Sanskrit and Politics of Knowledge

 

Visit to Exhibitions and Book stalls (7.00 – 7.30 PM)

Sanskrit Nātyamahotsava (7.30 – 9.00 PM): Ankiyā Nāta: Shrimanta Shankardev Kalakshetra, Guwahati

15th World Sanskrit Conference: Programme Schedule

Today is DAY 3 of The World Sanskrit Conference, which is in its 15th year this year. It is being held in India this time around, and was inaugurated by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on January 5, 2012.

I hope the lists over the next few days will be an inspiration for all of us who love Sanskrit, and an eye-opener for those who consider it a ‘dead language.’

World Sanskrit Conference

New Delhi, India

Day 3 [Jan 8, 2012]

Programme Schedule

Forenoon SessionsRound I

10.00 AM to 11.30 AM

Veda

Chair: G.C.Tripathi

10.00 – 10.30 Krishna Sastry Sundareswaran Nochur: Some curious statements in the Taittirīya Brāhmaa

10.30 – 11.00 Kusum Maurya: vaidhikavAngmayE kAlavimarshaha

Vyākarana

Theme: Pāini – Individual sūtras and units

Chair: Hideyo Ogawa

10.00 – 10.30 Shailaja Katre and Mahesh Deokar (761): Comparative study of Pratyāhāra Sūtras

10.30 – 11.00 Shankarji Jha: The five forbidden applications of Yanluk (Yaṅ-dropped) the second frequentative/intensive base (Pañcaitāni na Yaluki)

11.00 – 11.30 Swarnalata Panda: DHruvamapAyE apAdhAnamithi sUthrE DHrupadhArTHavichAraha

Buddhist Studies : Buddhist Logic

Chair: Shohei Ichimura

10.00 – 10.30 Vijaya Rani : Concept of commonness (similarity) and the Buddhist theory of Apoha

10.30 – 11.00 Tamura Masaki: On ‘reasoning from similarity of season’ (Rgyu mtshan mthungs pa’i mgo snyoms)

11.00 – 11.30 Watanabe Toshikazu (494): Dharmakīrti on Pratijñārthaikadeśa

Poetry, Drama and Aesthetics

Chair: R.P. Goldman

10.00 – 10.30 Daniela Rossella: Could the pacified monks and nuns of the Thera-Therigātha have “inaugurated” the Kāvya? A new preliminary hypothesis

10.30 – 11.00 Kazuho Yamasaki: The story of Sundarī and Nanda in Kshemendra’s Bodhisattvāvadānakalpalatā and the Fa-pên-hsing-chi-king

11.00 – 11.30 Yuko Yokochi: Triumph of Śaivism disguised by that of Buddhism: A study in the ninth century Kashmiri poem Kapphinābhyudaya

Tantra and Āgamas

Chair: Mark Dyczkowski

10.00 – 10.30 Anil Kumar Acharya: Dīkāvidhi as described in the Śaivakalpadruma

10.30 – 11.00 Thiagarajan Ganesan: Concept of mukti and its means in Śaivasiddhānta

11.00 – 11.30 Nihar Purohit: Pūratā: A foundational paradigm of Trika philosophy

Law and Society

Chair: Patrick Olivelle

10.00 – 10.30 R. Sathyanarayanan: Similarities and dissimilarities between Smārta and Śaiva-prāyaścittas

10.30 – 11.00 Bhawani Shankar Sharma:SHOdashasamskArANAM  vimarshaha

11.00 – 11.30 Indu Soni: samskruthavAngmayE samskArANAm mahAthmyam

Sanskrit and Science

Chair: Mithila Prasad Tripathi

10.00 – 10.30 Vinod Kumar Gupta: CHandhaha shAsthrIyam gaNithavignyAnam – Ekam parishIlanam

10.30 – 11.00 Koolakkolu Mahesh: Numerical tables in Vākyakara_a

11.00 – 11.30 Arvind Sharma: vAsthushAsthradruSHTyA djrukparathvEna gruhaviBHAgasya sahEthukam vishlESHaNam

Epigraphy

Chair: Anoopa Pandey

10.00 – 10.30 Radha Madhav Bharadwaj: Interpreting religious Vratas and Utsavas in Sanskrit poetic and semi-historical texts belonging to the fifth and twelfth centuries AD

10.30 – 11.00 Sakaki Kazuyo: Kāyasthas: Translators of Sanskrit classics into Persian

11.00 – 11.30 Ruth Satinsky: Some socio-political questions raised by the sudden appearance of Mount Meru in the Sanskrit epics and purānas, as well as in physical manifestations found in India and Southeast Asia

Śaiva Philosophy

Chair: Lyne Bansat-Boudon

10.00 – 10.30 Diwakar Acharya: The Siddhānta Śaiva concept of the primordial dark substance (mala) and the three conditions of souls

10.30 – 11.00 Lyne Bansat-Boudon: On Śaiva terminology: Understanding some key concepts

11.00 – 11.30 Peter Bisschop: Pañcārtha before Kau_Linya

Forenoon SessionsRound II

12.00 PM to 1.30 PM

Veda

Chair: Gautam W. Patel

12.00 – 12.30 Giacoma Benedetti: The objects and contexts of vision of the ṛṣis in the Pañcaviṃśa Brāhmana

12.30 – 1.00 Archana Dubey: vaidhikavAngmayE mahilAnAm mahathvam

1.00 – 1.30 Mislav Ježić: Tat Tvam Asi in context-continued

Vyākarana

Theme : Pāṇini: Individual Sūtras and Units

Chair: Hideyo Ogawa

12.00 – 12.30 Dipesh Katira, Chinmay Darurkar and Malhar Kulkarni: Vat: Functions and typology

12.30 – 1.00 S. Lakshminarasimham: samAsAnthAha kasya avayavAha

1.00 – 1.30 Malhar Kulkarni and Anuja Ajotikar: On the accent of the word parācāh as stated by P.6.2.52

Buddhist Studies : Buddhist Logic

Chair: Shohei Ichimura

12.00 – 12.30 Hiroko Matsuoka: Two ways of refutation of atomism in the Tattva-samgraha

12.30 – 1.00 Masamichi Sakai: On the momentariness of perception

1.00 – 1.30 Park Changhwan: The Sautrāntika notion of Ālambana and its Dar antika precursor

Poetry, Drama and Aesthetics

Chair: C.Rajendran

12.00 – 12.30 S. Kumar: Commentary of Pūrnasarasvatī

12.30 – 1.00 Vidyut Aklujkar: Lakṣmī in Subhāṣita collections

1.00 – 1.30 Kumari Maitreyee: dashvathAracharithE kUrmAvathAraha

Tantra and Āgamas

Chair: Mark Dyczkowski

12.00 – 12.30 Marie-Luce Barazer-Billoret: Preparing an edition of Sūksmāgama: Generalities and characteristics

12.30 – 1.00 Nina Mirnig: The usage of the term Rudrāmśa in early Śaiva Saiddhāntika sources

1.00 – 1.30 Jason Schwartz: He is not pleased, for your God is nothing but a word: Understanding Bhakti and the limits of interpretation in an evolving Śaiva discourse

Law and Society

Chair: Patrick Olivelle

12.00 – 12.30 Jagadish Sarma: Contribution of ancient Kāmarūpa (Assam) in the field of Dharmaśāstra: An observation

12.30 – 1.00 Rani Dadhich: DHarmashAsthrIyO prakAshithO granTHO nUpavilAsaha

1.00 – 1.30 Agam Kulshreshtha and Ratnanjali hindhUviDHiprabanDHanampraTHA cha

Sanskrit and Science

Chair: K. Ramasubramanian

12.00 – 12.30 Narayan R. Joshi: Sphota doctrine and physics of sound

12.30 – 1.00 Ram Nath Jha: Contribution of Vedānta to modern physics

1.00 – 1.30 Gautam Chatterji: The Nature and Problem of Intentionality : God does play dice

Śaiva Philosophy

Chair: Judit Torzsok

12.00 – 12.30 Sir James Mallinson: Śaivism and Haṭhayoga

12.30 – 1.00 John Nemec: The evidence for Somānanda’s Pantheism

1.00 – 1.30 Isabelle Ratié: A Śaiva interpretation of satkāryavāda: On the transformation of the sākhya conception of causality in the Pratyabhijñā system

Religious Studies

Chair: Arvind Sharma

3.00 – 3.30 Sukhamay Bhattacharya: yOgachathuSHtayE vivEkAnandhamananam

3.30 – 4.00 Swapna Devi: BHagavadgIthA jIvanadharshanam cha

Afternoon SessionsRound I

3.00 PM to 4.30 PM

Vyākaranam

Theme: Semantics and Vākyapadīya

Chair: Peter M. Scharf

3.00 – 3.30 Hideyo Ogawa: Bhartrhari on three types of linguistic unit-meaning relations

3.30 – 4.00 Deva Narayan Jha: BhartrharimathE shabdhasvarUpavimarshaha

Epics and Purānas

Chair: Simon Brodbeck

3.00 – 3.30 Sampada Savarkar: The significance of epithets in the Gītā

3.30 – 4.00 Sven Sellmer: Towards a model of the versification technique of the epic poets

4.00 – 4.30 Pradip Bhattacharya: Was Draupadī ever disrobed?

Tantra and Āgamas

Chair: Raffaele Torella

3.00 – 3.30 Elaine Fisher: Nīlakanṭha Dīkshita and the Saubhāgyacandrātapa: A study of the role of Śrīvidyā among prominent intellectual families in South India

3.30 – 4.00 Anna A. Golovkova: The cult of the Goddess Tripurasundarī in the Vāmkeśvarīmata and the Yoginīhrdaya

4.00 – 4.30 Advaitavadini Kaul: Pañcastavī: An embodiment of knowledge and experience

Linguistics

Chair: Pierre-Sylvain Filliozat

3.00 – 3.30 Pierre-Sylvain Filliozat: Opening of the linguistics section

3.00 – 4.00 Gopabandhu Mishra: Arthanirdeśa, a way of justification in Pāninian grammar

4.00 – 4.30 J. Bidnur and C. Dharurkar: On the absence of Phoneme in Pānini

Nāyaśāstra in the Modern World

Chair: Kapila Vatsyayan

3.00 – 3.30 Radhavallabh Tripathi: Śākuntala on modern stage

3.00 – 4.00 Gajanan. Hegde: Nātyaśāstra and traditional forms of theatre in South India

4.00 – 4.30 Sangeeta Gundecha: Recitation and performance: A case study in Kavalam Narayan Pannikkar’s production of Avimārakam

Modern Sanskrit Literature

Chair: Abhiraj Rajendra Mishra/Mans Broo

3.00 – 3.30 Rekha Shukla: Rasapriyāvibhāvanakāvya in contemporary Sanskrit literature

3.30 – 4.00 Urmila Anand: Religious consciousness in modern Sanskrit Mahākāvyas

4.00 – 4.30 Harekrishna Meher: Sanskrit Haikus of poet Harshdev Madhav: A critical observation

Epigraphy

Chair: Annette Schmiedchen

3.00 – 3.30 Gudrun Buhnemann: Bhīmasena as Bhairava in Nepal

3.00 – 4.00 Gitanjali Thakuria: Temple architecture of medieval Assam: A study on the basis of inscriptions

4.00 – 4.30 Annette Schmiedchen: A corpus edition of Maitraka inscriptions: Re-reading of old material and some new charters

Law and Society

Chair: Timothy Lubin

3.00 – 4.00 Hiran Sharma: Dharma as envisaged in the Manusmrti: An appraisal

4.00 – 4.30 Satoshi Ogura: Brahman’s outlook on Muslims: In the case of medieval Kashmir

4.00 – 4.30 Upama Barman Deka: A woman’s life depicted in the Dharmaśāstras

Manuscriptology

Chair: Rewa Prasad Dwivedi

3.00 – 3.30 Sakti Roy Chaudhury: An issue relating to Sundaramiśra and Rāghavabhatta flashed: A sole surviving manuscript of a work on dramaturgy

3.30 – 4.00 Viroopaksha Jaddipal: The complexities in the critical recension of Laghuṭīkā of Prakāśavara on the Kirātārjunīya of Bhāravi

4.00 – 4.30 Sampath Kumar Medavarpu: Manuscript of Vidyāganeśatantra: A new light on female Gaṇeśa

Sanskrit and Science

Chair: C.K. Ramachandran

3.00 – 3.30 Reeta Gupta: Elements of architecture in Mayamata

3.30 – 4.00 t IndiraParakka: aNugrahamImAmsAparichayaha

4.00 – 4.30 Daya Shankar Tiwari: The scientific concept of water management in Sanskrit literature

Afternoon SessionsRound II

5.00 PM to 6.30 PM

Vyākaranam

Theme: Semantics and Vākyapadīya

Chair: Peter M. Scharf

5.00 – 5.30 Sadanand Jha: samAsAnthashakthivimarshaha

5.30 – 6.00 Divyanand Jha: nAgEshABHimathO nathrarTHaha

6.00 – 6.30 Bharati Balte: Interpretation of Nipāta according to Śankarācārya

Linguistics

Chair: Pierre-Sylvain Filliozat

5.00 – 5.30 Satyapal Singh: Nomenclature in the meta-language of Pānini

5.30 – 6.00 Soniya: A new model of Pānini’s Aṣṭādhyāyī in teaching methodology of Sanskrit grammar

Epics and Purānas

Chair: Simon Brodbeck

5.00 – 5.30 Rajan Raj: The roles of conceptual dharma and corporal Dharma during the rescue of their husbands by Draupadī and Sāvitri (to be confirmed)

5.30 – 6.00 Adam Bowles: Dasyus in the Mahābhārata

6.00 – 6.30 Maithili Thayanithy: Can the subalterns speak? Revisiting the expositions of dharma in the Mahābhārata

Tantra and Āgamas

Chair: Raffaele Torella

5.00 – 5.30 Masieg Karasinski: Some remarks concerning Kaula Tāntric traditions of Kerala

5.30 – 6.00 Madhu Khanna: Agency, power and ascendency: The formation of the Tāntric cult of Daśamahāvidyā Goddess in post-medieval period

6.00 – 6.30 Lubomir Ondracka: Cheating death: The yogic way to immortality

Sanskrit and Science

Chair: Ramkaran Sharma

5.00 – 5.30 Archana Tiwari and Girish Nath Jha: Standard text encoding scheme and search for Ayurvedic texts

5.30 – 6.00 Gayatri Murali Krishna: antharluptharOganirDHAraNE svapnaha – yOgAyurvEdhamanOvignyAnam

6.00 – 6.30 Vitus Angemeier: Water, phlegm and moon – the meaning of Soma in classical Āyurveda

Epigraphy

Chair: Annette Schmiedchen

5.00 – 5.30 Somnath Sarkar: History of vegetables in ancient India

5.30 – 6.00 Hemant Rajopadhya: Tradition of non-Brahmin Sanskrit scholars in Maharashtra and its relevance

6.00 – 6.30 Alexander Stolyarov: The modes of date designating in early medieval land grants of North India

yaśāstra in the Modern World

Chair: Kapila Vatsyayan

5.00 – 5.30 Natalia Lidova: Vrttis in Nātyaśāstra

5.30 – 6.00 Anvita Sharma: Some significant reading variants of Rasa and Bhāva chapters of Nātyaśāstra in unutilized Newari manuscripts

6.00 – 6.30 Clara Gonc Moačanin: Nātya vs. Greek tragedy

Modern Sanskrit Literature

Chair: Abhiraj Rajendra Mishra/Mans Broo

5.00 – 5.30 Manu Lata Sharma: Trends of modern Sanskrit poetic literature and parameters of literary criticism

5.30 – 6.00 Tanmay Kumar Bhattacharya: KriSHNAthrEyakavEhE kAvyESHu prathibimbithA sAmAjikI sTHithihi

6.00 – 6.30 Chandra Bhushan Jha: Sārasvatam cakṣuḥ- visions of modern Sanskrit Poets from darkness

Law and Society

Chair: Timothy Lubin

5.00 – 5.30 Satyawati: vEdhESHu mAnavADHikAraha

5.30 – 6.00 Bhagirathi Nanda: EkavimshashathakE DHarmashAsthrE punaranuchinthanam

6.00 – 6.30 Timothy Lubin: Domestic ritual codes and formation of Dharmaśāstra genre

Manuscriptology

Chair: Rewa Prasad Dwivedi

5.00 – 5.30 Shukla Mukherji: An unpublished manuscript of Gītagovinda with Jagaddhar’s commentary (in Bengali script)

5.30 – 6.00 Sushama Sharma: vAgBHatAlankArasya tIkAnAm pANdulipayaha

6.00 – 6.30 Ramakant Pandey: A brief sketch of Kacchavaśa

Visit to Exhibitions and Book stalls (7.00 – 7.30 PM)

Sanskrit Nāṭyamahotsava (7.30 – 9.00 PM): Yakagānam: Gajanan Hegde and his troupe

World Sanskrit Conference, New Delhi, India: Programme schedule

Today is DAY 2 of The World Sanskrit Conference, which is in its 15th year this year. It is being held in India this time around, and was inaugurated by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on January 5, 2012.

Over the five days of the conference proceedings, I hope to be able to post, each day, the list of topics that are being discussed at the various special panels that have been arranged by the organisers. The purpose is simply to get a measure of the ocean of knowledge that is this ancient language, and the worldwide spread of scholars who continue to partake of this ocean’s treasures.

I hope the lists over the next few days will be an inspiration for all of us who love Sanskrit, and an eye-opener for those who consider it a ‘dead language.’

World Sanskrit Conference

Day 2: January 7, 2012

Forenoon SessionsRound I

10.00 AM to 11.30 AM

Veda

Chair: Hans Henrich Hock

10.00 – 10.30 Vinaya Kshirsagar: On a case in the Śaunakīya Caturadhyāyikā

10.30 – 11.00 Mamta Mehra: sAmavEdE DHArIsvaraha

11.00 – 11.30 Kalindi Pathak: pAdhavrththEhe sADHakAnAm samAsasanDHInAm thathvAnvESHakamaDHyayanam

Special panel

Models and Theories in Sanskrit Grammar and Linguistics

Chair: Jan E.M. Houben

10.00 – 10.30 Brendan S. Gillon: Sanskrit grammar and computational linguistics

10.30 – 11.00 Gérard Huet: Departing from Pā_ini for good reasons

11.00-11.30 Oliver Hellwig: Ratha = “Chariot” or “hero”? Computational approaches to polysemy in Sanskrit

 Vyākarana

Theme: General Pāinian Theory and Methodology

Chair: George Cardona

10.00 – 10.30 Iwona Milewska: Main currents in the European tradition of Sanskrit grammars

10.30 – 11.00 Peter M. Scharf: Is rule precedence in the Ashtādhyāyī uniform?

11.00 – 11.30 Malgorzata Sulich-Cowely: Is it possible that Kāryāsiddhatva and Śāstrāsiddhatva are not mutually exclusive?

 Poetry, Drama and Aesthetics

Chair: Natalia Lidova

10.00 – 10.30 R.P. Goldman: Poet as seer, Poetry as seen: Reflections on visualization as a critical element in the conceptualization of Kāvya

10.30 – 11.00 C. Rajendran: Demystifying poetry – The Hermeneutic principles of Mahimabha__a

11.00 – 11.30 Anna Trynkowska: A reading of the Amaruśataka.

Religious Studies

Chair: Bettina Baümer

10.00 – 10.30 Himanshu Shekhar Jha: Foundations of faith: A historical perspective

10.30 – 11.00 Hari Ram Mishra: Mitra in Vedic and Avestan religion

Law and Society

Chair: Donald Davis

10.00 – 10.30 Asha Rani Pandey: samskrithavAngmayE arTHavyavasTHA vaidhikam krSHivignyAnam cha

10.30 – 11.00 Anagha Joshi: Hindu law of deposits

11.00 – 11.30 Manjusha D. Gokhale: Significance of Monkey in Indian Culture

Philosophies

Chair: Prahladachar

10.00 – 10.30 Patrick McAllister: The import of Śabdārtha in the theory of Apoha

10.30 – 11.00 Smitha Sabu: Socio-political causes behind the origin of philosophical dramas

11.00 – 11.30 Ramchandran Bhavani: The role of Liñ affix in Mimāmsā philosophy

Yoga in Indian philosophy

Chair: Shashi Tiwari

10.00 – 10.30 Shashi Tiwari: Yogic Prānavidyā – A means of Self-realisation in Upanishads

10.30 – 11.00 Bina Gupta: Karmayoga and its relation to Jñānayoga and Bhaktiyoga: Some reflections

11.00 – 11.30 Jennifer Cover: An eighteenth century illumination of the seven steps of Rājayoga

 

IASS Consultative Committee 10.00-11.30 A.M.

Forenoon SessionsRound II

12.00 PM to 1.30 PM

 Veda

Chair: G.C. Tripathi

12.00 – 12.30 Vijay Kumar Sharma: shAsthrIyasangIthE shruthihi

12.30 – 1.00 Jayashree Sathe: On the interpretation of apasyaḥ and apasyuvaḥ in Yajurveda

1.00 – 1.30 Naoko Nishimura: Processing of dairy products in the Vedic ritual, compared with Pāli

Vyākarana

Theme: General Pāinian Theory and Methodology

Chair: George Cardona

12.00 – 12.30 Subodh Sharma: sa vAchakO vishESHANAm sanBHavAth DHyOthakO vA

12.30-1.00 George Cardona: Combinations of upasargas and tinanta forms: Lexical versus grammatical positions

Models and Theories in Sanskrit Grammar and Linguistics

Chair: Jan E.M. Houben

12.00 – 12.30 G. Penn and P. Kiparsky: On Pānini and the generative capacity of contextualized replacement systems

12.30 – 1.00 Wiebke Petersen: On the descriptive techniques for phonological classes in Pānini’s grammar

1.00-1.30. Amba Kulkarni, Devanand Shukla, Sheetal Pokar: Mathematical modelling of ākāṅkṣā and sannidhi for parsing Sanskrit

Poetry, Drama and Aesthetics

Chair: C. Rajendran

12.00 – 12.30 Natalia Lidova: The World enacted in a Game. The Concept of the krīLanīyaka in the Nātyaśāstra

12.30 – 1.00 Damodharan: Rasābhinaya in Kerala classical theatre: Some innovative aspects

1.00 – 1.30 Manjula Viradiya: ADHyAthmikadhrSHTyA mAyArasaha

Religious Studies

Chair: Bettina Baümer

12.00 – 12.30 Hamsa Stainton: The courtship of Śiva and Sarasvatī in the poetry of Jagaddhara of Kashmir

12.30 – 1.00 Aleksendra Wenta: A solar esotericism of the Kalikrama: In search of Tāntric epistemology

1.00 – 1.30 Minati Rath: jagannATHasya EthahyE vAmadhEvasamhiyAha yOgadhAnam

Law and Society

Chair: Donald Davis

12.00 – 12.30 Patrick Olivelle: Differing roles of Judge in the Arthaśāstra and Dharmaśāstras

12.30 – 1.00 Pankaja Ghai Kaushik: Law of evidence in Dharmaśāstra and Indian Evidence Act, 1872: An analytical study

1.00 – 1.30 Donald Davis: Critical remarks on Professor P.V. Kane’s view of the relationship of Dharmaśāstra to Itihāsa and Purāna

Sanskrit and Science

Chair: Bruno Dagens

12.00 – 12.30 Jonathan Duquette: On lexical borrowing from Sanskrit in modern scientific discourse

12:30 – 1:00 Vanishri Bhat: Algebra and geometry in Śulbasūtras

1.00 – 1.30 Jean Michel Delire: European astronomers in the court of Savai Jaisimha II

 Afternoon Sessions Round I

3.00 PM to 4.30 PM

Veda

Chair: Ganesh Dutta Sharma

3.00 – 3.30 Srikant Bahulkar: Medhajanana in the Atharvaveda tradition

4.00 – 4.30 Vijay Shankar Shukla: The Atharvaveda: Fountainhead of the medical sciences

4.30 – 5.00 : Sumant Shilpa and Julieta Rotaru: A new edition and an annotated translation of Kauśikasūtra

Models and Theories in Sanskrit Grammar and Linguistics

Chair: Jan E.M. Houben

3.00 – 3.30 Dahl Eystein: Formal semantics in Vedic linguistics: Prospects and limitations

3.30 – 4.00 Kristen de Joseph: The poetics of Vedic accentuation revisited

4.00 –4.30 Leonid Kulikov: Vedic quasi-denominatives: Their syntax and semantics

4.30 – 5.00 Velizar Sadovski: Form invariants and variations in Veda and Avesta: a comparative and historical approach

Vyākarana

Theme: General Pā_inian Theory (cont.) and Syntax

Chair: Surendra Kumar Bramachari

3.00 – 3.30 Sharon Ben-Dor: On the terms gā, mā and dā etc. in the Aṣṭādhyāyī

3.30 – 4.00 Tiziana Pontillo: Where the sense is intended although the corresponding speech unit is not employed: Lopa and other devices directly or indirectly compared Patañjali

4.00 – 4.30 Stephen Thomson: Do the Uādisūtras serve to show that every Sanskrit word derives from a Dhātu?

Buddhist Studies

Theme: Sectarian Polemics

Chair: Shohei Ichimura

3.00 – 3.30 Sujata Purkayastha: A critique of Śankarācārya’s refutation of Vijñanavāda

3.30 – 4.00 Vijay Kumar Singh: Fundamental nature of things as described in Vigrahavyāvartanī and the right view

4.00 – 4.30 Marek Mejor: Buddhist-Jaina controversy about the notion of taking life (Prāātipāta)

 Poetry, Drama and Aesthetics

Chair: R.P. Goldman

3.00 – 3.30 Vasant Kumar Bhatt: kAlidAsasya mahAkAvyayOhO sArTHakAnAm pATaBHEdhAnAm vishiSHtam kAraNam moulikapATAnusanDHAnam cha

3.30 – 4.00 Marco Franceschini: Recasting poetry: Motifs from the Raghuvaśa reshaped in Buddhaghosha’s Padyacūāmai

4.00 – 4.30 Divya Mishra: The problem regarding the date of Viśākhadatta

Modern Sanskrit Literature

Chair: Jürgen Hanneder

3.00 – 3.30 Ambalal Prajapati: Appreciation of ‘Sanskrit Gītañjalī’ a collection of Sanskrit poems

3.30 – 4.00 Nicolas Dejenne: An analysis of the re-writing of Paraśurāma-saga in a contemporary Sanskrit kāvya – Bhagvān Paraśurāma by Krishnadatta Sharma Shastri

4.00 – 4.30 Chandima Gangodawila: How far the works of Ven. Dauldena Gnanissara contributed to the development of modern Sanskrit studies in Sri Lanka?

Epics and Purānas

Chair: Adam Bowles

3.00 – 3.30 Wendy J. Phillips-Rodriguez: Scripts vs. manuscripts: two independent evolutionary processes in the Mahābhārata textual tradition

3.30 – 4.00 Alf Hiltebeitel: The southern recension makeover of the Umā-Maheśvara Samvāda in the Mahābhārata

4.00 – 4.30 Thennilapuram Mahadevan: The text-critical importance of the Śakuntalā-Yayāti transposition in the Mahābhārata

Tantra and Āgamas

Chair: Diwakar Acharya

3.00 – 3.30 Meera Rastogi: An inquiry into evolution of conceptual development of Pratyabhijñā system of Kashmir

3.30 – 4.00 Oscar Figueroa-Castro: Abhinavagupta’s Anuttara in historical perspective

4.00 – 4.30 Michael Slouber: Vulnerability and protection in the Śaivatantras

Sanskrit and Science

Chair: Bruno Dagens

3.00 – 3.30 Krishna Sharman: Gemmology in Pan-Indian tradition

3.30 – 4.00 Ashok Kumar Das: Metallurgy in ancient Indian Sanskrit literature

4.00 – 4.30 Pankaj Bhattacharya: The binary digits zero and one: A discussion in the light of Līlavātī and Āryabhatīya

Manuscriptology

Chair: Vijay Shankar Shukla

3.00 – 3.30 Prabhudevi Amogh: Manuscript preservation in India: An overview

3.30 – 4.00 Satya Prakash Sharma: Manuscripts as a source of understanding of art

4.00 – 4.30 Sudhir Lal: Critical text: Indian context (Nature, Development and Continuity)

 Afternoon SessionsRound II

5.00 PM to 6.30 PM

 Veda

Chair: Sannidhanam Sudarshana Sharma

5.00 – 5.30 Nirmala Kulkarni: Text critical study of the Pativedanāni hymns

5.30 – 6.00 Ambarish Vasant Khare: The origin and development of Mahānāmni verses

6.00 – 6.30 Chetana Vedi: upaniSHathsu vaiSHvAnarasya sankalpanA

Vyākarana

Theme- General Pāinian Theory (cont.) and syntax

Chair: Surendra Kumar Brahmachari

5.00 – 5.30 Toru Yagi : On the so-called predicative instrumental

5.30 – 6.00 K. Yamuna: Nipātas – A syntactical analysis

6.00 – 6.30 Ratna Basu: Sampradāna-kāraka: In the understanding of Pā_ini and his followers

Buddhist Studies

Theme: Sectarian Polemics

Chair: Shohei Ichimura

5.00 – 5.30 Meera Viswanathan: Contesting the Brāhmana: Humour and argument in the Vajrasūci

5.30 – 6.00 Vijay Kumar Jain: boudhDHadharshanE anEkathAyAm EkathA

6.00 – 6.30 Shohei Ichimura: An examination of Prof. Murti’s attempt of equation between Hindu Advaita theory and that of Buddhist Yogācāra theory of Advaya

Poetry, Drama and Aesthetics

Chair: Natalia Lidova

5.00 – 5.30 Indrani Deka: Marriage – Its customs and rituals as depicted in Ṥrīharṣa’s Naiṣadhīyacarita

5.30 – 6.00 Chandan Kumar Chakraborty: Some mysterious and curious weapons in the Great Epeics.

6.00 – 6.30 Kutumba Shatri: Where Abhinavaguptra set a wrong tradition.

Modern Sanskrit Literature

Chair: Jürgen Hanneder

5.00 – 5.30 Ajay Kumar Mishra: The socio-political investigation of contemporary Sanskrit poetry

5.30 – 6.00 Sudip Chakravortti: Literature of Ishwarachandra Vidyasagara

6.00 – 6.30 Malinee Goswami: Modern Sanskrit poetry: A projection

Epics and Purānas

Chair: Adam Bowles

5.00 – 5.30 Fernando Wulff Alonso: The fourth book of the Mahābhārata and its Greek sources

5.30 – 6.00 Joydeep Bagchee: The Paraśurāma legend in historical research

6.00 – 6.30 Vishwa Adluri: Philosophical aspects of bhakti in the Mahābhārata

Tantra and Āgamas

Chair: Diwakar Acharya

5.00 – 5.30 Navjivan Rastogi: Gāyatrī in the Monistic Śaiva tradition of Kashmir

5.30 – 6.00 Shruti Rai: Jñāna as Vikalpa

6.00 – 6.30 Yohei Kawajiri: Interpretations of the opening verse of the Iśvarapratyabhijñākārikā with special reference to a double character of the recognition

Sanskrit and Science

Chair: J.M. Delire

5.00 – 5.30 Indraratna Bokamoone: Preventive medicine in the light of Carakasahitā

5.30 – 6.00 A. Jilsha: Non-vedic origin of Āyurveda

6.00 – 6.30 P.I. Ajithan: The term Tantra in early scriptures of Āyurveda

Sanskrit and Asian Languages and

Literature

Chair: Robert Zydenbos

5.00 – 5.30 Audrey Truschke: The power of language: Sanskrit grammars and lexicons of Persian

5.30 – 6.00 Elmar Renner: Are tatsamas as ‘sama’ as they seem? A comparative analysis of the tatsama use in Hindi, Maithili and Kannada scientific writing

6.00 – 6.30 Yigal Bronner: Birds of a feather: Vāmana Bhattabana’s Hamsasandeśa and its inter-texts

Religious Studies

Chair: Arvind Sharma

5.00 – 5.30 Hemlata Biltharia: Concept of vratas in Padmapurā_a and their contemporary relevance

5.30 – 6.00 Samniang Luermsa: Hell and heaven in the Mahavāstu Avadāna

6.00 – 6.30 Dipak Kumar Sharma: A discussion on Dāsyabhakti as found in the Bhaktiviveka

 Manuscriptology

Chair: Vijay Shankar Shukla

5.00 – 5.30 C.M. Neelkanthan: Manuscripts/transcripts/oral traditions of preservation techniques of Rigveda chanting of Kerala

5.30 – 6.00 Subhadra Desai: Music and its relation with vedic chanting: Textual (oral) preservation and its development (in the form of music)

6.00 – 6.30 K.P. Sreedevi: Two Kerala commentaries on Saparyāhrdayam attributed to Śriśankara

Visit to Exhibitions and Book stalls (7.00 – 7.30 PM)

Sanskrit Nāṭyamahotsava (7.30 – 9.00 PM): Kathakali and Nāngiarkū: Usha Nangiar and her troupe