Dravid Utkala Jatra 2017 / Pre-visit talks

DUJ 2017 Preparatory Talk – The Temples of Bhubaneswar Part 1 – by T K Krishnakumar

In his talk, T K Krishnakumar (alias KK) introduced Bhubaneswar, explained key elements of temple architecture in Odisha before taking us on a guided tour of several of the important temples of that city with some great hi-res visuals. KK is a traveler and has written over 750 travel articles in his travel blog : http://indiancolumbus.blogspot.com/ He … Continue reading

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Introduction

In his email announcing the Site Seminar at Srirangam, Prof Swaminathan,  one of the founders of the Tamil Heritage Trust, explains the objectives of the Seminar and lists the events associated with it. Dear friends, For the last three years, we have been running a site seminar every year, to intensely study one heritage location. … Continue reading

Azhvars in Srirangam by Pradeep Chakravarthy
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Azhvars in Srirangam by Pradeep Chakravarthy

Pradeep Chakravarthy talks about various aspects of the history of Srirangam with a focus on the Azhvars, their role in Sri Vaishnavism and their links to Srirangam. He recites and sings some evocative pasurams representative of each Azhvar. He also introduces the Prabhandams and how they are recited and performed during Araiyar Sevai.  This talk … Continue reading