Lord Skanda-Murugan
 

Second International Conference on Skanda-Murukan
Programme of Conference Activities

Tuesday 24th April 2001 - 6.00-8:00 pm: Delegates' Welcome

  1. Prayer Invocation
  2. Introducing the participants
  3. Cultural Programme
  4. Dinner

Wednesday 25th April - 9.30 am to 12.30 pm: Inaugural Function

  1. Welcome Address
  2. Presidential Address
  3. Inaugural Address
  4. Releasing of the Souvenir

Sessions: Wednesday 25th April, Afternoon 2.30 pm to 5.45 pm

Note: A fourth venue will feature continuous multi-media and live discussions throughout the Conference

Vēlan venue Jñāna Pandita venue Kumāra Swāmi venue
1.

Dr. Raju Kalidos
"Arupataivitu Tradition: Cankam and Modern"

Dr. Malati Agneswaran
"Legends of Karttikeya in Puruliya Chau"

Dr. K. Chellappan
"Murukan, The Tamil ideal of beauty as divinity: A comparison with Dionysus"

2.

Dr. D. Rajaram
"Energy Channels"

Dr. Rasiah Nagalingam
"Temples and modes of worship in the Northern and Eastern province of Sri Lanka"

Prof. R.A. Geaves and Dr. Catherine Geaves
"The legitimisation of a North Indian form of Skanda worship in the U.K: The Transmigration of Baba Balaknath from rural Punjab to urban centres of Britain"

3.

Dr. T. Neelakanta Pillai
"Murukan from Kurinchi God to Tamil Katavul"

Prof. K.G. Seshadri
"Murukan worship in the Cankam Age as revealed in Partipatal and Tirumurukarruppatai"

Dr. Balambal
"Various Facets of Murugan"

4.

Dr. S. Padmanabhan
"Cankam Age Murukan at Velimalai (Fusion of Sanskrit and Tamil concepts in Skanda-Murukan)
Mr. Girdharlal Moolchand
"Murukan Temple at Vallakottai"

Dr. Sivagami Paramasivam
"Śrī Skandasramam, Salem"

Evening Cultural Programme: 6.00 pm to 6.45 pm

  • Music Interlude by Mrs. Vasuki Kanappan
  • Cultural Programme by Dr. M.C. Rajamanickam

Sessions: Thursday, 26th April - Forenoon: 9.30 am to 12.45pm

Vēlan venue Jñāna Pandita venue Kumāra Swāmi venue
1. Dr. D. Rajaram
"Vital Statistics of Idumban"
Dr. Paramu Pushparathinam
"History of Murukan Cult in Ancient Sri Lanka - Archealogical evidence"
Dr. A.Pandurangan
"The revival of Murukan Cult during Vijayanagar period: Historical background"
2. Dr. Veluswamy Suthanthiran
"Murukan in Chola Art"
Mr. Bojan
"Murukan worship in Nilgris with special reference to Badagas"
Dr. P. Marudanayagam
"Hail to the Heroic Lance: Murukan in Cilappatikaram"
3. Dr. Jayavidhya
"Kavadi Cintu"
Dr. Nagalingam Shanmugalingam
"Continuity and Change: Katirkama Cult in Sri Lanka"
Dr. Raju Poundurai
"Skanda in Hindu Temple Architecture"
4. Dr. J. Rāmachandran
"Murukan and Siddha Medicine"
S. Kanmani
"Katampa and Cult of Murukan"
Dr. Lakshmi Poduval

Sessions: Thursday, 26th April - Afternoon: 2.30 pm. to 5.45 pm.

Vēlan venue Jñāna Pandita venue Kumāra Swāmi venue
1. Dr. J. Rāmachandran
"Kandar Anubhuti: A multimedia e-book"
Dr. M.C. Rajamanickkam
"Lord Murukan is an incarnation of Lord Shiva, the Supreme God"
Mr. T.N. Rāmachandran
"Palani Dandapani Patikam"
2. Mr. K.V. Ramakrishna Rao
"The concept, evolution and development of Kandu/Kandazhi/Kanda/Kadama myth in Sangam Literature"
Mr. H.S. Gundappa
"Subrahmanya worship in South India, Karnataka State"
Dr. P. Pandian
"Guha Jnana Bodham"
3. Dr. M. Sadasivam
"Does Nakkirar belong to the Cankam Age?"
Dr. Aru. Marudha Durai
"A study in the iconography of Murukan"
Mr. Sivasubramaniam Sitsabesan
"Murukan worship in Melbourne"
4. Mr. Ponnusamy
"The Tamils and the Tamil God"
K.V. Ramakrishna Rao
"The myth of deification of Alexandar and its alleged influence on the cult of Skanda-Murukan-Karttikeya"

Evening Cultural Programme: 6.00 pm to 6.45 pm

  • Music Interlude: Dr. Durga
  • Classical Dance Programme: Dr. Malati Agneswaran

Sessions: Friday, 27th April - Forenoon: 9.30 am to 12.45pm

Vēlan venue Jñāna Pandita venue Kumāra Swāmi venue
1. K.V. Ramakrishna Rao
"The number and figure myth associated with Kanta-Karttikeya-Murukan worship"
Dr. P. Rozario Dr. Thangeswary Kathirkaman
"History of Murukan worship in Sri Lanka"
2. Dr. Arumugam Kandaiah
"Cevvel in the Paripatal: A brief survey"
Mr. S.N.P. Shanmugam Sivasubramaniam Pathmanathan
"Skanda in the Buddhist Traditions in Sri Lanka"
3. Dr. Lalitha Sunder
Mr. S.N.P. Shanmugam
Kanakasabha Venkatasubbu Ravi
"Murugan worship according to Kumaratantra Agama"
4. Dr. P. Thiyagarajan Dr. J.G. Kannappan
"Lord Murukan, A God of Sanctity and Medicine"
Dr. S.A.K. Durga
"Lord Murugan in Nada Rupa: A Critical Study"

Sessions: Friday, 27th April - Afternoon: 2.30 pm to 5.45 pm

Vēlan venue Jñāna Pandita venue Kumāra Swāmi venue
1. Jayalaki Arunagirinathan Prof. Aminur Rahman
"From Ritual to Reality: Depiction of Karttikeya in Bengali Literature and Sculpture"
Sannyasi Arumuga Swami
2. Balayogi Swamiji Amirtalingam Selliah H.H. Sivaya Subramaniya Swami
3. Prof. Jean Luc Alber "Anthrology of religions and the theory of ethnicity concerning the cult of Murukan" Dr. C.R. Krishnamurti and and Dr. P. Rathanaswami
"The concept of the Absolute in Kandar Anubhuti"

Evening Cultural Programme: 6.00 pm to 6.45 pm

28th April: Joint Business Session - 10.00 am. to 12.45 pm

Mauritius map
  1. Report of actitivities of ICSMS
  2. Third International Conference
  3. ICSMS Share promotion
  4. ICSMS Projects
  5. Nomination of national representatives

29th April 2001: Motor tour of Mauritius

Questions? Contact :

  • Conference Chairman Dr. G. John Samuel homelanḍxlweb.com
  • Mauritius Secretary Maga Ramasamy maga@intnet.mu
  • International Coordinator Patrick Harrigan editor@murugan.org

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