Lord Skanda-Murugan
 

2003 Murukan Conference Programme
Schedule of Paper Presentations

3 - 4 - 5 November, 2003
Śrī Subramania Swami Temple, Batu Caves, Selangor, Malaysia

Monday, 3 November 2003
Session A: 9:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.

Venue: Ramayana Gallery

Chairperson: Dr. S. M. Ponniah (Malaysia)

Leadership Qualities of Lord Murukan in Tirumurukarruppatai
Ravi Subramaniam (Singapore)

A Study of Arunagirinathar's Kandar Anubhuti
Dr. M. Murugesan (India)

Venue: Valluvar Kottam

Chairperson: Cavalier M.S. Mathivanan (India)

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Dr. S. Shanmugasundram (India)

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Mrs. Alamelu Chockalingam (India)


Dr. N. Malayaman Rajagopalan (India)

Venue: Art Gallery

Chairperson: Dr.(Mrs) Sarres Padayachee (South Africa)

Lord Murukan - The God of Medicine
Dr. J.G. Kannappan (India)

Velimalai, the Fourth Abode of Lord Murukan
Dr. S. Padmanabhan (India)

Monday, 3 November 2003
Session B: 11:15 a.m. 12:45 p.m.

Venue: Ramayana Gallery

Chairperson: Dr. P. Pandian (India)

Batu Caves Śrī Subramaniar Swamy Temple
R. Nadaraja (Malaysia)

Kailasa to Kataragama: Katirkama Pada Yatra
Patrick Harrigan /(U.S.A.)

Venue: Valluvar Kottam

Chairperson: Dr. Ramakrishna Rao (India)

Valli, the Consort of Muruga
Mrs. Ratnambal (India)

Murukan: Beliefs, Traditions and Customs
Mrs. Balatripurasundari (India)

Arunagirinathar's Tirumurukātruppadai
Dr. J. Ramachandran (India)

Venue: Art Gallery

Chairperson: Dr. K. Thilagawathi (Malaysia)

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V. K. Kasthurinathan (India)

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Dr. (Mrs) P. Gnanam (India)

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Angumuthu Karunakaran (India)

Monday, 3 November 2003
Session C: 2:15 p.m. to 3:45 p.m

Venue: Ramayana Gallery

Chairperson: Prof. A. Shanmugadas (Sri Lanka)

Social development in Tiruka's Murukan Arul vettal
Dr. Vāl Andavar Muthuramalingam (India)

From Tribalism to Culturalism: A Study of the Transformation of Velan to Murukan
Dr. K. Sadasivam (India)

Kanta Puranam: An Appraisal
Dr. (Mrs) Sivaraman Akila (India)

Venue: Valluvar Kottam

Chairperson: Dr. K. Malaisamy, M.P. (India)

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Dr. Sarala Rajagopalan (India)

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K. Gurusamy (India)

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Mrs. Vasugi Kannappan (India)

Venue: Art Gallery

Chairperson: Dr. M.C. Rajamanickam (India)

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S. K. Sivabalan (India)

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Dr. Puricai S. Natarajan (India)

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Cavalier M. S. Mathivanan (India)

Monday, 3 November 2003
Session D: 4:15 p.m. 6:00 p.m.

Venue: Ramayana Gallery

Chairperson: Patrick Harrigan (Sri Lanka)

The Worship of Murukan and the Zodiac
Mr. Ramakrishna Rao(India)

Venue: Valluvar Kottam

Chairperson: Dr. S. Rukmani (India)

Worship of Murukan: Evidence from Cankam literature
Dr. N. Murali (India)

Taippoosam Kavadi Festival in Seychelles
Vijaratnam Sivasupramaniam

Kumarakuruparar, The Tamil Saint associated with Murukan
Dr. R. Vijayaraghavan (India)

Venue: Art Gallery

Chairperson: Dr. G. John Samuel (India)

Kalanthorum Murukan
Dr. Siva Margaiyarkarasi (India)

Murukan Perumanin Viratankalum, Vizhakkalum
Ms. Santhi Navukarasan (Sri Lanka)

Tuesday, 4 November 2003
Session E: 9:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
Venue: Ramayana Gallery

Chairperson: Dr. S. Kanmani (India)

Murukan Worship as found in Tamil Kaviyas
Mrs. Sundaraval Suresh (India)

Scientific and Symbolic Approach to Palani and Tirucendur
Dr. S. Andal (India)

On Knowledge of Murukan
Sooriamoorthy Ramanujam (Mauritius)

Venue: Valluvar Kottam

Chairperson: Prof. A. Velusamy Sudhandhiran (India)
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Dr. P.S.S. Krishnamurthy (India)

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Dr. P. Anuradha (India)

Venue: Art Gallery

Chairperson: Dato' A.Vaithilingam (Malaysia)
Muruga Archanai in Tamil
Kurukal N. Ramachandran (Malaysia)

Vel - The Unique Lance of Lord Murukan
Dr. M. C. Rajamanikam (India)

Tirumal in Tiruppugazh
Dr. (Mrs.) Alarmel Rishi (India)

Break for Tea: 10:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Tuesday, 4 November 2003
Session F: 11:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

Venue: Ramayana Gallery

Chairperson: Mr. Rajan Narasinghen (Mauritius)

Kavadi in the South African Cult of Murukan
Dr. (Mrs) Sarres Padayachee (South Africa)

Bhaktas and Sainta of Kathirkamam
Dr. (Mrs.) Vimala Krishnapillai (Sri Lanka)

Logical Philosophy of Lord Murukan
Swami Prabhakarananda (Malaysia)

Venue: Valluvar Kottam

Chairperson: Dr. N. Murugesan (India)

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Mr. S. Baskar (India)

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Mrs. M. Lalitha Sundaram (India)


Dr. Kumarasami Thambiran (India)

Venue: Art Gallery

Chairperson: Gnanasiriar K. Sathaya (Malaysia)

Muruka vazhipadu-pattu-thogai-panpadu
Dr. P. Anuradha (India)

Murukan Kurinchikkadavul endra nilainintrum tamil kadavulakiya tan parinama valarcchi
Dr. K.P. Azhagammai (India)

Arupadai Veedukanda Arumugam
Dr. Mrs. N. Kanthimathi Lakshmi (India)

Tuesday, 4 November 2003
Session G: 2:15 p.m. 3:45 p.m.

Venue: Ramayana Gallery

Chairperson: Dr. Malai Agneswaran

Elegant Temples of Lord Murukan in South Tamilnadu
Dr. S. Sasireha (India)

Murukan Cult at Tiruchembur Murukan Temple, Mumbai
Dr. P. N. Kamala (India)

Nallur Kumaran: A Spiritual Experience
Ms. Sushila Raja (Sri Lanka)

Venue: Valluvar Kottam

Chairperson: Dr. A. Kaliammal (India)

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S. P. Ponnusamy (Malaysia)

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A. Jayaraj (India)

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P. Subbaiah (India)

Venue: Art Gallery

Chairperson: Prof. J.G. Kannappan (India)

Murukan the Protector and Healer
Dr. Mrs. V. Balambal (India)

Panchalamkurinchi Poligars in Murugan worship
Dr. V. Manickam (India)

Break for Tea: 3:45 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Tuesday, 4 November 2003
Session H: 4:15 p.m. 6:00 p.m.

Venue: Ramayana Gallery

Chairperson: Prof. Raju Kalidos (India)

Kanda Puranam: An Appraisal
Dr. Akila Sivaraman (India)

Skanda/Murugan and Krsna/Vasudeva as Pan-Indian Divinities: A Comparative Study
Dr. S. Rukumani (India)

Devaraya Swamigal's Divine Contribution Towards Murukanism
Dr. Sivakami Paramasivam (India)

Venue: Valluvar Kottam

Chairperson: Prof. Malati Agneswaran (India)

Siddha Herbal Medicine
Jeyaprakash Narayan (India)

Pamban Kumaragurudasa Swamigal
Dr. T. Sentamilselvi (India)

Tamilakathil Muruka Vazhipadu
R. Thamotharan (India)

Venue: Art Gallery

Chairperson: Prof. N. Kanthasamy (Malaysia)

Vel, Mayil and Seval Virutham by Arunagirinathar
Dr. S. Ramasamy (India)

Kandavel of Kacciyappan
Dr. Muthulakshmi (India)

Spiritual Vibrations from Murukan
R. K. S. Muthukrishnan (India)

Wednesday, 5 November 2003
Session I: 9:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m

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Venue: Ramayana Gallery

Chairperson: Mr. Rajen Narsinghen (Mauritius)

Uttara Swamimalai Temple, New Delhi
Dr. K. Balachandran (India)

Dance Representations of Bala Murugan in Kunruthoradal Temples
Dr. Malati Agneswaran (India)

The Murukan Temple as a center of Constructing Identity for Tamils on Mauritius
Ms. Hilde Kamala Link (Germany)

Venue: Valluvar Kottam

Chairperson: Dr. S. Shanmuga Sundram (India)

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Dr. N. Kanthasamy (Malaysia)

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Mr. Ganapathy (India)

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Vadivel Jayachandran (India)

Venue: Art Gallery

Chairperson: Dr. N.S. Rajendran (Malaysia)

Travancore Folk Traditions about Valli and Murukan
Dr. B. Boothalingam (India)

Break for Tea: 10:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Wednesday, 5 November 2003
Session J: 11:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

Venue: Ramayana Gallery

Chairperson: Mr. Patrick Harrigan (U.S.A.)

Modern Media, Ancient Stories
Kerry Clark Evison (Australia)

Murukan Temples in Australia
Dr. A. Kandiah (Australia)

Murukan in Hindu Art and Architecture
Sivanandini Duraiswamy (Sri Lanka)

Venue: Valluvar Kottam

Chairperson: Dr. P. S. Nadarajan (India)

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- Dr. K. Thilagawathi (Malaysia)

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Dr. A. Kaliammal (India)

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Dr. (Mrs) A. Tamilarasi (India)

Venue: Art Gallery

Chairperson: Dr. Va. Mu. Sethuraman (India)

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Dr. L. K. Agniputran (India)

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Dr. (Mrs) K. S. Vandarkuzhali (India)

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Dr. P. Pandian (India)

Break for Lunch: 12:45 a.m. - 2:15 p.m.

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