2012 Muruga Bhakti Conference
August 9-12, 2012
University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Murugan worship is considered to be a very
important aspect in the lives of South Indians,
especially among the Tamils. Apart from this there
is a considerable number of Murugan followers
around the world. Lately, there is a lot of concern
and awareness about Murugan worship among the
devotees and others. In line with this, the International
Muruga Bhakti Conference 2012 is being organized
to learn and share facts about the various aspects of
Murugan worship and philosophy.
To know Malaysia is to love Malaysia. A bubbling,
bustling melting pot of races and religions where
Malays, Indians, Chinese and many other ethnic groups
live together in peace and harmony. ‘Believe in God',
is the first principle in ‘Rukun Negara' of Malaysia.
Based on this principle the people here are given total
freedom in prasticing their religion.
Furthermore Malaysia claims the honour of having
a Murugan statue of 140 feet tall located in an
exclusive cave temple in Batu Caves. Currently the
form of the holy statue of Murugan in Batu Caves
has become one of the religious symbols around the
world among the Hindus.
The Muruga Bhakti Conference to be held on 9, 10, 11 &
12 August 2012 is another outcome of the multiracial,
multireligion and multicultural society of Malaysia.
This conference is also in line with the objective of
1 Malaysia, which highlights acceptance rather than
tolerance among Malaysians. One Malaysia is a concept
introduced by the Prime Minister of Malaysia, YAB
Dato' Sri Mohd. Najib Tun Abdul Razak which is a vision
towards building a united, peaceful and prosperous
Malaysia, with abundant opportunities for all citizens.
University of Malaya
Malaysia has become an education hub with 20 public
Universities and more than 500 private universities.
Among these public universities the University of
Malaya is the premier university of this country. The
International Muruga Bhakti Conference will be held here
and will bring recognition and acknowledgement
to the Conference.
International Muruga Bhakti Conference 2012 will
be jointly organized by Thirumurugan Thiruvakku
Thirupeedam and Department of Indian Studies,
University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
His Holiness Balayogi Swamigal, Founder & Head of
Thirumurugan Thiruvakku Thirupeedam, Malaysia
Professor Dr. M. Rajantheran, Indian Studies
Department, University of Malaya
Date: 9, 10, 11, & 12 August 2012
Venue: University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Malaysian Delegate: * A) MYR 150 ** B) MYR 200
Foreign Delegates: * A) USD 50 ** B) USD 65
* Participation at all sessions, food & conference materials
** Participation at all sessions, food, conference materials, and hostel accommodation on twin sharing basis.
To highlight the teachings of Murugan worship to
To popularize the Murugan worship and
To bring together Murugan Followens from all
over the world.
To sustain various views of Murugan worship
as seen in Vedas, Agamas, Puranas, Ithihasas, Thirumurais and Siddha tradition.
To create a platform for researchers to share
and state their findings and conclusions about
To compile and publish To instill interest and realization about Murugan
worship among the younger generation.
All delegates are welcome to submit their articles either
in Tamil or English. Articles which are accepted will be allowed to be
presented during the Conference and will be published.
Articles written should be related to the Muruga Bhakti
and they should be based on any of the following themes:
- The worship of Murugan and the path of Bhakti
- Lord Murugan in Vedas
- Lord Murugan in Agamas
- Lord Murugan in Puranas
- Lord Murugan in Ithihasas
- Lord Murugan in Tamil literature
- Lord Murugan in Panniru Thirumurais
- Lord Murugan in Siddha teachings
- Lord Murugan in folk tradition
- Lord Murugan in various countries
- Philosophies in Lord Murugan's worship
- Lord Murugan's temples
- Lord Murugan in Tamil culture
- Saints and devotees of Lord Murugan
- Symbolism and festivals of Lord Murugan
- Texts related to Lord Murugan
- History of Lord Murugan worship
- Movements related to Lord Murugan and
- Science in Lord Murugan worship
- Medicine and Lord Murugan worship
- Astrology and astronomy in Lord Murugan worship
- Lord Murugan in art and architecture
- Media and Lord Murugan
- Lord Murugan and other deities / gods
- Modernisation in Lord Murugan
- Lord Murugan worship and
principles of life
- Upasanas in Lord
- Mantras in Lord Murugan worship.
- Decorations (alankāram)
in Lord Murugan worship
- The philosophy of Kavadi, offerings and
- Chakras in Lord Murugan worship
- World peace through Muruga worship
Thirumurugan Thiruvakku Thirupeedam
No.15, Jalan 1/6, Old Town
46000 Petaling Jaya
Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia
web: www.thirupeedam.org (under construction)