Lord Skanda-Murugan
 

1998 Murukan Conference speakers

Participants and their work as of December 15, 1998

  1. Dr. V. Abiramasundaram
    Department of Sanskrit
    Ramakrishna Mission
    Vivekananda College
    Mylapore Chennai - 600 004
    Topic: Skanda as seen by Kalidasa

  2. Dr. Alagappa Alagappan
    The Aru Padai Veedu Trust Foundation
    84-39 Kendrick Place
    Jamaica Estates, NY 11432 USA
    Topic: Skanda's sister Jyoti

  3. Selliah Amirthalingam
    University of Uppsala, Uppsala, Sweden
    Tel/fax: 4618463815
    E-mail: Amirthalingam.Selliah@teol.uu.se
    Topic: MurukanValipattu in the Sri Lankan Highlands

  4. Prof. Padmaja AnanthramanDepartment of English
    MDT Hindu College
    Tirunelveli - 627 010 India
    Topic: Murukan Bhakti: the Cult of Love

  5. Jeyaalaki Arunagirinathan
    8-D, Colville Square
    London W11 2BD U.K.
    Topic: Devotional and Classical Music: Approaches in Tiruppukal

  6. K. Balachandran, Reader
    Department of English
    Annamalai University
    Anamalainagar - 608 002 India
    Topic:

  7. M.R. Bala Ganapathi
    12, Kingshaven Close
    Mt.Roskill , Auckland 1004
    New Zealand
    Topic: Vel in Kantaranuputi

  8. Dr Mrs. V. Balambal, retd history prof
    159, 94th Street, 15th Sector
    KK Nagar Chennai - 600 078
    Topic: Arupadaiviitu and its Socio-religious Implications

  9. M. Bala Murugan, Tamil lecturer
    Angappa College
    Alagesan Road
    Saibaba Colony
    Coimbatore - 641 011
    Topic: Red Vel and Red Spear

  10. Sadhu Balananda
    Śrī Valli Malai Tiruppukazh Asramam
    Valli Malai PO - 632 520 India
    Topic: The Continuing Love Story of Valli & Murukan

  11. Rajes Balasubramaniam
    47 Norman Avenue, Woodgreen
    London N22 5ES
    United Kingdom
    E-mail: Rajes@elcha.co.uk
    Topic: Murukan as theHusband of two Wives

  12. Dr. A. Baskarapalpandian, Head
    Department of Tamil
    Aditanai College
    Tiruchendur - 628 215 India
    Topic: Murukan Worship in Tirucentur Instription

  13. Carl Vadivella Belle
    PO Box 164
    Auburn, SA 5451 Australia
    Tel/Fax No: (0061) 8-8849-2091
    E-mail: vadiva@bigpond.com
    Topic: Tai Pusam in Malaysia

  14. Dr. G. Bhaskaran, Director
    School of Philosophy
    Tamil University
    Tanjavur - 631005
    Topic: Revival of Murukan cult in the post-Bhakti period

  15. Dr. R. Champalakshmi
    85-86, J. Napan Housing Scheme
    Panaiyur, East Coast Road
    Chennai 600 119
    Topic:

  16. A. Chandra Bose
    Centre for History
    Bharathidasan University
    Tiruchirapalli - 620024
    India
    E-mail: history@bdu.ernet.in
    Topic: Rare Images of Elephant as Vehicle of Subrahmanya

  17. Poorna Chandrajeeva
    4/59, Pillaiyar Kovil Street
    Bathiriveedu, Matarpakkam (A)
    Kumbidipoondi - 601 202
    India
    Topic: Kanta-Murukan worship in the Indus script

  18. D. Chandrasekaran, I.A.S., Managing Director
    Tamil Nadu Housing Board
    331, Anna Salai
    Nandanam, Chennai - 600 035
    Topic: Viralimalai Murukan

  19. Dr. K. Chellappan, Director
    State Institute of English (Autonomous)
    EVK Sampath Maligai, 8th floor
    College Road
    Chennai 600 006 India
    Topic: The Evolution of Murukan as a Religio-Cultural Archetype

  20. J. Chemen, M.A., Lecturer

    Mahatma Gandhi Institute
    Moka
    Mauritius
    Topic: A socio-cultural study of Kavati festivals in Mauritius

  21. Isabel Cuetara
    Premananda Orphanage
    Fathimanagar P.O.
    Viralimalai 621 316
    India
    Documentary: Pada Yatra: A Soul Journey

  22. Prof. Alexander Dubianski
    Department of Indian Philology
    Institute of Asian & African Countries
    Moscow State University
    11, Mokhovaya Street
    Moscow Russia
    E-mail: dubian@iaas.msu.su
    Topic: Skanda-Murukan:Time and Nature Associations
  23. Dr. S.A.K. Durga, Director
    Center for Ethnomuscology
    4, Brindavan Street
    Mylapore Chennai 600 004 India
    Tel 91-44-498-1090
    Topic: Skanda-Murukan inthe Musical Forms of South Indian Music

  24. M.H.A. Gaffar, Trustee
    Kataragama Mosque and Srine
    Kataragama,
    Sri Lanka
    Topic: Islamic traditions of Kataragama

  25. Prof. N. Gangadharan
    15, Devan Colony
    Muthalamman Koil Street Extn.
    West Mambalam
    Chennai - 600 033
    India
    Topic: Skanda legends in the Puranas

  26. Dr N. Ganesan
    1210 Camio Village
    Houston, TX 77058
    USA
    E-mail: nas_ng@lms420jsc.nasa.gov
    co-authored by:
    Dr Indira V. PetersonAsian Studies Program
    Mount Holyoke College
    South Hadley, MA 01075
    USA
    Joint Topic: Perur Murukan: A rare unpublished manuscript

  27. Dr N. Gnanakumaran
    Department of Philosophy
    University of Jaffna
    Tiru nelvely, Jaffna dist.
    Sri Lanka
    Topic: Murukan and Saiva Siddhanta Philosophy: An analytical study basedon the Kanda Puranam

  28. Dr R. Ponnu S Goundar, MD
    PO Box 5348
    Lautoka,
    Fiji
    Topic: Worship of Murukan in Fiji

  29. Patrick Harrigan
    Institute of Asian Studies
    Chennai 600 119 India
    E-mail: editor@murugan.org
    Topic: Skanda, Iskandar andthe Alexander Romance

  30. Dr Francoise L'Hernault
    French Institute for Oriental Studies
    19, Dumas Street
    Pondicherry 605 001
    India
    Topic: A Murukan temple at the crossroads of myth and local culture

  31. Prof. Dennis Hudson
    Department of Religion
    Smith College
    Northampton, MA 01063 USA
    E-mail: dhudson@julia.smith.edu
    Topic: Son of theFather: A Study of Murukan and Christ

  32. Dr (Miss) S.S. Janaki
    1/12, Trustpakkam South Street
    Mandaveli Madras 600 028
    Topic: Subrahmanya in Sanskrit Agamic Literature

  33. Dr Saba Jayarajah
    Senior Lecturer in Education
    University of Jaffna
    Jaffna
    Sri Lanka
    Topic: Kunrutorātal of Lord Murukan: A cognitive anthropologicalstudy

  34. Dr. N. Jayavidhya
    Department of Music
    Tamil University
    Tanjavur - 613 005
    Topic: Murukan Worship through Musical Forms

  35. Prof. Raju Kalidos
    Dean, Faculty of Arts
    Tamil University
    Thanjavur 613 005 India
    Topic: TheIconography of Skanda-Murukan

  36. Dr. Thilagawathi Kanagaretnam
    Department of Indian Studies
    University of Malaya
    50603 Kuala Lumpur, MalaysiaFax: 60-3-759-5460
    E-mail: thila@um.edu.my
    Topic: Skanda: god of the Kali Yuga

  37. Dr. S.N. Kandaswamy
    61, Fifth Street, Natarajapuram (South)
    Thanjavur 613 007 India
    Topic: The Cult of Murukan in the Paripatal

  38. Dr. A. Kandiah
    Institute of Languages
    University of New South Wales
    New South Wales,
    Australia
    Topic: Cevvel in the Paripatal

  39. Dr S. Kanmani
    3/20 A, Visalatchi Nagar
    Sivakasi East 626 189
    India
    Topic: Murukan cult in the Cilapatikaram

  40. M. Kannan
    Topic: Tamils who show no respect to Murukan

  41. Prof. R. Kannan
    Dept of Indian Culture
    Palaniandavar College of Arts & Culture
    Palani - 624 602
    India
    Topic: Pada Yatra in the cult of Murukan

  42. Dr J.G. Kannappan
    109 Dr Radhakrishnan Salai
    Mylapore Chennai 600 004
    India
    Topic: Murukan in the light of Modern Medicine

  43. Dr K. Kathiresan
    Athithanar Arts & Science College
    Tiruchendur - 628 216
    India
    Topic: Reconstruction of an approach to Murukan worship

  44. Dr. Gauri Parimoo Krishnan, Curator
    Asian Civilisations Museum
    National Heritage Board
    61, Stamford Road
    Singapore 178892
    E-mail: gauri_krishnan@nhb.gov.sg
    Topic: Following Murukan: Tai Pusam in Singapore
  45. Pazhayanur Subramania Iyer Krishnan, President
    Śrī Vallimalai Swami Satchidananda Tirupukal Sabha
    286/3, H.I.G. "B"
    BELLY Area
    Anna Nagar Chennai - 600 040
    India
    Topic: The life and teachings of Vallimalai Satchidananda Swamigal

  46. Vallayapettai Ra. Krishnan
    52, Muthaiah Mudali II Street
    Rayapettai Chennai 600 014
    India
    Topic: In the Footsteps of Arunakririnatar: A Pilgrim's Progress

  47. Dr. (Mrs.) Vimala Krishnapillai
    15 Walukarama Road
    Colombo-3,
    Sri Lanka
    E-mail: krish@sri.lanka.net
    Topic: Vel Worship in Sri Lanka

  48. Prof. S. Krishnarajah
    Department of Philosophy
    University of Jaffna
    contact address: C 18/3/2, Soysapura
    Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
    Topic: TheBirth of Skanda - A blow of Matriarchal Society

  49. Dr. M. Kuruvammal
    Faculty of Tamil
    Indian Languages & Rural Art
    Gandhigram Rural Institute
    Gandhigram 624 302 India
    Tel: (0451) 52323
    E-mail: Postmast@gricc.globemail.com
    Topic: Murukan in Cankam Literature

  50. Gnanapurani Madhvanath
    13, 3rd East Street
    Tiruvanmiyur Chennai - 600 041
    India
    Topic: Publication of Tiruppukal a hundred years ago

  51. Mr. I. Mahadevan, I.A.S. (Retd.)
    Door No. 18-A
    Plot No. 37/2, IV Seaward Road
    Valmiki Nagar Chennai 600 041
    India
    Topic: Murukan in the Indus Script

  52. Dr. P. Marudanayagam
    Department of English
    Pondicherry University
    Pondicherry 605 014 India
    E-mail: bioinpu@iitm.ernet.in
    Topic: The Cult of Murukan and Jñanasambhandar
  53. R. Marudamuthu
    Institute of Asian Studies
    Chemmancherry, Sholinganallur PO
    Chennai - 600 119
    India
    Topic: Murukan, the Tamil god of Justice

  54. Dr M.J. Mohan
    Venkatesha Education Society
    125, Armstrong Road
    Bangalore 560 001
    India
    Topic: Murukan and the Tamil Language

  55. Dr N. Murugan, Asst Station Director
    All India Radio
    Chennai 600 004
    India
    Topic: Devamanimala: A Mosaic of Motivation

  56. Dr. V. Murugan
    8, Kesari Nagar Main Road
    Adambakkam Chennai - 600088
    India
    Topic: Murukan: the proto-Tamil cultural archetype

  57. Dr R. Murukesan
    Palaniandavar College of Arts and Culture
    Palani 624 602 TN
    India
    Topic: Arunakirinatar's Muruka Bhakti in Kantaralankaram

  58. Nellai S. Muthu, Space Scientist
    Department of Space
    SMG-TLC
    Shar Space Centre
    Sriharikota - 524 124 Andhra Pradesh
    India
    Topic: Mythical Cosmology of Murukan

  59. Dr. (Mrs) S. Muthuchidambaram
    Reader in Sociology
    Mononmaniam Sundaranar University
    Tirunelveli - 627 012
    India
    Topic: Trends in Murukan worship in 20th Century Tamil Nadu

  60. M. Muthuswami
    "Murugalayam"
    8/2, Brindavanam Street
    Chennai - 600 033
    India
    Topic: The contribution of Chennappa Thevar through his films

  61. G. Nagarajan
    Pamban Srimat Kumarakurudasa Swamigal Arutpani Mandram
    146, SKC Road
    Erode 638 001
    India
    Topic: to be anounced

  62. Prof. M.S. Nagarajan
    Institute of Asian Studies
    Madras 600 119
    India
    Topic: Karttikeya as Wargod in Kalidasa's Kumarasambhavam

  63. Maheshvari Naidu
    Dept. of Hindu Studies & Indian Phil
    University of Durban-Westville
    Private Bag X54001
    Durban, Kwazulu-Natal,
    South Africa
    E-mail: maheshn@pixie.udw.ac.za
    Topic: When The Peacock Dances: Images of Muruga In South Africa

  64. Prof. D. Natarajan
    Door No. B-67,
    B-B Block, 11th Street
    Anna Nagar East
    Chennai - 600102
    India
    Topic: Sivan and Murukan are One and the Same

  65. Kandiah Neelakandan
    Hemas Bldg. 3rd floor
    York Street
    Colombo-1
    Sri Lanka
    Topic: Sannatiyan: Selvasannati Murukan

  66. Dr. S. Nilamegame
    9, rue Aeronefs
    97460 Savannah St. Paul
    Ile de la Reunion
    France
    Topic: Skanda-Murukan Kavati on Reunion Island

  67. Pala Palaniappam
    V-110/1, Sixth Main Road
    Anna Nagar Chennai 600 040
    Topic: Renovision in the light of Tirumurukarruppatai

  68. Dr. P. Pandian, I.A.S. (Retd.)
    2-5, Bhaskara Street
    Rangarajapuram Chennai 600 024
    India
    Topic: Space-Time Continuum in Murukan Worship

  69. Prof. A. Pandurangan
    Subramania Bharathi School of Tamil
    Pondicherry University
    Pondicherry - 605 014
    India
    Topic: Historical Development of Murukan as a Tamil deity

  70. Dr. P. Marudanayagam
    Department of English
    Pondicherry University
    Pondicherry 605 014 India
    E-mail: bioinpu@iitm.ernet.in
    Topic: The Cult of Murukan and Jñanasambhandar

  71. Prof. S. Pathmanathan, Vice-Chairman
    University Grants Commission
    20, Ward Place
    Colombo-7 Sri Lanka
    Topic: The Hindu-Buddhist Interaction in Sri Lanka: Skanda, a Guardiangod of Lanka

  72. Dr Kailash Pattanaik
    Dept of Oriya
    Visva Bharati
    Santiniketan - 731 235 West Bengal
    Topic: The role of Karttikeya in Orissan Folk Life

  73. Dr. R.M. Periakaruppan
    4/585, Sadasiva Nagar Main Road
    Madurai - 625 020
    Topic: The six War-camps of Murukan

  74. Tiru J.R. Perumal, I.A.S.
    Madras Bank Road
    Bohind India Garage
    Bangalore - 560 001
    Topic: Civan and Murukan are the Same
  75. Dr A. Pitchai
    Gandhigram Rural Institute
    Gandhigram 624 302
    India
    Topic: Influence of Higher Mythology on the Tamil myth ofMurukan-Valli

  76. D. Ponnusamy, Programme Director
    Anna Institute of Management
    36, Greenways Road
    Chennai - 600 028
    Topic: Management Strategies from the Lifestyle of Lord Murukan

  77. Dr. Poovannan
    1, Bharathi Park Fourth Cross Road
    Saibaba Colony
    Comibatore - 641 011
    Topic: Murukan in Tamil children's Literature

  78. Dr. Raju Poundurai
    123, Natchathira Nagar
    Tanjavur - 613005
    Topic: Murukan cult in Indus Valley: Sign analysis of the Indusscripts

  79. Dr J. Rāmachandran
    Murugan Ilam
    6, Kamaloti Nagar
    Valasrawakkam Chennai - 600 087
    India
    Topic: Murukan and Siddha Medicines

  80. Dr. M.C. Rajamanickam
    Arut Perum Jothi Hospital
    163, Veerabadra Street
    Erode - 638 003
    India
    Topic: Murukan as the essence of Lord Siva

  81. P. Joseph Dhairia Raj - and -
    Research scholar in Folklore
    Folklore Resource and Research Centre
    St. Xavier's College
    Palayamkottai, Tamil Nadu 627 002 India

    M. Ramakrishnan
    Centre of Linguistics and English
    School of Languages
    Jawahalal Nehru University
    New Delhi 110 067
    E-mail: murugan@novalink.stpn.soft.net
    Topic: Murukan as Metaphor:Text in the Society and Society in the Text
    Theoretical Understandingof the Tamil ballad Vallippatam
  82. Sadhu Ram Swamigal
    Śrī Pongi Madalayam
    22, Pongi Madalayam Street
    Nankanallur Chennai - 600 061
    Topic: Arunakirinatar's Tiruppukazh

  83. Dr. M. Ramachandran
    52, West Street, Sanhaiyadiyur, Udangudi
    Christianagaram - 628203
    Topic: Murukan worship and kavati

  84. Prof. B. Raman (retired)
    44, Ramakrishna Math Road
    Mylapore Chennai - 600 004
    India
    Topic: The Life and Teachings of Pampan Swami

  85. Mr M.K. Raman
    'Śrī Vaishnavi'
    Parappanangadi Kerala 676 303
    India
    Topic: Skanda cult in Kerala: Subramania Catakam by Kumaran Asan

  86. Dr Aru. Ramanathan
    Department of Folklore
    Tamil University, Tanjavur
    Topic: The Valli-Murukan Love Story as a Living Tradition

  87. Dr S.P. Sabharatnam
    167/17, IVth Avenue
    Jawarlal Colony
    Annanagar Chennai - 600 040
    India
    Topic: Kavasam Literature: Shanmuga Kavasam

  88. Dr. K. Sadasivan, Prof. and Head
    Department of History
    Manomaniam Sundaranar University
    Abishekapatti, Tirunelveli - 628 012
    India
    Topic: From Tribalism to Culturalism: The Transformation of Velan toMurukan in the Tamil Tradition

  89. Dr Alexandra Safronova
    Institute of Asian & African Countries
    Moscow State University
    11, Mokhovaya Street
    Moscow K-9, Russia
    Topic: Confessional Pluralism and Religious Syncretism in Sri Lanka: TheRise of the Kataragama Cult

  90. Jayalakshmi Sakthivelan
    JKC Multimedia
    22/3, East Mada Street
    Mylapore Chennai - 600 004
    India
    Multimedia: Temples of Murukan in India

  91. Manik Sandrasagra
    14 Saman Mawatha, Nawala
    Nugegoda Sri Lanka
    Documentary: The Kataragama-Skanda Trilogy

  92. Dr P.V. Sankaranarayanan
    3, VOC Street
    Palani - 624 602
    India
    Topic: Kavati Practice at Palani

  93. Dr K. Santhanaraman
    A-3, Śrī Sapthirigi Flats
    59-60, T.S.V. Koil Street
    Mylapore Chennai - 600 004
    India
    Topic: Structure of the Tanikai Puranam

  94. Dr Hema Santhanaraman
    A-3, Śrī Sapthirigi Flats
    59-60, T.S.V. Koil Street
    Mylapore Chennai - 600 004
    India
    Topic: Swamimalai Navaratinamalai

  95. Prof. Arysio Nunes dos Santos
    Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais
    R. Arq. Rafaelo Berti, 695
    CEP 30.210-120 - Belo Horizonte (MG) - BRAZIL
    e-mail: arysio@africanet.com.br
    Topic: Murukan, Christ and the Vela Supernova

  96. Dr. M.S. Saravanan
    18, Dr. Natesan Road
    Ashok Nagar - Chennai - 600 083
    Topic: Palani Andavar: A Scientific Analysis

  97. M.P. Sathyavel Murugan
    2, 11th Teru Virivu, Puthukkudiyiruppu
    Athambakkam Chennai - 600 088
    Topic: Lord Murukan: An Instrospection

  98. Dr T. Senthilwerl
    28/D, Vishakha Road
    Colombo-4 Sri Lanka
    Topic: Pilgrimage and Mystical Practice

  99. Dr. R.K. Seth
    8A/141, W.E.A., Karol Bagh
    New Delhi 110005 India
    Topic: Skanda-Kumara in ancient North India

  100. Dr. V.L. Sethuraman, Secretary
    Śrī Sarada Education Society Research Centre
    63-B, III Main Road
    Gandhinagar, Adyar Chennai - 600 020
    Topic: Greatness of Skanda as revealed in the Skanda Purana

  101. Swami Shankarananda
    Om Murugashramam
    12, Srinivasapillai Street
    West Mambalam, Chennai - 600 033
    Topic: Skanda-Murukan: The god of Limitless Compassion

  102. Dr. N. Shanmugalingam, HeadDepartment of Economics
    University of Jaffna
    Tirunelvely, Jaffna, Sri Lanka
    Topic: Continuityand Change: Skanda-Murukan Cult in Batticaloa, EasternSri Lanka

  103. Dr. M. Shanmugam Pillai
    7/457, "Madavi"
    Gandhiji Street
    Sarvodaya Nagar
    Madurai 625 019 India
    Topic:Veriyattu: Tribal Worship in Cankam Literature

  104. S. Shanmugam, Addl. Govt. Agent
    The Kachcheri
    Batticaloa, Sri Lanka
    Topic: Devotion of non-Hindu Sri Lankans towards Kataragama Deviyo

  105. Dr. S. Shanmugasundaram, Head
    Department of Tamil
    St. Joesph's College
    Bangalore - 560 025
    Topic: Murukan Cult: A study in Tamil folklore

  106. G. Shanmugham
    Plot 79, First Main Road
    Tirumalai Nagar
    Perungudi Chennai - 600 096
    India
    Topic: Pamban Swami's Murukan Bhakti

  107. Prof. David Shulman
    Institute for Advanced Studies
    Hebrew University, Givat Ram
    Jerusalem 91904 ISRAEL
    E-mail: uowhyḍwriteme.com
    (Conference panel moderator)

  108. Dr. S.K. Sitrampalam
    Department of History
    University of Jaffna
    Jaffna Sri Lanka
    Topic: Antiquity ofSkanda-Muruka Cult in Ancient Sri Lanka: A HistoricalPerspective

  109. Dr L.K. Sivanesan
    3/3, Circuit House Colony
    Mannarpuram
    Tiruchirappalli - 620 020
    Topic: Paintings of Murukan

  110. Prof. V. Sivasamy
    Department of Sanskrit
    University of Jaffna
    Jaffna Sri Lanka
    Topic: Skanda-Murukan: The Jnanaguru in Tamil and Sanskrit LiteraryTraditions

  111. Ramanugan Sooriamoorthy
    Mauritius Tamil Temples Federation
    399 Royal Road
    Rose-Hill MAURITIUS
    Topic: The Cult of Murukan in Mauritius

  112. Ven. Dr. Aluthwewa Soratha Thero
    Kataragama Maha Kirivehera Rajaviharaya
    Kataragama Sri Lanka
    Topic: Kataragama in Sinhala Folklore

  113. Mr. Khesaven Sornum, Lecturer
    Tamil Department
    Mahatma Gandhi Institute
    Moka Mauritius
    Topic: The Murugan cult in Mauritius: Essence for ethnic identity of theTamils

  114. Prof. N. Subramanian (retd.)
    45, Sivalingam Pillai Layout
    Venkatesa Mills Post
    Udumalpet 642 128 India
    Topic: Murukan or Ceyon: Totemic Origins

  115. Dr P. Subramaniam, Head
    Department of Tamil
    Palaniandavar College of Arts and Culture
    Palani - 624 602 TN India
    Topic:of Thaipucam Pilgrimage to Palani

  116. Dr S. Subramaniyan
    Department of Indian Languages
    University of Durban-Westville
    Durban 4000 South Africa
    Topic: Tamil language and Murukan worship in Natal, South Africa

  117. Mrs. Jaya & Dr. V. Subramaniam
    Dept. of Political.Science
    Carleton University
    Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1S 5B6
    email:vsubra@ccs.carleton.ca
    Topic: Kavati Cintu

  118. Ms. Vidya Bhavani Suresh, M.A.
    9/1, First Floor
    Palathope
    Mylapore Chennai - 600 004
    Demonstration: Interpreting Tiruppukal through Bharata Natyam

  119. Dr. A. Velusamy Suthanthiran
    Professor and Head
    Department of Sculpture
    Tamil University
    Tanjavur 613 005 Tamil Nadu, India
    Topic: TheIconography of Somaskanda

  120. Dr. S. Suresh
    45, IV Street
    Padmanabha Nagar
    Adyar Chennai - 600 020
    Topic: Murukan in Early Indian Coinage

  121. Dr. P. Suyambu, Lecturer in Tamil
    Adithanar College of Arts & Sciences
    Tirunelveli 627 657 India
    Topic: Kaumara Iconography: Its Significance

  122. K. Thangeswari
    18, Nalliah Road
    Batticaloa, Sri Lanka
    Topic: Ancient Murugan Temples in Batticaloa District

  123. Mr. A. Theva Rajan
    2-54, Gowing Drive
    Meadow Bank, Auckland New Zealand
    Topic: Skanda-Kumara in Sinhala Tradition

  124. Dr. K.G. Vasantha Madhava
    "Aradhana"
    Pavanje
    Haleyangady DK 574 146
    India
    Topic: Skanda worship in coastal Karnataka

  125. Marimuthu Vedanathan
    School of Philosophy
    Tamil University
    Tanjavur - 613 005 India
    Topic: Tirumurukarrupatai and Kanta Puranam: Comparative Study

  126. Mr. C. Veeraraghavan
    66, Muthuvel Layout
    Villupuram - 605 602
    Topic: An early icon of Murukan in Villampakkam

  127. Ambikai Velmurugu
    Dept of Tamil
    Peradeniya University
    Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
    Topic: Cult of Skand-Murukan in ancient Tamilakam

  128. Prof. A. Veluppillai
    Dept of the History of Religions
    University of Uppsala
    Box 1604 75146
    Uppsala, Sweden
    E-mail: velu@relhist.uu.se
    Topic: Murukan asSavior of the Oppressed in Contemporary Sri Lanka

  129. Dr. R. Venkataraman
    Hindu College
    Pattabiram Chennai - 600 072
    Topic: Vallakkottai Murukan

  130. T.V. Venkataraman
    6, First Avenue
    Indira Nagar, Chennai 600 020
    Topic: Murukan and the Philosophy of the Siddhas

  131. Dr. Saraswathi Venugopal, Director
    Centre for Tamil Folklore Research
    Madurai Kamaraj University
    Madurai - 625 021 India
    Topic: Murukan's love affair with Valli: A striking episode found inTamil lullabies

  132. Dr R. Vijayalakshmy & Ms. G. Geetha
    School of Languages
    International Institute of Tamil Studies
    Taramani Chennai 600 113 India
    Topic: Murukan in the Tevaram

  133. Dr R. Vijayaraghavan
    2193, V Cross, K-Block
    Kuvempu Nagar
    Mysore 570 023 India
    Topic: Murukan as perceived by Vallalar

  134. Dr. Seethalakshmi Viswanath, Principal
    St. Britto's Academy
    5, Anna Avenue, Bakthavatchalam Nagar
    Adyar Chennai - 600 020
    Topic: Karttik worship in Bengal

  135. Dr. T. Wignesan
    National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS)
    School of Higher Studies in Social Sciences (EHESS)
    BP 53, 94268 Fresnes/Paris Cedex
    France
    Tel & fax: 33-1-42371593
    E-mail: wignesh@aol.com
    Topic: AComparative Study of the Symbolisms of Skanda/Murukan and the NaturePhenomena of the Yijing: A Philosophical Rapprochement of the Zhen/Qian andMurukan/Siva Duopoly



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