6th Winter School on Indian culture & Spirituality

via Press Release published on November 1, 2008

Puliyarakonam, Trivandrum 695573 Phone 0471 2378001 Fax 0471 2378895

Sixth Winterschool from 19th to 28th December 2008

Thiruvananthapuram: A ten days Winterschool Camp on Indian Culture &
Spirituality will be conducted from 19th to 28th of December for plus one-plus
two/college students by Madhuvanam Sri Sathya Sai Trust,Puliyarakonam.

As in the previous years, students from Plus One level onwards belonging to
different parts of the state will be attending the Camp. The classes are
attended by both campers and day scholars. Every day the morning session starts
from 8.30am with the roll call and disburses for lunch break at 12.15pm. After
a leisure the afternoon sessions start at 2pm and ends with a summing up at
5.15pm. There will be variety entertainments every evening by participants, and
Guest artistes.

The Course, accommodation and food are free to all student campers.
Non-students can attend the classes as OBSERVERS on remittance of a nominal
registration fee of Rs.450/-. They will be provided with free food and

The inaugural function will be held on Friday ,the 19th December 2008 at
5.30pm. The valedictory session will be held on Sunday the 28th at 5.30pm.

We enclose herewith the syllabus followed at our WinterSchool
for your kind information. The faculty for the last five years is also
mentioned. Most of the renowned scholars are included in the faculty this year

Interested students may please contact Trust Office (Ph. 9946666548, 9447343575

Syllabus 1

Previous years’ Faculty and the Syllabus of the WinterSchool
at Madhuvanam

Astrology – Prof. Dharmaraja Iyer ,Sri Lava Kumar and Late Dr.N.E.Muthuswamy

Indian Architecture , native style and influences , Vaasthu sasthra –Dr
Ashalatha Thampuran

Indian Music Margi and Deshi / Carnatic Music – Dr.Omanakkutty


Indian Theatre – Sri Kavalam Narayana Panicker,Sri

Natya Sasthra – Sri Chavara Appukuttan Pillai,(Kerala Kalamdandalam Adm Brd)

Indian Dances – Dr.Girija Chandran , Kalamandalam Mythili and Kalamandalam
Vimala Menon

Indian Mathematics and veda – Prof.Madhukar Mallayya

Indian Ethics and Law – Adv.Vraj Mohan

Indian Temples; legends facts and figures – Dr.Mahadevan Nair,Director,Devaswom

Six Systems(Shad Darshana) of Indian Philosophy-Dr.Gangadharan Nair
Sankhya Darshana – Dr.Sundaresan

Yoga Darshana – Dr.Saradamma,Dr.L Sulochana Devi

Nyaya Darshana and Vaisesika Darshana – Dr.Rajan, Sri.Krishnan Kutty Nair

Poorva Meemaamsa Darshana–Dr.Maheswaran Nair

Uttara Meemaamsa or Vedantha Darshana –Prof.Vishnu Narayanan Namboodiri

of India
; Charvaka Darshana – Dr.Maheswaran Nair and Dr.Sundaram

Boudhaa Darshana & Jaina Darshana –Sri Krishnan Kartha

Three schools of Uttara Meemamsa or Vedantha Philosophy: Dwaitha School of
Maddhwacharya – Sri Gopalakrishna



of Ramanujacharya – Dr.Gangadharan Nair

Adwaitha School
of Adi Sankaracharya
–Dr.Gangadharan Nair

Prasthana Thraya ; at different perspectives from different schools –Prof
.Vishnu Narayanan Namboodiri (Brahma Sutra , Upanishads ,Bhagavath Geetha )

Kautilyas’s Arthasasthra -Dr.R Nirmala

World Religions and Inter Religious cults Christianity & Franciscan
Spirituality Rev.Fr Jose Mariadas, Br.Sterin Joseph

Syllabus 2

Buddhism and its schools – Sri Krishnan Kartha

Islam and Sufism – Sri C K Karim

Taoism – Sri P R Radhakrishnan

Jainism ,Confucianism and Shinto- Sri Krishnan Kartha

Bahai faith – Prof Somarajan (Bahi Movement)

Theosophical Movement – Prof Sundareswara Iyer (Pres. Theo.Society)

Gnostism , Judaism , Sikhism – Sri Krishnan Kartha

Zen – Sri Krishnan Kartha

Bhakthi Movement in India
and Abroad Meera Bai and Kabir Das – Dr.R C Dev,

Dr.Thankamani Amma


Chaithanya Mahaprabhu – Dr. RC Dev, Dr.Chadrasekharan Nair

St. Francis of Assissi and other Christian saints –Br.Celano

Alwars of Tamil Nadu – Prof .Rajagopalan, Dr.Meenakshinathan

Saints and seers of India
; their life and teachings Adi Sankaracharya – Dr.Gangadharan Nair

Gautama Buddha – Sri Krishnan Kartha

Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa & Swamy Vivekananda –Sri Srirangam Vikraman

Saints and Seers of Kerala : Life amd Teachings Sri Narayana Guru –
Dr.Chandrika Narayanan

Sri Chattambi Swamikal – Adv. Thalayal Kesavan Nair

Social reforms with spiritual base in India Aurobindo , Subramanya Bharathi ,
Rabindra Nath Tagore_Dr Hema Subramaniam


Vedas and Upanishads -Sri Gopala Krishna Vaidik

Value Education of Sri Sathya Sai Baba – Sri P R Radhakrishnan

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