Devi Kshetra Vaibhavam: Abodes of the Devi
Date: 29th January 2023, Sunday
Time: 11.30 – 1.00 PM
Location: Varaprada Shri Devagiri Devasthanam, Banashankari 2nd Stage, Bangalore
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Fee: It’s a free workshop
About the Event:
Dr Chithra Madhavan, a renowned temple historian will take us on a journey to the different abodes of the Devi across India. We will learn its architectural significance along with the cultural significance.
About the speaker:
Chithra Madhavan has an M.A. and M.Phil. from the Department of Indian History, University of Madras, and a Ph.D. from the Department of Ancient History and Archaeology, University of Mysore. She is the recipient of two post-doctoral fellowships from the Department of Culture, Government of India, and from the Indian Council of Historical Research, New Delhi. Chithra is a guest lecturer at many institutions in Chennai like Kalakshetra Foundation, the Arts Management programme of DakshinaChitra, and the Asian College of Journalism. She frequently delivers lectures on heritage-related topics in various places in India.
The focus of her research is temple architecture, iconography and epigraphy. She is the author of seven books: History and Culture of Tamil Nadu: As Gleaned from the Sanskrit Inscriptions (two volumes), Vishnu Temples of South India (four volumes) and Sanskrit Education and Literature in Ancient and Medieval Tamil Nadu. She wrote the text for a coffee-table book, Snapshots of A Bygone Era: A Century of Images. Chithra co-edited South India Heritage: An Introduction containing approximately 500 articles on various aspects of the heritage and culture of South India. She has also compiled Kalakshetra Reflections: Sculpture.