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Sat 14 May 2022

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (UTC+5.5)

Advaita in Carnatic Clasical Music : Panel Discussion

Indica Moksha (Advaita Academy) is pleased to announce the 3rd ‘Global Festival of Oneness’ (GFO2022) celebrating one of the foremost thinkers and socio-cultural-spiritual architects in the history of mankind from the Indian sub-continent – Jagadguru Adi Shankaracharya (Shankara).

For the last two years, we have been hosting the Global Festival of Oneness on the occasion of Shankara Jayanti as a one-month-long online celebration of the life, works, and legacy of Adi Shankaracharya Bhagavadpada. The initiative has been conceived as our tribute and show of reverence towards the entire Advaita Guru-Parampara that starts with Bhagavan Narayana, has Veda Vyasa and Adi Shankaracharya at the middle, and is still continuing with our own Acharyas.

This year also we will be celebrating a month-long festival from May 06 till June 05 and we will feature around 50 Scholars, Sages, and Seekers to share Shankara’s life and works across multiple dimensions that include Philosophy, Oneness, Leadership, and more.

It is a Panel Discussion Dr. Mridula Ashwin, Dr. Duddu Radhika, Carthik will discuss on “Advaita in Carnatic Clasical Music”


Dr. Mridula Ashwin

Smt Mridula received her initial training in Carnatic music (Vocal and Veena) from her mother Dr Smt Radhika Ramachandran. She was fortunate to come under the tutelage of Kalaimamani Maharajapuram Sri Nagarajan at the tender age of six. She also came under the able guidance of Sangita Mahamahopadhyaya (Late) Brahmasri Kollegal Subrahmanyam. Presently she is undergoing advanced training from Sangeetha Choodamani Sri Neyveli Santhanagopalan. She is also M.A. (Sanskrit Vyakarana), Ph.D. (Sanskrit); B.A. Honours in Carnatic Music.


Dr. Duddu Radhika

Born to Smt. M Sarada and Sri Mylavarapu Venkata Rao, Dr. Duddu Radhika come from a family where music is life. The seeds of music were sown right in her childhood and her concert playing career began in her teens. She acquired Masters Degree in Music (Carnatic Classical -Vocal) from Andhra University, and the Doctoral degree in Music from Sri Padmavathi Mahila Visva Vidyalayam (Women‟s University), Tirupathi. She is an ‘A’ Grade Artiste of the AIR and Doordarshan, Hyderabad.


Carthik Shankar

Although an MBA graduate in International business from a Premier institute in Hyderabad ; Arts , music textiles and spirituality has always interested me and the influence of one over the other has set me searching/ questioning. I was fortunate to learn CarnaticMusic from Smt. Tara Prasad and Saraswati Veena from Duddu Seetaramaiah garu. . I've written many posts on my blog - DavaraTumbler Arattai. Have given lecture demonstrations on topics like "Ekadantam Bhajeham- Ganapati Kritis of Muthuswamy Deekshitar ", " Chintaye Mahalinga Murtim- Tiruvidaimarudhur through Muthuswamy Deekshitar's eyes" , "Vimochana- series" and many more videos that are available on YouTube. Have written research article titled " Navavidha Bhakti through the eyes of Muthuswamy Deekshitar" that was published in the Pranav Journal of Fine Arts. With the blessings of my Guru and the Divine, I pray to continue contributing in my areas of interest.


Dr Nagaraj Paturi

Host, Senior Director & Chief Curator, INDICA

Dr Nagaraj Paturi trained in Sanskrit and Advaita Vedanta by his hyper-polyglot, polymath and spiritually accomplished sakala-shaastra-paarangata father, late Sri Paturi Sitaramanjaneyulu garu, he is seriously committed to the transmission of Vedic sciences to the present generation. He designed a very big number of courses of contemporary applications of Vedic Sciences and has been successfully teaching them and getting them taught. Presently he is Presently he is Director, Indic Academy And Distinguished Professor, Curriculum Designer, Executive Committee Member and Member, Board of Studies, MIT School of Vedic Sciences, Pune. Member, Board of Studies for Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth, Kavikulaguru Kalidasa Sanskrit University, Veda Vijnana Gurukula. Formerly Senior Professor of Cultural Studies FLAME School of Communication and FLAME School of Liberal Education Former Visiting Professor, University of Chicago, US) In his PhD (1998, UoH) Developed Indic Model of Myth Criticism of Literature. MPhil (1987, UoH) Brought out Vakyapadiyam as theoretical foundation of Ashtaadhyaayee Around 50 publications, around 60 conference /seminar/ workshop papers. Consultancy to numerous culture research and theater and dance innovation projects. Scores of creative writing works for Classical Dance, Modern Theater and magazines. Several series of talks and other programs on Radio and Television channels.