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Mon 23 May 2022

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

Exploring Dhyana murthis of different devatas in Adi Shankaracharya’s works

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.

In this session Sri Vinay Varanasi will speak on “Exploring Dhyana murthis of different devatas in Adi Shankaracharya’s works


Vinay Varanasi

Practitioner of Sanatana Dharma

Vinay Varanasi is a keen practitioner of Sanatana dharma. Based on his research and fascination, he has been exploring and presenting different indic works, in unique formats. He believes that our itihaasas and puranas have stories and symbolism of great relevance to each of us. He has a special interest in the epics, and the myriad messages present there. He uses the power of storytelling to highlight different aspects of dharma. He does this through individual talks and lectures, as well as collaborations with musicians. Individually, he has given talks on Lalitha, Bala Tripura sundari, Sita, Sundara Kandam, Rama Mahima, and so on. He has given talks to audiences world wide. He has collaborated with musicians and conceptualized thematic productions, focussing on the intersection of music and spirituality. He has worked with musicians such as Ramakrishnan Murthy, Vivek Sadasivam, Sumesh Narayananan, and organizations such as Madrasana, Aalaap, Indica Soft Power. His collaborations have explored themes such as nature in music,Shiva conciousness, Rama and Devi, Prana and Anjaneya, and so forth. He is a lyricist by passion, and writes pallavi lyrics, tuned and sung by musicians such as Vidushis Ranjani & Gayatri. He has co translated the kritis of Yogi Nareyana of Kaiwara. The confluence of Sangeeta, sahitya and sanatana dharma are seen in his talks and collaborations. Vinay is an architect by training, and is currently working in the environmental sector.