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Wed 03 Jul 2024

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (UTC+5.5)

Overview of INDICA Course Introduction to Hindu Iconography

“Introduction to Hindu Iconography” is a comprehensive online INDICA Course designed to guide learners through the rich spiritual and artistic traditions of Hindu art. It offers an in-depth exploration of the sacred symbols and figures that have shaped Hindu culture across millennia.

Whether you are a student of art history, a practitioner of Hinduism, or simply curious about the intricate world of religious iconography, this course will equip you with the knowledge to understand and appreciate the profound connection between divine representation and spiritual devotion in Hindu art. Through this course, you will unravel the meanings embedded in the Sanskrit terms ‘Archa’, ‘Bera’, and ‘Vigraha’, and learn how these concepts offer more than just an understanding of statues but a bridge to the divine. With expert guidance, interactive sessions, and a rich reading list, you will emerge with a deep appreciation of one of the world’s oldest artistic traditions and a certificate demonstrating your new knowledge.

It will take you on a journey into the heart of Hindu iconography and discover how ancient art forms continue to influence modern spirituality and cultural expressions.

In this regard we are organising an open session where our faculty will provide an overview of this INDICA Course on Introduction to Hindu Iconography

This event is open to all. Prior registration is necessary.

We look forward to your participation.


Mr. Sushant Bharti

Faculty, INDICA Courses,

Sushant Bharti is a Conservation Architect and Researcher based in New Delhi. His broad interests lie in understanding the diverse architectural heritage of India. His area of research is centred around Indian temple architecture, iconography and the cultural heritage of Braj, known for its complex religious setting. He has previously worked with the National Museum, New Delhi to document the cultural heritage in Uttar Pradesh and Ladakh. As part of this work, he was tasked with conceptualizing designs for new museums at Kashi Vishwanath and Kedarnath.

He has been a keen advocate for the protection of the tangible and built heritage of the Braj region. He was selected under PM YUVA Fellowship by the National Book Trust, Ministry of Education to write a book on the Indian Independence movement. He is a recipient of the “Ideas Research Fellowship 2023” from the Society of Architectural Historians, Chicago. He is a Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society of Ireland and Great Britain and an Associate Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, London.


Dimple Kaul

Director, Academic Programs -INDICA

Dimple is the Director of Academic Programs at INDICA. She is a passionate learner, writer, poet, marketer, transformation coach, and life enthusiast.

Her educational background is diverse, encompassing the humanities (MA – Liberal Arts, MA – Eastern Classics), technology (B.E. in Electronics and Communication), and business management (MMS in Marketing).

She has successfully led projects in challenging environments and has worked with several multinational corporations. She has also provided strategic guidance to numerous nonprofit organizations as a pro-bono volunteer consultant, communications executive, and transformation coach.

With two decades of professional experience across the media, telecom, and technology sectors, she now dedicates her expertise to the field of Indigenous Knowledge Systems through INDICA Courses, a pioneering EdTech start-up founded by INDICA.