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Sat 04 Mar 2023
Sun 05 Mar 2023

11:00 AM - 7:00 PM (UTC+5.5)

Role of Dharma in the pursuit of Moksha: A Shastric Perspective

In the Vedic context, Dharma has been counted as one of the four components of the Purushartha, the aims of life, and signifies ordinances that are considered to be in accord with Rta, the order that makes life and universe possible.

It includes duties, rights, laws, conducts, virtues, and the right way of living as preached by Vedic scriptures. It has an eternal as well as transtemporal validity to some extent as preached by Vedas, Smruti shastras, Puranas, and Tantras in the hierarchy.

This talk will focus on the format and application of Dharma as preached in these scriptures in various contexts with due respect for attaining salvation.

Morning Sessions : 11:00AM to 01:00PM | 04th & 05th March 2023

Evening Sessions : 05:00PM to 07:00PM | 04th & 05th March 2023


Maitri Gowswami

A practioner of Pushti-Bhakti-Marg and a direct descendent of Mahaprabhu Shri Vallabhacharya

Maitri is a Vaishnavite by faith and a learner of Vedanta, Bharatiya culture and Sanskrit scriptures. She has pursued MA from Sampoornanand Vishvavidyalay, Varanasi with Vedant as the main subject. As the 17th descendent of Mahaprabhu Shri Vallabhachary, she has been studying all the Sampradayik scriptures of Pushti-Bhakti-Margiya sect from her father Shri Sharad Goswami and her revered Guru Goswami Shri Shyammanoharji for the last 14 years. In addition to Sampradayik scriptures, she has studied Sanskrit Vyakaran, Nyay, Sankhyashastra and philosophies of Shankaracharya, Ramanujachary, Madhvachary as a part of comparative studies. In accordance with her duties towards her sampraday, she currently preaches the scriptures written by Mahaprabhu Shri Vallabhachary and Vedic philosophy. She is working with her father at Shri Vallabhachary Vidyapeeth established in Gujarat for publishing, preserving and teaching the Vedic scriptures and Granthas written by the respected Acharyas of Vallabh Sampraday. She also teaches Vallabh Vedant in a Diploma course run by the department of Philosophy, University of Mumbai and is working as faculty in an online course regarding life and works of vallabhachary run by indica courses.