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Fri 11 Aug 2023

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM (UTC+5.5)

Sacred Ecology : Lessons From Bhavishya Purana

“Sustainable ecology is an integral concept in Sanatana culture. Ecology is a sacred aspect of life for us, and Sanatana literature contains numerous environmentally related concepts. Bhavishya Purana, one of the 18 principal Puranas, encompasses many ecological practices that are prescribed as kamya and prayaschitta rituals. The plantation of specific herbs is integrated with elaborate rituals. Concepts like Gopracharabhumi-sthapana have multiple facets. It is a Punya-prada-karma for the land’s donor, essential for nourishing local cattle, and a sacred place for agni-karma for karmanushtatas, among others. These concepts resonate with the spirit of various shanti mantras, such as Sarve Bhavantu Sukhinah, Sarve santu niramayah, Sarve bhadrani pasyantu, maa kaschit dukha bhagbhavet.
Om shanti ssanti ssantih..”


Jammalamadaka Srinivas

Director, School of Sastric Learning, Kavikulaguru Kalidas Sanskrit University, Ramtek, Maharashtra

Srinivas Jammalamadaka studied Nyaya/Tarka Shastra under Sri. Ambadipudi Radhe Shyama Shastri, Advaita Vedanta under Sri. R. Mani David's Sastrigal, and Vyakarana under Sri. Ganti Dattatreya Murthy. He has completed the Tenali exams in Tarka Shastra and appeared for the Tenali exams in Advaita Vedanta. He has completed MPhil & PhD in Nyaya shastra. He is presently the Assistant Professor at the School of Shastric Learning, Kavikulaguru Kalidas Sanskrit University, Ramtek. He has been conferred awards such as - Tarka-Ratnam & Vidwan Mani by Sri Kanchi Shankaracharya, Shastrakalanidhi by Madhya Pradesh State Governor. Currently He is working as Assistant Professor, School of Shastric Learning at Kavikulaguru Kalidas Sanskrit University, Ramtek