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Mon 16 May 2022

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

The Nature of Moksha and its Means

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 Satyan Chidambaran will speak on “The Nature of Moksha and its Means


Satyan Chidambaran

Full-time student of Vedanta and Sanskrit

Lakshminarayanan Satyan Chidambaran is a full-time student of Vedanta and Sanskrit based in Chennai. He has been studying Vedanta under his Guru, Pujya Swami Paramarthanandaji, since 2003. A graduate of IIT Madras in Computer Science and a post-graduate from the University of Michigan, Satyan served at a global software firm for 26 years in various technical leadership roles before leaving his job to focus on his Vedanta and Sanskrit studies full-time. Satyan was first introduced to Vedanta in 1996 at Chinmaya Mission when he was in the US. Subsequently, Satyan came across the teachings of his Parama Guru, Pujya Swami Dayanandaji, who opened his eyes with regards to how Vedanta is a Pramāṇa for Ātma Jñānam. Satyan then studied for almost a decade under Shri Vijay Kapoorji, a senior disciple of Pujya Swami Dayanandaji. At the Arsha Vidya Center in California, Satyan also helped organize public talks and retreats by Pujya Swami Viditatmanandaji and Pujya Swami Tattvavidanandaji. Satyan also started listening to Pujya Swami Paramarthanandaji’s classes on various Vedantic texts when he was in the US. Over a decade ago, Satyan moved to Chennai to continue his Vedanta studies directly under his Guru, Pujya Swami Paramarthanandaji. For the past couple of years, Satyan has also been studying Pāṇinīya Vyākaraṇam based on Laghu Siddhanta Kaumudī under Dr. Sowmya Krishnapur from Vyoma Saṃskṛta Pāthashālā.