Travel Of Ayurveda Across Borders Of Bharata

Center for Soft Power has scheduled a series of talks on the “Study of Travel of Ideas” to explore how knowledge has travelled from India to the world, how it transformed and its nature today. We wish to start with Ayurveda, which has many practitioners today all over the world practicing it and offering its benefits to all who believe in its value systems. The topic is “The Indian Medicine Trade Route”.



A 6-Day Retreat @Vaidyagrama Ayurveda Healing Village

A 6-day retreat that educates, nurtures and rejuvenates you through the doorway of the senses leading to seeing our interconnectedness with the Pancha Bhutas.

The retreat will be in the Sylvan campus of Vaidyagram, where peacocks roam and trees sway to a gentle breeze. Experience classical Ayurveda with a host of doctors and staff whose care and gentleness are a salve for the stressed person. A retreat that will rejuvenate your sense organs. We see the thread of Reality interwoven through the sacred knowledge of Temples, Vedanga Vaastu, Sangeetam, Nrityam, Shilpa Sastra, Ayurveda, Vedanga Jyotisha and Vedanta with a host of renowned Gurus, Scholars and Artists.

Scope to learn the how of making kumkum, Vibhuti, Kolam, weaving flowers, making clay Ganeshas, listening to stories of temples, listening to soul-stirring music and rhythm.


Date Name Topic
09-Mar-24 Mr Aditya Mazumdar Orientation
09-Mar-24 Ms Vijayalakshmi Vijayakumar Introductory Talk
09-Mar-24 Ms Meera Natampally
Temples Explained
10-Mar-24 Swami Gurupriyananda
Dhanwantari Homam and Abhishekam
10-Mar-24 Dr Vinayachandra Indica Yoga
10-Mar-24 Dr Deepa Duraiswamy
Agamas, Temples, Pancha Bhutas
10-Mar-24 Dr M V Vishwanath
Temples, Aakasa Tatwa, Vaastu
10-Mar-24 Mr Rajeev
Sound/ Hearing
10-Mar-24 Mr Rajeev
Temple, Raaga, Rhythm
Swami Gurupriyananda
Dhanwantari Homam and Abhishekam
11-Mar-24 Dr Vinayachandra Indica Yoga
11-Mar-24 Dr Rangan Ramakrishnan
Sruthi Sravaka, Aakasa and Vaayu Tatwa
11-Mar-24 Dr Vijayalakshmi Subramaniam
Temples, Vaayu Tatwa, Music, Praana
11-Mar-24 Ms Simran Lal Touch/ Feeling
11-Mar-24 Mr Rajeev
Temples, Raaga and Rhythm
12-Mar-24 Swami Gurupriyananda Dhanwantari Homam and Abhishekam
12-Mar-24 Dr Vinayachandra Indica Yoga
12-Mar-24 Swamini Brahmaprajnananda
Thread of reality interwoven through the
sacred knowledge of Pancha bhutas
12-Mar-24 Dr Padma Subrahmanyam
Ms Rukmini Vijayakumar
Temples, Agni Tatwa, Dance, Visual Arts
12-Mar-24 Vaidyas of Vaidyagrama Vision/seeing
12-Mar-24 Mr Rajeev Raaga and Rhythm
13-Mar-24 Swami Gurupriyananda Dhanwantari Homam and Abhishekam
13-Mar-24 Dr Vinayachandra Indica Yoga
13-Mar-24 Swamini Brahmaprajnananda
Thread of reality interwoven through the
sacred knowledge of Pancha bhutas
13-Mar-24 Dr Ramkumar
Temples, Aapah Tatwas, Ayurveda
13-Mar-24 Mr Rajeev Temple
Raaga and Rhythm
14-Mar-24 Swami Gurupriyananda Dhanwantari Homam and Abhishekam
14-Mar-24 Dr Vinayachandra Indica Yoga
14-Mar-24 Swami Brahmaprajnananda
Thread of reality interwoven through the
sacred knowledge of Pancha bhutas
14-Mar-24 Mr Shirdi Nath Tekur
Temples, Bhu Tatwa, Jyotisha
14-Mar-24 Ms Hemavathi & Mr Darshan Smell/Olfactory Senses and Perfumery
14-Mar-24 Mr Rajeev
Temple – Raaga and Rhythm


Srishti-Sthiti-Laya – A Perspective From Ayurveda And Genetics

Please join us for a Series of Webinars on “Srishti-Sthiti-Laya” jointly brought to you by INDICA and Heritage.

This is the 3rd in this Series where an Eminent Panel of three is in a discussion on “Srishti-Sthiti-Laya” from the “Perspective from Ayurveda and Genetics”.

This Series of Talks is a run up to “GUDIYA SAMBHRAMA – THE TEMPLE FESTIVAL 2024”

Brahma, Vishnu, Maheshwara – the Trimurti in Sanatana Dharma and the Tridevi– Saraswathi, Lakshmi and Parvathi are ever present performing their divine functions – Srishti (creation), Sthiti (preservation) and Laya (dissolution). The three aspects guide the bhakta’s expression of devotion and the expression of that devotion in the arts.

According to Advaita Vedanta, there is a beginning-less and endless cycle of creation, maintenance and dissolution or resolution, called ‘srishti’, ‘sthiti’, and ‘laya’. This is indeed fascinating as it strongly complies with the concept of matter converting into energy and back.

Energy converting into matter is called srishti. In each srishti, or creation, the variety and pattern of objects, the attributes of the bodies and minds and the events and situations have to be fashioned to suit the energy it carries. This is also related to the concept of karma.

Matter in various modes of motion is sthiti. This is the mode of existence that human beings normally refer to. This is the stage of maintenance.

The third stage of this cycle is laya or the stage of resolution. Laya is matter converting into energy. This conversion can be at any level. In-fact, on a large-scale, laya can even attain the form of ‘pralaya’.

Pralaya, often misunderstood as Dooms-Day, is anything but that. It is a part of a never-ending cycle of creation (srishti), maintenance (sthiti) and resolution (laya), which is endless and has no beginning either.

Rama Raama Raamaa


Heritage, Bangalore – in collaboration with Indica & Centre for SoftPower – brings to you a series of webinars about the Ramayana, on the auspicous of occassion of Sri Rama Navami.

The Ramayana is itihaasa which means iti haa asa – thus it was. It is a chronicle of the history of Bharata.  A living legend that still inspires people to emulate Rama the embodiment of Dharma.

Ramo Vigrahavan Dharmaha

रामो विग्रहवान् धर्मः

Rama a personification of Dharma

The series will include a variety of topics and speakers from different backgrounds who have been touched and inspired by this epic Shrimad Valmiki Ramayana that has no borders of geography and has traversed the world, inspired other works in many languages, and in many countries, it finds pride of place.

join us and celebrate Ramanavami this is an opportunity to fulfil a part of the pancha maha Yagna that is a framework for every follower of Sanathana Dharma  to lead a life of Dharma , we will have devata Yagna when we can all chant together, Brahma Yagna when we listen to Ramayana and Pitr Yagna by taking forward the legacy of our ancients


Date & Time Topic Name of The Speaker Name of the Host
Fir, 31 March 2023 7:00PM – 8:00PM Pancha Maha Yagna of Rama Dr Ranganji Smt Vijayalakshmi Vijayakumar
SAT, 01 April 2023 7:00PM – 8:00PM Ramayana and the Arts Smt Anita Bose, Sri Akarin Pongpandecha Smt Vijayalakshmi Vijayakumar
SUN, 02 April 2023 7:00PM – 8:00PM Footsteps of Raama Vikram Pande Abhinav Agarwal
WED, 05 April 2023 7:00PM – 8:00PM Ramayana for Today Sri Prakash Belawadi Sri Vinay Varanasi
THU, 06 April 2023  7:00PM – 8:00PM Journey Through Hanuman to the Ramayana Prof Michael Sternfeld Smt Vijayalakshmi Vijayakumar
FRI, 07 April 2023  7:00PM – 8:00PM Women in the Ramayana Ami Ganatra Sri G V Shivakumar

Register Once to attend all sessions

The Divine Art of Kolam: Sacred Geometry and Cymatics


We celebrated heritage week from Nov 19th – 25th, and that meant celebrating every aspect of Indian culture and heritage. 

This December 10th at 6PM, we invite you to our webinar on The Divine Art of Kolam: Sacred Geometry and Cymatics. 

Kolam is a more than a thousand year old living tradition that stays in almost every household. It is a ritual for Indian women to wake up at early hours of the morning to draw a beautiful kolam in front of their houses. 

Scientists and mathematicians often talk about elegant equations or proofs that are simple yet profound, representing secrets of the universe, through their intrinsic beauty and various interpretations. Similarly, Kolams are ancient drawings with patterns that are aesthetically beautiful and mathematically inclined, while also representing deeper philosophies and life lessons – Shanthi Chandrasekar

This webinar, we have Dr Deepa Duraiswamy, Smt Shanthi Chandrasekar and Prof Oscar Garcia-Prada, speaking on aspects of Kolam ranging from mathematics, art, science and finally delving into the divine.