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International seminar on Kashmir Shaivism in Srinagar
Srinagar | September 25, 2006 11:52:09 AM IST
 
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A two-day international seminar on Kashmir Shaivism concluded here today.

The seminar, organised by the Ishwar Ashram Trust as part of the birth centenary celebrations of its founder Ishwar Swaroop Swami Lakshman Joo (1907-1991), was held at the Sher-i-Kashmir International Convention Centre (SKICC), here.

The seminar was attended by religious leaders and Shaivik scholars from India and abroad, including Jagatguru Shankarcharaya Amritanand of Sharda Peeth and Boris Marjanovic from Croatia.

During the two-day seminar, papers on role and teachings of Kashmir Shaivism were presented.

The speakers highlighted the great legacy of Shaivism, saying this is the heritage inherited by the entire Kashmir from great Shaivism gurus with Abinavgupt being its profounder followed by a chain of Shaivik 'yogis'.

Among those who presented the papers were Boris Marjanovic (Rituals and Role of a Teacher in Enlivening of Mantravirya), Prof Dharamand Sharma, Department of Philosophy, University of Punjab (Abinavgupt's Aesthetics and Kashmir Shaiva Philosophy with special reference to Pratibha), Samvit Prakash Dhar, Moti Lal Qazi (Profile on Vijayanabhairava), Pran Nath Kaul (Acharya Utpaldevji and Defintion of Bhakti in Shivsatotravali), Prof Mohammad Hussain Zafar, Head Department of Kashmir Studies, University of Kashmir (Spiritual Evolution of Lala Ded), Prof S M Mishra (Upayas - Aspects of Praxis in Kashmir Shaivism), Vija Kumar Koul (Discipline in Kashmir Shaivaism - Random Thoughts of a Disciple) and Prof Amitabh Mattoo, Vice-Chancellor, University of Jammu.

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