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Monday, 12th June 2017 ; 16:00 - 18:00 Hrs. (c.t.) ; SAI E 11
HINDU DEITIES IN JAPAN
Prof. Dr. Shobha Rani Dash (Otani University, Kyoto)
WITH A SPECIAL REFERENCE TO THE SARASVATĪ RESEARCH PROJECT
Although Japan is known as a Buddhist country, one can find a considerable number of Hindu deities such as Gaṇeśa, Kārttikeya, Lakṣmī, Kubera etc. worshipped there that serve as a cultural bridge to connect India and Japan in their day to day social life. Sometimes these deities play a different role there than in their original Hindu context.
One of these deities is goddess Sarasvatī as popular in Japan as much as in India. This talk will explain about the academic project in Japan on Sarasvatī and will investigate different aspects of Sarasvatī in terms of time and space, studied from textual, ritualistic and anthropological points of view.
13th June 2017, Heinrich Zimmer Saal, SAI-Bibliothek
Book Launch: Kanīyān Rājakumāraḥ
A Sanskrit translation by Prof. Gopabandhu Mishra (Benares Hindu University) of “The Little Prince“ (Antoine de Saint-Exupéry) published by Edition Tintenfaß.
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06th - 16th June 2017, SAI Room no. 316
Spoken Sanskrit: A Crash Course6 ECTS Credit Points. No course fee!
A unique opportunity to learn Spoken Sanskrit with Prof. Gopabandhu Mishra (Banaras Hindu University, India) who is a speaker of Sanskrit and an experienced teacher of Sanskrit conversation. This course is suitable both for beginners as well as advanced students of Sanskrit.
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