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Temple Management in Āgamas

Temple Management in Āgamas

Indica Courses is pleased to bring this pioneering course on Temple Management in Agamas back on repeated request of learners who were unable to enroll in the first batch.

This Indica Course, the second in the series of our temple management courses, is relevant for every aspirant keen on understanding through the lens of the ancient canon of the Agamas which codify all temple building and worship.

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Duration
30 Hours
Date & Time

13 December 2021 - 25 March 2022

06:30 PM - 07:30 PM IST

Every Monday and Friday

Price

Course Fee: ₹7000
Medium of Instruction
English
Delivery
Online through Indica Courses Learning Portal
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Introduction 

When modern organizations are lauded for longevity and management just for lasting 100 years, isn’t it amazing that we have temples functioning for more than 1500 years? What is the secret of this continuity?  

The secret lies in the āgamas – the canonical texts that are the heart of temple building and worship.  

In this course, we will explore the āgamic basis of temples, the essence of what makes a temple, the functions of a temple, the worship schedule, resources required and reconstruct the management structure intended in the āgamas.  We will also look at a few case studies.

Learners will be given homework and short assignments.  

 

Objectives 

  • Understand Temples and Temple Management in ancient India  

 

Expected Outcomes 

  • Understanding the unique nature, functions, people, structure and organization of āgamic temples   
  • Understanding of what makes an āgamic temple sacred 
  • Appreciation of the nature and schedule of pūjā performed at an āgamic temple  
  • Understanding the work done by the various people in a temple 
  • Understanding what needs to be managed at a temple
  • And hopefully, a passion to learn more about temples, āgamas and inscriptions! 

 

Syllabus  

  1. Introduction to temples 
  2. Management concepts
  3. Introduction to āgamas
  4. Worship structure 
  5. Workforce 
  6. Administration 
  7. Organization structure 
  8. Case studies 
  9. Lessons for the present 

 

Reading List  

  • Temple Management in the Āgama-s by Dr. Deepa Duraiswamy 
  • Srimad Kāmikāgama, English translation by Dr. S. P. Sabharatnam 
  • Other material to be provided in class  

 

 

Teacher
teacher

Dr. Deepa Duraiswamy

Dr. Deepa Duraiswamy holds degrees in engineering and management from the University of Pune and IIM Calcutta. Her desire to understand the āgama-s and make them more accessible for a modern audience led to an interdisciplinary Ph.D. on “Temple Management in the Āgamas” at the Department of Sanskrit, University of Madras that is now published as a book by Indic Academy. She has taught an introductory course on Śaiva Siddhānta at the Department of Saiva Siddhanta, University of Madras. She hopes to continue exploring this ancient system that seems to be at the core of sanātana dharma in practice.

7000 (+ 3.5% online fee)

Description

Description

Indica Courses is pleased to bring this pioneering course on Temple Management in Agamas back on repeated request of learners who were unable to enroll in the first batch.

This Indica Course is relevant for every aspirant keen on understanding temple management through the lens of the ancient canon of the Agamas which codify all temple building and worship.

 

*The Course will be offered in the self-paced model if the number of registrations is less than 15.

 

*Please note that if the number of registrations is less than 15, this Indica Course will be offered in the self-paced mode. The change of format shall be notified through email. Learners will also be notified when pre-recorded lectures are available for their perusal on the learning portal. There will no change in the course fee. Learners not interested in pursuing the self-paced format can either request for a transfer into any existing or upcoming course or a credit voucher redeemable in future for another course.