A Walk Exploring Sculptures and Iconography

12 April 2018 / By madras

Robert Langdon, a fictional slueth created by Dan Brown, is described as someone who had got degrees from several top notch colleges, speaks twelve languages, read ancient scriptures, gives charismatic lectures. But he is actually a professor of symbology and most of the novels written by Dan Brown revolves around Science and Religion. If you like Robert Langdon, or his field of study, religious symbology and Iconography, Prastara has a treat for you this weekend.

The Indian subcontinent, over many centuries has had a thriving tradition of shilpas and paintings. This walk will explore the symbolism of some of the rarest Hindu, Jain and Buddhist sculptures, as a first step to understand the cultural context and their significance. The walk will be conducted at the Madras Museum which is home to exquisite sculptures from different dynasties of India.

This guided tour is free.

Date: Sunday, 15th April 2018

Duration: 10 am to 12 pm

Meeting Time: 9:45 am

Meeting Point: Egmore Museum Theatre, Chennai

Nearest Transport Stop: Ashoka Hotel Bus Stop

Walk Leader: Jayakumar Sundararaman

Jayakumar Sundararaman- Born in Sirkazhi, Tamil Nadu, S. Jayakumar is a performing Carnatic musician trained at Kalakshetra and an independent researcher on cultural history of South India., he founded Prastara, an NGO for preservation and conservation of heritage.

A firm believer that a greater understanding of our past will increase the chances of creating a better future, Jayakumar is also the Chief Editor & a contributor to the online bilingual monthly magazine on art and culture of Prastara. He also holds a Masters in Music and History and has been trained in Epigraphy under stalwarts including Dr. R. Nagaswamy and Prof. S. Ramachandran.

Prastara is a Chennai based charitable trust created with an initiative to identify, document, preserve and share the sources of cultural information with special regard to the History and Heritage, which are sliding into decline mostly as a result of contemporary mind-set and lack of awareness amongst the general public. Link- http://prastara.in/

Medium: Bilingual (English/ Tamil)

Things to keep in mind:

  • Mandatory registration closes after 20 entries.
  • Step 1- Please like and share the page to register.
  • Step 2- Fill the form to confirm your registration

After the online registration, do inform through a text message or an email, before the walk, if you are unable to attend it.Register only if your participation is confirmed. One participation per registration.

Contact: 9884013485 (Jayakumar)

Email: walks@sahapedia.org

  • Entry fee of Rs. 15 and Rs. 250 for Indians and Non-Indians respectively to be borne by the participant. Please purchase the entry ticket before coming to the meeting point.
  • Ticket has to be purchased for photography inside the museum.

You can RSVP in their Facebook Event Page too. 


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