Mahabharata is the greatest chronicle ever narrated, and most people would have heard something or other about this grand itihasa. Through movies, tele-series, novels, short stories, poems, dramas, folk tales, traditions and a thousand other ways, opinions are made and people assume that they know for sure what's actually inside this book. But are all these hearsays, facts from the real textual Mahabharata? Like a jumbled Rubik’s cube in their hand that they are unable to solve, are people left with a mixed up version of Mahabharata? Do they know how and where to look for the answers?
EligibilityHigher Secondary / +2 in any stream
Program Duration30 Hours in 6 Weeks, 5 Hours / Week
Fee StructureINR 8,500 / $120 for the entire program
Composed by Mahaṛṣi Kṛṣṇa Dvaipāyana Vyāsa, Mahābhārata is the chronicle of the Kuru dynasty of India. Due to its historical nature, it is classified as an itihāsa. At the same time it is considered as the fifth veda owing to its profound philosophical and spiritual lessons, which helps us navigate this world happily.
Through movies, tele-series, novels, short stories, poems, dramas, folk tales, traditions and a thousand other ways, opinions are made and we assume that we know for sure whats actually inside this book. But are all these hearsays, facts from the real textual Mahābhārata? Are we left with a mixed up version of Mahābhārata? Do we know how and where to look for the answers?
This Program will help solve this conundrum. This Program is an introduction to the multidimensionality of this itihāsa, with its textual traditions, complex characters, profound stories, insightful conversations etc. Each module in this program is intended to grant a deeper vision and understanding of the Mahābhārata, and convey how and where to find answers.
Apart from these 24 splendid course modules, there would even be additional talks and reading materials which provide invaluable insights into this grand itihāsa Mahābhārata.
a) All course materials, including video, reading materials and recording of live sessions will be available until successful completion of course or stipulated time limits, whichever comes first.
a) Recordings will be provided.
a) No. Course contents will be available in the enrolled term
a) Yes. A formal certificate from Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham will be awarded upon successful completion.
It is a simple and easy process. You need to fill out our application form to apply.
You can contact us via Email, Call or WhatsApp. You can also chat with us through the chat window present on our website.
No, there is no admission fee when you apply. It is free.
Yes, International Students are welcome. Students with Foreign Education can also apply. Certificate is offered upon successful completion of the course.
Yes. The course will be offered again in July 2021 and October 2021
Associate Professor, Amrita Darshanam
Brahmachari Achyutāmṛta Chaitanya, PhD serves as Associate Professor in the Department of Cultural Education, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amritapuri Campus. He has more than 30 years of experience in teaching, with 20 years at the M A College, Kothamangalam affiliated to Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala. He obtained his masters in Hindi Language and Literature in 1987 and M.Phil. in 1989. He completed his Ph.D in 1997 from Cochin University with his work on ‘Analysis of Ramacharitamanas on the Basis of Bhakti Sastra’. He has been part of Amrita viswavidyapeetham from 2011, and has continued his extensive study of Indian Culture under our Chancellor, Mata Amritananandamayi Devi. He also serves as the Associate Editor of Matruvani, the spiritual monthly magazine of M A Math. He has given spiritual talks in many temples across Kerala and in many centres of M.A. Math. His satsangs are regularly aired on Amrita TV as well.
Asst. Professor, Amrita Darshanam
Rupesh Kalesan currently serves as Asst. Professor at Amrita Darshanam (International Centre for Spiritual Studies), Amritapuri campus. He holds a post graduation in "Thermal and Fluid Engineering". Passionate about India and Her culture, he has been teaching various subjects related to Indian Culture and History for the last 12 years. He has presented research papers in various academic conferences and has also contributed articles for newspapers, online media and magazines. Heading the youth wing of Amrita, AYUDH Amritapuri (Awaken Youth Unite for Dharma), he has mentored and directed many youngsters towards social, national and cultural commitment during the last couple of years. Has been a trainer in the Youth Empowerment program ‘Sadgamaya’ for 7 years and also has conducted sessions on ‘Vedic Mathematics’ at Amritapuri and Mysore. Principal areas of interest are Itihasas, Indian contribution in Mathematics, Vedic Mathematics, Soundarya Lahiri, Cultural traditions etc.
Faculty Associate, Amrita Darshanam
Research scholar & Faculty Associate, Amrita Darshanam
Aiswarya Mohan currently serves as a Faculty Associate at Amrita Darshanam (International Centre for Spiritual Studies) at Amritapuri campus. She holds a master's degree in Computer Applications. Previously she served in the IT sector as a Software Engineer for four years. She has presented research papers in various academic conferences. She has also participated in academic workshops. Her areas of interest are Social hermeneutics, Comparative religion and Ithihasas.
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