COURSE SUMMARY
Course Title: 
South Indian Philosophy
Course Code: 
17PHL539
Year Taught: 
2019
Type: 
Elective
Degree: 
Postgraduate (PG)
School: 
School of Arts and Sciences
Campus: 
Bengaluru
Coimbatore
Amritapuri

'South Indian Philosophy ' is an elective course offered for M.A. Philosophy offered by Amrita Darshanam - International Center for Spiritual Studies , Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham

Unit I

Saiva Siddhanta: Sources of Knowledge, Theories of Knowledge, Pati (God), Pasu (Soul) and Pasa (Bondage), Paths Towards the Realisation of the God, Proofs for the Existence of God.

Unit II

ChattampiSwamikal: Core Philosophical Teachings, Practical Implication of Philosophy to Common Man, Democratisation of Knowledge.

Sri Narayana Guru: Core Philosophical Teachings, Social Reformation through Philosophy, Imparting Knowledge to the Laymen.

Unit III

Mata Amritanandamayi Devi (Amma): Practical Implication of Vedanta, Methods adopted to Impart Bhagavad Gita, Compassion, Love and Universal Brotherhood, Man Making through Selfless Service.

Unit IV

RamanaMaharshi and Basaveswara

Unit V

Bhakti Movement: PurandaraDasa, Kanaka Dasa and Tyaga Raja

REFERENCES

  1. A. NeelakanthaSastri. Development of Religions in South India. Bombay: Orient Longmans, 1931. English.
  2. K. S. Ramaswamy. The Tamils and Their Culture. Tamil Nadu, Annamalai University Press, 1976. English.