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Acquiring knowledge never delimits the one who yearns for it. But what if one is limited by time from committing to a long-term course. Is it valid enough to remain inactive like the eagle?
Never it is!! Even an intellectual person cannot achieve without initiation, but an ordinary one can reach his goal through steady efforts.

Here is an opportunity to embrace and imbibe the knowledge you longed for.

ग छन ् fपपीलको याfत योजनानां शता यfप।

अग छन ् वैनतेयोfप पदमेकं न ग छfत॥

The sloka defines that, An ant covers hundreds of miles if it keeps moving. Garuda due to inaction does not move even a foot.

Amrita School of Spiritual and Cultural Studies offers short term open courses (OCWs) from Amrita on diverse topics from the rich unique tradition of Indian Philosophy and Culture for the inquisitive minds. So, let not the worry of your long-term commitment stop you from your passion.

With us, take short steps like an ant’s efforts through OCWs to cover the hundred miles of India’s rich diverse spiritual and cultural knowledge.

Attention Please!

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham has not appointed any Agent or Third-Party Client for securing admission in any programme. Students are hereby requested to contact only the toll-free number on our website for any admission related queries.

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Free Online Courses on Indian Culture

  • Arthaśāstra
  • Brihat-samhita
  • Chandaśśāstra
  • Mahabharata
  • Nārāyaṇīyam
  • Rāmāyaṇa
  • Şaḍdarśana
  • Süryanamaskāra
  • Tantraśästra
  • Vrkṣayurveda
  • Västuvidya
  • Yogasūtra & more

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Make a journey through the enchanting world of Nārāyanīyam, that reveals the secrets of Bhakti, the beauty of Sanskrit poetry, and the divine love that permeates every verse.

Nārāyanīyam is a most exquisite composition by the brilliant Mēlpattūr Nārāyaṇa Bhaṭṭatiri, who was a scholar and devotee of Sri Guruvayurappan. This literary masterpiece is a condensed version of Srimad Bhagavatam, encapsulating the life and glories of Mahavishnu.

This three-lecture course on Nārāyanīyam will be delivered by, Br. Achyutamrita Chaitanya, Ph.D

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Essential Yoga Sutras

This is an enlightening 5-hour session with Prof. Sushim Dubey, to explore the “Essence of Yoga Sutras”. Delve into Patanjali’s foundational text, uncovering its philosophy and practical applications for a more mindful and fulfilling life.

Prof. Sushim Dubey will guide us through the foundational text, ‘Yoga Sutra of Maharshi Patanjali’, and its commentaries, Vyasa Bhashya and Bhojavritti.

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Foundational Śaivism

Guided by renowned scholar Śaivācārya Dr. Sthaneswar Timalsina, the core of this course is a dual-text deep dive into the philosophical wisdom of Śivajñānabodha and the Śivasūtra, the foundational texts of Śaiva Siddhānta and Kashmir Śaivism.

Dr. Sthaneswar Timalsina is Professor (Religions and Philosophies of India), at the San Diego State University, This course will be a combination of live and recorded sessions, with the structure given below.

Lecture 1: Introduction to Śaiva philosophy. Lectures 2-5: Śivajñānabodha,

Lectures 2-5: Śivajñānabodha,

Lectures 6-15: Śivasūtra (Śāmbhavopāya, Śāktopāya, Āṇavopāya).

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