Announcement of Two Courses: Upanishads and Shilpa Sastra

Announcement of Two Courses: Upanishads and Shilpa Sastra

Course 1: Upanishads: A Comprehensive Study

VIBHU ACADEMY offers an online course titled Upanishads: A Comprehensive Study.

Details of the course are as follows:

Start Date: June 4, 2022

Total Sessions: 15

English: Every Saturday and Sunday from 6 am - 7:30 am

Kannada: Every Saturday and Sunday from 6 pm - 7:30 pm

Tutor: Vidvan Sri H.V. Nagaraja Rao. Retired Director, Oriental Research Institute, Mysore. An accomplished and eminent scholar and vidvan in Vedas, Upanishads, Vyakarana, Alankara-Sastra and other Sastras. He is also the chief editor of the Sanskrit newspaper, Sudharma.

Register before June 2, 2022

To register:

Send an email to


Contact: 9480318113 or 9611131760

Registrations are open to all.

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For full details of the course including the topics covered and content, see the poster below.

Course 2: Shilpa Sastra: Training in Basic Drawing Designs of Traditional Hindu Sculptures

Vibhu Academy announces a new course on the basics of temple art, drawing and aesthetics in accordance with the theory and application of Shilpa Sastra texts. This field is witnessing an increasing resurgence in recent times. As is widely known, temples continue to remain one of the central pillars to understand the history, culture, civilisation and society of Hindus. Thus, even a basic acquaintance with various aspects of temples such as the philosophy that underpins them, their art, design, sculpture and aesthetics is imperative to get a well-rounded understanding of Indian history itself.

This course enables the participant to acquire such knowledge.

A brief outline of the course along with the syllabus is provided below.

Purpose and Audience

The course offers solid assistance to a wide audience including students, researchers, and the general public to learn the basics of temple art, aesthetics, iconography, and symbolism in accordance with traditional norms. With time, the diligent participant will be able to apply this learning in practice and create independent drawings, designs and art.


The syllabus is twofold including theory and practicals.


The theory portion includes readings from various authoritative texts of Hindu Shilpa Sastras (temple architecture and temple-building). It covers the following:

  • History of Hindu Temples

  • Philosophy of Hindu Temples

  • Basics of Shilpa Sastra (temple architecture/temple-building)

  • Symbolism of Hindu Temples

  • Aesthetic aspects of Hindu Temples


The practical sessions cover instructor-led tutorials including but not limited to the following aspects:

  • Line drawings and design patterns

  • Ornamentation

  • Differentiated measurements for depicting human and devata forms, animals and birds, trees and creepers, etc

Course Details

Instructor: Sri Ganesh Bhat, a renowned sculptor with decades of experience in temple-building and creating sculptures using both stone and wood.

Course Commencement: June 4, 2022.

Mode: Online

Sessions: Every Saturday and Sunday: 7 am - 8 am spread over 24 classes

Last Date to Register: June 2, 2022

For registration details:


Phone: 9480318113 / 9611131760

The programme is open to everyone aged 13 and above.

For full details of the course including the topics covered and content, see the poster below.

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