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Exciting Puranic and Siddhantic Cosmology Conference
By Brahmatirtha Das, Executive Director-Bhaktivedanta Institute for Higher Studies   |  Oct 17, 2022

ISKCON, Chowpatty, in academic collaboration with the Bhaktivedanta Institute for Higher Studies in Gainesville, Florida (BIHS) and the Bhaktivedanta Research Center in Mumbai (BRC), will be hosting an international hybrid conference at the Govardhan EcoVillage (GEV) just north of Mumbai, November 4 – 6, 2022, entitled, “Puranic and Siddhantic Cosmology: Within an Experiential Mathematical Framework.”


For people trained in the modern sciences, Vedic knowledge offers many concepts that may appear incomprehensible, or even contradictory. Partly in response, this conference aims to examine cosmological descriptions offered in time-honored Purāṇic and Jyotiṣā texts (Siddhāntas) identified with the Vedic tradition, as more than a collection of seemingly esoteric metaphysical perspectives. This conference also aims to be the first in a series of seminars fostering a continuous dialogue that proactively engages Vedic considerations of natural philosophy while avoiding indulgence in either excessive religious dogma or scientific rationalism. Such discourse aims to encourage an appreciation of how the cosmological descriptions found in the Purāṇic and Jyotiṣā traditions can help enhance a grander sense of reality underlying ordinary conditional experience.

The conference details and updates are available at and registration is open for all interested participants.

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