‘समीक्षा-२’ (Samiksha-2) National Seminar on Bharatiya 64 Arts

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भारतीय चतुष्षष्टिकलाः

A glimpse into the ancient art forms of Bharat


National Seminar on the Bharatiya 64 Arts


November 9th & 10th,



Multi-Vision Theatre, ISKCON, Rajajinagar,
Bengaluru – 560 010


Samskriti Foundation®,


Sponsored by:

National Cultural Fund,
Ministry of Culture,

 Govt. Of India, New Delhi

भारतीय चतुष्षष्टिकलाः

A glimpse into the ancient art forms of Bharat

National Seminar on the Bharatiya 64 Arts

About the Seminar 

The Samskriti Foundation is excited to announce a first-of-its-kind seminar on the 64 Arts of India, set to take place in the Multi-vision Theatre of ISKCON, Rajajinagar, Bangalore on the 9th and 10th of November 2023. This pioneering event aims to bring together enthusiasts of Indian culture and heritage, offering a unique platform for cultural exploration and knowledge sharing. Stalwarts from various walks of life specializing in the respective arts will be presenting demonstration-lectures as part of the programme.

The seminar, sponsored by the National Culture Fund, an organization coming under the Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India, and organized by the Samskriti Foundation, based out of Mysore and Melkote (in Mandya District) promises to be a remarkable experience. It will feature distinguished stalwarts who will provide hands-on demonstrations and lectures, delving into the heart of India’s rich cultural and scientific heritage. The 64 Arts, which encompass a wide range of traditional skills and practices, are a demonstration to India’s deep-rooted traditions and holistic approach to life. The event is open to connoisseurs and individuals with a keen interest in discovering and celebrating this cultural heritage.

The Seminar is slated to be inaugurated by the Hon’ble Governor of Karnataka and reputed ministers of the State and Central Government apart from senior officials are expected to be part of the event.

Participants at the seminar can look forward to an engaging blend of cultural performances, expert insights, and opportunities for hands-on exploration of the 64 Arts. This unique event is designed not only to inform but also to immerse attendees in the rich tapestry of India’s Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Participation is free and open to all and those who wish to participate in the Seminar have to register themselves by filling a simple online Google form in the link: https://forms.gle/qNi96BJn7qYWDYsn6 . And, as an additional treat, complimentary snacks and lunch will be provided free to all registered attendees on the days of the seminar.

Those who are unable to attend in person can view the live proceedings online through this link: bit.ly/3Qy8E9E

Please find the invitation to the programme in the below link:

Themes of the Seminar‑64 Arts of Bharat

Performing Arts:

Enchanting Expressions ‑ In the spotlight’s glow, artists captivate, whether through graceful movements or the magic of words and instruments, crafting stories that resonate through time.


Visual Arts and Handicrafts:

Kaleidoscope Creations ‑ Colors burst forth on canvas, and hands weave threads of tradition, creating a visual diversity that tells the tale of culture’s vibrant beauty.



The Arena of Mastery ‑ Life’s arena, where water splashes, swords clash, and minds and bodies toughen, teaching the art of perseverance, discipline, and teamwork.


Intellectual Arts:

Thoughtful Reverie ‑ From poetic verses to solving intricate puzzles, these arts reveal a rich tradition of intellect, encompassing mathematics, astronomy, and herbal wisdom.


Social and Societal Arts:

Community Harmony ‑ In playful moments with children, the sizzle of culinary mastery, and the bonds forged in volunteerism, communities thrive, echoing traditions and unity with the world.

 64 Arts of our Bharat:

The 64 Arts of Bharat are a remarkable and diverse collection of skills and practices that have been passed down through generations in India. These arts encompass a wide range of disciplines, from traditional forms of dance and music to ancient sciences like Ayurveda and metallurgy. Each art is a witness to the rich cultural heritage and deep‐ rooted traditions of India.

These arts are not just historical relics; they are a living legacy that continues to shape and enrich Indian culture. They offer a window into the past, allowing us to connect with the wisdom and knowledge of our ancestors. The 64 Arts also reflect the holistic approach to life that has been integral to Indian philosophy for centuries. They emphasize the importance of physical and mental well‐being, creativity, and community engagement.

In today’s fast‐paced world, where technology often takes precedence over tradition, the 64 Arts serve as a reminder of the value of our cultural heritage. They offer a pathway to balance and well‐being, fostering a deeper connection with ourselves and our roots. Additionally, these arts hold the key to unlocking creativity and innovation, as they encourage us to think outside the box and explore new horizons.

The Eternal Pioneer of Bharat’s 64 Arts

In the heart of Bharat’s ancient traditions, the story of Bhagawan Sri Kirishna’s journey and mastery of the 64 Arts symbolizes his relentless quest for wisdom. Krishna, an avatar of Lord Vishnu, embodied Bharat’s spiritual legacy. He rescued his friend Sudāma from a demon, reflecting Bharat’s enduring spiritual strength. Grateful, Sudāma’s parents granted Krishna any wish.

Krishna, valuing knowledge and culture, sought their guru, Sāndīpani Muni, who tasked him with retrieving his son from the relentless ocean. Krishna’s divine intervention and mastery over the elements mirrored Bharat’s devotion and resilience. In return, the guru imparted the wisdom of the Catuḥṣaṣṭikala—the 64 Arts. Guided by Sāndīpani Muni, Krishna explored these arts, embracing their connection to Bharat’s spiritual heritage.

From the sacred Vedas to Natya dance, celestial Gītam music, craftsmanship in Maṇirāgākarajñānam, and the path of dharma, Krishna’s journey embodied Bharat’s blend of spirituality and artistry.

 What Awaits You at the Seminar?

Knowing Our Heritage:
Immerse yourself in the heart of Bharat’s living culture through the lens of the 64 Arts. It’s not just tradition; it’s a bridge to our roots in a world that’s ever‐changing.

Balancing Act:
In today’s whirlwind life, find serenity through the arts—yoga, dance, and more. Learn how to harmonize your mind and body, and discover techniques to combat stress.

Age-Old Wisdom, Modern Miracles:
Dive into the realm of Ayurveda and herbal medicine. Unearth ancient insights that hold the key to natural well‐ being in a world searching for holistic health.

Celebrating Diversity:
Join us on a journey through the rich tradition of Indian culture. Gain profound cross‐cultural insights and celebrate the mosaic of our heritage.

Rediscover Togetherness:
Experience the joy of shared stories and activities. Connect with others in an era dominated by digital isolation.

Resilience & Innovation:
Develop the resilience and creative thinking needed to navigate life’s hurdles. Reacquaint yourself with skills that adapt to a changing world.

Fuelling Tomorrow’s Inspiration:
Harness the 64 Arts to inspire innovation and fresh perspectives. Play a role in creating a brighter future.

Why Attend?
Expect an engaging blend of hands‐on demonstrations, profound insights into the “Why” behind these arts, and an all‐encompassing exploration of these treasures. This seminar isn’t just about information; it’s about embracing a transformative experience. Join us for a seminar that’s as human as it gets!

Program Schedule

Day 1

9th November, 2023 (Thursday)

Inaugural Session:

10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Tea Break:

11:30 AM to 11:45 AM

1st Academic Session:

11:45 AM to 1:15 PM

All events shall be demonstration/presentations on:

Intellectual Arts: Thoughtful Reverie

  1. Literature ‑ prose and poetry
  2. Riddles/Replying with the same letter
  3. Use of metres
  4. Calligraphy
  5. Mathematics
  6. Knowledge of herbs

Lunch Break:

1:15 PM to 2:15 PM

2nd Academic Session:

2:15 PM to 4:00 PM


Visual Arts and Handicrafts: Kaleidoscope Creations

  1. Gemology
  2. Mud works
  3. Vastuvidya/Knowledge of Omens/ Knowledge of marks on the body
  4. Stone works
  5. Painting
  6. Metallurgy

Tea Break:

4:00 PM to 4:15 PM

3rd Academic Session:

4:15 PM to 5:45 PM


Performing Arts ‑ 1

  1. Enchanting Expressions
  2. Dance
  3. Magic & Playing with threads
  4. Singing

Day 2

10th November, 2023 (Friday)

4th Academic Session:

10:00 AM to 11:30 AM


Sports: The Arena of Mastery

  1. Riding Elephants, Horses and Chariots
  2. Martial Arts
  3. Exercise and Physical fitness
  4. Water Sports

Tea Break:

11:30 AM to 11:45 AM

5th Academic Session:

11:45 AM to 1:15 PM


Social and Societal Arts: Community Harmony

  1. Perfumery
  2. Cooking
  3. Training of birds
  4. Art of Worshiping of God
  5. Animal Husbandry

Lunch Break:

1:15 PM to 2:15 PM

6th Academic Session:

2:15 PM to 4:00 PM


Performing Arts ‑ 2: Enchanting Expressions

  1. Art of Recitation
  2. Musical Instruments
  3. Disguise & Drama

Tea Break:

4:00 PM to 4:30 PM

Valedictory Session

4:30 PM onwards

Organizing Secretary :

Dr. S. Vidyashree

Ph. +91 9900 161 271
Email: samikshanationalseminar@gmail.com

Samskriti Foundation®

Samskriti Foundation® (a Public Trust registered in 1999) headquartered in Mysore, Karnataka with offices in Melkote (an ancient cultural town and seat of traditional knowledge) and Bangalore, is a non-profit organization engaged in the preservation and propagation of the Cultural and Scientific Heritage of India as well as in the development of sustainable Science and Technology without eroding the values of life and disturbing the ecological balance in Nature. It aims to bring together Science and Spirituality and to show that they can move hand in hand and lead a successful, peaceful and harmonious life.

Samskriti Foundation® is into mining of information from ancient palm-leaf manuscripts and books in Sanskrit and other languages of India regarding different topics as varied as Metallurgy, Aeronautics, Ayurveda, Music, Linguistics etc. Several research projects are being carried out in collaboration with premier research Institutes regarding combining the wisdom of Science and Technology that prevailed in ancient India like metallurgy, alchemy etc.  Over the last two decades of its existence, it has brought out several publications in the form of books, and Interactive Multimedia programs (web-apps and mobile apps) on various aspects of Indian cultural heritage including Yoga, Manuscriptology and so on. Various courses are also being conducted for students from India and Countries abroad to propagate Spiritual Practices, Indian Philosophy, Traditional Indian Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, Indian Astronomy etc. that are based in the rich Indian Cultural Heritage.