Bhubaneswar, Dec 25: The School of Humanities and Social Sciences and Management (SHSSM), IIT Bhubaneswar is organizing a three-day national seminar on “History and Heritage of Sun Worship- Scientific and Religious Implications of Sun – The Centre of Solars ystem” during December 26-28 in hybrid mode.
The inaugural event is scheduled to be held tomorrow at Yatri Nivas, Odisha Tourism Development Corporation (OTDC), Konark with the participation of many scholars, researchers and technocrats in the areas of history, culture, and literature and technology.
The participants will be deliberate on diverse aspects of sun worship with the Konark temple as the thrust. The seminar aims to revisit the concept and the role of the sun in human existence in historical, scientific, literary and philosophical domains and connect with the recent scientific developments. The seminar is sponsored by Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR), New Delhi and Indian Oil Corporation, New Delhi and will be organized following Covid protocols
Prof. R.V. Raja Kumar, Director, IIT Bhubaneswar, speaking on the national seminar stated that re-visiting the ancient and recent philosophies of Sun worship across the globe, the historicity and the deliberating and discovering on the philosophical relationship and connect with the recent scientific and technological developments may not only be enlightening, but also may provide useful insights. It is also essential that we investigate into the scientific aspects and discover on what went in to creations like the Konark temple in full and also work with deterministic attention on preservation.