International Conference on Temples Management: Historical, Functional and Futuristic Perspectives

International Conference on Temples Management: Historical, Functional and Futuristic Perspectives


March 21, 2024 - March 22, 2024    
9:30 am - 5:30 pm

Temples are nerve centres that not only provide spiritual support but have also served as hubs for knowledge generation and thriving local economies. The management of temples has varied between local communities, royal families, other patrons including the State, creating various models that ensure the upkeep of the temples and regularity of functions. There are also temples that have collapsed due to lack of a such structural mechanisms. Have temples retreated from being dynamic socio-economic-spiritual- cultural hubs of action to only places of spiritual and religious activity? Recent decades have witnessed a concerted effort to revive the dynamics of temples as providers of harmony among communities, and this unique event attempts to showcase the same!


The ‘International Conference on Temples Management: Historical, Functional and Futuristic Perspectives’ will be a 2-day event comprising of Plenary and Technical Sessions complemented by Keynote and Valedictory addresses by eminent personalities. The Schedule will be as follows:

Time (IST)SessionTheme
Day 1: 21 March 2024
9.45-10.00Lighting of Lamp and Prayer
10.00-10.20Temples Management Conference: Purpose, Aims and Methods
10.20-10.40Address to Audience by special Invitees
10.40-11.20Keynote Address 

Vote of Thanks

Temples Management through the Ages: Historical and Current Practices
11.40-13.00Plenary Session 1 Social Role of Temples
14.00-15.30Technical Session 1 Social Role of Temples
14.00-15.30Technical Session 2 Management of Architecture and Design of Temples
16.00-17.30Technical Session 3Functional Management of Temples 
16.00-17.30Technical Session 4Governance and Temples Management
Day 2: 22 March 2024
10.00-11.20Plenary Session 2 Architecture, Design and Conservation of Temples
11.40-12.10Special AddressTemples and Spirituality: A discourse
12.10-13.30Plenary Session 3Contemporary Challenges in Functional Management of Temples 
14.30-16.00Plenary Session 4The Law, the State, and Temples Management (sp. reference to Temple Entry) 
16.00-16.45Open HouseSustaining ‘Dharma’ through holistic management of Temples: A Roadmap towards Public-Private-People Partnership
16.45-17.30Valedictory AddressFuture Roadmap on Temples Management
17.30-17.35Vote of Thanks

Expected Outcomes

  1. A Roadmap/framework that can be adapted to ensure more efficient management of temples from the human, physical and financial perspective.
  2. An edited publication in partnership with an international publisher for scholars, practitioners and governments to openly access and receive international exposure


Please register and do attend the Conference!

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