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The National Seminar was jointly organized by Konkani Adhyayana Peetha of Mangalore University and Sukrtindra Oriental Research Institute, Kochi, on Sunday, March 11, 2018.

It was inaugurated by Padmasri N. Purushothama Mallaya. Dr. V. Nithyanantha Bhat, Hon. Director of the Institute, welcomed the gathering. Prof. R. V. Kilikar, President of the Institute, presided. The Chief Guest was Dr. Jayavantha Nayak, Co-ordinator of Konkani Adhyayana Peetha, Mangalore University. Introductory remarks were by Sri. Payyanur Ramesh Pai and Sri. R. Ratnakara Shenoi delivered the Vote of thanks.

Thereafter in four Sessions, eight papers were presented respectively by Dr. B. Devadasa Pai, Sri. R. S. Bhaskar, Sri. Paul Moras, Smt. Hema Devi B., Dr. Sandhya Pai, Dr. Aravind C. Shanbhag and Dr. G. Nagendra Prabhu on a variety of topics like History and Development of Konkani Language, Konkani Literature, Cultural Identity of  Konkani People, Scientific Aspects of Konkani Cuisine, Contribution of  Konkani people to National Development and Notable aspects of rituals in Konkani Temples. The sessions were moderated by Prof. N. Prabhakara Prabhu, Dr. Edward Edezhath, Dr. Pratima Asher and Sri. S. Ramakrishna Kini.

The Valedictory Session was chaired by Adv. R Lakshminarayana Prabhu, in which Sri. Saratchandra Shenoi delivered the Valedictory address. Sri. H. Viswanatha Bhat welcomed the gathering and Dr. G. Chandrasekhara Prabhu delivered the Vote of thanks. The Seminar was attended by a host of delegates from Kerala and Karnataka.

Life and Works of Sahityakusalan M. Seshagiri Prabhu

A Monograph in English by Sri. Payyanur Ramesh Pai.

Book released on 26.1.2018 at Thalassery


Sukrtindra Oriental Research Institute, Kochi and Vastuvidya Pratisthanam, Calicut are jointly offering a six month Course in Vastuvidya. Classes will be on alternate Sundays starting from 7th May, 2017, Sunday.

For registration and further information, please contact: Director, Sukrtindra Oriental Research Institute, Kuthapady, Thammanam, Kochi – 682 032 Phone: 0484-2349563 Mobile: 9895181570

Memorandum of Understanding with Govt. Sanskrit College Tripunithura

A Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the Sukrtindra Oriental Research Institute and Govt. Sanskrit College Tripunithura for co-operation in the fields of mutual interest. The function took place at the college. Prof. R. V. Kilikar, President, Sukrtindra Oriental Research Institute, Prof. K. D. Shoba, Principal, Govt. Sanskrit College, Dr. V. Nithyanantha Bhat, Director, Sukrtindra Oriental Research Institute, Dr. G. Gangadharan Nair, Dr. P.V. Ajikumar, and Dr. V. P. Udayakumar spoke on the occasion. Dr V. Nithyanantha Bhat (Hon. Director) signed on behalf of Sukrtindra Oriental Research Institute and Prof. K. D. Shoba (Principal) signed on behalf of the Sanskrit College.

Prof. K. D. Shoba, Principal, Sanskrit College handing over the Copy of the MoU to Dr. V Nithyanantha Bhat, Director, Sukrtindra Oriental Research Institute. Also seen (From left) are Dr. P. V. Ajikumar, Prof. R.V. Kilikar, and Dr. G. Gangadharan Nair.


GURUSMRITI: Tributes to H.H. Shrimad Sudhindra Tirtha Swamiji

 SUKRTINDRA ORIENTAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE is bringing out this special volume, which is an anthology of articles written by a few disciples of H.H. Shrimad Sudhindra Tirtha Swamiji as their tributes to Him. All these articles are reflections of Swamiji’s sacrifice for the sake of uplifting the community in all spheres of life – spiritual, religious, social and cultural. They throw light on the invaluable contributions of Swamiji towards the overall prosperity of His disciples. We have great pleasure to offer these tributes as our Guru Kanikya at the Lotus Feet of our Swamiji on the occasion of His first Punya Tithi.
The book was released on 5.1.2017 at Haridwar at the Lotus hands of Shrimad Samyamindra Tirtha Swamiji, Mathadhipati, Shri Kashi Math Samsthan, Varanasi.



Memorandum of Understanding with S. D. College, Alappuzha

A Memorandum of Understanding has been sighed between the Sukrtindra Oriental Research Institute and S. D. College, Alappuzha for co-operation in the fields of mutual interest. The initiative aims at providing a conceptual framework to facilitate collaboration in research in Sanskrit, Indology and related subjects, conduct of Seminars, Workshops, Symposia and publication of books. The function took place at the college and was attended by Prof. R.V. Kilikar (President, S.O.R.Institute) Dr. V. Nithyanantha Bhat (Director, S.O.R.Institute) Sri. J. Krishnan (Manager, S.D. College) Prof. R. Geethakrishna Pai (Principal, S.D. College) and many others. A set of the Institute publications was gifted to the College library on the occasion.



Book Release Function of ‘GURUVACHANAMRIT’ (English renderings of the Discourses of H. H. SRIMAD SUDHINDRA TIRTHA SWAMIJI) was held on 01.11.2015, Sunday at Sree Sukrtindra Hall of the Institute.

Sri. R. Hari was the Chief Guest of the function, who released the prestigious publication and also delivered the keynote address. The first copy was received by Sri. Payyanur Ramesh Pai.

Prof. R.V. Kilikar, President of the Governing Council of the Institute, presided. Prof. N. Prabhakara Prabhu, Vice-president of the Governing Council, read out the benedictory messages of the Swamijis. Honorary Director of the Institute, Dr. V. Nithyanantha Bhat did the introductory and welcomed the gathering. Sri. R. Ratnakara Shenoi, Secretary, presented the vote of thanks. Felicitation speeches were made by Sri. P. Rangadasa Prabhu, Sri. Payyanur Ramesh Pai, Sri. K.S. Ramachandra Pai, Sri. V. Lakshmana Prabhu, etc. Sri. G. Chandrasekhara Prabhu, Asst. Secretary, anchored the function.

The book is brought out in connection with the Navati Celebration of H H Srimad Sudhindra Tirtha Swamiji, Head of Sree Kashi Math Samsthan, Varanasi, who is the Founder and Chief Patron of this Institution. This is an invaluable volume containing the English version of the Divine Discourses of Swamiji titled GURUVACHANAMRIT. The translation into English has been done by a group of devotees. This volume would be of benefit to all.

In connection with the Navati Celebration of H H Srimad Sudhindra Tirtha Swamiji, Head of Sree Kashi Math Samsthan, Varanasi, who is the Founder and Chief Patron of this Institution, we  organized a two-day NATIONAL SEMINAR on 23 & 24 May 2015 at the Sree Sukrtindra Hall of the Institute. This signature event was auspiciously inaugurated at the divine hands of Srimad Samyamindra Tirtha Swamiji, Pattasishya of the Mathadhipati.

Inauguration of the NATIONAL SEMINAR




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