Madurai Aadheenam, the world’s most ancient living Hindu organization, will be hosting a 2-day live Worldwide Conference on Vedic tradition, history and science on May 13 & 14.
The conference will reveal the historical, religious and mystical dimensions of the Vedic tradition in India.
The conference is set to be a landmark event for reviving global interest in the rich legacy of Vedic tradition.
It was revived around 1500 years ago by the young enlightened incarnation Tirugnana Sambandar, one of the four visionary saints of Shaiva Siddhanta philosophy.
is an Indian-American author and Hindu activist who, after a career in the computer and telecom industries, took early retirement in 1995 to found The Infinity Foundation, which focuses on Indic studies, Apart from the foundation, Malhotra promotes a non-western and nationalistic view on India and Hinduism.
Malhotra has written prolifically in opposition to the academic study of Indian history and society originating in Europe and USA, especially the study of Hinduism as it is conducted by scholars and university faculty of the West, which he maintains denigrates the tradition and undermines the interests of India "by encouraging the paradigms that oppose its unity and integrity". Indologist Yvette Rosser describes Malhotra's stance toward Hinduism "as that of a ‘non-Hindutva Hindu’".
he also chairs the board of governors of the Center for Indic Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, and advises various organisations. and has provided small grants to major universities in support of programs including a visiting professorship in Indic studies at Harvard University, Yoga and Hindi classes at Rutgers University, the research and teaching of non-dualistic philosophies at University of Hawaii, Global Renaissance Institute and a Center for Buddhist studies at Columbia University, a program in religion and science at University of California, an endowment for the Center for Advanced Study of India at University of Pennsylvania, and lectures at the Center for Consciousness Studies at University of Arizona. Jack Hawley, has published a refutation of the foundation's characteristic charges against the study of Hinduism in North America.
While the foundation's own materials describe its purposes in terms of education and philanthropy, scholars of Hinduism and South Asia see it largely as an organization committed to the "surveillance of the Academy," and a senior U. Swadeshi Indology Conference Series comprise one of the activities of Infinity Foundation.