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Department of Sanskrit Vedanta

Name: Dr. V. VASANTHAKUMARI

Designation: Associate Proffessor

Address: Vasudha, Puthenkavu Road, Kalady P. O., Ernakulam- Dist-Pin - 683574, Phone : 0484-2463169

Phone: 9400172289

Email: vasanthavasudha@gmail.com

M. A., B. Ed, M. Phil (1991), Ph. D (2003) (University of Kerala)
UG, PG, MPhil., Ph.D.
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Vedanta (Vedas, Upanisads, Philosophy & Works of Sree Sankaracharya (Bhasyas)

Sl No Title of the Publication

a) Book

1 Sree ?ankaras Bh??ya granthas : A synthesis of Science and Spirituality

2 Aitareyopanisad Sankara bhasya- Malayalam Translation

b) Research journals

1 Samuhikaikya cinta upanisattukalil

2 Relation between word  and Meaning

3 Feminist critic of Brahmins in pur??as 

4. ?charya ?ankara : Delineator of India Vol-119 No. 4- Apr 2014, P- 663-666

5. Sanskrit  and religious  harmony : Swami Vivekanandas modus operandi Journal of current studies (proceedings of National seminar on Integrating the Nation: Contributions of Swami Vivekananda) Special Issue, SNM College Maliankara . P- 12-16 ISSN-2277-2707

6. ?ruti as ?abdapram??a and its Negation- ?ree ?ankaras Perspective Wisdom of Advaita- Adi Sankara Vedanta Prathisthanam, Bhubaneswar, Odisha

7. Advaita and Dvaita : Conceptual divergence in the Upanisads Flowering Roots Sahithi  Dept. of Malayalam, SSUS RC Payyannur. P- 6-12 ISBN: 978-93-84140-05-5

9. Jnana sampadane Kasya prabhavah     P  94-97 Vol-5, 2013-14 Dhimahi , Journal of Chinmaya International Foundation Shodha Sansthan, Veliyanad Ernakulam ISSN-0976-3066

10. Sree Sankara - a great spiritual revolutionary- P- 55-58 Proceedings of UGC National seminar on Vedanta philosophy Govt.  Sanskrit College Thripunithura Jan14 ISBN-978-81-928204-0-8

11. ?charya ?ankara and Indian culture- Vol-118 No. 12- 2013, P- 663-666 Prabuddha Bharata, Journal of Advaita Ashrama Kolkata ISSN0032-6178

12. Reflections of Physiology in Upanisads New Horizons of Indological Research(Felicitation Volume), Dept of Sahitya , SSUS Kalady ISBN-81-8315-188-4

13. Sree Sankara's Advaitic vision as the symbol of Harmony in eco system The Philosopher', SSUS R C Tirur ISSN 2319-8311

14. Sree ?ankaras Views on Vedic Ritualism Kiranavali- Journal of Sanskrit Research     Foundation Thiruvananthapuram-Vol 4-Book 1 &2, 2012 Jan June - P 55- 62   ISSN No -0975-4067

15. ?charya ?ankaras role in  spreading human values Prabuddha Bharatam Vol-117 No. 9- 2012, P- 449-459- ISSN No - 0032-6178.

16. Upanisads Reaching the Absolute  By way of Temporal     Kiranavali- Journal of Sanskrit Research     Foundation Thiruvananthapuram Vol 2-Book 3, July December- P .256-264. ISSN No -0975-4067 2010

17. The poetic touch in  Sree ?ankaras Bhasya grandhas Journal of Sukritindra Oriental Research Institute, Kochi, Kerala Vol-XII P. 96-101 ISN No.  2229-3337 2010, 

18. Upanisadic references to Bhakti In the form of Up?sana Journal of Sukritindra Oriental Research Institute, Kochi, Kerala Vol-XI Oct  -P.P. 40-46,   ISN No.  2229-3337 2009

19. Vedic references to scientific facts in Plant life Purnathrayi Govt Sanskrit college Tripunithura        Vol- 28 - Page- 68- 72 2008

20. Concept of Sarira in Vai?e?ika system Journal of Sukritindra Oriental Research Institute, Kochi, Kerala Vol-X Oct  -P.P. 93-100 2008

21. Upani?adic References to Embryology as reflected in Ayurveda Journal of Sukritindra Oriental Research Institute, Kochi, Kerala Vol-IX Oct  -P.P. 101-109 2007

22. Materialistic Thoughts as reflected in Sri Sankaracharyas Bhasyagranthas Journal of Sukritindra Oriental Research Institute, Kochi, Kerala Vol-VIII April -P.P. 50-61 2007

23. Meteorology in Ancient   Indian Literature           Journal of Sukritindra Oriental Research Institute, Kochi, Kerala,Vol-.7 p-71-79 2006,

24. Jeevane Upani?ad?m Prayojanam, Surabharati, Baroda Sanskrit Mahavidyalaya, Baroda p. 141-143 2005

25. Caste system in Veda Journal of Sukrtindra Oriental Research    Institute Kochi, Kerala Vol -2 p. 77- 81       2001

26. Competence of Sudras Brahmavidya, Adayar Library Bullettin, Madras  Vol- 61   1997

27. c) Other Publications Dayananda Sarawatiyude Veda darsanam Collection- Kadavallur Anyonya Parishath Vallathol Vidyapeetham, Sukapuram Edappal  2011 S-87-1-1000-1110 2010

28. Cultural Identity and its relevance in Advaita Vedanta Proceedings of National Seminar on Advaita Vedanta and New Millennium, Sree Sankara College Kalady 2004

29. Sree Sankarante Advaitavum Bharatattinte Bhoopatavum Prabuddhakeralam monthly Puranattukara, Thrissur No. KL/Tcr/228/2015-17 Apr 2016

30. Puthuthalamurayute Vikasatthinayi Prabuddhakeralam monthly Puranattukara, Thrissur No. KL/Tcr/228/2015-17 Dec 2016

31. Sankaracharyar Enna Bahumukha pratibha Prabuddhakeralam monthly Puranattukara, Thrissur No. KL/Tcr/228/2015-17 Mar  2017

32. Sree Sankarante Advaita darsanavum Avasa vyavasthayum Prabuddhakeralam monthly Puranattukara, Thrissur No. KL/Tcr/228/2015-17 Apr   2017


a) Book

1 Sree ?ankaras Bh??ya granthas : A synthesis of Science and Spirituality Sukritindra Oriental Research Institute, Kochi, Kerala ISBN   978-81-925410 2013

2 Aitareyopanisad Sankara bhasya- Malayalam Translation Sri Ramakrishna Math, Puranattukara, Thrissur 2017


M. Phil - Awarded degree to ten students, one is undergoing.

(a) Two students have  been  awarded Ph D. 

(b)  Five ten are undergoing research.

International/ National/State level seminars  

Sri Sankaracharyarute Jivita viksanam Invited Lecture SSUS R C Ettumanoor 2017

Self Control- the Jurisprudence of Bhagavadgita Realm of management in Bhagavdgita Nehru College of Engg, Tiruvilvamala International 2017

The Root and Routs of Advaita in Kerala Roots , Routs and fruits of Vedanta in Kerala. Dept. of Vedanta, SSUS Kalady. National 2016

Upani?atsu Bhautikavi?ayavij?nam National seminar on Sahitya Vedanta and yoga Calicut Adarsh Vidyapeeth , Balussery, National 2016

Sanskrit And Modernity Expedience of Sanskrit in propagating of Sri ?ankaras notion of Cultural identity Maharajas College  Ernakulam - National 2016

Glimpses of social harmony in Upani?ads. National Seminar on Vedic Tradition and social harmony Kadavallur Anyonya parishath, Thrissur ,13-15 November 2015 National Seminar 2015

Impact of Buddhist ideology in Pur??as Buddhist -Matters of Kerala and elsewhere: Learning(s) from cultural Legacies Dept. of Philosophy, SSUS Kalady National 2015

The relation Between word and meaning ?ree ?ankaras Perspective A dialogue on Indian theories of Language Dept. of Vyakarana, SSUS Kalady National 2015

National Assembly of Traditional Sanskrit Scholars -Sastra sadas Brahmas?tre ??ramakarm?dhikara?am Govt. Sanskrit College Tripunitura 26- 29 Dec 2014 National 2014

Integrating the Nation- Contributions of Swami Vivekananda SNM College Maliyankara 18&19Sep 2014 UGC sponsored National Seminar Sanskrit and religious harmony Swami Vivekanadas modus operandi

Role of Laksanas in the functions  of  Sabdavrttis Gramatical theories in Sanskrit & Malayalam from Panini to Kerala Panini Dept of Sanskrit & Linguistics, University of Kerala, Kariyavattom  International   Feb - 14

Dvaita & Advaita: Conceptual divergence in Advaita International Conference on  Education in all inclusive universal spirituality Chinmaya Inernational Foundation Shodha Sansthan & Spiritual Heritage Education network, Canada, Piravom, Ernakulam Inter national Nov -13

An Exposition of Sree Sankara's Biological perspective International Seminar    on Sree Sankara -contemporary readings Dept of Vedanta SSUS Kalady Inter national Feb-13     

Inter national Seminar on Textual Traditions of Ayurveda Vaidya Ranajit Rai DesaisAyurvediya  Hitopadesa   as quintessence of Ayurveda Dept of  Vyakarana SSUS  Kalady       Inter national Jan-07

XV International Vedanta Congress Reflections of physiology in Upanisads Andhra University Visakhapattanam International Jan-05

Dept of Vedanta SSUS Kalady Consciousness : Scientific and philosophical  perspectives Consciousness : Sree Sankaras Interpretations   National Mar 2014

Sree Sankaras Scientific explanations on the Universe Modern perspectives on Advaita Vedanta SSUS  R C Panmana National Feb -14

Vedas:  New perspectives on Knowledge Perspectives in multi disciplinary Epistemology D B College Sasthamcottah, Kollam National Jan -14

Sree Sankara: Delineator of India Advaita Vedanta: Traditional and contemporary thinking SSUS Kalady National Dec -13

Reviving Sanskrit literature :  Sree Sankaracharya legacy Contribution of Kerala to  Indian Philosophy Chinmaya Inernational Foundation Shodha Sansthan, Piravom, Ernakulam National Aug-13

National Seminar on Dimensions of Indian Linguistics Glimpses of Panian grammar in Sree Sankara's Works Dept of Vyakarana SSUS R C Payyannur             National Mar-13

Vedanta Philosophy and Renaissance Sree Sankara as a spiritual revolutionary Dept of Vedanta SSUS R C Panmana             National Feb-13

Vedanta - Humanism and Human Rights Egalitarianism  as a means of right to  equality Dept of Vedanta SSUS R C Payyannur             National Feb-13

National Seminar on Sanskrit and Indian Renaissance Sanskrit as a means of Socio Cultural Renaissance : Chattampi Swamikal's Modus Operandi Dept of Sahitya SSUS Kalady National Aug-12

National Seminar on Bhakti Schools of Vedanta Caitanyas concept of bhakti Dept of Vedanta SSUS Kalady National Mar-12

National Seminar on Indian Theories of Meaning and Modern Linguistics Verbal Testimony in  Vedanta According to Sree ?ankara Dept of Nyaya SSUS Kalady National Feb-12

National Seminar on Pramanas   Sruti as Sabdapramana and its Negation Sree Sankaras Perspective SSV Mahavidyalaya Kanchi , kancipuram. National Feb-12

UGC Sponsored National Seminar on Ecological issues and  its solution Sree Sankaras Advaitic vision as a symbol  in Eco system Dept of Vedanta SSUS R C Panmana             National Jan-12

UGC sponsored National Seminar  On Language Teaching methodologies in Sanskrit Scaffolding of Sree Sankaras methodology  to Modern Pedagogy SSV College Valayan Chirangara National Jan-12

National Seminar in Connection with Sree ?ankara jayanti  Celebrations Sree Sankaras views on Vedic Ritualism-  Some existing Controversy SSUS Kalady National Aug-11

4th All     Kerala Oriental Conference Sree ?ankaracharya as a Vedabh??yak?ra Dept of  Sanskrit University of Calicut State Level Dec-10

National Seminar on Humanism in Upanisads           Upani?ads- reaching the   absolute by way of temporal Dept of Vedanta,  SSUS Kalady   National Jul-09

National Seminar on  New Horizons in Ideological Research         The Poetic as the ornamental  in Sree Sankaras Bh??ya Granthas       Dept of Sahitya  SSUS Kalady National Jul-09

National Seminar on Vedas and Religious harmony                   Upanisadic references to Bhakti in the form of Up?sana   Dept of Vedic studies, SSUS Kalady National Mar-09

2nd All Kerala Oriental Conference   Vidya and Avidya as symbiotic forms A Vedic perspetive           Dept of  Sanskrit University of Calicut State Level Dec-08

National Seminar On Advaita Vedanta -   Problems and prospects     Sree Sankaras explanation on Quintuplication Dept of Vedanta, SSUS Kalady National Mar-08

UGC sponsored National Seminar on Human rights The role of Sri Sankaracharya  in Spreading the values of human and duties of man School of Legal Studies, Cochin University of Science and Technology National Oct-07

National Workshop entitled as Mahabharata as a Moksha sasthra The Synthetic Philosophic             Compromise in   Bhagavadgita   NadaVeda         Adhyayana Kendra and World Association Inc USA, India Branch Bangalore National Jun-07

All Kerala Oriental  conference Vedic References to Scientific Facts   in plant life     Dept of Sanskrit, University of Calicut State Level Jan-07

National seminar on Global Awareness and Vedic Wisdom- views of Traditional and Modern   Interpreters Yajurvedabhasya of          Swamy Dayanada Saraswathi Kadavalloor Anyonyam National Nov-06

National Seminar on Indian PhilosophicalTraditions and Ayurveda Upani?adic References to Embryology as reflected in Ayurveda Dept of Vedanta S. S. U. S. Kalady National Mar-06

National Seminar on Knowledge representation in Sanskrit and Computer. An Evaluation   Sabdavrttis of   Sarvajnatman           Dept of Vyakarana, S S U S Kalady National Mar-06

National Seminar in Connection with Sankarajayanti     Sree Sankaracharya - a great Scientist SSUS Kalady National Apr-05

National Seminar on Advaita and   New Millennium Cultural Identity,  in Advaita Vedanta and its Relevance Sree Sankara College Kalady National Mar-04

National Seminar on  Nyaya Vaisesika  Categoriology Concept of Sarira  in Vaisesika  System SSUS Kalady National Mar-04

National Seminar on Contribution of Kerala  to Sanskrit Literature Meteorology in AncientIndian Literature   D. B. College, Sasthamcottah National Feb-04

National Seminar Comparative  Philosophy Vedanta and  Modern Society Dept of Vedanta   S. S. U. S. Kalady National 2000

Vakyartha vicara

Vakyartha Sadsa Brahmasutra Sankarabhasyaritya vyaptyadhikaran a vicarah Govt Sanskrit College Tripunithura National Dec-13

Vakyartha sadas Brahmasutra Sankarabhasyaritya prakrtaitavatvadhikaranam Dept of Vyakarana SSUS Kaladi             National Mar-13

National Vidvatsabha Sarvannanumatyadhikaranam SSUS Kalady National May-11

Vakyartha sadas Antahkaranasya pramatrtwa Vicharah Dept of Vedic studies, SSUS Kalady National Jul-09

National Vidvatsabha Brahma sutra sankarabhasye   Sahakaryantara vidhyadhikaranan     Govt. Sanskrit College Thripunithura National Dec-08

Vakyartha sadas Swapnadhyasa Adhisthana Nirupana     Dept of Vedic studies, SSUS Kalady National Jul-08

National Vidvatsabha         Vedanta paribhashayam Agamapramana Lakshanam               Govt Sanskrit College National Dec-07

National Vidvatsabha Advaida vedante sabda pramanam Vyasa College Kodungallore National Jul-07

National Vidvatsabha Prakrtyadhikarana in Brahmasutra sankarabhasya SSUS Kalady National Mar-04

Vedanta - Humanism and Human Rights Egalitarianism as a means of right to equality Dept of Vedanta SSUS R C Payyannur National Feb-13

UGC Minor Project submitted -01

A Minor project completed and submitted to UGC in March 2011. 

Title of the project:  ?ree ?ankaras bh??ya granthas:  A synthesis of Spiritualism and Materialism

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1.   Two days Work shop on P G Restructuring - State level, SSUS Kalady- May 2013.

2.   Advanced workshop on Advaita Vedanta conducted by Dept of Vedanta SSUS Kalady from 02.11. 2011 to 11-11-2011.  

3.   Work shop on Informatics conducted by SSUS Kalady from 20.6.2011 to 01-7-2011.

4.   Participated in a work shop conducted by SSUS Kalady as a part of  Eruditie Scholar in Residence Programme  from 1st to 4th February 2010.


1. Delivered keynote address at SSUS RC Ettumanoor during Sankara Jayanti celebration.- 2017

2. Delivered a keynote address at Saraswati Vidyaniketan Public School Elamakkara, Kochi - 2017

3. Delivered a keynote address at Ashram School Kalady- 2016

4. Delivered a public speech at Sree Krishna Temple Kalady during Sree Sankara Jayanti Celebration- 2017.

5.  Invited as a resource person for UGC NET coaching and taken a class on Darsanas with special reference to Advaita Vedanta  at Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan, Deemed University  Guruvayoor Campus Puranattukara on 26.6.2014.

6. Two days Work shop on quality improvement for research guides. SSUS Kalady Jun 2013.  

7.   Two days Work shop on P G Restructuring - State level, SSUS Kalady- May 2013.

8.   Advanced workshop on Advaita Vedanta conducted by Dept of Vedanta SSUS Kalady from 02.11. 2011 to 11-11-2011.  

9.   Sree ?ankara Lecture series conducted by Dept of Vedanta SSUS Kalady from 22.09 2011 to 24-09-2011.

10.   Work shop on Informatics conducted by SSUS Kalady from 09.8.2011 to 13-8-2011

11.   Work shop on Informatics conducted by SSUS Kalady from 20.6.2011 to 01-7-2011.

12.   Participated in a work shop conducted by SSUS Kalady as a part of  Eruditie Scholar in Residence Programme  from 1st to 4th February 2010.


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continuing research on Sankarabhasyas and trying to convey the them to students and common men through invited keynote addresses and various public speeches.

About Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit

The University was established two decades ago in the name of the illustrious Indian philosopher Jagad Guru Adi Sankara in his place of birth at Kalady. The basic objective of the University is to impart knowledge in various branches of Sanskrit, Indology, Indian culture, Indian and Foreign languages, Indian philosophy, Fine Arts and Social Sciences and to promote the study and research in Sanskrit and other systems of Indian knowledge. As a centre of cultural heritage and a house for indigenous art forms, the University is envisioned to harmonize the society through educational excellence.