Vijayawada: The cult of Ganesha was traced back to the Satavahana times in Telugu speaking areas and continued till the Vijayanagara times, said Dr D Vizaibhaskar, CEO, AP State Creativity and Culture Commission.
Dr D Vizaibhaskar, CEO, AP State Creativity and Culture Commission felicitating Dr Pasumarthi Kameswara Sarma with a shawl at CCVA in Vijayawada on Wednesday
Vedic scholar Pasumarthi Kameswara Sarma spoke on Ganesha Tatva, citing references from the Vedas and Puranas.
Dr E Sivanagireddy, CEO, Cultural Centre, delivered a talk on the Evolution of Ganesa worship in Telugu speaking area and said that he had located the biggest Ganesa Idol ( 23-0 X 18 -0 X 8-0 Feet ) datable to the 12th Century AD at Avanch, a village in Mehabubnagar district (TS).
Golla Narayana Rao, Dr Venna Vallabha Rao, Dr Gumma Samba Siva Rao, T Satyanandam, Sai Papineni, Medasani Subhakar, Deepa Balasubramanyam, Sandeep Mandava and Chimpiraiah Makineni participated in the seminar.
The organisers felicitated Dr Pasumarthi Kameswara Sarma with a shawl.