Puducherry Events

Date/Time Event
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One-day Craft-Making workshop on “The Traditional fragrant Herbal Root - ‘Vettiver’.



Note: This Programme has been postponed

Venue:  Regional Centre, Puducherry, Puducherry
05/01/2021 - 14/01/2021
5:30 am - 6:30 am
A Live Document Digitization: A Renascent Vaishnavite and Saivite Traditional Hymnal Songs’ Chanting in the month of Margazhi


Venue:  Temples in and around Puducherry, Puducherry
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Inter Cultural Threading Between South India and Singapore Silk Saree Tradition

Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, Regional Centre, Puducherry invites you to online program Inter Cultural Threading Between South India and Singapore Silk Saree Tradition.

10:00 am - 11:30 am
Webinar on The Challenges in the Restoration of the 15th Century Mural Paintings in the Temple of Meenakshi Sundareswarar, Madurai

Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, Regional Centre, Puducherry invites you to the Webinar as a part of IGNCA Foundation Day.

Speaker: Shri Vailayee Natesan Selvarehai, Eminent Expert, Art Conservation, Mysore, Karnataka

4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Webinar on Mahakavi Bharathy on Miraculous Seven- A Live talk on Music

Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts and Regional Centre Puducherry invites you to webinar on “Mahakavi Bharathy on Miraculous Seven- A Live talk on Music

Speakers : Dr. Arimalam Padmanaban, Puducherry, Former fellow, Central Institute of Classical Tamil, MHRD, Government of India.

All Day
The Art of Traditional Terracotta Sculpting in South India - Process and Techniques

National Award winner Thiru.V.K.Munusamy, Traditional Terracotta Sculptor and the President of Pondicherry Craft Foundation has been proposed to pay his honorable visit as a Resource Person for presenting his sensible skill to the welfare of growing modern community Singapore, Germany, Romania, Thailand, France, US and Switzerland. During this Special lecture Thiru. V.K.Munusamy will exhibit his Terracotta Sculptures in the Exhibition Hall and explain the process of traditional Terracotta Sculpture making with the support of the Projector.

Venue:  Exhibition Hall, Puducherry
All Day
Puppetry Performance: Girl- Children are Boons of the Nature Divine & Short Film Title: Magale Magizhchi (Endeared Daughter: Gleeful.!)

Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, Puducherry celebrates National Girl Child Day In the Presence of Her Excellency Honourable Lieutenant Governor Dr Kiran Bedi, Puducherry.

Venue:  Honourable Lt. Governor Palace, Rajnivas, Puducherry
10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Special Lecture on The Prehistoric-Cultural Practices in Sub-Saharan Africa and South India


Contact No –
0413 2222280 / 9944273930

Venue:  Seminar Hall, UMISARC-Centre for South Asian Studies, Pondicherry University, Puducherry
9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Special Lecture cum Documentary Film : Mahatma Gandhi- A Portrayal of A.K. Chettiar’s Documentary


RSVP : 0413 2222280

Venue:  Seminar Hall, Pondicherry Institute of Linguistic and Culture, Puducherry
6:00 pm
Music for Harmony 2019 - Music Concert


RSVP : 0413 2222280 | 9811851252

Venue:  AF Auditorium, 58 Rue Suffren Street, Alliance Francaise de Pondicherry, Puducherry
10:00 am
National Seminar : Splendors Of The Historical Art Monuments Of Madurai Region


Venue:  Seminar Hall, School of Historical Studies, Madurai Kamaraj University, Puducherry
27/08/2019 - 29/08/2019
All Day
Workshop on Ancient Tamil Melodic Harmonies in the Hymns of Devaram

0413 2222280

Venue:  Department of Music, Bharahiyar Palkalaikoodam, Govt. of Puducherry, Puducherry
14/07/2019 - 19/07/2019
4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Exhibition and Documentary slide show: "A Fading Performing Art of South Indian Tradition: Puppetry"

Contact –

Venue:  Exhibition House, ( Sea Side Gate) Shree Aurobindo Ashram, Puducherry
9:30 am - 1:00 pm
A Discourse on “Diaries: Sources for Historiography and Cultural Anthropology”

with the collaboration of Department of Anthropology, Pondicherry University at Seminar Hall, 1st Floor, School of Sciences and International Studies, Pondicherry University

Chief guest: Prof. Gurmeet Singh, Pondicherry University

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Venue:  Pondicherry University, Pondicherry
11/05/2019 - 17/05/2019
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Exhibition and Documentary slide show on Kalamkari and Panchatantra Paintings

Guests: Sri. Ganessin, Director, Dept. of Art and Culture, Puducherry & Sri. Mansoor, The Director, Dept.of Tourism, Puducherry

RSVP: 0413 2222280

Venue:  Exhibition House, Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Puducherry
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
National Conference : South Indian Ecology and Folk Religious Traditions

Collaboration:  with Pondicherry Institute of Linguistic and Culture

 Concept: The South Indian Society with its age old cultural traditions is abounding with religious bondage, with its ecological environment. As this Religion is known for its multiple kinds of geographical topography, tropical climates, various soil firmaments, mountains hills, rivers, ravines and rivulets, costal edges and a greater bio diversity repositories, these pose very many upheavals’ and hardships in the social and cultural living patterns which consequently cause different kinds of cognitions, beliefs, ethos and religious cult patterns. The belief, systems, their myths, worship patterns, ritual core offer a plethora for the scholars of Cultural Studies/Social Sciences.

Hence, it is proposed to organize a One Day National Conference, on “South Indian Ecology and Folk Religious Traditions”.

This Conference focuses on the Cultural Traditions of the South Indian Ecology and Folk Religious Traditions”. This Conference focuses also on the cultural traditions of the South Indian Societies, including the Tribal populations of the South Indian Region pertinent to the environmental cognitive acumen.

 Contact – 9944615164

Venue:  Pondicherry Institute of Linguistic and Culture, Puducherry
11/04/2019 - 12/04/2019
All Day
National Seminar : Inland and Maritime Trade in Peninsular India

From the earliest times up to 16 th Century C E), Collaboration with Department of History, Pondicherry University & Indira Gandhi National Center for the Arts.

Coordinator: Dr. Sanjay Jha

The main objective of organising National Seminar is to understand the dynamics of Early Historic and Medival trade networks in Peninsular India to highlight the appearance of trade and crafts guilds in 6th century BC. That marks one of the most dynamic facets of the Second urbanization in the Gangetic plains, the effects of which spreads across the subcontinent. The Ultimate combination of religion and trade leads the spread material culture into the peninsular India and also to explore the occurrence of northern black Polished ware (NBPW) as the cultural Indicator in all the Buddhist sites of Peninsular India, which is one of the significant manifestations.

Aim of the two day Seminar aims to focus on the Archaeological, Epigraphical, Art and Architectural sources to unravel the dynamics of Early Historic and Medieval  Social, religious economic and Cultural institutions. Recording the Manuscripts/ transcripts and compilation of Archaeological, epigraphically sources etc and publishing them with standardized terminologies and modern methodology will be the follow up work undertaken as a result of the National seminar.

Venue:  Convention Centre & Guest House, Pondicherry University, Puducherry
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Ancient Theatrical Modes of Expression found in the Culture of South Indian Temple Sculptures

Special lecture cum Traditional Performance.

Presenter: Dr. Gopi Gnanapragasam, Theatre Director of Yazh Art Academy and renowned personalities in both the Academic and Professional of Traditional and Modern Theater, has been proposed to be invited for the awakening the spirit in the form of Lecturing cum demonstration with aid of slide shows.

Presentation mode: The style of presentation will be accompanied with 5 traditional Therukoothu Performancers along with suitable Folk songs and meticulous instruments of Music played by professional artists. The substantiate those evidences of those modes of expressions found in the temple sculptures in South India will be aided with the slide shows too. This Lecture and performance demo will be keenly documented to preserve and inculcate into forth coming researchers in order to continue the life breath of those traditional ancient art to live forever.

Venue:  Craft Village, Murungapakkam,, Puducherry
10:00 am
Special Lecture on "The Excellence of Thanjavur Chola Period Mural Paintings"

Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts Regional centrre, Puducherry in association with Bharathiar Palkalaikoodam cordially invites you for the special Lecture by Prof. P. Manickavachagam, Retd Dept. of Architecture, NIT, Trichy

Venue:  Seminar Hall, Bharathiar Palkalaikoodam, Ariyankuppam, Puducherry
5:00 pm
A lecture on "The Role of Art in Public Administration’

Delivered  by Dr. Gopal. J, Regional Director, IGNCA, Puducherry

Venue:  Bharathidasan Government College for Woman, Puducherry
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