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A Festival of Boisterous Love: The Praṇaya Kalaka Utsavam at the Nava Tirupati Temples, Tamil Nadu

9 Sep '17 6.30 pm
 
 


Every December, the nine Vishnu temples that comprise the Nava Tirupati (Nine Sacred Abodes) celebrate the Praṇaya Kalaka Utsavam, a festival that enacts a quarrel between Vishnu and his three consorts, Śrī, Bhū and Nīlā. This paper unpacks the many layers of this festival, and argues that the Pranaya Kalaka Utsavam theorizes and theologizes the transformative nature of love in its many guises—as grace, devotion, erotic desire--and its many modes—quarrel, play, reconciliation— to establish the emerging discourses of Teṅkalai Srivaisnavism, negotiated through the female-male voices of the two male poets, Tirumaṅkai and Nammāḻvār.

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Archana Venkatesan

Archana Venkatesan is Associate Professor of Comparative Literature and Chair of Religious Studies at the University of California, Davis. Her research interests are in the intersection of text and performance in South India, as well as in the translation of early and medieval Tamil poetry into English. She is the author of The Secret Garland: Āṇṭāḷ’s Tiruppāvai and Nācciyār Tirumoḻi (Oxford University Press, 2010) and A Hundred Measures of Time (Penguin Classics, 2014), and co-author with Crispin Branfoot of In Andal's Garden: Art, Ornament and Devotion in Srivilliputtur (Marg 2016). She is also collaborating with Francis Clooney of Harvard University on an English translation of Nammāḻvār’s Tiruvāymoḻi.

 
 
 
 
 
 

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