University of Madras, Department of Sanskrit, Chennai.
National Seminar on Agamas – in Theory and Practice. 28 - 30 January 2009.
Topic : Agamas and Silpa Sastras.

Institute of Ancient Indian Knowledge System, Pune
Second Vedic Science Day & Seminar
10th & 11th January 2010.
Sthapati K.P.Umapathy Acharya presented a paper on “Vedas and Hindu Architecture"


Residential Site Seminar at Mahabalipuram
23rd to 25 th January 2010.
Sthapati K.P.Umapathy Acharya delivered a lecture about Indian Architecture, Vedas and Iconography.
The seminar organized by Tamil Heritage and MARG group, Chennai.

IIT (IDC) Mumbai, Students Visit to Kumbakonam.
Sthapati K P Umapathy Acharya is giving lecture to IIT Students. Topic: Indian traditional Designs, Temple Architecture and Sculpture.



IIT Students at Acharya’s studio.
Sthapati K P Veezhinathan Acharya giving demonstration – Sheet Metal Relief Work.


DJ Academy (Design School), Coimbatore.
Sthapati K P Umapathy Acharya had taken classes for three days at DJ Academy.
The topics are : Hindu Temple Architecture, Iconography, Industrial arts, Traditional Design concepts and Crafts.
30th March 2010
Central Institute of Classical Tamil, Chennai & Tamil Heritage Centre, Pondicherry.
Workshop on Sillappathikaram.
Sthapati K.P.Umapathy Acharya delivered a lecture on “ Sillappathikaram and Traditional Architecture.

Lecture Programme at Kalashetra, Chennai
Sthapati K.P.Umapathy Acharya has been delivered a lecture on Hindu Architecture and interrelationship between Iconography and dance at “Kalashetra” a unique organization for Dance and Music founded by Smt. Rukmani Devi.
17th July 2010.
Kalashetra, Chennai.


Sri. Acharya is explaining the intricate dance and sculptural movements with a student. Prof.Jayachandran, standing with him.


12th August 2010
Kalashetra student’s demonstration at Kumbakonam : Sthapati K.P.Umapathy Acharya’s Studio.
Advanced Centre for Sanskrit Studies, University of Pune.
National Seminar on Sanskrit Manuscripts & Manuscriptology, Pune.
Feb 19th 21st 2009
Topic : Rare Silpa scriptures and temple architectural drawings
University of Madras, Department of Sanskrit, Chennai.
UGC National Seminar on Vedangas and Their Modern Relevance.
8th to 10th March 2009.
Topic : Astronomy and Hindu Architecture.
Rastriya Sanskrit University, Centre of excellence Programme, Tirupati.
3rd to 5th June, 2009. Workshop on “Scriptural Gallery”.

Students of Indian origin from Europe, Far East, and US Joint program by Ministry of External Affairs and CII. 1 January 2, 2008
Topic : Spirituality and Indian architecture.
Dartmouth University, USA. “Global leadership program for leading corporate executives” (British Telecoms, Wall mart, Colgate etc) at Chennai. 19th January 2008
Topic : Indian architecture and sculptures.

Ved Vignan Vidya Peeth & Bharat Gyan
Sanathana Vignana Parisamvadah, The Art of Living International Centre, Bangalore.
13-15th June 2008
Veda Vigan Maha Vidya Peeth & Bharat Gyan, Bangalore

Ananthacharya Indological Research Institute, Mumbai.
Seminar on The philosophy, Architecture and Iconography in Pancaratra Agamas.
Topic : Iconometry of Avataras-Forms of Vishnu as per Pancaratra Agamas.
29th-30th March 2008

The Kuppuswami Sastri Research Institute, Chennai
Seminar on Religion and Philosophy of Vaishnava Agamas 20-22nd March 2008
Topic : Vaisnava Iconography: Comparative analysis of Agamas and Silpa Sastras.

Indra Gandhi National Centre for Arts, New Delhi.
Seminar on the Theory and Practice in the Agamas.
Topic : Amsumad-bhedagama: Iconographical Composition of Lord Siva 14th -16th March 2008

Academy of Archaeology and Science of Ancient India (AASAI) Coimbatore. Seminar on “Lakshmi in Art, Literature and Religion” 12th and 13th July 2008.
Topic :Lakshmi – Iconography and Iconometry.
The Kuppuswami Sastri Research Institute, Chennai. 19th August 2008. Endowment Special Lecture.
Topic :“Manifestation of Siva Through Silpa Sastra”
Seminar on Metal Handicrafts of India
O/O the Development Commissioner (handicrafts)
Ministry of Textiles, Chennai
Topic : Silpa Sastras and Modern sculptures
19-20th March 2008
Tamil Heritage, Chennai.
Topic : Mahabalipuram - “The compositional principles of Durga Iconography.”
6th December 2008

International Ayurveda Convention on Ayurveda and Arogya Expo -2008,
Coimbatore. 21st -24th August 2008.
Topic : Vastu Sastra – Temple Architecture and Iconography
National Workshop on Multi Dimensional Potential of Research of Sanskrit
20th June 2007
Academy of Sanskrit Research, Melkot (Mysore)

Academy of Sanskrit Research, Melkot (Mysore)
September 22-24, 2007
Lord Sri Narasimha in Art, Religion & Literature
Topic : Lord Narasimha: Iconometry and Compositional principles.
Sri Parasakti College, Courtalam)
Seminar cum workshop on Natural dyes-Dept of Botany
8th February 2007
Keynote address : Temple Paintings and natural dyes
Sanskrit and Cultural Research Centre, Pune 10th October 2006
Topic : Contribution of Viswakarmas to Indian sacred Architecture
Madras Christian College, Chennai
Department of Tamil- Tamil Research Form
12th September 2006
Topic : The concepts of Hindu architecture and iconography

Davidson College, USA at Madras Christian College, Chennai
12th September 2006
Special lecture to US students: “Introduction to Indian Architecture,
Cosmogony,and Iconography”.
National seminar on Mural Paintings
University of Madras, Dept. of Tamil Literature, Chennai
March 31st and April 1, 2006
Topic : “Technical terminology of Paintings in Silpa Sastra”.

National Sanskrit Universities, Tirupathi
National seminar on scientific terminology in Sanskrit
February 24-25, 2006
Topic : “Anatomical terminology of Iconography in Silpa and Agama Sastras”.

Indian Institute of Technology, (IIT), MUMBAI
Industrial Design Centre, Lecture on “Viswakarma tradition” to Post-Graduate students 11th October 2006
Topic : “The Viswakarma heritage and Indian traditional design concepts”.

Indian Institute of Technology, Madras
Seminar on “ The Problems and Restoration Methods”, Auguest 2008
Department of Civil Engineering

Government College of Fine Arts, Kumbakonam
Seminar on Indian Aesthetics. 16th February 2007
Topic : “The Design concepts in Indian Painting”.

Park Lab USA & Xerox Corp USA “Crossing Project” - A Documentation Project on Varanasi City
K.P.Umapathy and Dr.Madhukhanna at Varanasi, March 2001
Madras. 19/10/1995
Dear Brother Sri. Umapathy,
It is very good of you to attend along with your brother for the First National Seminar on Viswakarma Sahitya Academy held at Udupi on 15th instant accepting our invitation. Your speech in the academy was thought provoking and thereby you proved beyond doubt that you are the son of illustrious scholarly father. My congratulations.

The secretary,
Akhila Bharata Sahitya academy, Madras.