Lehrstuhl für Indologie


Laufende Projekte

Spatial Texts, Cartography and Pilgrimage Practices in North India

This ongoing project builds on previous research on the visualization of space in religious maps as well as spatial texts that have been produced in the context of pilgrimage practices in Vārāṇasī. The focus...read more.

Alain Daniélou and the Construction of Śaivism

This project is carried out in collaboration with the India-Europe Foundation for New Dialogues (FIND). It aims at reconstructing Alain Daniélou’s philosophy of life...read more

Sacrality and power: The tradition of the Śaṅkarācāryas of Śṛṅgerī

The Śaṅkarācāryas  of Śṛṅgerī (Karnataka, Chikkamagaluru district) are considered the representatives of the southern tradition of the Śāṅkara sampradāya, as evidenced by the designation of their maṭha as śrī-śrī-jagadguru śaṅkarācārya mahāsaṃsthānam dakṣināmnāya śrī śāradā pīṭham. This long-term project....read more.