This is the fourth consecutive year that a national conference was jointly conducted by ISKCON Bangalore and Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan. The earlier three conferences were held with the aim of spreading the messages of the Vedas, Upanishads and Puranas. 150 scholars had taken part in these three conferences and 158 distinctive papers had been presented with an in-depth discussion of the subject.
The four-day conference began on June 17, 2016 with the recitation of prayers and verses from Mahakavyas. Prof. Maha Mahopadhyaya Reva Prasad Dwivedi, Renowned Scholar, Varanasi inaugurated the event.
Speaking on the real essence of the epic, Prof. Reva Prasad said,