About our logo

About our logo

The WSC2021 includes on the left a globe which represents the universal nature of our conference and is inspired by our motto, Vasudhaiva kuṭumbakam ‘The whole world is our family’. The central element is based on the famous Aśoka-cakra. The wheel is significant for the major Indian spiritual traditions, and is also the national symbol of India itself. The third element is drawn from an Indigenous artistic tradition from Central Australia and represents four people sharing the companionship around a fire.

With these three elements the logo expresses our aspiration for the World Sanskrit Conference: that scholars from all over the world will come together to learn from one another and share their love for this precious language.

The WSC2021 logo was designed by Fiona Edge of Edge Design in Canberra. Its creation was sponsored by the Sanskrit scholars of Australia.

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