Sanskrit

Created: by Pradeep Gowda Updated: Feb 14, 2024 Tagged: sanskrit

Padyapaana channel on youtube contains tutorial series by Sri R Ganesh on samskRta chandas.

Grammar

Learning

  • https://prakrit.info/vrddhi/ – Sanskrit at the University of Chicago has lesons with video lectures with exercises, readings; survey of skt grammar, readings of sanskrit texts, annotated and categorized by grammatical features; meters; resources -textbooks, grammars and dictionaries. Via @suhasm.
  • Vyoma labs
  • Sanskrit ChantingThe purpose of this free course is to help aspirants learn correct pronunciation of Sanskrit


The Sounds of Sanskrit


Scholars

Articles

Online Radio

Newspaper

Books

  • The Mahābhārata – The critical edition of the mahabharata available as electronic text by the Bhandarkar Oriental Institute. I is a good resource for Sanksrit learners. The text is formatted like this:
01001000a नारायणं नमस्कृत्य नरं चैव नरोत्तमम्
01001000c देवीं सरस्वतीं चैव ततो जयमुदीरयेत्
01001001A लोमहर्षणपुत्र उग्रश्रवाः सूतः पौराणिको नैमिषारण्ये शौनकस्य कुलपतेर्द्वादशवार्षिके सत्रे
01001002a समासीनानभ्यगच्छद्ब्रह्मर्षीन्संशितव्रतान्
01001002c विनयावनतो भूत्वा कदाचित्सूतनन्दनः

which makes it easy to read short sentences slowly and progressively build speed. Also available in Roman and ASCII transliteration.


Poems From The Sanskrit : John Brough via this neat thread about John Brough by Srivatsa.


“Sunāma: Beautiful Sanskrit Names” by Nityānanda Miśra.

Tools

  • Sanscript is an online transliterator. All modern Indian scripts are supported. Sanscript supports the full ITRANS standard for Sanskrit and Devanagari.

Misc Collection


दशकूपसमा वापी दशवापीसमो ह्रदः।
दशह्रदसमः पुत्रो दशपुत्र समो द्रुमः ॥

Ten wells equal a pond.
Ten ponds equal a lake.
Ten lakes equal a child.
Ten children equal a tree.

Via @KS1729


Definition


जननी जन्मभूमिश्च स्वर्गादपि गरीयसी


Interesting and amazing creations in Sanskrit – on “adhamakavyas”, and “varnacitras”.