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February 7, 2006 6:07 am

Sanskrit – संस्कृतम्

Filed under: Language,Sanskrit — ramsblog @ 6:07 am

We were talking about Sanskrit language (संस्कृतम्) for some reason and our discussion went on for some time – talking about the scripts, as a spoken language, etc., Surprisingly, I had such language related discussions with few people today. Once about spanish in different parts of the world and later on about Sanskrit. I recently heard, Germany has a university where you can go get a degree in Sanskrit Literature. As we don’t know the exact reason, we tried to make some assumptions – whether German grammer is similar to Sanskrit? or is there a script that matches – No, i don’t think either of these? what do you think might be the reason? I searched on internet but couldn’t really get information about that.  

Well talking about that, I thought of sharing some of the resources on the web:
wikipedia – Has a great information of the history of sanskrit as a language. It also has wealth of resource pointers where we can get more information to learn from.
SamskritaBharati
SamskritaPradeepika
American Sanskrit.com
Sanskrit Far from Real  – Has alphabets, numbers and how they are pronounced, etc.,

and many more.. i will Update this post as I obtain more information. There are in fact, forums and meetup groups around in states. I am looking for one in Seattle area.

I wanted to share about my involvement and excitement about Sanskrit.  Coming from the great background in Bangalore, We were always used to chant vedic mantras and they are of course, vedic chants are written in Sanskrit – so that made us to be fluent with chanting irrespective of the meaning those lines meant. As I came along I had a chance to take this language in school and participated in local shibiras (association) and that made me learn more.

If you, by any chance, come across the information about Sanskrit meetup groups in Seattle area, please let me know.   

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12 Comments »

  1. […] A few weeks ago, i had started some information gathering about Language Sanskrit in a post here. I wanted to build on my collection, specifically for shubhaashitha in Sanskrit script and explanation in english/kannada. Well, searching on few resources I found this link with some of those verses. […]

    Pingback by RamsThoughts » Sanskrit - संस्कृतम् - Shubhaashitha — February 28, 2006 8:49 am @ 8:49 am | Reply

  2. Good to see a discussion on sanskrit literature.
    Keep up the good work.

    Comment by Kiran Paranjape — May 3, 2006 10:31 am @ 10:31 am | Reply

  3. Thank you, Kiran.
    I visited your site, you have great quotes and the translation.

    Comment by ramsblog — May 3, 2006 11:31 pm @ 11:31 pm | Reply

  4. > If you, by any chance, come across the information about Sanskrit meetup groups in Seattle area, please let me know.

    There is an active Samskrita-Bharati group in the Seattle area.

    Comment by Ajit — July 27, 2006 7:22 pm @ 7:22 pm | Reply

  5. Thank you Ajit. I just searched on Samskrita-Bharati and found the website – I will try contact somebody in that organization. Thanks very much.
    http://www.samskrita-bharati.org/newsite/courses.php

    Comment by ramsblog — July 28, 2006 7:07 pm @ 7:07 pm | Reply

  6. […] This reminds me, I myself had once enquired about the local Sanskrit groups – I think here is an opportunity for me to go talk to some people there… […]

    Pingback by संस्कृतम् Classes in Seattle area. « RamsThoughts — September 26, 2006 8:30 am @ 8:30 am | Reply

  7. hello can u please writte chandni in sanscrite?

    Comment by chan woh — November 13, 2007 12:43 pm @ 12:43 pm | Reply

  8. Chan Woh – here it is
    चान्दनी

    Comment by ramsblog — November 19, 2007 12:34 am @ 12:34 am | Reply

  9. Sir these are the good efforts in the field of Sanskrit but being a Gold medalist of 2007 in Vedas deserving People LIke us are not given to contribute society by our knowledge so please suggest something to me.

    Comment by Aparna Pande — March 12, 2008 12:01 am @ 12:01 am | Reply

  10. @Aparna,
    Great to hear that you are a gold medalist in Vedic literature.
    My wife and I are thinking of contributing towards a vedic classes cause in Bangalore. We exactly do not know when it actually happens, but we have that goal in our minds.

    Comment by ramsblog — March 12, 2008 11:35 am @ 11:35 am | Reply

  11. read my blog http://www.wearesindhi.wordpress.com for more on sanskrit

    Comment by Max M — September 20, 2009 5:10 am @ 5:10 am | Reply

  12. thank you, Max. i will check it out…

    Comment by ramsblog — September 24, 2009 10:50 pm @ 10:50 pm | Reply


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