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Mon, 01/16/2012 - 11:09
I have in my library a book titled yajurvediya  aapastambha prayoga published by bhavani book centre chennai - year not given.
I am reproducing the saptapadi mantras below.  (page 244)
The bridegroom leads the bride around the fire with her right foot uttering the following mantras:
1. एकमिषे - विष्णुस्त्वा - अन्वेतु /
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भज गोविन्दम् - डु कृञ् करणे

Sun, 01/15/2012 - 22:15
Respected Scholars,
I was going through the discussions on the above subject in the archive and
if permitted to say the following:
With due respect to the scholars and the scholastic explanations, I beg to
In my limited reading of Sankaras works I have not come across Sankara
using such metaphors. If he wanted to say 'don't waste your time and energy
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Sanskrit speech: shalaakaa pariikshaa - India's native method of evaluating scholarship

Sun, 01/15/2012 - 17:15
Recently, Samskrita Bharati has conducted its 7th annual shalaakaa
pariikshaa at Aksharam, Bangalore for Sanskrit students from all over India.
Prof. Ramachandra Bhat of Veda Vijnaana Gurukulam, Bangalore has given the
inaugural address, where he explained the significance and method of
shalaakaa pariikshaa, the traditional Indian method of examining
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Please answer this simple query

Sun, 01/15/2012 - 16:15
One of my Japanese friends wanted to know the formation of the word
Samskrita. Is it a Karmani BhootKaalwachak Dhatusadhit Visheshan from

Please give the detailed analysis of formation of the word "Samskrita"

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typing sanskrit transliterations in Latex

Sun, 01/15/2012 - 07:47
is there a way to include sanskrit words typed with the US Extended keyboard into LATEX?
For example if write tā in a latex document (for which I have the encoding set to Unicode-8) I get the message:
Package inputenc Error: Unicode char \u8:ā not set up for
use with LaTeX.
See the inputenc package documentation for explanation.
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To know about Sri.Ramabadra Dikshidar

Sun, 01/15/2012 - 06:47
Dear Members of the group,
Can any member guide me in getting the works of Sri.Ramabadra Dikshidir on
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Question regarding shabda-prakriyaa for Rama shabda

Sun, 01/15/2012 - 06:47
नमो नमः
Happy Pongal all! In the shabda prakriya for Rama shabda, chaturthi
vibhakti, from sutram 'ngEryah' there's ya-kaara aadesha for ngE pratyaya
after lopa of
nga-kaara by lashakvathaddhite and tasya lopah. That makes it 'raama ya'
and then from sutram Sthaanivadaadesho'nalvidhau the aadesha is endowed
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जननी जन्मभूमिश्च स्वर्गादपि गरीयसी

Sat, 01/14/2012 - 07:02
Dear Group,
I believe that the verse
अपि स्वर्णमयी लङ्का न मे लक्ष्मण रोचते।
जननी जन्मभूमिश्च स्वर्गादपि गरीयसी॥
is in Ramayana, probably in YuddhakaaNDa. I went through it but could
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कवि कालिदास - पुस्तकम्

Fri, 01/13/2012 - 21:48
Dear Scholars,
I learn from the memoirs of Al Biruni that in the South India during that
time [say 11th Century AD] people used palm leaves for writing. They bound
a book of these leaves together by a cord on which they are arranged, the
cord going through all all the leaves by a hole in the middle of each.
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saptapadi mantras

Fri, 01/13/2012 - 21:48
the mantras spoken at the time of saptapadi in wedding ceremony go
something like this:
ishe ekapadi bhava sa mamanuvrata bhava....
urjje dwipadi bhava sa mamanuvrata bhava....
what are the meanings of these verses?
what is the source?
who is saying this to whom? bride to groom or groom to bride?
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Let's learn Amarakosha!

Fri, 01/13/2012 - 21:48
नमो नमः
मिलित्वा सर्वे अमरकोषं पठाम! संस्कृतछात्राणां कृते अस्य ग्रन्थस्य
कण्ठस्थीकरणं बहुलाभाय भवतीति निस्सन्देह:। अतः अग्रिममासात् आरभ्य
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Can anybody post about Ilathur rama Sastry, a great Sanskrit scholar of Travancore?

Fri, 01/13/2012 - 21:48
Ilathur Ramasasrtry was a palace vidvan of Maharaja Ayilyam
Thirunal ,of Travancore. Can anybody post about Ilathur rama Sastry, a
great Sanskrit scholar of Travancore?
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tattvasamIxA of shrI-vAchaspatimishra

Wed, 01/11/2012 - 00:20
tattvasamIxA of shrI-vAchaspatimishra is a commentary of brahmasiddhi of
shrI maNDana-mishra, probably the oldest one. This was critically edited by
shrI diwAkara AchArya, Kyoto University and published. A link to shop (for
interested people) :
*श्रीमल्ललितालालितः <[link]>
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Learning together Sanskrit and GeetA (Chapter 2 : Verses 38) – Post # 48

Wed, 01/11/2012 - 00:20
नमो नमः !
सहर्षं निवेदयामि यत् [link] एतस्मिन्
जालपुटे -
*Learning together Sanskrit and GeetA (Chapter 2 : Verses 38) – Post # 48*
*संस्कृतभाषायाः तथा श्रीमद्भगवद्गीतायाः **अध्ययनस्य **(अध्याय २ श्लोक: **३८*
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Learning together Sanskrit and GeetA (Chapter 2 : Verses 37) – Post # 47

Mon, 01/09/2012 - 08:53
नमो नमः !
सहर्षं निवेदयामि यत् [link] एतस्मिन्
जालपुटे -
*Learning together Sanskrit and GeetA (Chapter 2 : Verses 37) – Post # 47*
*संस्कृतभाषायाः तथा श्रीमद्भगवद्गीतायाः **अध्ययनस्य **(अध्याय २ श्लोक: **३७*
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अश्वत्थामा हतो नरो वा कुञ्जरो वा

Sun, 01/08/2012 - 08:31
Dear Group,

Can someone point out the source from which this vary famous saying
has emerged. The story is from Dronaparva of Mahabharata but this
wording is not in it. However, all Indian languages seem to share it,
meaning thereby that it indeed has an old all-India source, which can
thus be only an old Sanskrit work. My query is whether that work can

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अष्टाध्याय्यध्ययनम् (१) – परिशिष्टम् (१)

Sat, 01/07/2012 - 21:14
नमो नमः !
Glad to inform that a new post *अष्टाध्याय्यध्ययनम् (१) – परिशिष्टम्
(१)*has been uploaded at the newly started blog
सहर्षं निवेदयामि यत् "संस्कृत-व्याकरणस्य अध्ययनम्"-इति विषये एवंविधेन
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Fri, 01/06/2012 - 20:06
Any one having scanned copy of Samayocitapadyamala printed by
Nirnayasagar press Bombay?


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Samskrita Book fair at Newdelhi

Fri, 01/06/2012 - 14:01
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Searching for Bhashavrttyarthavivrti manuscript or book

Thu, 01/05/2012 - 22:27
I am searching for a work called Bhashavrttyarthavivrti by Sristidhara
which is a commentary on Bhashavrtti written by Purushottamadeva
either in the form of manuscript or published books (if any), in the book
published by Rajasahi college in 1918 gives the information about the
manuscripts were available in Rajasahi college Bangladesh, before
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