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Conference – “Ancient Indian Wisdom and Modern World”, 29th-31st March 2013 at Delhi

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 10:00

Greetings From Indian Society for Indic Studies (A sub unit of “ DR P M Shastri Education and Charitable Trust(Regd)”
We are happy to announce that Dr.PMSECT, through its sub-unit “Indian Society for Indic Studies”, Vadodara, has planned to organize an international conference on Indic Studies in the memory of Dr P.M.Shastri, an excellent Administrator, renowned scholar of Indology and Ex Principal of Netarhat Vidyayalaya, Ranchi, Jharkhand.
The main theme of the conference is “Ancient Indian Wisdom and Modern World” in March, between 29th-31st March 2013 at Delhi. The main objective of the conference is to bring together, the scholars and experts of various fields, from different parts of the world to share their thoughts and knowledge on ancient Indian scriptures and their applicability in various fields of modern studies and researches. Thus, we are inclining to create an academic network of those who contribute to the body of knowledge linking ancient Indian wisdom with modern world. Our entire focal point will be revisiting and rethinking of the substantial material preserved in ancient Indian scriptures mainly composed in Sanskrit, Pali & Prakrit Languages. The sub-theme of the conference (but not limited to)will be as follows:
1. Ancient Wisdom & Modern Science: Life Sciences, Physics, Mathematics, Philosophy of Science, Astronomy, Cosmology
2. Ancient Indian Vision and Cognitive Science
3. History and Philosophy of Science
4. Computational Linguistic and Sanskrit language
5. Intelligence and Artificial Intelligence
6. Relevance of Indian Philosophy in Modern World
7. Ancient Wisdom & Management, Governance and Administration
8. Ethics, Religion, Science and Philosophy
9. Anthropology, Geography, History and Culture
10. Ancient Wisdom and Globalization
11. Manuscriptlogy : Textual Migration: Ancient Indian Literary Heritage
12. Relevance of Sanskrit, Pali & Prakrit languages & Literature to Modern World
13. Asian Studies: Culture, Literature, Arts and History

Besides these any topic may be taken for presentation relating ancient Indian scriptures and modern world.
For more details visit website:

Deadline for Abstract (500 words) submission:- January 10, 2013
Notification of Accepted abstract:- January 20, 2013
Deadline for full papers submission:- February 10 , 2013
Announcement of accepted papers February 20, 2013

extracted from post at http://www.linkedin.com/groupAnswers?viewQuestionAndAnswers=&discussionID=199897943&gid=158645&commentID=111214958&goback=.gde_158645_member_199897874&trk=NUS_DIG_DISC_Q-ucg_mr#commentID_111214958 by -

Shri. Ramanath Pandey, Coordinator of ISIS 2013 and
Secretary, DR PM Shastri Education & Charitable Trust & ISIS (Indian Society for Indic Studies)

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Sanskrit on-line

Sat, 12/29/2012 - 10:04



one would find videos of Mr. Narasinga Rao conducting classes. Above link refers to Class # 18 on 26th December 2012.

Thanks to Mr. Kalivaradan Krishnamurthy of Sanskrita Bharati, Chennai for transmitting the information, after receiving it from retired NASA scientist Dr. Kuntimaddi Sadananda.

For this lesson # 18, Mr. Narasinga Rao is on Page 150 of the book प्रथमा दीक्षा – वाक्यव्यवहारः in the “Teach Yourself Sanskrit” संस्कृतस्वाध्यायः -Series published by Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan, New Delhi.

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Seminar on ‘Sanskrit Literature and its relevance in present legal system’ at Jaipur 19+20/01/2013

Wed, 12/26/2012 - 08:05

University Five Year Law College, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur in collaboration with Rajasthan Sanskrit Academy is going to organize a seminar on ‘Sanskrit Literature and its relevance in present legal system’ at the University Five Year Law College, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur Campus. The seminar shall be conducted on 19th – 20th January, 2013.  the details of the technical sessions proposed for the seminar.

Inaugural Session: On 19th January, 2013 from 10 – 12 A.M. Session 1:  On 19th January, 2013 from 1 – 4 P.M.
Concept of Origin of Raj Dharma: Rule of Law
1.) Raj Dharma of Smirities
2.) Raj Dharma of Vedas
3.) Raj Dharma of Shruties
4.) Raj Dharma in Nyaya-Shastra Session II:  On 20th January, 2013 at 9 – 12 A.M.
Historical Evidences pertaining to the Ancient Legal System
1.) Non-Codified Laws, Customs and Traditions
2.) Codified Laws
3.) Jury System (Panch Nirnay) Session III:  On 20th January, 2013 at 1 – 4 P.M.
Rules of Contemporary Legal System seated in Ancient Legal System
1.) Company Law
2.) Family Law
3.) Administrative Law
4.) Contract Law
5.) Public Law
6.) Criminal Law Valedictory Session: On 20th January, 2013 from 4:30 – 5:30 pm

Visit Original post at : http://www.facebook.com/LawLex.Org?fref=ts or http://lawlex.org/lex-bulletin/seminar-sanskrit-literature-relevance-present-legal-system/1189/

विज्ञापन-प्रेषकः (Information received from) -
Dr. T. Mahendar,
Asst. Professor,
Mukta Swadhyaya Peetham,
Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan,
(Deemed University Under MHRD, GOI)
New Delhi.
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Samskrita Sambhashan Shibiram in UAE

Wed, 12/12/2012 - 10:08

Mr. Arun<drisya@gmail.com> informs -

Samskrita Sambhashan Shibiram has been arranged at Ras Al Khor from 22nd Dec., 2012 to 31st Dec 2012. The classes will be held in the evening for two hours i.e. from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm.

All those who are interested in learning this language and willing to attend on all the days without fail may please contact  055 1074749 / 050 5047211 to register for the free course.  No prior knowledge of Samskritam is needed to attend this course.

Location: Samari Residence, Ras Al Khor near Fruit & Vegetable Market and Used Car Auto Market. Exact details will be provided upon registration.

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मुम्बैय्याम् संस्कृत-स्नेह-सम्मेलनम् 24-नोव्हेंबर-दिनाङ्के

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 13:38

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सहभाग-शुल्कम् - 100 रूप्यकाणि प्रत्येकस्मै ।
अधिकं ज्ञातुम् -
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(2) श्रीमती सीमा सोनटक्के +919769116310

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Conference on Sanskrit Literature & Progression of Universe

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 11:24

A Conference on Sanskrit Literature & Progression of Universe

Where – Iswara Saran Degree College, Allahabad

When – 17, 18, 19 Nov. 2012.

The theme – Indian thought, especially in Sanskrit literature has always been universal in its spirit. Eminent quotations such as कृण्वन्तो विश्वमार्यम्  and आ नो भद्राः क्रतवो यन्तु विश्वतः underscore such universality. All universe will experience positive progress, only if such thoughts and the spirit behind them spreads world over. Hence भद्राः क्रतवो यन्तु विश्वतः !! Our best prayer is सर्वेऽत्र सुखिनः सन्तु

More details of the conference and form for Registration is available at http://www.isdc.ac.in/SANSKRIT%20LITERATURE%20AND%20PROGRESSION.pdf


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SPANDANA-Course at Puduchcherry in Jan./Feb. 2013

Sat, 10/27/2012 - 09:07
EVENT Spandana: Feeling the Pulsation of a Divine Language

WHAT One week intensive course on Sanskrit

WHEN Jan 27 – Feb 2, 2012

WHERE Sri Aurobindo Society, Society House, No.11, St Martin Street, Puducherry

Learning a language is always fascinating. And even more fascinating is learning Sanskrit. Sanskrit, as many conscious learners have experienced, generates joy, clarity, purity and peace. It is indeed a perfect harmonizer that harmonizes the body, mind and soul. Its purity draws us, inspires us, and constantly reminds us of the true aim of our life, makes us conscious of the Truth that exists within us. The rhythmic beauty and melody of this language, vibrational purity of its sounds, richness of its phonetic quality, transparency of its root-sounds and their senses, richness of its vocabularies and thought contents, all these have made Sanskrit truly great.

For further details visit – http://www.aurosociety.org/WhatsNew.aspx


Dr. Sampadananda Mishra
Director, SAFIC

Tel : 0413-2336396, 4209612
Fax : 91-413-2330909 / 2334447
M :91-9952888350
Email: sampadanandamishra@gmail.com

Sri Aurobindo Society
Society House, No. 11, St. Martin Street
Puducherry – 605001


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Geeta Sopanam – A Sanskrit language course to also learn Geetaa

Mon, 09/24/2012 - 12:37

Subject: Sanskrit class on Sunday mornings – 07h00 -10h00

Start date: 30 September 2012


Namo namah


The above class is being launched for interested and committed participants who are unable to attend on weekdays.   


This Sanskrit language course is called Geeta Sopanam and is being launched in Bandra (W), Bombay under the auspices of Samskrita Bharati.


It is aimed at making you proficient in Sanskrit such that, by the end of the course, you can read and understand the Bhagawad Geeta for yourself without external help.


It has 4 levels with written and oral exam + project work at the end of each level.

Levels 1 – 3 build up grammar and other skills so to be able to, at last, handle level 4 matter, which is complete analysis of Bhagwad Geeta.


Normally each level takes about 4-5 months and the whole course is expected to finish in about 18 months.


Who can join?

Anyone who aims / wants to be able to read the Bhagwad Geeta and other Sanskrit slokas on their own.   No prior knowledge of Sanskrit required or expected.  

Firm commitment to attend class and learn the language is desired.




Bombay, Bandra (W), opp talao, SV road, Dr Raghunath Marg, Anand Court (further help on how to come, can be given when registering).


Contact UMA MEENAXI – tel : 91-22-26403278 or mob:+91-996 994 5242 to register.

Please pass on this message to like-minded friends and relatives.

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Sanskrit-Exams of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan

Wed, 09/19/2012 - 18:00

In May 2012 I did both Prathamaa and dwiteeyaa Dikshaa exams of Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan. That prompted me to look for other examinations of any other institutes. I had already known of Sanskrit-Exams of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan. I have also known that Tilak Maharashtra Vidyapeetha, Pune also conducts exams in Sanskrit.

By my own – admittedly subjective – opinion, the examinations of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan really are graded at a very comfortable pace, which can motivate even a bland new learner to learn Sanskrit.

I was happy to have my wife and my grandson do the Balabodha exam on Sunday 16th September 2012. My wife had learnt Sanskrit in her school some 45 years ago. I suggested that she should better begin at the beginning. My grandson is an American by birth and is here for the past one year. The boy is so positive for every suggestion, he readily agreed to do the Balabodha exam. Both have done well and would like to do the next Praarambha exam in February 2013.

Also Mr. Manoj Bhavsar, a follower of my blog had been following up with me whether I would conduct Sanskrit teaching. He is also a devotee of Shri Aurobindo. So it was arranged that I shall take classes at Aurobindo Society, Churchgate, Mumbai. Nine candidates from there also appeared for the Balabodha exam.

Nearer to home, Mr. Prakash Kapadia another follower of my blog also urged that Sanskrit will be better learnt by one-to-one teaching. I agreed and his wife Priti and son Vibhu also did the Balabodha exam.

The purpose of narrating all this is -

  1. Any study becomes focused and meaningful, if one would also plan to do some exams in that subject. This would be so much true for Sanskrit.
  2. The exam-series should really take one through a graded study.
  3. I am really impressed by the textbooks of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan.

The scheme of the Bhavan’s exams starts with Balabodha, then Praarambha, Pravesh, Parichaya and finally Kovid. Kovid is regarded as equivalent to graduation. I myself did Parichaya. So at this September-2012 schedule I was both a teacher and a student. I plan to do Kovid In February 2013.

When I say that the structure of Bhavan’s exams is graded, one can appreciate that for Balabodha and Praarambha one has only one paper of 50 marks, actually only 48 and 2 marks reserved for good hand-writing. That again is so important, right ? Then there are 2 papers and two textbooks for Pravesh, three papers and three textbooks for Parichaya and four papers and four textbooks for Kovid.

Almost all the essential grammar of Sanskrit is well-covered in these 11 papers and 11 textbooks. There is also good introduction to Sanskirt prosody and Sanskrit literature at large. So it becomes a program of two and half years for a fresh learner to become a graduate.

Shri. Shivagopal Mishra, who handles the desk of these exams at the Bhavan’s HQs at Chowpati, Mumbai, quite close from Babulnath temple also told me that some 1000+ students take the exams in Mauritius. Bhavan of course has many centers all over India.

Bhavan started the Sanskrit exams in 1956 or so. Kovid exams started possibly in 1997, since the textbook mentions its First Edition to have been published in 1997.

For anyone keen to learn Sanskrit at a comfortable pace and yet have the essentials covered in a relatively short period of two-and-half years, I would strongly recommend Bhavan’s exams.

By the way, I covered the study of Balabodha textbook at my blog http://sanskritabhavanam.wordpress.com Interested readers may browse.


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Samskrit Study activities in Hyderabad Sept.-Dec. 2012

Wed, 09/19/2012 - 16:43

Message received from Mr. Ogeti Krupalu (98661 40406 email – okrupalu@samskritam.net, krupaluv@rediffmail.com)

“…. We are happy to keep you posted about our Samskrit training activities in the near future. You are welcome to share this with your contacts who may be interested.

1) From 20/09/2012 till end of December, a 3-month long Basic Course (Prathama Diksha) as per Rashtriya Samskrita Sansthan’s method will be conducted at Keshav Memorial College, Road Adjacent to Deepak Mahal Cinema, Narayanaguda, Hyderabad on weekdays (Mon-Fri) from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. Contact Smt. Sarika on 93964 59184 or me (73962 49650) for enrollment.

2) From 30/09/2012 to 04/11/2012, an entry-level Shibir will be conducted at Nachiket Tapovan, Kavoory Hills, Near Madhapur Police Station, Hyderabad on Sundays only from 8am to 1pm. For details and enrollment, please contact Sri Karthik Tenneti (96666 50226) or email to karthiksitaram@yahoo.com.

3) From 13/10/2012 to 10/11/2012, an entry-level Shibir will be conducted at Anandanagar Colony, Khairatabad, Hyderabad on Saturdays only from 8:30am to 1pm. For details, you may contact Sri Ramakrishna (97041 44409) or me (73962 49650).

4) There is a residential full-time residential basic programme from 01/10/2012 to 07/10/2012 at Saraswati Temple, Vargal (about 40kms from Hyderabad) for Vedapathasala students, teachers and archakas in temples. There are very few seats for others. For details, please contact Sri Ashok Reddy (92463 52319).

Contact classes are happening at Padmaraonagar and OU entrance. We allow newcomers also at these centres. For details please call me.

You may be aware that Samskrita Bharati has a programme (‘Sarala’) for children in 3rd to 6th standards. You can encourage schools (not offering Samskrit subject as part of their curriculum) to participate in this scheme. Sri Karthik Tenneti (96666 50226) is the coordinator for this programme. If you have any school in  mind, please contact him, me or Samskrita Bharati office at Badi Chowdi on 2475 0333. Samskrita Bharati trains the eligible and interested teachers of the school to undertake these simple Samskrit classes as extra curricular activity or even as part of the language teaching at the school. There would be an exam and a certificate at the end of this module. …..”

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London, 9th July 2012 – A day’s introduction for aspiring teachers of Sanskrit

Mon, 05/07/2012 - 09:42
LinkedIn Groups
  • Group: Sanskrit

Elena Jessup has started a discussion: Would you like to learn to teach Sanskrit to children?

“A day’s introduction for aspiring teachers of Sanskrit at: The Nehru Centre, 8 South Audley Street London W1K 1HF on Monday 9th July 2012 from 9.15 am to 5.00 pm. All refreshments and lunch provided. To register, go to http://www.sanskritatstjames.org.uk/events/id/2

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Learning Sanskrit by conversation संभाषणद्वारा संस्कृताध्ययनम्

Wed, 03/28/2012 - 22:44

Learning Sanskrit by conversation संभाषणद्वारा संस्कृताध्ययनम्

(There are some typographical errors, which could not be corrected, because presented below are jpg images captured from a PDF)

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Magazines & Periodicals in Sanskrit

Thu, 03/22/2012 - 16:33

Very kindly provided by Ms. Venetia Ansell

I have made a list of all known Sanskrit newspapers and magazines here http://venetiaansell.wordpress.com/2012/02/27/sanskrit-newspapers-and-periodicals/.

More information received from Mr. Kalivaradhan Krishnamurthy -

though not a newspaper, 10 editions of our own e-magazine vishvavANI is also online at http://www.speaksanskrit.org/vishvavani.shtml .. to be revived soon

There is a query from one of our esteemed members as to whether the Sanskritvartmanpatram published from Gujarat is online.

Yes, it is available and can be accessed with the following URL : http://www.sanskritvartmanpatram.com/ However, it is noticed that it is not updated currently. You may be already aware of the fact that the first Sanskrit Daily Newspaper ‘Sudharma’ is also available online at : http://sudharma.epapertoday.com/ Our members are requested to subscribe to the respective newspapers directly and support their efforts in the cause of Samskritam. The web archives could be used for reading earlier editions. Direct subscriptions or donations are the only way to keep these efforts going.  We know already how it is so difficult for Shri Sampat Kumar, Editor, Sudharma, in keeping the magazine going in spite of hurdles.  He is trying his level best to keep the spirit of his father Shri Varadaraja Iyengar, Mysore, who started the India’s First Sanskrit Daily Newspaper about 42 years ago. 1.  Sudharma

Address:- Sudharma Sanskrit Daily Editor: Sri KV Sampath Kumar No. 561, 2nd cross, Ramachandra Agrahara, Mysore – 570 004 Karnataka INDIA 0821-244-2835 / 0821-4287835 email:sudharma.sanskritdaily@gmail.com http://sudharma.epapertoday.com/ 2.  Sanskritvartmanpatram ciraga hospital, 2nd floor, mahajana gali, ravapura, vadodara-390001
Editor:prafulla purohitaH
contact: 9376217477, 9998571963 http://www.sanskritvartmanpatram.com/


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Magazine RASANA from Kerala

Tue, 03/13/2012 - 04:28

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Tele-Serial “Upanishad Ganga”

Sun, 03/11/2012 - 03:03
Chinmaya Mission proudly presents the “First of its Kind” tele-serial “Upanishad Ganga”;  to be aired on Doordarshan’s National network(DD1),  every Sunday between 10:00 – 10:30 am for 52 weeks, from 11th March 2012. Upanishad Ganga is a mammoth effort covering the entire gamut on Indian Culture, Heritage, Philosophy and Wisdom spanning more than 5000 years. In this serial, the knowledge of ‘Upanishads’ is explained in a modern context through stories.  It can transform our life, ennoble our vision, purify our hearts and inspire our efforts with selflessness.  Its a great service to our culture, our country and humanity to spread the knowledge of the Upanishads.  It is dedicated to revive the glorious cultural heritage and pride in the Spiritual Genius of Bharat. Conceptualized by Swami Tejomayananda, Global Head – Chinmaya Mission, it is Directed by Dr.Chandraprakash Dwivedi (of Chankya fame), and acted by many renowned TV actors, this serial is produced by ‘Chinmaya Creations’. 
Please pass on this message to many more.  Let the knowledge of the Upanishads flow uninterrupted like the Ganga and touch the hearts of everyone.   Check for Upanishad Ganga updates on: Upanishad Ganga Facebook page Videos on Youtube Daily Tweets on Twitter For further details please contact:  Sumedha +919768421971 / +91-22-28572367 Chinmaya Creations, CCMT, Sandeepany Sadhanalaya, Saki Vihar Road, Mumbai – 400072, India.
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संस्कृतश्रीः इति पत्रिका

Mon, 02/20/2012 - 07:52

अस्ति श्रीमता “हिमांशु पोटा”-महोदयेन ओस्ट्रेलिया-देशतः केन्बेरा-नगरतः निम्नमिव ज्ञापितं तस्य http://learnsanskrit.wordpress.com   जालपुटे -

… “अस्माकम् आचार्येण संस्कृतश्रीः इति पत्रिका प्रेषिता । इमां पत्रिकां The Samskrit Education Society (Regd.), Chennai 044-24951402, 9094153190 इति संस्था प्रकाशयति । पत्रिकायां चत्वारिंशत् पृष्ठानि सन्ति। गद्यपद्ये उभे च स्तः । केषांचित् शब्दानाम् अनुवादः आङ्ग्लभाषायाम् अस्ति केषांचित् तु तमिलभाषायाम् । संस्कृतश्रीः पत्रिका रञ्जयति शिक्षयति च ।”…

२०१२-०२-१५ बुधवासरः (2012-02-15 Wednesday)

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Propagate Sanskrit – why and how

Mon, 02/20/2012 - 06:30

A Call for the Propagation of Sanskrit


            Dr. Sampadananda Mishra

            Director, Sri Aurobindo Foundation for Indian Culture (SAFIC)

Sri Aurobindo Society

            Pondicherry – 605002

            E-mail: sampad@safic.aurosociety.org.in



Dear friends,

Sanskrit is one of the oldest languages of the world. The deeper one goes into it the more amazed one is by the beauty and perfection of this language. Whichever aspect one explores, there seems to be no limit to its treasures and wonders. Its very name means “refined” or “sculpted to perfection”. It is through this language that India has been expressing herself abundantly and incessantly for centuries, and its future rests much on this most dynamic language. But in the recent past, we have been cut off from this voluminous body of the highest wisdom, knowledge and genius through the alienation of Sanskrit from the mainstream curriculum of our schools and universities. This trend is only now beginning to change, and the resurgence of Sanskrit in all the fields of life would also mean a revival of the true spirit of India and its soul-force. It is through Sanskrit that we would be able to connect ourselves with all the puissance and the creative thrust which propelled our forefathers to form one of the greatest civilisations in the past.

We now have to recover first all that was best and ennobling in the past, and the recovery of Sanskrit as the language of the soul of India is an important step towards this. It is not enough to discover that Sanskrit is the most appropriate language for the most sophisticated computers; we must go forward and find its imperative utility in all spheres of life.

We all have a tremendous amount of work to do in the field of Sanskrit and we all need to come together to discuss the issues related to bringing about a wider and deeper understanding and acceptance of the Sanskrit language. The task is high and difficult and may take a long time, but a focused collective endeavour and mutual co-operation amongst all of us who have already taken certain initiatives in this direction, can bring wonderful results. Keeping all these in mind here I give a list of proposals for the propagation of Sanskrit.

  1. Preparation of an exhaustive database on all aspects of Sanskrit. (Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan has started this under who’s who in Sanskrit)
  1. Preparation of a network of all organisations working in the field of Sanskrit.
  2. Stress on simple Sanskrit in its spoken form and to expand the work which is already being done by many institutions.
  3. The commencement of the National Manuscript Mission has been a great contribution in the field of the Manuscripts. But it does not mean that all others should stop making any effort in this matter.  Awareness should be created in the public with regard to the great heritage of the Manuscripts and their preservation. More and more people from related fields should be trained in Manuscriptology. Preservation is a must. But that is not all. Efforts should also continue to study them and make them accessible to the general public.
  4. There are many manuscripts which are either lost or unknown to us. But sometimes we come across a Chinese or Tibetan or Persian version of a lost manuscript. Many of these have further been translated into English or other languages. Attempt has to be made to trace out the original Sanskrit version of these manuscripts. In case of unavailability of the original version it would be remarkable to reproduce a Sanskrit rendering of that from the available translations.
  1. There are a large number of scientific texts in Sanskrit which are of great importance to India and her development. We need to bring together qualified and interested scientists and Sanskrit scholars who can identify the manuscripts, decipher their true meaning and translate them.
  2. We have to specially stress bringing Sanskrit to the children of India in a way which is simple, interesting and appealing. For this we need to prepare a variety of material which includes:
  • Books of different types.
  • Audio Cassettes.
  • Short duration films which could also be shown through the cable T.V.
  • Games and toys.
  • CD Roms

(NB: My institute has taken up several projects exclusively on preparation of Sanskrit learning materials for children. I need support from various agencies for carrying out a few of these projects.)

  1. There is no Sanskrit to Sanskrit dictionary available. If we want to teach Sanskrit through the Sanskrit medium we have to prepare this. The format and the presentation need to be worked out.

(This is a project of my dream. I will be extremely happy if someone takes the initiative to start this mega project. Once decided I can help designing the project format and help till the project comes out in a book or CD form.)

  1. A list of the journals and magazines in Sanskrit has to be compiled and made available to all who love Sanskrit.
  2. Teachers are a very important element for the teaching of Sanskrit. But most teachers have learnt and now teach Sanskrit in old-fashioned ways. We need to prepare resource materials for them and organise workshops and teachers’ training programmes so that Sanskrit could be taught in an interesting and innovative manner through the medium of Sanskrit.
  3. The coinage of Sanskrit terms and words for common objects as well as for technical subjects is being felt as a growing need. However, there are a large number of issues involved. This work needs to be taken up by a group of dedicated persons who will go deeply into all the relevant issues and then create a new list of suitable words, which will find wide acceptability.
  4. A lot of work in Sanskrit is being done outside India. Information regarding this needs to be collected.
  5. While preparing new material in Sanskrit we must remind ourselves that the whole vast ancient literature in Sanskrit, covering all the branches of knowledge, had been not only informative but also formative. It is because of this unique characteristic that it moulded the Indian life. Therefore new forms also should be, in every way, attractive, beautiful but educative and elevating also. Refinement should be the very first note in the field of Sanskrit.
  6. We should prepare suitable material as text books for teaching Sanskrit in schools. For this the whole approach of teaching and the contents need to be changed in order to make the books interesting for the students. As a first step it would be necessary to collect the existing text books from all the States.
  7. A group should be formed to make a selection and list of the best books available in Sanskrit on different topics for different ages. This list should include the name of the book, the author, the publisher, the price and a small note about the contents and special features of each of these books. The list would naturally be subjective and would change with time. However, such a list would be very useful for parents and educational institutions.
  8. There are many traditional centres like “Mathas” where Sanskrit teaching and learning is taking place in a major way but the methods of teaching are very old. We should make efforts to help these centres become more effective in the light of modern teaching methodology.
  9. It gives us immense pleasure to look at the increasing number of modern Gurukulas where the traditional subjects are being taught with modern approach. But there has to be a Central Board to supervise these Gurukulas and guide them in the right direction.
  10. There is a growing need to provide distance education in Sanskrit. There are some institutions which are fulfilling this need. This work needs to be strengthened and expanded.
  11. There are many well-written books which have gone out of print. We need to identify and prepare a list of those popular books which were published long ago and are not available now. It should be the responsibility of many institutes, organizations and even individuals to reprint those books and make them available to the public.
  12. Almost all the padyakavyas or poetical compositions in Sanskrit follow a metrical structure. Therefore, to understand and appreciate them, the knowledge of metrics or chandas is essential. But it is a matter of regret that this subject does not form a part of the curriculum of any Sanskrit school or department.  So it would be a path-breaking attempt to introduce chandas in an interesting manner to Sanskrit students.

(NB: I have prepared a multimedia CD-Rom on Chandas, using which one can learn all about Sanskrit Chandas and also learn how to recite shlokas in different Chandas. The entire content of this is also available in a book format. If any university wants to introduce Chandas in their curriculum they can make use of these materials as the syllabus for Chanda study)


Efforts of many organizations, institutions and individuals in any of the above fields would be appreciated very beneficial.  But it would be even more meaningful if we all can have some connection with each other in order to facilitate the propagation in a wider way. With this purpose I write to all of you and hope to receive a good response. I would be happy if this article is published in a large number of journals and magazines promoting Sanskrit and Indian culture.


With strong aspiration and hope

Sampadananda Mishra


 “The ancient and classical creations of the Sanskrit tongue, both in quality and in body and abundance of excellence, in their potent originality and force and beauty, in their substance and art and structure, in grandeur and justice and charm of speech, and in the height and width of the reach of their spirit stand very evidently in the front rank among the world’s great literatures. The language itself, as has been universally recognised by those competent to form a judgment, is one of the most magnificent, the most perfect and wonderfully sufficient literary instruments developed by the human mind; at once majestic and sweet and flexible, strong and clearly-formed and full and vibrant and subtle…”

Sri Aurobindo


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