Category Archives: Sanskrit

Gayatri Mantra (गायत्री मन्त्र:)

Gayatri Mantra (गायत्री मन्त्र:), is the most powerful vedic mantra, it is a prayer of gratitude to the Divine. In Vedic tradition Mantra (मन्त्र) and Tantra (तन्त्र) are the two tools available for enlightenment, both contain the same ending “Tra”, … Continue reading

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Sanskrit: Its Importance to Language

A language which spawned the birth of many Indo-European languages, its realization could only have come through divine means. No doubt one of the greatest contributions from Vedic culture is the script and language of Sanskrit. Sanskrit is the language … Continue reading

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Book Review – Ancient India: Its Language and Religions by Hermann Oldenberg

Ancient India: Its Language and Religionsby Hermann Oldenberg My rating: 5 of 5 stars A good book to understand the history of Sanskrit studies in West. How it started and which personalities made clear inroads into that field is all detailed … Continue reading

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ऋषि – Rishi

ऋषि एक संस्कृत शब्द है और बहुधा प्रयुक्त किया जाता है। यह शब्द उन लोगों द्वारा भी प्रयुक्त किया जाता है जो संस्कृत जानते भी नहीं हैं क्योंकि लगभग सभी भारतीय भाषाओं में यह शब्द स्थान पाये हुए है। ऋषि … Continue reading

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Sanskrit dhātu

In Sanskrit, the word “dhātu” stands for ‘Root’ (verb root) /’Building block’. The word “dhātu” literally means ‘that which holds’ (potency) or denotes a set of action(s). This word itself has the “dhā” as the root (“dhātu”) In Sanskrit “vyākaraṇa” … Continue reading

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Book Review – Ten Principal Upanishads by Sree Purohit Swami & W. B. Yeats

  Ten Principal Upanishads by W.B. Yeats5 of 5 stars W. B. Yeats found incredulous the various renditions of Upanishads from different translators, so he decided to translate one himself with help from his friend Shree Purohit Swami. The original … Continue reading

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Sir William Jones: The Man Who “Discovered” the Indo-European Language Family

We are here, discussing our Indo-European ties, due at least partly to an Anglo-Welsh polymath who was born on Sept 28, about 275 years back! That man, Sir William Jones, said, at a meeting of the Asiatic Society of Bengal … Continue reading

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Sanskrit, a magical language

1. There is no need of particular sentence structure for Sanskrit. Like, In English :- Subject +Verb + ObjectEx :- I am writing an answer. But in Sanskrit there is no need for particular structure. अहं उत्तरम् लिखामि (I am … Continue reading

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Book Review – The Battle for Sanskrit by Rajiv Malhotra

This book by Rajiv Malhotra brings out into the open, the existential threats facing Vedic civilisation today. This battle for Sanskrit has to be fought tooth and nail by every Hindu, better would be to wage an outright war against … Continue reading

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Sanskrit – A Language of Integral Perfection

The sheer depth and fecundity of Sanskrit makes it a peerless language which deserves much exploration. by Sampadananda Mishra Introduction The source of human language, as experienced and expressed by the ancient Indian Rishis, is the urge to express an … Continue reading

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