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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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4 Degrees of Human Speech

As the information age gains momentum, the most primitive level–the spoken and written word–is drowning out the higher, subtle tongues.— Read on yogainternational.com/article/view/4-degrees-of-human-speech According to the Vedas, there are four degrees of human speech. As the information age gathers momentum, … Continue reading

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Serving Sanskrit, Serving Humanity: The Story of Martin Gluckman – Center for Soft Power

Serving Sanskrit, Serving Humanity: The Story of Martin Gluckman – Center for Soft Power— Read on http://www.softpowermag.com/serving-sanskrit-serving-humanity-the-story-of-martin-gluckman/ Martin Gluckman’s Sanskrit dictionary (www.sanskritdictionary.com) created by the Sanskrit Research Institute has had 1,564,823 visitors searching for 975,621 words from 207 countries. Some of … 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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