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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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गायत्री महामन्त्र

गायत्री महामंत्र वेदों का एक महत्त्वपूर्ण मंत्र है, जिसकी महत्ता ओ३म् के लगभग बराबर मानी जाती है। यह यजुर्वेद के मंत्र ओ३म् भूर्भुवः स्वः और ऋग्वेद के छंद ३.६२.१० के मेल से बना है। इस मंत्र में सविता देव की … 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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Pathni (पत्नी)

Sanskrit terms used by the husband for the wife were Pathni (पत्नी), derived from Sanskrit पथ (pathá) i.e. path or course (the one who leads the husband through life), Dharmapathni (the one who guides the husband in dharma) and Sahadharmacharini … Continue reading

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