Thursday, October 30, 2003

Krishnaswamy's page has links to translations of Vishnu Sahasranama (verse by verse), Narayaneeyam, Gunaratna kosha, mukundamAlA, and other articles posted on Bhakti group.

Monday, October 27, 2003

Everyday Prayers of Indian God, An anthology of ashtottarashata-namavalis for each day of the week. There are other interesting links too.

Gerard Huet's Sanskrit Grammarian, declension paradigms of many kinds. Link to his comprehensive home page.

Friday, October 24, 2003

MP3 audio recording of many Devi stotras

Tuesday, October 21, 2003

Academy of Sanskrit Research, Melkote, Karnataka; a pioneering Institute in applying Sanskrit knowledge to all facets of life. Mr.Thathachar, Director of ASR.

Monday, October 20, 2003

Learn reading and writing Tibetan from sites 1, 2.

List of Sanskrit and Indological Research Institutes in India.

Sunday, October 19, 2003

The site Sanskrit Authors: The South Asian Literary Recordings Project (Library of Congress New Delhi Office) has three authors presented. Their biographies and audio recitals of songs and articles, from their books, in audio format are available. Recording is excellent. 1) Rewa Prasad Dwivedi, 1935- Reads from Pramatha (1988), Paramanuyugaya nah pranamah (unpublished), Svatantryasambhavam (1990), and Satapatram (1987).
2) Ram Karan Sharma, 1927- Reads from Gaganavani (1998), Manasi (2000), and Sarvamangala (1996).
3) Rama Kant Shukla, 1940- Reads from Sarasvata-sangama (2000), Sasthavarsikadhivasana-smarika (unpublished), Bhati me Bharatam (1989) and Arvacinasamskrtam (1996).

The main site has representation of authors from various South Asian languages. The South Asian Literary Recordings Project was originally conceived by the New Delhi office of the Library of Congress as a way to celebrate the Library's Bicentennial overseas.

The Raganuga Bhakti Resource has excerpts from various Gaudiya Sampradaya literature such as Sri Stavamala, Sri Gaura-Govindarcana-smarana-paddhati, Smarana-mangala-stotram, Nilacale Vraja Madhuri, Naimittika Lilas, and so on. There are audios of various kirtanas. Many more Sanskrit texts of same sampradAya are available at http://www.granthamandira.org built by the same team.

Saturday, October 18, 2003

Read an article A Tribute to Hinduism - Sanskrit. A comprehensive information is given in contents with links section.

Get the Unicode conversion of IIT Madras' sanskrit interactive online lessons at pratyeka.org exercized by Walter Stanish. Your browser may need proper adjustments in view/encoding menu to see Devanagari characters.

Read articles on Indian mathematics and biographies of Indian mathematicians since Baudhayana in 800BC. The topics include 1. An overview of Indian mathematics, 2. Indian numerals, 3. The Indian Sulbasutras, 4. Jaina mathematics, 5. The Bakhshali manuscript, 6. A history of Zero, 7. History of Pi, 7. Chronology of Pi. The main site has a comprehensive list of articles and biographics of almost all noted mathematicians all around the world at all times.

Also see the site for Education Council on Indian Traditions.

Read Chitrakavyam and Saudarshini at sanskritam.org. Chitrakavyam was written about 100 years ago in grantha lipi by Sri Ramabadrachariar which was later retransliterated in Devanagari. This book is full of puzzles, riddles and cross words in "poem form." The complete text of Chitrakavyam in scanned PDF file format has excellent graphics. It is a unique book. Thank Srinivasan family for making the book available for everyone's use.

Learn Sanskrit Language and Literature - Online Course presented by Thiagarajan Rajagopal. The course fee is minimal and instructor comments "You decide the fee you want to pay the instructor." Need to register with universalclass.com. (Please write to us your opinion and experience if you have registered for the class.)

Thursday, October 16, 2003

See the articles on Vitasta - Index Page: "Kashmir - The Home of Sanskrit Language and Literature - P. N. K. Bamzai and
Contribution to Sanskrit Literature - Dr. Sunil Chandra Ray with Foreword by K. M. Panikkar "

Swaveda - A Forum for Hindu Studies has many articles where descriptive reference is made to Sanskrit texts in art, literature, mathematics, medicines et cetera with timelines.

Theosophical Society has an excellent Collation of Theosophical Glossaries having many Sanskrit terms with meanings. See tat and sat for example.

English translation of Dnyaneshwari by V. V. Shirvaikar. The link to the German translation of Dnyaneshwari by Mr D. Platthaus is broken.

MP3 audio files of many Sanskrit stotras from sudarshana.org. This is a repeat link post given in September 2003 archive.

Tuesday, October 14, 2003

Visit the site tukaram.com to read about the Marathi Saint Tukaram. Read the main works Gatha in original Marathi.

Downloadable audio files of some pujAs. Specifically, Ganesha puja, skandha ShaShThi, Avaani Avittam, Varalakshmi Vritham, Saraswathi puja, Suurya Narayana puja. See also the Hindu Puja & Bhajan Home Page.

Unicode-based Nepali/Devnagari Editor

The site "Indian Epigraphy" is updated. New Collection (Nr.1) of Early Indian inscriptions syst, by findplaces is placed. From Dmitriy N. Lielukhine, Oriental Institute. Moscow, Dep. of History. PhD, Member Secretary of "Oriental Epigraphy."

Monday, October 13, 2003

A collection of lectures and writings of Swami Vivekananda compiled by Kaustubh. Read Prabuddha Bharat and Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda online. Please support the Ramakrishna Mission by purchasing books and sponsoring the events.

Sunday, October 12, 2003

The Indian Express: Analysis: "Use of classics in computational logic," an article by Anuradha C. Kumar as a reply to Ajit Kumar Jha’s ‘‘Why is the West crazy about a ‘dead’ language?’’ (Indian Express, June 10, 2001).Cultural salvation through Sanskrit
K. Madhavan Kutty
. Do a search for the word "Sanskrit" in Indian express site to get other interesting articles relating to Sanskrit. Some additional informative view points are linked from Sanskrit Documents FAQ.

12th World Sanskrit Conference was held in Helsinki, Finland on 13-18th July, 2003. The topics included 1. Veda, 2. Epics, 3. Puranas, 4. Agamas and Tantras, 5. Vyakarana, 6. Linguistics, 7. Poetry, Drama and Aesthetics, 8. Scientific Literature, 9. Buddhist Studies, 10. Jaina Studies, 11. Philosophy, 12. History and Epigraphy, 13. Law and Society, 14. Art and Archaeology. A list of participants and their paper titles shows the variety of presentations on these topics.

One of the many aims of IASS: International Association of Sanskrit Studies is to gather together scholars in Sanskrit and related disciplines from all parts of the world and to facilitate the establishment of closer contacts between specialists in Indian Studies. IASS is the main body coducting World Sanskrit Conferences.

Saturday, October 11, 2003

Some new Sanskrit stotras in Devanagari are available at Saranam.com. Those which are not on the Sanskrit Documents site are: nIlasarasvatIstotram, shrIdharmashAstrabhuja.ngastotram, shAstApa.ncharatnam, and shAstAShTakam. The presentation is neat.

Audios of some simple shlokas are available at vishvalinks site.

Listen to audios of stotras at tatvavada.org. The site is a "web resource on life and teachings of Shri Madhvacharya. The Devanagari texts of many stotras were recently added.

Friday, October 10, 2003

Kalyanaraman's compendium of the Indian Lexicon

Thursday, October 09, 2003

Search for word Sanskrit in the site of C-DAC "Centre for Development of Advanced Computing" to get interesting articles and multi-lingual development. The center, sponsored by Government of India, is known for promoting language studies through computer applications. Register and try out Lila Hindi Prabodh online Hindi learning software. It is excellent except the speed is slow for access. This can revolutionalize language learning if only many support the development.

On the same site there is an archival article on India's development by Arun Shourie. It appeared in The Indian Express, August 15, 2003.

Wednesday, October 08, 2003

S.Kalyanaraman's latest update on Sarasvati River civilization

Tuesday, October 07, 2003

There is an excellent compilation of interesting articles and information related to Hinduism at http://www.hinduism.co.za. The English translations of Shakuntala, Sanat-sujata, Chanakya Niti, and Vidura Niti are included.

English translation of Sanskrit and Tamil stotras [Files have been moved] by P. R. Ramachander. Stotras include Ayyappa Suprabatham, Annapurnashtakam, Bhaja Govindam Dwadasha Panjarika Stotra, Bhaja Govindam Charpata Panjarika Stotra, Thiruppavai, Abhirami Anthadhi, Soundarya Lahari, Kanaka Dhara, Mukunda Mala, Thiruvempavai, Nama Narayanan, Shivananda Lahari {New}, Mathuram {New}, Mathru Panchakam, Chamakam, Narayana Suktham, Sri Suktham, Vishnu Suktham, Purusha Suktham, Vishnu Mahima Stotram, Rudram, and Jnana pana (Malayalam).

Sunday, October 05, 2003

Hung(a)ry for Sanskrit, an article by Priya Jestin on the works of "Jozsef Vekerdy," , Sunday Times of India Dec 3, 2000.

Saturday, October 04, 2003

Personal Development Center has a Sanskrit Tantric dictionary which needs TransIndicLS fonts for PDF loading. These fonts are expensive (see LinguistSoftware.com) which renders the dictionary of no use unless one has the fonts. Perhaps someone could contact personaldevcenter.com webmaster to embed the fonts for correct display in PDF file.

English-Sanskrit glossary. The transliteration does not help pronunciation.

Glossary of terms from Vedas and other Buddhist,Tantric, Sanskrit and Ayurveda texts. The transliteration does not help pronunciation.

Hinduism's Online Lexicon covering over 700+ Hindu words and other words from Dancing with Siva, Hinduism's Contemporary Catechism by Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami. The transliteration does not help pronunciation. (himalayanacademy.com).

Translation of DAMAR TANTRA SUTRA(part 5) Auto-Urine Therapy (Shivambu Kalpa) includes 107 shlokas.

Storytelling Monk's Garden of Wisdom is an interesting site with inviting stories (see Wisdom Tales upon entry) by Swami Sarveshwarananda Giri. See Glossaries section for files (and HTML display) related to Root Meaning of the Sanskrit Alphabets and Metaphorical Meaning of Some Sanskrit Terms. Meanings of many of the names in Mahabharata, Ramayana, and other texts are also included in the list. The pages are translated in Português and Español. Browse around to read wealth of information.

Medical Humanities Etymology Arts and Sciences site compares words in many languages including Sanskrit, German, French, Greek, Latin, Ukranian, English et cetera. The word search for Word Ideas on the site leads to links to many Medical words with Sanskrit derivatives. The pages have thumbnails of art work.

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