Sunday, December 28, 2003
Learn Sanskrit section at Vedamu.org has primary lessons in Sanskrit. Sanskrit Bharati's lesson's in pictures and 1000 conversational sentences (sa.nskR^ita vyavahAra sAhasrI,) both available in learning_tools section of the documents site are re-presented in choosable graphical format. The site contains various articles and translations of major Vedic texts. It includes audio clips of Veda chanting, English and Telugu articles on Vedas, Tapo-anusthana Manjari, A Compendium of Vedic Mantras For Daily Worship, Vedic Kalpa-sutras, A Compendium of Articles relating to Vedic Kalpa-sutras, Sukla Yajurveda Its Sociology and Philosophy, and some discourses by Shri Satya Sai Baba. It has scanned books on Ayurveda in Sanskrit / English Charaka Samhita, Sushruta Samhita, Kashyapa Samhita, Harita Samhita, Shangadhara Samhita, Ashtanga Samhita, Vaydyak Sabdasindhu (English), and hundreds of scanned pages of various Vedic Samhitas with Hindi translations.
Friday, December 26, 2003
Resource Center for Indian Language Technology Solutions at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India, has developed a site for learning Sanskrit, Japanese, and Chinese. The development is supported by Governent of India, among many other high level projects for promoting Sanskrit studies. Chief Investigator is Prof. G.V. Singh. The Sanskrit section carries excellent package for learning Sanskrit Language. Sanskrit Lessons and Practice Exercises, Sanskrit-English/English-Sanskrit/Nyaya terms Lexicons, Panini's Grammer, Sanskrit script learning, Conversational Sanskrit etc. The site supports Unicode fonts and is one of the very well-developed must-see sites to be experienced for Sanskrit learning. Registration is needed and is a simple, reliable, fast process. We hope students make use of the availability of the tools, beyond just saying it to be an excellent site!
Thursday, December 18, 2003
Wednesday, December 17, 2003
Sunday, December 14, 2003
Test out a newly introduced SanskritaPradipika - a little lamp for Sanskrit - which aims to provide a leisurely introduction to the Sanskrit language. Download the free tutor, created in the Java programming language, with nominal registration. Please give feedback to the developer Sudhir Kaicker with the details of the computer platform and your experience. Sudhir built the idea with the help of many untiring students. The site is dedicated to Swami Vivekananda and Sudhir's Gurudev.
Saturday, December 13, 2003
See well-drawn Flash display of Telugu alphabets at vibhavari information site for Telugu literature and culture. Also download the Devanagari/Sanskrit alphabets Flash work in the miscellaneous section. There are a few poems in the literature section.
Moksha Journal - An Interview with Deba Brata Sensharma on the topic of misuse and misunderstanding of Tantra. The journal is a new addition to the web-publication presentation(although founded in 1984) and has well studied authors. Read Tantrism and Neotantrism by Georg Feurestein, The Outcome of Crisis in Hamlet and the Bhagavad Gita by Steven Crimi.
See Yoga Postures Step-By-Step in dynamic GIF image manner on Yoga Anand Ashram site at http://www.santosha.com/. The Ashram was founded by Gurani Añjali and is located in Amityville, NY, USA. The site includes English translations of yogasUtra, haThayoga pradipIkA, Gita, Upanishad, Dhammapada, Diamond sutra, Heart sutra et cetera along with Moksha magazine, yoga resource links and commercial products in santoshashop.
Thursday, December 11, 2003
See well photographed Yogasana and sUryanamaskAr (Sun salutations) demostrated by Neel Kulkarni of authenticyoga.org.
Sanatan Sanstha is "dedicated to the worldly and spiritual progress of all living beings and the well being of society." Founded in 1990 by Dr. Jayant Balaji Athavale the society conducts various activities for the spiritual progress of the seekers. It runs weekly and daily publications in English, Marathi, Hindi, and Gujarati. The download section of the site, along with various mantra clips, has following Sanskrit stotras in MP3 audio. Ram Raksha, Ganesh Atharvashirsha, HanumanKavach Stotra, ShivKavach Stotra, and NarsihaMukh. It has an interesting "chanting reminder" program to "remind you to chant while you are using your computer" through a pop-up window.
Wednesday, December 10, 2003
Arsha-Vidya Gurukulam: Literature Samples include an article "Vision of the Rishis" by Swami Dayananda Saraswati. It has detailed explanation of the shaanti mantra sa ha naavavatu.
sanskrit.org has an article "The Importance of Sanskrit to Hinduism" and other sections such as Sanskrit Terms; Sanskrit Transliteration; Sanskrit Pronunciation and Diacritic Guide; Sanskrit Links; PDF document and MP3 (10MB) audio on Sanskrit Pronounciation Guide. The site includes audio files of chanting by Shri Varada Ramanuja (Apo histha maya, Nila Sukta, Sham no mitra sham, Dadhi kranvo akarisham, Purusha Sukta, Shri Sukta, Mitrasya carshani, Saha nau bhunaktu, Suryas ca ma manus ca, Narayana Suktam, Sattvika tyaga, Vishnu Suktam)
Monday, December 08, 2003
Saturday, December 06, 2003
Index of apurvavani Sanskrit magazine published in Bay Area, USA.
IISc, Bangalore, Samskrita Sangha HomePage has some back issues of magazine Samskriti. The magazine has interesting articles and was published for five years. The work stopped in 1999. Let us know if there is any chance of its revival.
Wednesday, December 03, 2003
HOW TO LEARN ANOTHER LANGUAGE? by M. S. Thirumalai, Ph.D in the site "LANGUAGE IN INDIA," Strength for Today and Bright Hope for Tomorrow. Issue: 1 : 9 January 2002.
Example page of The Bible in Sanskrit.