Monday, August 30, 2004
Saturday, August 28, 2004
The vishwatmak.org, under the guidance of Pujaneeya Vishwatmak Gurudev Jangalidas Maharaj, has presented excellent English translations
of Shree Bhagwad Geeta, Shree Guru Geeta, and of celebrated Marathi texts Shree Dnyaneshwari, Shree Guru Charitra, Shree Sai Satcharita, Atmaram, and Dasbodh. Where appropriate, the text translations have been edited to make the text readable from intellectual standpoint promoting the reading of original texts for devotional purpose.
Another English translation of complete Guru Charitrain Marathi is also available at shreeswami.org. The translation is by Shri Laxman Narayan Joshi & Shri K.V.R.Rao.
Gurucharitra in Sanskrit (from original Marathi) was composed by Shri Vasudevananda Saraswati. The site http://www.shrivasudevanandsaraswati.com contains his other texts in Sanskrit.
Wednesday, August 25, 2004
Saturday, August 21, 2004
The sanskrit text of science of astronautics, vaimAnikashAstra or vidYa, originally by Maharshi Bharadwaj was discovered in 1875. Although the Sanskrit text is not available in encodeed format on-line, (Vaimanikashastra Aeronautics by Maharishi Bharadwaaja, translated into English and edited, printed and published by Mr. G. R. Josyer, Mysore, India, 1979) the reference to the text can be found in the links 1
, and 3
, which can be an interesting reading. There is a record of Mr. Shivkar Bapuji Talpade, a Sanskrit scholar, flying an airplane marutsakhA in 1895, almost 1500 ft high on the beach of Chaupati in Mumbai. This feat was accomplished in front of notable individuals and was reported in the newspapers, eight years before the Wright brothers first flight. This is not commonly found or mentioned in the history off Aeronautics.
Marathi World - Literature
in marathiworld.com, lists many available kosha, encyclopaedias in Marathi. The list includes vishvakoSh, samAjavidnyAn, kRiShidnyAn, chartira, nATya, kokaNI vishvakoSha, suvichAr, jyotiSh, sanskritI, mhaNI, vyutpatti, et cetera. Buy, read, and use!
Wednesday, August 18, 2004
of Hindi Encyclopedia.
Technology Development of Indian Languages.
Tuesday, August 17, 2004
of Symposium on Translation Support Systems STRANS-2001
Saturday, August 14, 2004
, Gaudiya Grantha Mandira :: Sanskrit Text Repository, is hosted by Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts. The IGNCA site has impressive photographs and multimedia presentations
including illustrative stories. The original Gaudiya Grantha Mandira
site at granthamandira.org is updated on regular basis.
Wednesday, August 11, 2004
conducted a Sanskrit Class and have presented the class material, notes, and assignments
for download. They include Why Sanskrit?, Present Tense (Simple Sentences), Introduction to Vibhakti, Vibhaktis (Cases), Elements of a verb word, Practice for translation (including a simple story of Dhruva), Gerunds and Participles, Tenses and Participles, and Concluding Translations. Mandar has interesting background.
Gabriel Pradiipaka and Andres Muni have compiled a procedure to Learn Sanskrit Language Step by Step. The FAQ written by Gabriel may be inspiring for new students.