Saturday, January 22, 2005

Marci Gasuns' Sanskrit for Students Files Corpus, OR Russian Oriental Society member's Laghu Sanskrit Digital Corpus, Rīga (Vocabularies,Teaching Aids, Scientific Books & Researches) in Nāgarī & Unicode transliteration. The site includes dictionary files interchanging Sanskrit Russian English German, and French. The files are very well scanned but are large so decide if you really want them. A page-split files are needed for easier browsing and proper study.

Tuesday, January 18, 2005

Read the famous Panchatantra stories in English in this well presented site panchatantra.org. The main topics of The Great Panchatantra Tales are 1. The Loss of Friends 2. Gaining Friends 3. Of Crows and Owls 4. Loss of Gains 5. Imprudence.

Monday, January 17, 2005

MP3 Stotras to learn correct way of reciting and pronunciation - astrojyoti.com by astrologer S.P.Tata.

Saturday, January 15, 2005

sa.nskR^itabhAShAyAH sUkShmAbhyAsArtham sa.nskR^itabhAShAprAvINyasampAdanArthaM shrI ga\. vA\. karandIkara likhitAni pustakAni atIva upayogIni santi |
sa.nskR^itabhAShAparichayaH |
sa.nskR^itabhAShA gR^ihe gR^ihe |
sa.nskR^itavaag.hvilAsaH |
hasat khelat sa.nskR^itam |
sa.nskR^itavAchanamAlA |
samparka :-
Shri G. V. Karandikar
Sanskrit Bhasha Sanstha
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Mahakali Nagar, Vidyalay Marg,
Mulund, Mumbai (E) 40081
kAryAdhyakShA sau\. sa.ndhyA miravaNakar 24225634
puNe sau\. madhurA gokhale 9520-25437632

Visit astrojyoti.com site built and maintained by the well known Indian astrologer Pandit Siva Prasad Tata from New Delhi. In its Astro-Shastras library, there are total 15, full and unabridged translations of Jyotish related classic Sanskrit texts:
Bhrigu Sutras by Rishi Bhrigu, Brihat Jataka by Varahamihira, Daivagyna Vallabha by Varahamihira, Horasara by Prithu Yasas, Saravali by Kalyana Varma, Prashna Tantra by Neelakanta, Sanketanidhi by Ramadayalu,Gargahora by Rishi Garga, Jaimini Sutras by Rishi Jaimini, Samhita Skanda by Sanandana, Yavana Jataka by Yavanacharya, Laghu Parashari, Madhya Parashari, Jataka Alankara, Brihat Parashara Horasashtra.
There are various vedic texts, Stotras, MP3 audio files of the Stotras, details of the Mantras and Pujas. (For correct pronunciation of the stotras, use the Devanagari or transliterated display texts from the Sanskrit documents site.) Panditji also offers weekly Astrology lessons. Make use of the various services available from the site such as detailed daily panchanga, daily astro guide, festivals, weekly forecast/predictions, 10 free jyotish astrology lessons, Latitudes & Longitudes of Indian locations and locations of the world, instructions over yahoo/hotmail chat messenger, personal predictions and guidance and many more.

Friday, January 14, 2005

New domain for Sanskrit Web built and maintained by Ulrich Stiehl. Contains
A. Sanskrit Fonts: 1. Transliteration and Devanagari Fonts for Sanskrit, 2. Fonts and Technical Manuals for Itranslator, 3. Macintosh Fonts for Itranslator 99 Files, 4. Code Converter and Sorter for Sanskrit
B. Sanskrit Texts: 1. Rigveda (Devanagari edition with svara marks), 2. Yajurveda (Devanagari texts with svara marks), 3. A Few Other Sanskrit Documents (Gita etc.)
C. Also 1. Sanskrit-Kompendium (Deutsches Sanskrit-Lehrbuch), 2. Documents on Font Design (Beiträge zur Schriftlehre), 3. Apple II Plus Nostalgia (Peeker Magazine Disk Files)

Sanskrit Studies site by Brahmananda Ashram includes twenty scanned handouts for Sanskrit learning.

Wednesday, January 12, 2005

Read about Valmiki Ramayanam project by Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha, Tirupati, India. The project is funded by The Government of India. It includes translation of Srimad Valmiki Ramayana into English and transliterate the text into major Indian languages, namely, Bengali, Oriya, Gujarati, Punjabi, Telugu, Kannada, Tamil and Malayalam. Besides, translation into five major European languages, viz. French, German, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese is undertaken. Two of the notable well wishing objectives of the project are:
The site includes glossary of Sanskrit terms from Ramayana text which is a valuable addition.

In the same context, it is important to know the Valimikiramayana site built solely by Desiraju H. Rao with limited resources. Linked from the giirvaani site, he has also translated Raghuvamsha, Kumarasambhava, and Ritusamharam of Kalidasa, and Gita Govindam of Jayadeva.

www.mudgala.com contains a comprehensive essay on Puja vidhis.

Monday, January 10, 2005

The sketches and details of 24 basic Kathakali Mudras (hand gestures) are given on the http://www.cyberkerala.com. The site is informative about culture, dances, handicrafts, entertainment, and art from in Kerala. Along with illustrated Mudras, ,it will be amusing to see different facial gestures navarasam commonly encountered in Indian dance forms. The site has famous paintings of Raja Ravi Verma.

Sunday, January 09, 2005

Read about yantras and mantras at the Rudra Centre in Mumbai. The texts are given in Hindi and follow Gorakshanath sampradaya. Explore the site for some Sanskrit stotras, and 108 names of deities and their meanings.

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