Monday, May 30, 2005

A site http://www.saice.org/sanskrit/ for Sanskrit at Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry. shrI aravindAshrame sa.nskR^itam. Read the comments by Sri Aurobindo and Sri Mata about Sanskrit. "The Sanskrit ought to be the national language of India," Mother, April 19, 1971. Excellent site with audio and video lessons. The songs in surabhArati sections are sung clearly with catchy tunes and with orchestra. The text of the songs is displayed. These songs are simple and very useful to teach children for performing in a public function or as a group song. The zipped video files, under the category of "A New Method of Learning Sanskrit," are relatively large and can be easily downloaded if your computer is equipped with cable modem connection. There are fourteen song files in Audio-Balageeta section in addition to the songs in lessons. The lessons and, in general, Sanskrit teaching in Aurobindo Ashram follows guidelines by Mother: 1) Make Sanskrit a truly living language. 2) Teach simple Sanskrit, not simplified - simple by going back to its origin. 3) Speak Sanskrit. Do sufficient oral work in the class. 4) Teach logically. The student should know the why and how of the rules of grammar. 5) Your method should be most natural, efficient, and stimulating to the mind.

The Ashram publishes Sanskrit books to "Read, Write and Speak Sanskrit," "Literature for Beginners (Conversations, Shlokas, Stories, Plays)," among many others, and a quarterly magazine Lokasamskritam.

Friday, May 27, 2005

Indica-et-Buddhica.org-Catalogus bibliothecarum: HOME,Indica-et-Buddhica.org-Catalogus Bibliothecarum, Saturday, 28-May-2005 12:37:25 NZST

Indica-et-Buddhica.org-Catalogus bibliothecarum, A Virtual Union Catalogue

Indica-et-buddhica.org-catalogus bibliothecarum (ieb-cb) is a virtual union catalogue providing centralised access to library servers with significant indological and buddhological collections. Searches can be conducted using a range of attributes, terms and operators.

Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary -- a
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Thursday, May 26, 2005

Catalogus Catalogorum - GISTNIC, a "catalogue of catalogues" of Sanskrit Manuscripts in India. The list compilation is undertaken by GISTNIC, Ministry if Communication and Government of India. It is arranged by Subject(38) and by authors (4900+). The list by name/letters is exhaustive. This will be a useful source of information for researchers and those who can access different institutes where the manuscripts are hosted. Others will be overwhelmed by the number of existing books in Sanskrit and will wonder what to do with them!

Sunday, May 15, 2005

Site Map - Encyclopedia of Authentic Hinduism by Sw. Prakashananda Sarasvati.

Bhartiya History - Bhartiya Chronology identifies the period of Vikramaditya as 102 BC–15 AD – and Start of Vikram era in 57 BC. Kalidasa mentions the year 57 BC in his book Jyotirvidabharnam. The Vedic Foundation site has many such interesting notes.

Thursday, May 05, 2005

bhavans.info, Sankrit studies sponsored by Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, includes courses and examinations, Sanskrit Periodical Samvid, and Sanskrit publications set 1, 2, and 3.

Music: Listings: Religioussanskrit chants and stotra-s; mp3 downloadable with free membership.

Monday, May 02, 2005

Siva Prayer Book.

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