Saturday, June 24, 2006

There is a small group of people involved with Speak Samskrit Study in US offering weekend workshops, lectures, and help to learn to speak Sanskrit. (Many of the volunteers in this group learned the proven Sanskrit speaking skills at Samskrita Bharati.) See Pictures and Videos of the activities. In the long term, the contents on the mainpage of www.speaksanskrit.org will be directed to interface Sanskrit lovers around the world. There is a plan for

a) gathering info on sanskrit activities
b) one-stop place to get all links related to sanskrit resources at one place, and present it in an ordered fashion - online, as well as where to buy books, CDs etc etc
c) links to sanskrit forums, blogs ....
d) resources like mp3s of samskrita kathas, may be some videos, text material.

This is a new start and the undertaking is not a small task by any means. Earlier attempt to build an online forum (e.g. now discontinued http://sanskrit.bhaarat.com, humanities.language.sanskrit) was not successful. There is enthusiasm in the group and it depends how others support with their participation.

Can a self study of the literature and philosophy available in Sanskrit, and its implementation in day to day activities, be promoted by learning how to speak Sanskrit?

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

i) It is a treat to find Complete Works of Vivekananda, Ramakrishna Kathamrita, Gospel of Shri Ramakrishna in PDF and HTML1, HTML 2 formats along with articles and speeches by Swamis. See if you deserve to read any of them.
ii) Signup for a daily quote by Swami Vivekananda in your email or build a calendar with Swamiji's photographs or visit the rare photo gallery. iii) A syllabus of multi-year Sanskrit learning studies is available at http://www.rkmath.org site. The number of students deciding to learn Sanskrit is dwindling!

Saturday, June 03, 2006

Read Indian Moral stories at http://moralstories.wordpress.com, "A tribute to the great Indian culture". The site developer is interested in pointing out the wonderful morals that are a part of Bharatiya/Indian tradition and culture, which have been handed down to us through the Puranas and the Upanishads etc. The posting includes quotes from Gita/ Subhashitanis as relevant.

Thursday, June 01, 2006

An invitation to Learn Sanskrit Blog by Karthik Raman and Himanshu Pota. Click here for additional details ofr creating userid at wordpress.com and generation of Unicode Devanagari text. Karthik also maintains http://samskrtam.wordpress.com/, a renewed blog site of his http://subhashithani.blogspot.com.

Sanskrit News Headlines at Girvana Vani site http://girvanavani.googlepages.com. Read the headlines from All India Radio News Broadcast. A file is added everyday. "Created for the benefit of Sanskrit enthusiasts."

In 2001-2002, a sincere attempt was made by Dilip Damle of New Delhi to record and post the news in real audio format. The files are available at http://sanskrit.gde.to/sanskritnews.html. If you are interested in recording and renewing the posts please contact us at above mentioned email address.

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