Agniveer Sanskrit
Agniveer Sanskrit

Eighth installment of the course.

Routine reiteration:

a. Do not get too bogged down by grammar and usage while you learn Sanskrit. Often Sanskrit is considered to be all about mugging up lots of declensions and conjugations and this fears off most students. Instead take is as a natural language. Feel free to make the most blatant grammatical errors so far you are able to convey your message. Develop a feel for the language instead of thinking about grammar.

How did we learn Hindi or English or our mother tongue? Did we learn grammar first or language first? And do we speak these languages in a grammatically correct fashion even today? Why burden Sanskrit with overdose of grammar in very beginning then?

Simply start talking on every other thing in Sanskrit and enjoy the funny pronunciations you make or blatant errors you make in grammar. Have a laugh on that and simply continue. Soon you will develop a natural grip over the language and grammar will be automatically taken care of.

b. Try using Sanskrit words even in your mother language. After all Sanskrit is the mother of all languages. Let the children associate with their Mom and have their foundations strengthened! And in process, your road to mastery of Sanskrit will also be traversed faster.

c. Download a copy of Introduction to Vedas (Hindi) from http://agniveer.com/2045/introduction-to-vedas/ if you know Hindi. This is an amazing text not only to understand Vedic concepts but learn Sanskrit naturally. Because most sections of the book are presented in very simple Sanskrit as well as Hindi. In some sections there are deviations in Sanskrit and Hindi message and it would be a good idea to explore those areas and form the right opinion!

Download: Sanskrut Lesson 36 to 40 – Month 8

For supplements, download from http://www.chitrapurmath.net/sanskrit/supplements_rev.asp

Source of Lessons – Sri Chitrapur Math http://chitrapurmath.net

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6 COMMENTS

  1. I am 70.Iwant to learn sanskrit. Till now ihave muged up the charming mantras without knowing the words or split meanings.I want to know the literal meaning of katha upnishad mantra as–Agniryathaiko bhuvenam pravishto rupam rupam pratirupo babhuva, Akestatha serva bhutantratma rupam rupam pratirupam bhishch. I will be highly obliged to you for its simple word wise meaning.
    Ashwani.

  2. @Truth Seeker,

    Namashkaram. Dhanyadah.
    Aham Samskritam Pathyaami.

    I hope the Grammar is correct. Correct me if I did any grammar/vocabulary mistake.

    -Sridhar K

    • @ Namsate Brother/Sisters

      I am learning English since so many years but even today I am not fluent/well versed, But when I read Sanskrit lesson in article it seems me too easy to learn. I appeal to all, please do not miss this article & opportunity assuming learning language is too difficult & require a lot of time. I am 100% confident Sanskrit is easiest language to learn for all in comparison of other languages of world & specially for Hindi speaking people learning Sanskrit not more than child play if one have really interest.

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