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Sahasranama
19 May 2012, 06:02 PM
Sanskrit Movies:
Adi Shankaracharya - the full movie (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJvNLhCXUmw&feature=fvwrel)In 1983 a film directed by G. V. Iyer named Adi Shankaracharya was premiered, the first film ever made entirely in Sanskrit language in which all of Adi Shankaracharya's works were compiled. The movie received the National Film Awards for Best Film, Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography and Best Audiography and has been known as a master piece.

Sanskrit Media:
News in Sanskrit (http://sanskritdocuments.org/sanskritnews.html)Decide (like a sankalpa? intense resolution?) to watch or listen to the AIR Sanskrit news daily or for four or more times per week and register your name in the list of Sanskrit News listeners.Make efforts to promote an awareness among your friends and others to learn Sanskrit as a lifetime activity orwith our inactivity it may face considerable and unrecoverable decline.

Sanskrit in the Media:
Sanskrit thriving in British schools (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AsY3NVrviiw)
Sanskrit - A day of teaching Sanskrit at St James School, London (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Q14wAJEEa4)At the St James Junior School in London, the number of students wanting to learn the language has grown by leaps and bounds.

(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Q14wAJEEa4)
Sanskrit is not dead..yet! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IMWostFwwJc)
Samskrita Bharati ITV Interview Sri Chamu Krishna Shastry and Sowmya Joisa (http://youtu.be/VhpRKY4a3ds)Jhiri village in the state of Madhya Pradesh, India communicates in Sanskrit. How amazing to know that the ancient language is very much alive and kicking. Kumar Shakti Shekhar from NDTV reports..

Sanskrit Comic Books:
Chitrakatha Ramayana: Ramayana Comic book in Sanskrit (https://sites.google.com/site/ramayanasanskrit/)Sanskrit Learning Teaching through video:
Sanskrit Language Teaching Through Video -- Part 1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KnIBwHJPWuA)
Sanskrit Language Teaching Through Video -- Part 2 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZsDdGmeYX8)
Sanskrit Language Teaching Through Video -- Part 3 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2cg9NzD9Fs)
Sanskrit Language Teaching Through Video -- Part 4 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KYJ3lLT_9S8)
Sanskrit Language Teaching Through Video -- Part 5 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pEvvudD1b1s)
Sanskrit Language Teaching Through Video -- Part 6 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AH3hLOqUH5Q)
Sanskrit Language Teaching Through Video -- Part 7_1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=POUAuq7tsHc&list=UUgSvsK85yqNtZC4R07gLJsg&index=8&feature=plcp)
Sanskrit Language Teaching Through Video -- Part 7_2 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cW9VYEMYNRY&list=UUgSvsK85yqNtZC4R07gLJsg&index=7&feature=plcp)
Sanskrit Language Teaching Through Video -- Part 8_1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-LpHFLea4M&list=UUgSvsK85yqNtZC4R07gLJsg&index=6&feature=plcp)
Sanskrit Language Teaching Through Video -- Part 8_2 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pS4Or6oNzew&list=UUgSvsK85yqNtZC4R07gLJsg&index=5&feature=plcp)
Sanskrit Language Teaching Through Video -- Part 9_1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=edJoWYKf0Mo&list=UUgSvsK85yqNtZC4R07gLJsg&index=4&feature=plcp)
Sanskrit Language Teaching Through Video -- Part 9_2 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tRA8eu8rO8&list=UUgSvsK85yqNtZC4R07gLJsg&index=1&feature=plcp)Children Stories in Sanskrit
Story about a crow (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Amr76jVVGMY&feature=related)
The four friend (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AEWFbi0H84k&feature=related)
The Greatest Treasure (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eyDUj1ezUQg)
The First Well (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WfGQcNo-gRA)
The Little Pianist (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSpfC40BAek)
The Whispering Palms (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vTlI2sTfCKc)
The Turtles Flute (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUES0UIPrYk)
Tucket the Bucket (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7BihQ4gIUQ)
Rosa Goes to the City (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWnEBKDnZ3k)
The Boo in the Shoe (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R76JlTODdnM)
Santa's Christmas (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8RQwtqa4p4Q)Chitrapurmath Sanskrit Lessons:

Dear Sanskrit Student,
Parama Pujya Sadyojat Shankarashram Swamiji's love and reverence for Sanskrit is well known. Swamiji, in His pravachana-s, has always touched upon the language's beauty and its capacity to express a thought. Following His instructions that Sanskrit learning must be made easy and freely available to everybody who desires to learn it, a group of sadhaka-s worked to formulate a Step by Step learning programme.
The lessons that you see on our website are designed to take a student from 'I do not know a word of Sanskrit' to ' I can't believe that I can decipher this on my own!'

We help you do this through tutorials and exercises in sentence construction. Answers to the exercises are also given for you to cross-check the work that you have done.

Whenever you come across a teaching point that you do not understand, please write to us and your queries will be answered.

We hope that we have, through our lessons, been able to crack the general notion that Sanskrit is difficult; it is definitely not. Like any other topic, all it requires is a respect for the subject and a willingness to learn. And we are here to help you every step of the way.

The last few years have seen a tremendous revival in enthusiasm for learning the language. We thank all the volunteer contributors of stories, text and other content and acknowledge the inspiration and materials derived from ancient texts. We also thank every student who has written in with queries or appreciative messages. This keeps up our enthusiasm!
Most of all, our humble and grateful pranam at the Lotus feet of Parama Pujya Swamiji for giving us this extraordinary and very fulfilling opportunity to perform Guru-seva.
Sanskrit Step by Step Part 1 (http://www.chitrapurmath.net/sanskrit/step_by_step_level1.asp)
Sanskrit Step by Step Part 2 (http://www.chitrapurmath.net/sanskrit/step_by_step_level2.asp)
Subhashitas (http://www.chitrapurmath.net/sanskrit/subhashitas_menu_rev.asp)
Sweet and Saviours (http://www.chitrapurmath.net/sanskrit/sweets_n_savouries_rev.asp)
Supplements (http://www.chitrapurmath.net/sanskrit/supplements_rev.asp)
Varnamala (http://www.chitrapurmath.net/sanskrit/Varnamala/varnamala.htm)Arsha Vidya Gurukula Sanskrit Lectures:
Arsha Vidya Center, Sanskrit Main Page (http://www.arshavidyacenter.org/sanskrit101x.html)
Arsha Vidya Gurukula, Panini Vyakarana 2009: BR Shankara (http://avg-sanskrit.org/recordings/saturday-class-recordings-2009/)
Arsha Vidya Gurukula, Panini Vyakarana 2010 and beyond: Sri Satish (http://avg-sanskrit.org/recordings/saturday-class-recordings/)
Arsha Vidya Gurukula, Panini Vyakarana Raghuvamsha classes: Sri Satish (http://avg-sanskrit.org/recordings/thursday-class-recordings/)
Arsha Vidya Gurukula, Panini Vyakarana Antoine 1: Kalpesh (http://www.avg-sanskrit.org/kalpeshftp/)
Arsha Vidya Gurukula, Panini Vyakarana Antoine 2: Sri Satish (http://avg-sanskrit.org/recordings/wednesday-class-recordings/)
Arsha Vidya Gurukula, Siddhanta Kaumudi Class: Smt Sowmya Krishnapura (http://ggss-lessons.org/)Shashtra Nethralaya Gurukula, Sri Ramakrishnan Swami

Known by his appellation of Dravidacharya, Sri Ramakrishnan Swamiji , took birth in Dindigul of Tamilnadu, in the year 1972. After growingup in Chennai, where he completed his education, Sri Swamiji because of the burning desire for Self-knowledge left for Himalayas in march of 1997. Upon arrival in the Himalayas stayed-put in Rishikesh and immersed himself in Scriptual study in Traditional manner under Yogiswara Sri Shanti Dharmananda Saraswati ji , more particularly acquiring a sound grasp over , Sanskrit Grammar,Sankya, Yoga, Nyaya, Vaisheshika, Purva Mimamsa, Kashmiri Saivism and the Brihat Prastana Traya (Greater Triple Canon) of Vedanta (Chitsukhi, Advaitasiddhi and KhandanaKhandaKhadya) and under swamiji's disciple ViraktaShiromani Sri Sarveshananda Saraswati ji, the Prastana Traya (Triple Canon) of Vedanta (Bhagavad Gita, Upanishad and Brahma Sutra with Shankara Bhashya). Though not intrested in Teaching, Sri Swamiji, following Gurus instructions started teaching Shastras in simple, everyday, easy to understand Tamil in Rishikesh, which is not done in order even in Tamilnadu, without compromising tradition or rigour. Not just that, Sri Swamiji has blessed the Tamil knowing people with simple but detailed translation / explanation of the main books of all the Darshanas. He has brought his discourses / speeches in Tamil in CD form also.
(http://www.shastranethralaya.org/LectureELaghu-Part1.html)
Lectures on the Laghu Siddhanta Kaumudi Part 1 (http://www.shastranethralaya.org/LectureELaghu-Part1.html)
Lectures on the Laghu Siddhanta kaumudi Part 2 (http://www.shastranethralaya.org/LectureELaghu-Part2.html)
Lectures on the Laghu Siddhanta kaumudi Part 3 (http://www.shastranethralaya.org/LectureELaghu-Part3.html)Sanskrit Ebook Directories:
(https://skydrive.live.com/?cid=64ca520e752d39ed&id=64CA520E752D39ED%21135)
Ajitji's Skydrive (https://skydrive.live.com/?cid=64ca520e752d39ed&id=64CA520E752D39ED%21135)
Kalpesh' Skydrive (https://skydrive.live.com/?cid=ff8fddca0a294280&resid=FF8FDDCA0A294280%21116&id=FF8FDDCA0A294280%21116)
Sanskrit Ebooks (http://sanskritebooks.org/)
Vedamu.org: Learn Sanskrit (http://vedamu.org/LearnSanskrit.aspx) Sanskrit Srimad Bhagavatam Recitation:

Rendering of Bhagawat in sanskrit (http://archive.org/details/Shrimad-Bhagawat-Samhita-sanskrit)An Introduction to Sanskrit MR Dwarakanath:
An Introduction to Sanskrit by Shri (Dr.) M.R. Dwarakanath (https://who.rocq.inria.fr/Ramakrishna.Upadrasta/Sanskrit/SVBF_Sanskrit_Notes/)

wundermonk
19 May 2012, 10:15 PM
Thanks for the links. I voted 2nd option.

The two options were kinda rigged though. :p

Ramakrishna
20 May 2012, 11:53 PM
Namaste,

Thanks for all of these resources. I have been meaning to study Sanskrit for a while now but have never gotten around to it. But now that I have a few months off from college I will finally begin. I will incorporate this into my sadhana and set aside some time each day to study this divine language.

Jai Sri Ram

Sahasranama
21 May 2012, 06:14 PM
Three people who have voted fit the first option. Good luck watching Indians speak Urdu on imitation soap operas and getting caught up in the hysteria of a British sport, while five responsible and intelligent people take a sip of nectar from the ocean of the Sanskrit language. ;)

IcyCosmic
21 May 2012, 06:18 PM
Thanks. Just based on the helpful links on this thread, I will begin my journey into the language of sanskrit. From this friday I will begin learning it.

IcyCosmic
21 May 2012, 07:46 PM
Oh man, she is speaking some extremely classic hindi. Thank god I understand it, not picking up every word though.

Edit : Okay I have no I idea what the male teacher is saying x_x

Sahasranama
21 May 2012, 08:50 PM
Oh man, she is speaking some extremely classic hindi. Thank god I understand it, not picking up every word though.

Edit : Okay I have no I idea what the male teacher is saying x_x
You may have to watch the video a few times over to immerse yourself into the language. In the beginning you may not understand the longer sentences used, but don't worry. Try to understand the simple conversation first, like "my name is..." and "your name is..." Pay attention to the gender (masculine, feminine and neuter) and number (singular, dual, plural) of the words and the case endings.

I can advice you to start with the Chitrapurmath lessons, after you have gone through a few of them, the spoken Sanskrit will make a lot more sense to you.

You can also start with the 2009 classes of BR Shankara from the Arsha Vidya Gurukula, they are in English. Don't forget to download the right codec to watch the lectures: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/codec?Portal=www.gotomeeting.com

If you have not learned Devanagari yet, you should do this first.

IcyCosmic
23 May 2012, 05:10 AM
Okay, thankyou. I will check some resources when I have time and feedback.

ShriBala
06 December 2012, 09:05 PM
Namaskara. Sahas, thank you for the wonderful links to learn Samskritam.

Just came to know from my friend about a newspaper in Samskrit. Sudharma is its wonderful name and here's the link http://sudharma.epapertoday.com

This paper, electronic edition also available, is based out of Mysore. The owners, as usual like those involved in Dharmic activities, face tough times and near extinction.

If anyone would like to subscribe and/or donate, please follow the link.

Thanks

PS: i haven't subscribed yet to this as i just came to know about this. I plan to do so very shortly after taking the advice of my Samskrit adhyApikA.

Sahasranama
12 December 2012, 02:24 AM
Thanks for adding the link to a Sanskrit newspaper. There is also a Sanskrit news radio, the newspaper makes a nice compliment to the radio. Now all we need is a news station in Sanskrit. :)

Aanandinii
23 February 2014, 10:27 PM
Namaska Sahasranmaji,

Wonderful Thread! Thank you!

May I propose a couple of Android Apps that have been of great help to me? I have a long commute and these are of great help in making use of all that time on crowded buses and trains, and can be used on any Android device. They are in Google Play, but they are not free.

WAGmob's Learn Sanskrit (Speak and Write) (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.quizmine.sanskrit&hl=en) - Great for beginners to use in order to learn the alphabet and numbers, along with some vocabulary.

Krishna Varma's Sanskrit Primer (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sparshapps.sanskrit&hl=en) - Great intro that also has good resources for those who are a bit more advanced and could use a pocket reference.

Pranams

hinduism♥krishna
07 March 2014, 12:59 AM
They are in Google Play, but they are not free.

Krishna Varma's Sanskrit Primer (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sparshapps.sanskrit&hl=en) - Great intro that also has good resources for those who are a bit more advanced and could use a pocket reference.

Pranams

Yes , they are not free . But we can get it free . :)

If you are a android user , there is a patching software " Lucky Patcher " by ChelpuS . This app is extremely beneficial to crack any android soft .

If you open Sanskrit Primer software , it will search for License and pop up with error " License not found " . If you want to use that without paying , you can download Lucky Patcher [ Search in Google to download ]. We have to just open that app and click on " Remove license verification " . Done , it's so simple . Now you are using it free . Enjoy .

Note : Your phone should be rooted.

Sahasranama
19 March 2014, 06:51 PM
Namaska Sahasranmaji,

Wonderful Thread! Thank you!

May I propose a couple of Android Apps that have been of great help to me? I have a long commute and these are of great help in making use of all that time on crowded buses and trains, and can be used on any Android device. They are in Google Play, but they are not free.

WAGmob's Learn Sanskrit (Speak and Write) (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.quizmine.sanskrit&hl=en) - Great for beginners to use in order to learn the alphabet and numbers, along with some vocabulary.

Krishna Varma's Sanskrit Primer (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sparshapps.sanskrit&hl=en) - Great intro that also has good resources for those who are a bit more advanced and could use a pocket reference.

Pranams

I am glad you are finding these resources helpful.

fem_phoenix1109
19 March 2014, 10:05 PM
Namaste,

Lately I have been getting great enjoyment out of delving into the Sanskrit language. I am studying a book called Introduction to Sanskrit, part 1, by Thomas Egenes, which I think is perfect for someone with very little grasp on the language starting out. I am only a few lessons in, but I feel I have learned so much. I'll spend several days on each of the lessons, and sometimes just on one or two exercises, until I have a good grasp on it, then I have that to build on when moving to the next thing, and things are slowly falling into place.

Thank you to everyone who has shared their resources, especially those on pronunciation, which is the thing most lacking when learning from a book. They have been a valuable addition to my study.

Pranam.

silence_speaks
21 August 2014, 07:18 AM
Dear Friends,
:)

This can be a useful link:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQ6CLekQJO0&list=PLWjpkY4mU2RD8URCGJFG5nZQcb_PKTW8-

deafAncient
08 March 2015, 05:18 PM
Original poster, the link to the Sanskrit Movie link has changed to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-fP-Tp2FwQ

Chitrapurmath Sanskrit Lessons: Sanskrit Step by Step Part 1 is shot with missing parts of the text, so it can't be used.

Arsha Vidya Gurukula Sanskrit Lectures: There a massive number of mistakes just in the course introduction at http://www.arshavidyacenter.org/new/sanskrit/sanskritcourse.pdf - I'm writing the web master to let them know about the mistakes. If you go here - http://www.arshavidyacenter.org/new/sanskrit/alphabet.html - you'll find that the mistakes are not there, but it is still missing some of the vowel write-outs, like for the dental vowels ḷ and ḹ.

deafAncient
10 March 2015, 10:31 AM
Namaste to anyone who can help...

This is frustrating! Why is it that all of the books, online courses, and reference materials I have seen so far seem to avoid discussing ḷ, ḹ, ṛ, and ṝ???

I have no idea how these letters are pronounced. Most don't even discuss ḹ - I even have EasyUnicode keyboard layout installed as my default keyboard and know how to type that letter!

Dhanyavād

deafAncient
10 March 2015, 11:38 AM
Also, I'm just now learning that there is a difference between Vedic, Classical, and Modern Sanskrit... Wow! I couldn't even master Old nor Medieval English in my own language!