About

As is obvious from the title of this blog or from the address of the blog, this blog is about study of grammar of Sanskrit, basically my study of Sanskrit grammar.

I have been studying Sanskrit at other blogs of mine. But I realize that study of grammar of Sanskrit becomes a comprehensive study by itself.

When speaking of grammar of Sanskrit language, what comes immediately to mind is अष्टाध्यायी of पाणिनी. People have been doing study of अष्टाध्यायी of पाणिनी since ages. व्याकरण-महाभाष्य by पातञ्जलि is one such study. Then there have been सिद्धान्त-कौमुदी and लघु सिद्धान्त-कौमुदी.

I am aware that I am not a scholar, much less in Sanskrit grammar. I also know that I am fallible. However, at least for myself, my studies of Sanskrit will remain incomplete without a study of grammar of the language.

Most languages have different forms. The colloquial form may not be always grammatically correct. But such grammatically incorrect form is, to my mind, unacceptable to Sanskrit. The word Sanskrit itself means “refined”. I contend that its refining is prominently related to its grammatical structuring, through well laid-out rules. If that is so, grammatically incorrect Sanskrit is not Sanskrit anymore. Sanskrit has to be necessarily grammatically correct. That underscores the need for study of grammar of Sanskrit to be an essential and integral part of any study of Sanskrit.

I may be making mistakes in my studies. It has been a great experience with other blogs of mine, that experts have enriched them with their learned critical comments. I hope and pray that this blog also receives their blessings.

9 thoughts on “About

  1. namaste mahodaya,

    bahu dhanyavaadaH mahodayasya vivaranam ati sulabham asti aham nishyen pratidinam
    pathithum eachaami

    bhavadIyA
    shobhA

  2. This is a worth appreciating effort. Abhyankar-ji, would you like to create proper e-content to teach Sanskrit grammar through AShTaadhyaayee? Another aspect could be to figure out its application in modern computers.

    If interested, please write to s_ambuja@rediffmail.com
    Thanks and regards
    -A

    • नमस्ते अम्बुज-महोदय (or अम्बुजा-महोदये ?) !
      Thanks for your words of appreciation. I know that thoughts on Sanskrit Grammar as posted here are not in any specific order.

      But I do not have a plan right now to create a blog for systematic presentation of such thoughts. Because, as a student thoughts keep occurring to me at random.

      Also I have no plan right now to discuss अष्टाध्यायी also in any specific order.

      Even when I present thoughts at random, I do realize that I often get a different perspective, which becomes interesting simply by its virtue of being different. I would like to continue with such presents just for that virtue.

      But if you have a method of doing contents-preparation even when keeping the charm of that virtue, I am open for suggestions. Please feel free to advise me personally.

      • अम्बुजा-महोदये is right🙂

        Namaskar

        I liked your work, maybe because of the virtue that you also have realized and are enjoying.
        However, the kind of course I am thinking is a bit formalization of knowledge that would attract more learners in the pursuit of further education and career.

        Knowledgeable persons should spare time to train the youngsters. E-content is a scalable model.

        I was thinking of teaching AShTaadhyaayee (actually glimpses of the text) by exploring its computational aspects (in other words, visualizing the text as a production system for generating linguistic structures). You may perhaps like to explore this dimension…

        We will decide upon a few topics that could be discussed in 40 hours and compile thoughts on each of them. Then add audio-visuals to it and make a self-learning instructional courseware out of it.

        I have no idea of your background. I am a Computer Science person and a Sanskrit lover. Would like to collaborate with you if my thoughts interest you.

        Thanks and regards
        -A

  3. Excellent site but I have a big problem with the English language, it is only 400 years old and has no logical bases as Sanskrit. rishis studied Math and Sanskrit together and is logical trying to then understand sanskrit using English is problematic and I believe it cannot be done. Even the Americans have their own english spelling for no good reason, Look at my blog for further ideas

  4. Dear Sri. slabhyankar,
    We in Kerala start the study of smskrit wit getting by-heart the declesions and the Lakaras.and some learn even the Amarakosa. As this study occurs when the student is a child it is easy to get by-heart these. And you wont forget it ever.
    The next step is is stdy of Sriramodanta, probably a local text, which is very simple. each word parsed .At the end of the small text he will be fit to study another light text Srikrishnavilasa.two or thrre adhyayas will be studied. Then you go to Raghuvamsam two Sargas. After that comes Naishadam. And alon these you also study Alnkaras Sandhies etc.
    Then if you want to select Vyakarana, go Sidhanta koumudi.,Higher study means,Prodha Manorama and Sabdendu Sekara.
    But this may not be practicable in the case of men and women.
    With good wishes,
    M.K.B. Nambudripad.

  5. Namaste ji.
    Samskrita Seva is Saraswathi Seva. You are doing it wonderfully well by spreading the knowledge of Samskrita bhaashaa far and wide. May goddess Saraswathi bless you in abundance!
    सरस्वती नृत्यतु वाचि ते सदा।

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