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Articles tagged as Sanskrit

  • Indian Village Where People Speak in Sanskrit

    In Mattur ordinary shopkeepers and agricultural labourers speak in Sanskrit - or at least understand it. Most children too speak the language fluently.

  • New Year Intensive Sanskrit Course in Vrindavan

    The Vrindavan Institute for Higher Education (VIHE) course covers the most important sutras of the Sri Harinamamrita Vyakarana, Srila Jiva Gosvami's complete Sanskrit grammar, a work that contains around 3200 sutras or grammatical rules.  By the end of the course students will be able to directly read and understand the Sanskrit verses and commentaries on Shrimad Bhagavad Gita and Shrimad Bhagavatam, along with several other writings of Vaishnava acharyas.

  • Sanskrit thriving in British schools

    At the St James Junior School in London, the number of students wanting to learn the language has grown by leaps and bounds.

  • Tale of Two Villages
    Mathur is a tiny village on the banks of the perennial river Tunga. It is one of the two villages in India where Sanskrit is the official language.
  • Govardhana Sanskrit School Continues to Thrive After Founder’s Passing
    When Sanskrit scholar Gopiparanadhana Das passed away unexpectedly at his home in Govardhana, India on September 15th 2011, the ISKCON world was shocked. But with his passing, the biggest question was what would happen to his Sanskrit school, Srimad-Bhagavat Vidyapitham.
  • On a Mission to Save Sanskrit’s Best
    A vast corpus of knowledge lies hidden in Sanskrit, a language many consider dead. Now, the faculty at Kuppuswami Sastri Research Institute (Chennai, India), a non-profit educational institution, is going to excavate it, and make it available for the institute's members.
  • Keeping the Sanskrit Connection
    He is an American who has spent 38 of his 54 years of life in Gujarat. Basu Ghosh Das, president of the ISKCON temple in Vadodara, is currently in Ahmedabad to participate in the All India Sanskrit Elocution Competition.
  • Sanskrit Scholar Gopiparanadhana Dasa Passes Away

    It’s no surprise that Gopiparanadhana should have such an auspicious passing, for his devotion and service in the Hare Krishna movement was truly exemplary.

  • Sanskrit Is ‘Cool'
    Generation Y is finding new ways of reaching for its roots. Sanskrit is probably one of the most structured languages, and that makes learning many present-day languages so much easier. Even if Sanskrit is still not considered as hep or stylish as French or German, the trend is definitely catching on.