This course introduces the learners to the tradition of Pāṇinian grammar, and gives an overview of the structure and construction of the Aṣṭādhyāyī. They will gain an understanding of all the major concepts of Sanskrit grammar in a way which will facilitate easy progression into the study of texts of Pāṇinian grammar. They can also practice applying the concepts through extensive exercises. The course will be the first step for a committed learner to easily understand simple Sanskrit texts.
This course in now complete. All materials (video and audio recordings, presentations) are available below.
a student of Samskrita with basic knowledge of reading, writing and speaking the language, wanting to gain an understanding of the grammatical aspects of the language.
a student seeking to understand the fundamentals of Pāṇinian grammar.
a student who wishes to improve skills of Sanskrit language and grammar.
a teacher who wants to explore better ways of teaching concepts of grammar effectively.
2. I don’t know to read and write Samskrit. Can I attend this course?
All the notes and exercises will be exclusively in Samskrita. Hence, we would advise you to join one of our other courses to pick up these basic skills before attempting this course. Our Learn Sanskrit – Level 1 course will give you a very good grounding in the basics of Samskrita.
3. I cannot speak Samskrita. Can I attend this course?
It is enough if you can understand spoken Samskrita. By the end of the course, you will be speaking Samskrita yourself. You will pick up the language naturally by listening and participating in the classes.
4. Is there any other course that I can attend before taking up this course?
Yes. If you have not already done so, please take up the course on Vibhakti to know the basics on sentence construction.
It will be 95% Samskrita. It is the experience of many of our students that their Samskrita knowledge has improved significantly simply by listening and absorbing the Samskrita atmosphere in the class. You will also be encouraged to express yourself in Samskrita as much as possible. In some rare cases, for assisting understanding, additional English explanations will be used.
2. What is the fee for this course?
This course is absolutely free! The only things you will need to invest is your interest and commitment to attend the classes regularly and participate in the activities.
Is there a particular book I need to buy for the course?
The teacher, vid. Tilaka M Rao has authored a book called Aṣṭādhyāyīpraveśa, which has lessons and exercises which will be covered in this course. The two-volume book has been published by Veda Vijnana Shodha Sansthan. Those who want to purchase the book may send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For learners in the US, the book will be made available shortly in the online bookstore of Samskrita Bharati.
The book is recommended for learners, to practice additional exercises and gain proficiency in the subject. However, it is not mandatory to possess the book in order to attend the classes. All the required materials will be provided by the teacher in his presentation, and can be downloaded from the portal.
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Ashtadhyayi course was tremendous learning experience of Paninian grammar. The dedication shown by the teacher and his teaching technique was second to none. I eagerly await dor rhe next session. I sincerely thank Vyoma for doing such a great service to language and culture, without whom this would not been possible.
I’m very grateful to you and Tilak Sir for creating such an informative and very much needed online course. Everything was presented in a systematic and rigorous manner, while keeping the material easy to grasp at the same time. This combination of simplicity with rigourness is very helpful.