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Some study of available textbooks made me think that most textbooks do not make “graded learning”. That is what prompted me to enterprise into this blog.

For learning of Sanskrit to become graded learning, it came to mind that it may as well start with simple two-word sentences – a pronoun-subject and a verb. Having composed the first lesson, it transpires that the very first lesson presents a potential of one being able to compose as many as 240 simple sentences !

When starting off in this manner, I have skipped any explanation of the Devanagari script. There are any number of websites, which explain the Devanagari script alongside of pronunciation.

I wanted to focus on what is not available. Having realized, that “graded learning” is not available, I focused on that.

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  1. I’m a senior citizen and learning Sanskrit since last few days. Your information is very very helpfull and I wish many beginners should make use of this great effort .Many Thanks-V.Sivasubramaniam

  2. Dear Sir,

    I am not able to find stem word for ततः (meaning: from there ) . Is this pronoun or is this indeclinable ?. Can you please guide me
    Regards
    Ramana murthy

  3. Namaskar Sri Abhyankar Mahodayah. Pranam. You site is excellent. Thank you so very much for giving your valuable time to create this Sanskrit learning website. It’s very useful. Hare Krishna!

  4. Respected sir,
    I know little bit of hindi, I can easily understand this topic. I am deeply interested in learning the mother of all languages. It will be highly useful if the pronunciation is also given in English language. I am extremely grateful to your kind self for the lesson in sanskrit.
    With high regards
    m.ponnurangam

    • नमस्ते श्रीमन् पोन्नुरंगम्-महोदय !

      Even a Mexican, who recently posted his first Sanskrit verse to a Google-group mentioned that learning of any language should start with learning the script in which most of its literature is available.

      I have known children having Tamil as their mother tongue, speaking in Tamil at home 24×7, yet not being able to read Tamil are totally deprived of the pleasure of Tamil literature. And that is so with many children who are born of Indian parents who settled abroad. Every Indian language has rich literary treasures. All those treasures cannot be Romanized. That need not be done also. That would be wasteful effort. People should rather learn the scripts instead of expecting that all literature be presented to them Romanized.

  5. bhavathaha noothana paatana maargaath samskrutha patanam atheeva saralam bhavathi. deerghaayushmaan,aayuraarogyam cha prarthayaami

    • My exact sentiments. I’ve been studying Sanskrit for the past year, but because I do not know Hindi, and therefore has to learn it through the English medium, it has been a formidable challenge, but a rewarding one. My father taught us the Devanagri script when we were kids, but he passed on many decades ago. So reading the Sanskrit and Hindi words are easy, but understanding them are difficult for me. I can’t believe how wonderful, simple, detailed, and fun Sri Slabhyankar has made this language on a simple blog site. Much appreciated and much Blessings to you Sir

  6. Dear Sir,

    1) Gender= Masculine
    word बाल = boy
    Singular= बालः
    Dual =बालौ
    Plural = बालाः

    2)Gender= Feminine
    word बाला= girl
    Singular= बाला
    Dual = बाले
    Plural = बालाः

    If above are correct, below is my qeustion
    Question: The word “बालाः ” means both boys and girls . Which one to take in a sentence?

    Please reply.

    Regards
    Ramana murthy

  7. Pranamam Abhyankarji. I thought of learning Samskritam to understand Bhagavad Gita and ended up finding your lessons. So easy to understand and a million thanks for this good deed.

  8. Koti Pranams to you Sirji for this wonderful way of teaching Sanskrit. Is there anyway I can download all the lessons, would love to do so. Thank you very much.

  9. Thanks for your effort. Very Good !
    Could you please add an index page and also a search option to return matching searches on each page and also in the whole material.

  10. Thank you for this wonderful method of teaching. Have been trying to learn Sanskrit online and this is a real good approach.

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