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Sat 13 Aug 2022

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM (UTC+5.5)

Weekend with Wisdom: Essential Grammar to Study Sanskrit Texts

‘Abhinvavaiyakarana’ or the modern grammarian course has been designed under the guidance of the stalwart scholar of our times BrahmaSri Mani Dravid Sastrigal. The purpose is to introduce students to essential elements of the grammar of the sanskrit language so that they can read, analyse and understand texts. It would take nothing more than a few hours to understand the structure of the language so that you can start reading the texts in original. In this presentation, the attempt will be made to introduce all the essential concepts of grammar. Of course, it will take a lot of practice to internalise the concepts and build the required fluency. That is a life long journey and a good student should study under a teacher to crystallise the concepts of vyakarana sastra.


Rajaram Venkataramani


Rajaram Venkataramani is a technocrat by profession working and a hobby Mathematician. He lives with his family in the UK. He comes from a typical modern Tambram family with one leg rooted in the smarta and vaidika traditions. He has personal interest in bhakti and vedanta traditions and has learnt essentials of Gaudiya Vaishnavam and Advaita Vedanta from stalwart scholars. He has also edited a thesis at SOAS on Gudartha Dipika, which establishes that Bhakti is a parama purushartha in Advaita as well. He is a student of Sanskrit with a keen interest in the structure of the language.