Sanskrit is an ancient classical language of the people belonging to the land called Bhaarat.
It will not be an exaggeration to say that anything of significance to people has been written about in Sanskrit ages ago!
The Vedas have been the guiding light of all Hindus. Called “shāstram” or “Shruti”, the Vedas are written in Sānskrit. Even Bhagavān Shri. Rāma, who tradition holds, lived 10,000 years ago was born in a Vedic family, of the PutrakāmeshTi yāga, given in the Vedās. Therefore, Sānskrit itself is a very ancient language.
Samskritam Courses Overview
Arsha Seva Kendram has been engaged in the teaching of Samskritam since 2018. In 2018, September Arsha Seva Kendram started Sasyam, a basic introductory level Samskritam course. Next year along with that Lataa, an intermediate level Samskritam course was also started. In the year 2020, Arsha Seva Kendram started Maalatee, an intermediate-advanced level Samskritam course.
Course details are shared through social media platforms and registrations are accepted through Arsha Seva Kendram website with a nominal token donation solely for the sake of accepting committed students.
Students are added to their level appropriate Signal and Google groups for course related communication. Classes are organized every week through Zoom Video Conferencing. Our classes are recorded and uploaded to YouTube so that students who are not able to attend class directly can watch videos and learn. Many students have cleared exams like this. Students are given access to a Drive full of electronic versions of various Reference books, class materials, different Board Textbooks, dictionaries, sambhashanam videos, sanskrit magazines and so on. We also have dedicated signal groups for information sharing and doubt clarification. Home works are regularly given through Google classroom and graded. Other than this we have practice sessions every week, so that students can gain flexibility over the language.
Thus Arsha Seva Kendram provides a well structured support system for the students to continue their learning. Along with the syllabus emphasis is given for Sambhashana Samskritam also. Though writing exams are not mandatory we encourage the students to appear for Samskrita Bharati’s exams. Arsha Seva Kendram sponsors their examination fees and takes care of local as well as international shipping of books.
So far(in 3 batches from 2018 to 2021, June) 33 students have cleared Samskrita Bharati’s Pravesha (Level-1) and 13 students have cleared Samskrita Bharati’s Parichaya (Level-2) exam. Fifty six students (comprising 3 levels) from the current batches have registered for the upcoming exams in January 2022.
Sasyam : Introductory level
Lataa : Intermediate level
Lataa is an intermediate Samskritam course aimed at preparing the students to take up a higher level of language and grammar topics such as Krudantas, Swara Sandhi, Vidhiling and Lang Lakaaras and Prayogas. Upon completion of this course, students would be equipped to appear for Samskrita Bharati’s Parichaya (Level-2) Examination.
Maalatee : Intermediate - advanced level
Maalatee is an intermediate-advanced Samskritam course aimed at preparing students to take up further advanced language and grammar topics such as Sati Saptami, advanced Krudantas, and Vyanjana Sandhi. This course would prepare the students to appear for Samskrita Bharati’s Shiksha (Level-3) Examination.
Kamalam : Advanced level
Kamalam is an advanced level Samskritam course aimed at preparing the students for advanced topics such as Samasa, Samskrita Sahitya Parichaya, Chandas, Alankara, and advanced pratyayaha’s, etc. This course would prepare the students to appear for Samskrita Bharati’s Kovida (Level-4) Examination.
Short term courses
Panini Vyakaranam (Laghu Siddhanta Koumudi) –
- Vyakarana sastra background
- Ashtadhyayi and sutras
- Laghu Siddhanta Kaumudi – chapter dealing with Sangya Prakaranam, including all sutras therein
Amarakosha – BaalavargaH for children and Amarakosha (for adults) – Amarakosha – Dictionary of Synomnys
Indic Knowledge Landscape – About Indic knowledge
Bhagavadgeetaavaak-1 – Vyaakarana in Srimad Bhagavad Gita
She is passionate about Yoga and has been practicing yoga for the last 25 years. She has a MSc in yoga therapy from SVyasa University, with a gold medal in BSc (Yoga). She runs regular therapy sessions to help people with lifestyle related issues. She is also working with pregnant ladies on prenatal yoga therapy to help achieve healthy and normal childbirth.
Her interests include studying the Shastram. She is a student of Vedanta and Samskritam with Arsha Seva Kendram.
A former senior management professional who left his professional career to pursue his interests in the study of yoga and shastram.He has a degree in Engineering and Post graduate degrees in Management and Yoga Therapy. A long term practitioner of yoga, he is currently working on his PhD in Yoga. His organisation runs Yoga programs in schools and colleges as part of the curriculum. A student of Vedanta and Samskritam with Arsha Seva Kendram and is also studying Veda.
Indhu Vivek has been learning Sanskrit for the past 3 years. She has a Bcom degree from Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala. She has completed BhashaPak 1 of Samskrita Bharati.
She is currently pursuing Kovida from Samskrita Bharati and also learning Paniniya Vyakaranam.
An alumnus of IIT-Bombay, N. Karthik is a data scientist. He’s currently engaged in driving policy through data driven research. His professional activities may be accessed at: https://www.iimb.ac.in/reri/karthik.php
N. Karthik is also student of Vedanta and Samskrtam. Trained in these subjects in the traditional Guru-Shishya Parampara, he believes in solving modern day worldly problems by invoking Indian traditions and knowledge systems.
Bhanu M Chandra
Haripriya Kidambi teaches Samskritam at Arsha Seva Kendram. She has done her MA in Samskritam in AlankarashastraH from Karnataka Samskrita University, Bangalore, and Masters’ in Vedic Sciences from MIT,Pune. She has been teaching Bhagavadgeeta, Amarakosha to many children for the past several years. She has been recording Bhagavatapurana 10th skandha for her own You tube channel . Narrates stories for children from scriptures in her You Tube Channel in Kannada language. She has taken up teaching Samskritam at Arsha Seva Kendram since a few years.
She holds B.Music from Madras University. Carnatic music being her forte, she has composed music for a dance project sponsored by Sangeet Natak Academy, and has given lecture demo on Carnatic music for school teachers at teachers’ training programme conducted by the govt.of India CCRT(Centre for Culture and Research Training ) at Udaipur in the past. She has taught Carnatic vocal at Purnapramati school ,Bangalore.
She has been helping and coordinating with several volunteers to share translations of Bhagavatam and Ramayanam in several whatsup groups in multiple languages for those who are in need of listening to the daily dose of the scriptures.
She has worked in several projects like pali-hindi to Kannada dictionary , translations of Vastu, Astrology and other religious books From Telugu/Tamil to Kannada, English, and vice versa. She is a certified Ypga trainer from heartfulness Yoga Centre, Hyderabad.She has a deep interest in Shri Vaishnava sampradaya (SriRamanuja Philosophy) and has been learning Divyaprabandhams from a great scholar. She can speak six languages fluently.
Dr Manjiri Malekar (MBBS, MS Opthalmology DOMS)
Dr Manjiri is an Ophthalmologist Eye surgeon by profession. Currently she is the Medical director & consultant Eye surgeon at Amey Eye Hospital, Mulund East. She is also a consultant Ophthalmologist at Fortis hospital
Mulund West, Mumbai.
She has completed Kovida from
Samskrita Bharathi. She is a qualified teacher of Samskrita Bharathi, Maharashtra.She also teaches GeetaSopanam. She has also completed Geetavrati from Geetapariwar.
She has memorized all the 700 slokas of Bhagavadgeeta. She has received gold medal from Geetaparivar.
Right now she is doing comparative research study of modern Ophthalmology, Oculoplasty & Sushruta Samhita. She intends to do PhD in Samskritam & Modern Ophthalmology. Her intention is to explore the world of Medicine during Sushruta times. She is a Yoga Teacher. She has completed Pradeepak Teacher’s course in Bramhavidya in English & Marathi.