Chakra Announcements

Sanskrit Course

by Achyuta Krishna Das,

Posted July 18, 2006

Shri Ranganatha Gaudiya Matha in Bangalore (India) is offering a 40 days (1 hr/day) course in Sanskrit language. This course will be based on Hari-namamrta Vyakarana, by Srila Jiva Gosvami. The course will be offered by audio conference call (possibly direct web cast also) every Sat 9am - 10:15a ET/New York time starting August 19. You can enroll for the course at

Course instructors will be: Sripad B V Dandi Maharaj, Sripad Vishnu Daivata Maharaj and Sripad Radhe Shyam Prabhu

About Hari-namamrta Vyakarana: Srila Jiva Gosvami, in order to please the Lord Caitanya composed a grammar in Sanskrit, in which all the rules of grammar were explained with examples that used the holy names of the Lord. This grammar is still current. It is known as Hari-namamrta-Vyakarana and is prescribed in the syllabus of schools in Bengal. Srila Jiva Gosvami compiled a grammar in two parts, named Laghu- hari -*namamrta*- vyakarana and *Brhad*- dhari-*namamrta*- vyakarana. If someone studies these two texts in vyakarana, or grammar, he learns the grammatical rules of the Sanskrit language and simultaneously learns how to become a great devotee of *Lord* Krsna.

There is no tuition fee for this course but donations are welcome.