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Learn Sanskrit through Ayurveda

Learning Sanskrit with the help of the Aṣṭāṅgahṛdaya


Ayurveda is a system of medicines originated 5,000 years ago in the Indian civilization. Ayurveda literally means knowledge of life is formed by the words - Ayu, which means life and Veda, which means knowledge. Charaka Samhita and Sushruta Samhita are one of the major texts in Ayurveda which are originally written in the Sanskrit language.

This course brings you the knowledge of Ayurveda by learning Sanskrit with the direct reference of Ashtangahridaya (Aṣṭāṅgāhṛdaya). This text, written in a simple poetic way, is based on both Charaka and Sushruta Samhita. The aim is to learn Sanskrit in order to develop ease to deal with Sanskrit texts in Ayurveda. It will start with the training of basic pronunciation of Sanskrit sounds. And then the building blocks of Sanskrit grammar like Nominal Declension, Verbal Conjugation, Sandhi and Karaka will be taught so that students can identify forms in the verse, dissolve Sandhis and construct the verse. This training will make you independent in understanding the basic Sanskrit text in the Ayurveda. This is a must-attend course for anyone who wants to learn the original texts of Ayurveda in Sanskrit.

with Dr. Tanuja Ajotikar

Tanuja has done Ph.D. in Sanskrit Grammar from Dept. of Humanities and Social Sciences at IIT, Bombay. She was also a visiting scholar at the Harvard University. She is a trained traditional grammar scholar and also teaches Paninian grammar to Doctoral students. With more than 20 research publications to her credit, Tanuja is also well-versed in reading ancient scripts. Her main interests are computational linguistics and Sanskrit, Paninian grammar and manuscriptology. She has been a post-doctoral research associate in the Sanskrit Library and IIT Bombay. Currently, she teaches Sanskrit at Shri B. M. Kankanwadi Ayurveda Mahavidyalaya, Karnataka

Starting in : November 2017

November

18

  • 45-Hour Course

  • A Series of 30 Classes

  • Saturday & Sunday, 8pm to 9:30pm IST

Registration Cost: USD $250

Students Get a Certificate of Participation on Successfully Completing the Course!

Recorded lectures avaialble for the duration of 6 months.

Curriculum

  • Reading and Pronunciation of Sanskrit:Developing ease in reading Sanskrit texts in the AyurvedaDuration: 5-hours

  • Nominal Declension:Fundamental tool for understanding nouns, adjectives that will ultimately help understand plant names, disease names, remedies etc. described in the textDuration: 10-hours

  • Verbal Conjugation:Provides fundamental knowledge to understand the construction of a sentence.Duration: 10-hours

  • Sandhi:Unfolds the basic word boundaries in the verse. Deconstructs complex words into simpler form.Duration: 10-hours

  • Kaaraka:Develops ability to understand the verse without any external help, enables to translate the text without any helpDuration: 10-hours

FAQs

Is there any prerequisite to attend this course?

There are no prerequisite. The course will be delivered in English language. Anyone who has a zeal to understand Ayurvedic texts in original form in Sanskrit can join this course!


Do I need to know Devanagari script or Sanskrit before I join?

No, knowledge of Devanagari script or Sanskrit is not compulsory and most of the concepts will be explained in Roman script too. Although it will be benefitial if you know basic Sanskrit already.


When will the classes happen?

The classes will happen on Saturdays and Sundays at 8pm IST. The first session will be on Saturday, 18th November. If you stay in a different timezone, you can check your local time here - Saturday, 8pm IST to my local time.


Where are these classes conducted?

These classes will be conducted on Zoom video conferencing tool. Download it here Zoom on PC/Mac, Android and iPhone/iPad


What is the procedure for joining these classes?

Once you enroll for the classes by filling up the form below, we will reach out to you for further details on how to join the class and the online payment.


What happens if I miss a class?

The classes will be recorded and made available for a duration of 6 months till May 2018.


Can I get a refund?

The course is non-refundable.


Does everyone gets a Certificate of Participation?

Attending 70% of the classes is necessary to get a certificate.


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