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
Starting in : November 2017
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.
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
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?
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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