A two-day Sanskrit Workshop (Level I) is being organized by Sri Aurobindo Foundation for Indian Culture (SAFIC), Puducherry, conducted by Dr. Y.N. Rao, a famous Linguist from Hyderabad on July 21 & 22, 2018, at Sri Aurobindo Bhavan, Sri Aurobindo Society, Musheerabad, Hyderabad.
Features of the Workshop
One of the advantages of learning the divine language Sanskrit is that it is written in a script called ‘DEVANAGARI’. A recent research by the scientists of National Brain Research Centre (NBRC) has discovered that reading Devanagari involves more areas of human brain than Roman scripts. That means learning Sanskrit is a good exercise for human brain. “Our results suggest bilateral activation–participation from both left and right hemispheres of the brain-for reading phrases in Devanagari”, they concluded.
However, there are several people who are not familiar with this script but are seen learning Sanskrit language and chanting the mantras, shlokas, devotional verses, etc., of Sanskrit either through the transliteration in their mother tongue or English. Obviously, one cannot feel the real feel of this language unless he/she is at least a little familiar with the Devanagari script. In addition, a lot of beauty and profoundness of Sanskrit language is lost in translation/interpretation.
With a aim to make Sanskrit language students familiar with the Devanagari script, SAFIC is organizing a two-day Sanskrit workshop—Level I on July 21 (Saturday) and 22 (Sunday), 2018, from 10 am to 5 pm at Sri Aurobindo Bhavan, Sri Aurobindo Society, Hyderabad. At the workshop, equal importance would be given to both theory and practice of various scientific aspects, including pronunciation of the words using Devanagari script during the sessions, so as to make the participants feel that they could gain adequate familiarity with it within these two days.
Topics to be covered in the workshop include: Learning Devanagari (Sanskrit) script; Sanskrit vocabulary; chanting of a few selected mantras, nursery rhymes, songs, shlokas, devotional verses, etc., in Sanskrit.
Those who are interested to participate in the aforementioned Sanskrit Workshop may contact for further details and application form:
Dr. Y.N. Rao, Course Facilitator
The last date for the submission of the duly filled-in Applications is 13th July, 2018.
Feedback from Earlier Workshops
The following are the excerpts from the Feedbacks submitted by the Participants of the Sanskrit Workshop earlier:
“Workshop was simply excellent! I feel that I have got a good opportunity to write and speak the Sanskrit language. Frequent Workshops will definitely improve our skills in Sanskrit.”
—Mr. N.V.S. Rama Rao
“Excellent! Frequency of the Workshops should be increased.”
—Smt. Reeta Kamath
“I am very much satisfied. The duration is inadequate. Please conduct the Workshops often.”
—Mr. R. Ramakrishnan