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  Sanskrit - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Vedic Sanskrit is the language of the Vedas, a large collection of hymns, incantations, and religio-philosophical discussions which form the earliest religious texts in India and the basis for much of the Hindu religion.
Vedic Sanskrit had a pitch accent which could even change the meaning of the words, and was still in use in Panini's time, as we can infer by his use of devices to indicate its position.
Sanskrit is claimed to be spoken natively by the population in Mattur, a village in central Karnataka.
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 Vedic Sanskrit - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Vedic Sanskrit is the language of the Vedas, which are the earliest sacred texts of India and the Aryan people.
Vedic Sanskrit was first known used in the age of the Indus valley civilization between 4000 and 1700 BC.
Vedic Sanskrit is the oldest attested language of the Indo-Iranian branch of the Indo-European family.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Vedic_Sanskrit   (958 words)

 Sanskrit Language - MSN Encarta
Sanskrit Language (from Sanskrit samskrta, “adorned, cultivated, perfected”), the classical sacred and literary language of the Hindus of India, belonging to the Indo-Aryan (Indic) branch of the Indo-Iranian languages, a subfamily of the Indo-European languages.
Sanskrit is distinguishable from the oldest preserved forms of Indian speech, in the Vedic religious scriptures, the Brahmanas, Vedas, and Upanishads.
The discovery by Western scholars of the existence of Sanskrit, and of Indian methods of teaching it, led both to the identification of the Indo-European language family and, under the stimulation of Panini's methodology, to the establishment of the science of comparative linguistics or comparative philology.
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 Purpose and Origin of the Vedas
The Vedic Sanskrit is called vaidika and it is more complicated both in its grammar and in the use of certain words which are only found in the Vedas.
The Vedic meters are Gayatri, Usnik, Anustup, Brhati, Pankti, Tristup, Jagati, Aticchanda, Atyasti, Atijagati and Ativirat.
The prana phase of Vedic sound, known as para, is situated in the adhara-cakra; the mental phase, known as pasyanti, is situated in the area of the navel, on the manipuraka-cakra; the intellectual phase, known as madhyama, is situated in the heart area, in the anahata-cakra.
www.veda.harekrsna.cz /encyclopedia/vedas-purpose-origin.htm   (11134 words)

The earliest written records of the Indo-Aryan group can be found in Vedic Sanskrit, the language used in the Hindu scriptures called the Vedas, religious texts that form the foundation of Hinduism.
Sanskrit was codified and standardized by the grammarian Panini around the 5th century BC.
Sanskrit verbs are complex with three tenses (present, past, future), two aspects (imperfective and perfective), three voices (active, passive, and middle), and three moods (imperative, conditional, indicative).
www.nvtc.gov /lotw/months/february/sanskrit.html   (669 words)

 Sanskrit Department • The Language of the Vedas
Sanskrit is the language of the Vedic culture.
The Vedic tradition promotes a different image of itself and the origin of the Sanskrit language — an image which is though graded as purely mythological by the indologists.
Consequently, Sanskrit produces a transcendental sound vibration which is able to liberate the living entity from the material existence called samsara, the circle of repeated births and deaths.
www.vedic-academy.com /sanskrit/about_sanskrit.htm   (1062 words)

 Indian Language - Sanskrit - Crystalinks
Sanskrit is an Indo-European classical language of India and a liturgical language of Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism.
Sanskrit is taught in schools and households throughout India, as a second language.
Sanskrit is mostly used as a ceremonial language in Hindu religious rituals in the forms of hymns and mantras.
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 Sanskrit - Hindi - Prakrit - Haryana Online - India - Languages - Vedic - Vedas
Sanskrit is the earliest attested members of the Indo-European language family, and an official language of India.
When the term arose in India, 'Sanskrit' was not conceived of as referring to a specific language set apart from other languages (the people of the time regarded languages more as dialects), but rather referred to a particularly refined manner of speaking.
Vedic Sanskrit also had labial and velar fricatives and a retroflex L. Sandhi: Sanskrit has an elaborate set of phonological rules called Sandhi and samaas which are expressed in its writing (except in so-called pada texts).
www.haryana-online.com /sanskrit.htm   (2307 words)

 Sanskrit alphabet, pronunciation and language
Sanskrit is the classical language of Indian and the liturgical language of Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism.
Vedic Sanskrit, the pre-Classical form of the language and the liturgical langauge of the Vedic religion, is one of the earliest attested members of the Indo-European language family.
Today Sanskrit is used mainly in Hindu religious rituals as a ceremonial language for hymns and mantras.
www.omniglot.com /writing/sanskrit.htm   (455 words)

 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Sanskrit   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Sanskrit and Vedic Science Study the language of nature at Maharishi University, USA.
Sanskrit SANSKRIT [Sanskrit], language belonging to the Indic group of the Indo-Iranian subfamily of the Indo-European family of languages (see Indo-Iranian).
Sanskrit was the classical standard language of ancient India, and some of the oldest surviving Indo-European documents are written in Sanskrit;
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Sanskrit is no longer a spoken language, but continues to be used in religious ritual, and its Classical form is still cultivated as a literary language.
Sanskrit is divided into two general categories, the more ancient Vedic Sanskrit (assumed to have been spoken from approximately 1500-200 B.C.) and Classical Sanskrit (approximately 500 B.C.- 1000 A.D.).
Vedic Sanskrit literature developed first in an oral form, and was first set down in writting after centuries of oral transmission.
colfa.utsa.edu /drinka/pie/lang_sanskrit.htm   (648 words)

 Koshur: An Introduction to Spoken Kashmiri
Similarly Vedic prastar, from which the Hindi word patthar (stone) is derived, changes through the intermediary Prakrit form pattharo to pathar or pathur in Kashmiri retaining the original sense of "on the ground" or "floor".
Sanskrit agni changes to agin and lagna becomes lagun (of Hindi lagna) the ga remaining strong and unchanged in initial, medial or terminal positions.
Sanskrit dr changes to z in Shina, where as in Kashmiri the d of the compound consonant is generally preserved: Sh.
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 Sanskrit Language, Sanskrit Literature, History Of Sanskrit, Vedic Sanskrit, Origin Of Sanskrit.
Obviously this Vedic or Old Indo-Aryan language met with the language of the Dravidians (who were then not restricted to just the southern regions) and Austrics, and some give and take happened.
With the Vedas was laid the foundation stone of Vedic literature and all Sanskrit literature thereafter.
Sanskrit is also the language of India’s two most talked about epics, the Ramayana and the Mahabharata.
languages.iloveindia.com /sanskrit.html   (697 words)

 VNN Editorial - Cities And Regions Since
Consequently, the Papacy in Rome was a Vedic priesthood until a haughty neo-convert Roman Emperor Constantine pounced on the Vatican around 312 A.D, slew the Vedic pontiff and installed in his place a representative of the tiny Christian sect.
For instance, the Brahma of Vedic tradition is spelled as Abraham in Jewish and Christian and Ibrahim in by Muslims.
And since the Sanskrit word 'Gow' is pronounced as 'Cow' in English, it should be apparent that the modern word 'curriculum' is an hangover of the Vedic 'guruculam'.
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 Vedic scriptures
In Vedic Sanskrit the words have accent, akin to notes in music, and a word's meaning can change drastically simply by changing the accent of its letters.
The Vedic Sanskrit has its own grammar and it is used only in the Vedas.
Tantras are similar to the Vedic smrti sastras insofar as mantra, yantra and tantra are concerned (mantra = the sounds used in executing the duties; yantra = the paraphernalia needed for the duties; tantra = the method of executing the duties.
www.veda.harekrsna.cz /encyclopedia/scriptures.htm   (1332 words)

B.C. The oldest known stage of Sanskrit is Vedic or Vedic Sanskrit, so-called because it was the language of the
Vedic Sanskrit was current c.1500 B.C. to c.200 B.C. However, Sanskrit in its classical form, a development of Vedic, was spoken c.400 B.C. as a standard court language.
Asian drama: Sanskrit Drama - Sanskrit Drama Sanskrit drama is part of Sanskrit literature, the classical literature of India,...
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 Vedic Sanskrit Stars
The chart above summarizes some of the etymological information pertaining to the names of the gods in the David and Goliath myths, and provides evidence that their roots are to be found in Sanskrit, now a dead language but once the original language of the Indo-European languages.
The gods and the stories about them must therefore be of deep antiquity, not inconsistent with the date of 3500 BC established here for the origin of the myth (see the analysis of Ancient Star Positions subsequently).
The Greek poet Aratus, in composing his poem The Phaenomena, is believed to have based his astronomical references on an already antique celestial sphere known as the sphere of Eudoxus.
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 About Sanskrit Language - Ministry   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Sanskrit is distinguishable from the oldest preserved forms of Indian speech, in the Vedic religious
Sanskrit cases are found only in the singular of the most common noun declension.
Narayana is the Sanskrit name given in the Upanishads to that which is the sum and substance of all the manifested and unmanifested realms.
maxpages.com /globalnetwork/Sanskrit - !http://www.maxpages.com/globalnetwork/Sanskrit   (2063 words)

 Maharishi University of Management Press - Vedic Literature and Sanskrit
We offer new Sanskrit editions of the six Darshanas from Vedic Literature which together unfold the total path to gaining enlightenment.
This concordance for the Bhagavad-Gita includes cross-referencing, definitions of Sanskrit terms, and an index of all analogies...
This groundbreaking work details the relationship between the 40 branches of the Vedic Literature and their corresponding parts in the human physiology...
www.mumpress.com /s_vedic.html   (444 words)

 Vedic - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Vedic Sanskrit, their language (see also Vedic meter, Vedic accent, Vedic chant and Shrauta)
Vedic mathematics, developed by Shri Bharati Krishna Tirthaji
This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Vedic   (91 words)

 Classical Sanskrit   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Classical Sanskrit is one of the topics in focus at Global Oneness.
The Rigveda is by far the most archaic of the Vedic texts preserved, and it retains many common Indo-Iranian elements, both in language and in content, that are not present in any other Vedic texts.
Vedic Sanskrit had a labial fricative [f], called upadhmaniya, and a velar fricative [x], called See also:
www.experiencefestival.com /classical_sanskrit   (486 words)

 archive: Language of Indus seals is Vedic Sanskrit: new book
"The language of the seals is Vedic Sanskrit, with a significant number of them containing words and phrases traceable to the ancient Vedic glossary Nighantu, compiled from still earlier sources by Yaska.
The language is less archaic than that of the Rigveda, and corresponds closely to that of the later Vedic works like the Sutras and the Upanishads," he said.
Despite the shortness of most messages, the rules of Vedic grammar and phonetics are clearly discernible in the structure of the Indus script, he said.
www.hvk.org /articles/0599/6.html   (554 words)

 Sanskrit Texts and Stotras
Presents the Devi Mahatmyam (which is also known as the Durga Saptashati and as the Chandi Patha) in both normal print-size and large print-size, including the introductory and concluding stotras traditionally chanted before and after the Devi Mahatmyam.
Including the 40 Areas of Vedic Literature, Rig Veda, Sama Veda, Shiva Sutras, Mandukya Upanishad, Isha Upanishad, Ganapati Atharvashirsha Upanishad (also known as the Ganapati Upanishad), Shantis for the 108 Upanishads, Mahavakyas, Pingala Chandas, and Paniniya Shiksha.
There is a bug in the most recent version of IE which may cause the Sanskrit pdf files not to load into the browser.
sanskrit.safire.com   (1355 words)

 Sanskrit Documents
The Story of Nala and Damayanti is often studied by Sanskrit students.
Typesetting of transliterated Vedic texts with floating accents is of poor typographical quality, as floating accents cannot be properly centered on vowels with varying set widths (e.g.
A chart of the sounds of Classical Sanskrit with explanation of IPA symbols is available at the German page of Sanskritweb.
www.sanskritweb.net /sansdocs   (1347 words)

 Vedic Sanskrit   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Hello, Currently I am studying classical sanskrit at the University of Queensland, Australia.
I wish to proceed to Vedic Sanskrit but this university does not have a course in this subject.
I wish to know if there is a Vedic Sanskrit course at any university, which could be transferred to the University of Queensland.
www.hindunet.org /alt_hindu/1995_Apr_1/msg00036.html   (81 words)

 Transliteration and Devanagari Fonts for Sanskrit
This font Palladio GGM with Balaram encoding has been designed for the Sanskrit documents of the Gaudiya Grantha Mandira website featuring (a) classical Sanskrit texts and (b) a variety of other Sanskrit texts from medieval Bengal.
The font is restricted to the 15 essential Sanskrit lowercase diacritics and a few uppercase diacritics to speed up and ease searching of PDF files and has a size of 30 KB only as PostScript Type 1 font, although it is manually hinted for high-quality screen legibility even in smallest point sizes.
The Sanskrit transliteration fonts by Michael Best (original URL www.com.org) have an encoding which is nearly but not wholly identical with the Balaram encoding (see above URW Palladio GGM).
www.sanskritweb.net /fonts   (4353 words)

 Thelemapedia: The Encyclopedia of Thelema & Magick | Sanskrit   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
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The Sanskrit language (saṃskṛtā vāk संस्कृता वाक्) is among the earliest attested members of the Indo-European language family and is not only the premier classical language, but also an official language of India.
The oldest surviving Sanskrit grammar is Pạ̄nini's Ạṣtādhyāyī ("Eight-Chapter Grammar") dating to ca.
www.thelemapedia.org /index.php/Sanskrit   (1023 words)

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