This course is the first course in an eight-course sequence, which constitutes the Certificate Program in Sanskrit through the Yogashaastram offered by Hindu University of America. It provides an alternative route to achieving Sanskrit Proficiency. It enables students to learn both the Yogashaastram through the Sanskrit Language, and the Sanskrit Language through the Yogashaastram. In this course, the Faculty will lead the student’s verse by verse, in sequence through Patanjali YogasootraaNi, while simultaneously unfolding both the meanings of the verses as well as the nuances of the language. This course will introduce students to the following elements of the Sanskrit language: verbal roots (dhatuH), nouns, pronouns – first, second, and third-person usage, different forms of verbs, i.e., tenses – past, present, and future, cases (vibhaktiH), common sentence formations and structures used in the Yogashaastram.
In this course, students will be able to relate to words and expressions from Patanjali Yogasootram in the following areas:
- Use of pronouns, persons, and numbers.
- Recognize common Sanskrit words, prepositions, and phrases.
- Discover building blocks of the language through everyday conversation.
- Understand the use of the 2nd and 6th case-endings and words ending with a vowel.
- Identify and use verbal roots (dhatu) and their different forms according to the tenses
Prerequisites: Admission into the Certificate Program in Sanskrit through the Yogashaastram (CSYS)
Area of Study: Sanskrit Studies
Required/ Elective: Required
Instructor: Sri. Padmakumar Korattiyadath
Time: 08:00 pm EST – 09:30 pm EST
Day: Tuesday & Friday
Start Date: 13th July 2021
End Date: 24th September 2021
Quarter Offered: Summer 2021