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Learn Yogashaastram –kaivalyapAdaH 1st Section – With advanced Sanskrit proficiency

This course is seventh 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 study Yogashaastram in depth using the medium of the scripture’s own Language, and in doing so, become skilled in the Sanskrit Language itself.  In this course, Faculty will lead students by each verse in detail, sequencing through Patanjali YogasootraaNi, while simultaneously unraveling the inner meanings contained in Sanskrit.  This course will introduce students to the following elements of Sanskrit language: detailed analysis of shlokas, along with their building blocks, elucidation of meanings and structures, all entirely in Sanskrit – as aptly illustrated in class using the original Sanskrit language sentences and formations found in the Yogashaastram.

Prefixes, Compounds, Sanskrit Maxims & Analogies

Course Content

  1. Prefixes / upasargas
  2. 4 types of sandhis (anunAsika-sandhi, anusvAra-sandhi, parasavarNa-sandhi, and visarga-sandhi)
  3. Prose order (anvaya-krama)
  4. Idiom (laukeeka-nyAya) – pankha-prakShAlaNa-nyAya
  5. Common sayings / proverbs
  6. Writing simple essays in Sanskrit

Learning Objectives: In this course, students will be able to: 

  • Synthesize prefixes and suffixes to enhance vocabulary;
  • Integrate more complex conjugates in sentence structure;
  • Critique the meanings behind key maxims and analogies; and
  • Produce stories and essays incorporating the above concepts.

Required / Elective: Required 

Area of Study: Sanskrit Studies

Program of Study: Certificate Program in Sanskrit Proficiency (CP SP)

Prerequisites: Successful completion of SAN-2003 

Faculty / Instructor: Sri Chandrashekhar Raghu / Sri Srinath Chakravarthy 

Quarter Offered: Winter 2022

Start Date: TBD

End Date: TBD

Day: TBD

Time: TBD