Podcasts on Sanskrit Language

Have started a podcast series with excerpts from my upcoming book - "Our Mother Tongue: 108 facts about Sanskrit". Please visit my podcast website for details. These podcasts have been uploaded and are available on all standard platforms: iTunes (Apple Podcasts),  Google Podcasts, Spotify, Acast, Breaker, TuneIn, Stitcher, Pocket Cast, Radio Public and Hubhopper.  (It … Continue reading Podcasts on Sanskrit Language

Our Mother Tongue – 108 Facts about Sanskrit

Have completed writing a book called "Our Mother Tongue: 108 Facts about Sanskrit." I intend to add some sections of the book as posts in this website soon. A synopsis of the book (also available here. Also on YouTube here) Our Mother Tongue: 108 facts about Sanskrit There is a great revival of interest in … Continue reading Our Mother Tongue – 108 Facts about Sanskrit

The magic of Pāṇini

This article is a brief introduction to how Pāṇini presents his Sanskrit language and grammar rules. We learned in that, in Sanskrit, vowel sandhi rules require that (see Lesson 5 ): Rule 1. two similar simple vowels coalesce to from the corresponding long vowel and Rule 2. the vowels इ (i) ई (ī), उ (u) ऊ (ū) and ऋ (r̥) … Continue reading The magic of Pāṇini

The Pushpaka Vimaana – Is there truth behind the mythology?

Introduction This post looks at the mythology of Kubera's Pushpaka Vimaana (the aerial chariot), that was snatched away by Raavana after he defeated Kubera in battle. This Vimaana was used by Raavana to abduct and carry Siita away to Lanka. This has been described in the great epic Ramaayana, written by Vaalmiiki. What is the … Continue reading The Pushpaka Vimaana – Is there truth behind the mythology?