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Re: Sri Vashinavism

From: Raja Srinivasan (
Date: Tue Sep 26 2000 - 16:24:18 PDT

You have asked 2 questions, and I'll try and answer

1.  Learning Sanskrit.  Recently I came acorss a
Banglore based organization that teaches SPOKEN
SANSKRIT.  More information is available at  They seem to have
classes all over the world.  I am in the process of
getting more information about this school.  A couple
of folks I spoke to in Banglore think very highly of
this Sanskrit school.

2.  Sanskrit books on the Sukthams.  I would strongly
recommend that you learn the Sukthams from a Guru. 
They have to be recited in a specific manner -- more
like singing in a measured way with ups and down.  The
best books (with the correct markings for singing the
ups and down) can be found at the Ramakrishna Mutt
book stores in any town.  The books published by LIFCO
are really no good.  

Hope this helps.
> 26.9.2000
> Srimathe Ramanujaya Namaha!
> Emberumanaar Thiruvadigale Saranam!
> Jeeyar Thiruvadigale Saranam!
> I am overwhlmed by the volume of correspondence and
> articles appearing in 
> this bhakti list.  My knowledge about Sanskrit is
> also NIL but somehow I 
> have been chanting Vishnu Sahasra Naamam daily.  I
> seek the forgiveness of 
> Lord Narayana for chanting this without knowing the
> detailed meaning even 
> though I know the gist of it.  I want to learn
> Sanskrit through 
> corespondence so that I can better understand our
> culture.  Can anybody help 
> me in this regard.
> Also, I would like to have a copy of Sri Suktam
> Purusha Suktama etc in 
> Sanskrit.  Incidentally, I can read Sanskrit even
> though I do not know the 
> meanings of it.  I had learned Hindi when I was 9
> years old and that helped 
> me to update knowledge about Sanskrit alphabets.
> I am really proud to be associated with this group. 
> I learn lot.  Due to 
> time factor, many a time I am not able to correspond
> in this group.  Kindly 
> excuse me for that.  Some individual members have
> sent me directly 
> appreciation messages for some of my earlier
> writings.
> I will reply to them in due course.  I appeal to
> them through this column to 
> bear with me.
> Adiyen Ramanuja Daasan
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