Department of Sanskrit studies
Shrī Chitrāpur Math

Swāmījī's  Message 03 July 2002



Parama Pūjya Sadyojāt Shaṅkarāshram Swāmījī's love and reverence for Sanskrit is well known. Swāmījī, in His pravachana-s, has always touched upon the language's beauty and its capacity to express a thought. Following His instructions that Sanskrit learning must be made easy and freely available to everybody who desires to learn it, a group of sādhaka-s worked to formulate a Step by Step learning programme.

The lessons that you see on our website are designed to take a student from 'I do not know a word of Sanskrit' to ' I can't believe that I can decipher this on my own!' We help you do this through tutorials and exercises in sentence construction. Answers to the exercises are also given for you to cross-check the work that you have done. Whenever you come across a teaching point that you do not understand, please write to us and your queries will be answered.

We hope that we have, through our lessons, been able to crack the general notion that Sanskrit is difficult; it is definitely not. Like any other topic, all it requires is a respect for the subject and a willingness to learn. And we are here to help you every step of the way.

The last few years have seen a tremendous revival in enthusiasm for learning the language. We thank all the volunteer contributors of stories, text and other content and acknowledge the inspiration and materials derived from ancient texts. We also thank every student who has written in with queries or appreciative messages. This keeps up our enthusiasm!

Most of all, our humble and grateful  praṇāma at the Lotus feet of Parama Pūjya Swāmījī for giving us this extraordinary and very fulfilling opportunity to perform Guru-sevā.

We welcome feedback from our students - how you find the lessons, which lesson you are at and suggestions for improvement.

Please do Contact us at girvanapratishtha@chitrapurmath.in