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Tue, Jun. 3rd, 2008, 04:19 pm
team_lj_india: Announcing the new, official India community

Greetings from LJ_India, the new official India community we’re piloting to connect all our India users.

We’re writing to invite you to take a first look at the Community as it’s launched and share your feedback. You’re, of course, under absolutely no obligation to join, but we’d be delighted if you did :)

Do join us at http://community.livejournal.com/lj_india/ and let's get this conversation started!

Cheers and thanks,


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Wed, Apr. 30th, 2008, 05:59 pm
kalagni: Sorry if this is old hat


Sorry, if this is something that has come up, but this comm doesn't use tags, so I wasn't able to check if it has been covered before.

I'm looking for the meanings of krim/kring. I know its use in mantras, and what it represents there, but I'm not sure if it has an actual linguistic meaning or not. Anyhelp would be great, thanks.

Sat, Dec. 29th, 2007, 08:09 pm
sexymii: Kalidasa Invocation of the Dawn/ Look to this day/ etc

I'm curious about the source of the following poem, is it part of one of Kalidasa's larger epics or is it on it's own? Is there anywhere you could think of where I could find the original sanskrit text of this poem? It seems readily availible everywhere in different versions and slightly different translations all in English.

Thank you for any help you can provide (I'd love to find the original text somewhere!)

Sun, Dec. 9th, 2007, 09:57 pm
violet_echidna: Learning to speak and listen

It doesn't seem this group gets updated much, but I am looking for some help. I have found some nice books and websites that teach how to read and write Sanskrit, however I haven't been able to find anything that helps me to speak it. I have been trying to find samples, songs, anything, but all I've found are chants for Yoga (but I suppose as a last resort this could be helpful too). Are there any books (even text books) that come with cds, or any websites that have speaking/pronunciation examples? I am even considering looking at imported books. Thank you for anyone that can help me! I am very interested in learning this language.

Sat, Oct. 6th, 2007, 04:37 am
yoga_sundari: (no subject)

 I often heard that in a Sanskrit important pronunciation. And in general, considering a primary sound and occurrence of the Universe, etc. there is THAT is said, and that AS is said in a Sanskrit very important. And here such moment is interesting.
On employment of Sanskrit Vagish Shastri spoke about values and meaning, for example, "i"- is Shakti, "a"-That the maximum, primary and That from what all proceeds and without what does not exist (Shiva), etc. Anusvara means after mobile, after action \change, and the sound goes in Sahasrara.
And here that from this leaves interestingly, and whether is (and what) changes at sandhas.
A concrete example: tAn tathA = tAMstathA
If values such: where "n" has turned in anusvara it turns out, that in this word that is activesed by pronunciation "a" is redirected in sahasrara. And if all is the energy, it turns out that by pronunciation of this word I uplift This primary (Shiva) to Sahasrara, and it should affect on me (even at a level of a power condition).

Sun, May. 20th, 2007, 09:40 pm
scisrhands: (no subject)

Hello, everyone. Could someone possibly show me the words "Peaceful Warrior" in Sanskrit? I have searched far and wide, but can't find a translation that looks legit?

Tue, Mar. 27th, 2007, 01:37 pm
apollotiger: Writing Sanskrit

Hey, everyone. Just found this community in a survey of places that might have more information on Sanskrit.

I’ve recently become a bit enamored with Sanskrit as a language, and Devanāgarī interests me especially. The ligatures are giving me a bit of trouble, but not too much … however, I have a couple questions about writing Sanskrit.

First and foremost, does anyone in the community know of a good resource for how to write the Devanāgarī alphabet? By this, I mean something along the lines of the very basic English cursive charts that have the direction of lines, etc. … reading Sanskrit from the sources I’ve seen, it’s sort of hard to discern how to write, for example, “sa”.

Secondly, how does “r” integrate into ligatures as a second letter (e.g., pr, kr, tr)? I figured out that “r” integrates into ligatures as a first letter (rp, rk, rt) as a hook above, but I couldn’t see the pattern in the second rs.


Fri, Mar. 16th, 2007, 09:29 am
mamculuna: (no subject)

I apologize in advance for this being a very trivial question. I would like to know where to find the Sanskrit words for "patience" and "determination" written in Sanskrit, not romanized. Any suggestions for a place online that might show how those two words are written?

Tue, Mar. 13th, 2007, 04:34 am
ilanko: Nagas and vipers

Hello community,

I'm working on a Russian translation and commentary of a Tamil 6-8 century text called "Naladiyar".

And maybe I need assistance of sanskritists.
The text says that friendship of noble and low is like a Naga playing with a viper. (Actually Naga doesn't obligatory mean Naga, it can be just cobra).

The simple solution would be that Naga (or cobra) has just higher status in culture, which is natural, but ab. 14th century commentator suggests that a marriage between Naga and viper can make Naga dead, and that's why it's dangerous.

Do you have any ideas about mythology standing behind these Naga (or cobra) and viper relations? Or it's just an idea of the commentator?

Thanks in advance.

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