Vedas Understanding

VEDAS Understanding

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Samskrit letter Pronunciation Places (वर्णस्थानगणना)

श्रुति परम्परा

Each Samskrit Varn (letter) has a distinctive sound attached to it that comes from its place of origination (वर्णानाम् उत्पत्तिस्थानानि )that is produced by various speech organ, so Samskrit letter Pronunciation Places (वर्णस्थानगणना) means the number of speech organ places from where samskrit letter is to be pronounced. The number of speech organ places from … Read more

Birth Places of Samskrit varn as per Paniniya Shiksha (उच्चारण स्थान)

Which samskrit varn (letter) is produced from which part of speech organ is the foundational knowledge for a beginner learning this language. In Vedas such foundational knowledge of letter pronunciation is covered in vast detail in Shiksha Vedanga . Just like we humans have some birth place , in a same manner, each samskrit letter has … Read more

Difference between letter ऌ and लृ

Introduction to लृ लृ is a स्वरयुक्त व्यञ्जन (svarayukta Vyanjan) . स्वरयुक्त व्यञ्जन means combination of vyanjan (consonant) with a swar (vowel) . स्वरयुक्त व्यञ्जन is also known as ” गुणिताक्षराणि:”or “स्वरयुक्त अक्षर” लृ वर्ण is formed by the combination of vyanjan ” ल् “ with swar ” ऋ ” What is the उच्चारण of … Read more

Introduction to Shiksha Vedanga

Shiksha Vedanga शिक्षा (SHIKSHA) is the first and important limb of Vedanga (वेदाङ्ग) and this is why it is also known as “Shiksha Vedanga” .The word “SHIKSHA” should not be confused with its english translation as education ; as both “SHIKSHA” and its english translation “education” have different meaning. In english language “education” would mean … Read more

Vedanga meaning and introduction.

What is the meaning of Vedanga ?   The meaning  of वेदाङ्ग ( Vedanga) is वेद का अंग (limbs or organs of the Vedas).  The term वेदाङ्ग ( Vedanga) is made of 2 Shabda (words) , वेद + अङ्ग  = वेदाङ्ग.   वेद means ज्ञान (Knowledge) and अङ्ग means body part . Just like organs … Read more

Pratyahar in Samskritam.

The SHORT WORDS , that is , Pratyahar were invented for the formation of technical words by Maharishi Panini in Samskritam language. Gradually this technique was adopted by other Indo-European languages for the formation of SHORT WORDS commonly known as abbreviation. Where was the word “Pratyahar” first used? Maharishi Panini have NOT used the word … Read more

Word formation in Samskritam

Introduction. To understand the structure of Samskritam it is very important to know the “Word formation” . The Word or शब्द is called पदम् in samskritam . Word formation in Samskrit language is totally different from hindi, english and other Foreign languages. “Word / Words ” is just a close english translation for पदम् / … Read more

Anusvaarah (अनुस्वारः) Introduction

It is important to Know Vyakarana Vedanga to gain the correct understanding of Vedic scriptures. In this post under Vyakarana Vedanga we are understanding about the Anusvaarah (अनुस्वारः) as per Ashtadhyayi. (Ashtadhyayi is one of the very important text to study Vyakarana Vedanga ) Vedic Samskritam is a pure phonetic language . The Vedic Samskritam … Read more