The Samskrita SambhashaNa shibira camp is structured into ten sessions of 1.5 hours each, spread over 10 days. No background knowledge necessary to attend it. At the end of this, each participant will be able to hold simple conversational sentences in Samskrit and hopefully gain confidence and motivation to pursue it further.
Why Learn Samskrit?
Samskrit has a very vast repository of secular, spiritual and religious literature.It being an ancient and mother language, any Samskrit literate would find it very easy to pick up other languages if needed later. E.g. Tamizh is 40% samskRta, 50% of kannaDa, 70% of malayALam, etc.Kids should get exposed to this as well. The great structure in the language and its precision of word-meanings when learnt will open their minds to greater things in their lives. Increases their IQ.To preserve Samskriti, learn Samskritam.
At the end of the course you will be able to speak in simple, chaste Samskrit for day-to-day conversation. This short course can also be used as a stepping stone for further exploration into the vast world of Samskritam.
Evolved and proven course structure over many decadesDispels initial apprehension as a difficult languageRight opportunity for beginnersUnique Interactive approach for teaching conversational SamskritPrior knowledge of spoken or written skills NOT necessaryNo fees for this course.
For a detailed description of course contents, you can view and download the course material.
10-day spoken samskrit classes are routinely organized all over India based on demand by SB-trained shikshakas who themselves speak fluent Samskrit. These shikshakas are Samskrit lovers like you who attended a shibiram and are volunteering to teach others. We need at least 10 committed students and a room to conduct a 10-day shibiram.
To know where and when the next spoken samskrit course will be offered near your locality, you have two options:
Visit the “Samskrit in your Locality” page, Click on upcoming activities tab, and choose your geographic region from the dropdown menu on the sidebar.Fill the online “Register to Learn” form. You will be connected with an SB Karyakarta near you. You will also be notified when a subsequent class is being planned in your area.
Samskrita Bharati offers a variety of courses (entry to advanced level) for learning the Samskrit language, its grammar and literature. Unlike formal university education, SB’s approach is to help you integrate Samskrit study into your daily living, like a mother teaches her children. Our prime focus is on imparting भारतीय-संस्कृतिः (India’s Culture) through संस्कृतम् Samskrit.
As such, our courses and their delivery style are designed to integrate some aspect of culture either through the study of Indian texts or community-oriented activities that foster Indian values such as brotherhood and service as worship.
Here are the courses offered. Click on their titles for more details:
Samskrita SambhaaShaNa shibiram संस्कृत-संभाषण-शिबिरम्: Our flag ship 10-day entry-level Samskrit speaking course. This is an in-person classroom course where you learn how to speak in Samskrit just like a child learns mother tongue – by listening and speaking.Samskrit Correspondence Course पत्रालय-द्वारा संस्कृत-शिक्षणम्: This is a self-paced distance-learning course series to take a student from novice to proficient level in understanding, reading and writing Samskrit. It has four stages – pravesha, parichaya, shikShaa, kovidaH – each normally lasting 4-6 months. These are certificate courses with exams conducted by Samskrita Bharati.Giitaa Sopanam गीता सोपानम्: This is a second-level course to go deeper into Samskrit grammar, but through the study of the bhagavad giitaa, India’s masterpiece Philosophical guide in Samskrit. This is the first of four levels that each last about 6 months, once a week.Samskrit Course series for School Students (class IV-X): sarala, sugama, … to be described
Mindmap of Samskrita Bharati Courses