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This website is intended to provide the resources for learning Sanskrit grammar using the rules of Pāṇini. It has the recordings of the online classes taught by Br. Shankara and Śri Satish Karandikar on weekends. It also has posts and responses to the questions on the posts as well as an archive of the various documents that are used in the class.

Introduction to Sanskrit
The AVG-Weekend classes were started at AVG by Br. Shankara.

The recordings of the classes by Br. Shankara are available here – http://avg-sanskrit.org/notes-for-saturday-class/saturday-class-recordings-2009/.  These classes give an introduction to the language without using Pāṇini’s rules.

Vyakaranam Classes

Before starting with the classes please study this article on Māheśwara Sūtrāṇi which is like the ABC of Sanskrit grammar – http://avg-sanskrit.org/introduction-to-sanskrit/माहेश्वर-सूत्राणि/

The Pāṇini sutra lectures by Satishji are available at the following link – http://avg-sanskrit.org/recordings/saturday-vyakaranam-classes-2010-and-beyond/.

The सूत्र-सूचिः document referred to in the class has all the sutras that have been covered in the class so far along with their वृत्तिः and English translation of the वृत्तिः। Currently there are five parts to the सूत्र-सूचिः। The उदाहरणानि document has the examples that are covered in the class. There are 2 parts to this document. These can be found in the pages section on the right hand side of the avg-sanskrit.org home page.

Following the posts (starting from http://avg-sanskrit.org/2010/10/05/) on the website will help in following the lessons.

The AVG-sanskrit YouTube channel
Class recordings have been uploaded on to YouTube at the following channel – http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYDCfgWlp6dlFr_vVTEVJrQ

Group Email
Please become a member of the google group to receive email notifications of new posts and responses to questions posted on the web site and videos uploaded to YouTube. The google group is https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/avg-wknd-sanskrit-class

You can use this group to send any comments and/or suggestions. This is a moderated group.

Documents and Texts used
The links to all the documents and texts used in the class are on the right hand side of this website.
Google docs
Sutra-Suchi part VI
In addition, the following page has some useful resources – Satishji’s Pāṇini links

Youtube Playlists –

All videos from the Saturday Vyakaranam class (taught between 2010-01-09 to 2012-08-25) – Playlist

Videos on सुबन्त-प्रकरणम् Playlist

Rāmāyaṇam Classes
Verses from the Rāmāyaṇam were used as supporting material for the Saturday Vyākaraṇam Classes. These recordings are also available at the following link – http://avg-sanskrit.org/recordings/saturday-class-recordings/
Youtube Playlist of Rāmāyaṇam Classes – Youtube Rāmāyaṇam Playlist

Wednesday & Thursday classes
The online classes which were conducted by Satishji on Wednesday and Thursday are also archived on this site.
The Wednesday classes are based on the book ‘A Sanskrit Manual – Part II’ by Antoine. Thursday classes provide a grammatical analysis of verses from Raghuvaṁśam – Chapters 11 and 12.

Wednesday class recordings are available at the following link – http://avg-sanskrit.org/recordings/wednesday-class-recordings/
Youtube Playlist of Wednesday Classes – Youtube Antoine II Playlist

Thursday class recordings are available at the following link – http://avg-sanskrit.org/recordings/thursday-class-recordings/
Youtube Playlist of Thursday Classes – Youtube Raghuvaṁśam Playlist

Other Classes

Recordings of classes by Kalpesh are available here.

Laghu Siddhanta Kaumudi

To read further go to http://avg-sanskrit.org/laghukaumudi. Class recordings are available at the link below.

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