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Aṣṭādhyāyī, the rule book on Sanskrit grammar, is “an algorithm, a machine that consumes phonemes and morphemes, and produces words and sentences.” Traditionally, it is taught in one of two methods: through the Kāśikāvṛtti or the Siddhānta-Kaumudī. Both methods need to be synthesized to comprehend the Aṣṭādhyāyī of Pāṇini.
Dr. Rajeshwar Bhandaru has comprehended a system of teaching the Aṣṭādhyāyī of Pāṇini using the Aṣṭādhyāyī-krama. This is one of the streams of the Pāṇinian tradition and a way of working with the text; to study the 4000 odd sutras of the text in the fastest and the easiest way. This method will allow students to appreciate how the text packs a maximal semantic payload into the smallest possible syntactic space, a minimal syllabary.
This course’s intrinsic nature is to learn the Pāṇinian system of grammar using the Aṣṭādhyāyī-krama with our common sense and trial and error methods etc. A participant enrolled in the course will get the methodological way of learning the Aṣṭādhyāyī based on Pāṇini’s derivational model. The course is designed in such a way that a student will get a methodological command on the topics explained in the course.
Dr. Rajeswara Rao Bhandaru
Studied Vyākaraṇam under Bra. Śrī. Ve. Dendukūri Śrīrāmacandrahaviryājī and completed Vyākaraṇaśāstra exams in Tenali. Started Vyākaraṇam in SVJVS college, Kovvur, AP under Bra. Śrī. Kompella Satyanārāyaṇa Śāstrī and Bra. Śrī. Keśirāju Veṅkaṭa Candraśekhara-mahodaya.
Completed Ᾱcārya in Vyākaraṇa, viśiṣṭācārya in Vyākaraṇa under Bra. Śrī. rāṇī Lakṣmīnarasiṃhaśāstrī and Vidyāvāridhi under Bra. Śrī. Jānamaddi Rāmakṛṣṇaśāstrī in Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeeth, Tirupati. Studying Nyāyaśāstra under Śrīpāda Subrahmaṇya śāstrī.
Completed MA in Linguistics at Annamalai University, Beginning Level course in Spanish in VOIL, Hyderabad. Completed online Advanced Certificate in Phonetics and Phonology course at London Teacher Training College, London. Worked in Samskrit Promotion Foundation, at IIIT Hyderabad. He has also delivered many lectures online that can be accessed on the platforms like YouTube.
Indian ParticipantsINR 5900 (18% GST included)
Foreign Participants USD 300
Mode of Teaching
The course will be taught in English and Sanskrit. The classes will be held online to facilitate a maximum number of people benefitting from the course.
Sound knowledge of Sanskrit is essential (spoken Sanskrit). The applications will be scrutinized.
Starting Date : March 15, 2023 (170 sessions. 5 sessions per week)
Lecture Timings : 07:30 PM to 08:30 PM IST
Registration Closes : March 8, 2023
Amrita Darshanam, International Centre for Spiritual Studies (ICSS), has been established under the guidance of Amma. The Centre serves as an academic platform for study and research in the domains of philosophy, culture, arts, literature and society under the broad canopy of India Studies. It offers various Ph.D. and post-graduate programs in Indian knowledge systems, humanities courses, seminars, conferences, and workshops to facilitate scholarly exchange and integrated education for students. The centre has been recognized as the ‘Amrita Centre of Indian Knowledge System’ by AICTE, Ministry of Education. It also works with other national and international organizations on manuscript preservation, projects and collaborations, and research of the highest standard. Currently, the Centre has branches in seven university campuses, namely Amritapuri, Coimbatore, Bengaluru, Mysuru, Amaravati, Kochi, and Chennai. Link
Dr. Rajeswara Rao Bhandaru,
Assistant Professor, Amrita Darshanam ICSS,
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Chennai campus.
Ph.- +91 9618365156