A webinar course to learn to chant the Aṣṭādhyāyī of Pāṇini with accurate pronunciation. In this course, students will be trained to learn the sūtras of the Aṣṭādhyāyī correctly and recite them from memory.
All 8 chapters will be covered.
Special Focus on memorisation.
Live interaction and feedback from a trained teacher.
Enhancement in memory, focus and concentration.
Increase in Linguistic capabilities.
“अष्टाध्यायी जगन्माता अमरकोशो जगत्पिता” (Aṣṭādhyāyī is the mother of the world, and Amarakośa is the father) is a popular saying. Aṣṭādhyāyī and Amarakośa are extremely useful tools for those who wish to gain a mastery of Sanskrit language and the śāstras. In olden times, it was a common practice to teach children to memorise these two texts at a very young age, even before formal learning began. Equipped with these fixed in memory, as they studied the language and śāstras, the children learnt to apply the sūtras easily, and also had a phenomenal vocabulary.
This practice of memorisation has lost importance in recent times, due to various reasons. Vyoma Labs is attempting to revive the method of regular oral learning and memorisation through various courses such as Daily chants, Gita chanting, etc. As a part of that effort, this course will train the students to memorise and recite the Aṣṭādhyāyī sūtras from memory. This course will be useful to students who are studying, or would like to study Pāṇinian vyākaraṇa at any level.
Important Note – This course will not cover the meanings of the sūtras or their application. For learning the meaning of sūtras, you can refer to other courses in our pāṭhaśālā, such as Aṣṭādhyāyīpraveśa.
The course is meant for:
Children, Students who are committed to learning and memorising the Aṣṭādhyāyī. Interested learners of other age groups are also welcome.
Schedule of Classes – Every Weekday (Monday to Friday), 5:00 PM to 5:25 PM IST.
Start Date – 18 Nov 2019
An oral examination will be conducted at the end of the course. Interested students can take up the exams and get a certificate if they are successful.
The course is meant for all who want to learn chanting the Aṣṭādhyāyī sūtras in an authentic way, and for those who want to memorise the Aṣṭādhyāyī.
2. I want to learn specific chapters for a competition. Will that be taught to me?
This course will cover the chapters of the Aṣṭādhyāyī in order, starting from Chapter 1. You can join the class and learn the portions in the order taught there.
If you want specific, personalised coaching for any competitions, please write to us at email@example.com to know about our paid one-on-one courses.
3. Will I get individual attention from the teacher?
The teacher will teach the sūtras, and select a few students to repeat the sūtras as he teaches. Others are expected to repeat along with these students and learn. There will be opportunities to ask if you have any questions/doubts.
In every class, students will also be given a chance to recite previously taught sūtras. In case there are many students taking part, the teacher will try to ensure that all students get a chance in order. If, due to time constraints, all students cannot be accommodated in a single class, they may be given an opportunity to chant in the next few classes.
4. Will the course ensure that I memorise all the sūtras of the Aṣṭādhyāyī?
By the grace of Bhagavān, the teacher will try to teach all the sūtras of the Aṣṭādhyāyī, and will provide periodic feedback on your pronunciation if you volunteer to take part in chanting verses during the class. Main focus of the class will be on ensuring good pronunciation. If you participate in all classroom activities and practice diligently after each class, you will be able to chant the sūtras without mistakes. Memorising the sūtras will depend on your own effort.
The classes are conducted online through a tool called Gotowebinar. Students can join the classes through their computers or smartphones.
2. Are the classes live or pre-recorded?
The classes are live, conducted at the time announced above. After each class, recording of the class will be uploaded on the portal. Those who cannot attend the live classes can catch up through the recordings.
3. Will there be opportunity for interacting with the teacher?
Definitely. You can clear any of your doubts/pose questions to the teacher directly during the classes. The classes will also be conducted in an interactive manner. You can participate in chanting practice in the live classes, and get feedback on your pronunciation from the teacher.
Classes will be held Every Weekday (Monday to Friday), between 5:00 PM and 5:25 PM IST.
First class will be on 18th November 2019.
2. Is attendance compulsory? What if I miss a class in the middle of the course?
Regularity and punctuality are very important in gaining the full benefits of the course. However, if you have to miss some classes due to unavoidable circumstances, please inform the teacher by email in advance. You can catch up with the class using the uploaded materials.
3. I came to know of this course late, and a few classes have already happened? What do I do?
You can start attending the live webinars, and catch up with previous classes using recordings.
Activate your registration using the link in your confirmation email. [The email will be sent to the id that you provide during registration. If you cannot find the email, please check your Spam folders].
Log in to your account and navigate to this course.
Click the ‘Take this Course’ option below this course description (Red coloured button). This will register you for the webinars, and allow you to access all materials of the course.
Scroll down and click on the “Register for the Live Webinars” link to register for the live webinar classes.
All students are also recommended to buy either the downloadable version (for Windows) or Portable Audio version (mp3) of the अष्टाध्यायीसूत्रपाठः audio by Vyoma Labs. This tool has audio of the entire Aṣṭādhyāyī in teacher-student repetition mode and chanting mode. Following the webinar classes, students are expected to practice the sūtras which were taught using this Audio, so that they would be prepared to recite it in the next class.
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