Vaiyākaraṇa Siddhānta Kaumudī of Bhaṭṭojī Dīkṣita is one of the most popular texts of Pāṇinian grammar. It is a reordering of the sūtras of Aṣṭādhyāyī to facilitate a student to pick up rūpasiddhi (derivation of forms) easily. Kaumudī is also known for the exactness of its Vṛtti-s (sūtrārtha), which distill the essence of Mahābhāṣya succintly.
In this course, the entire Kṛdanta Prakaraṇa of the kaumudī, comprising of the Pūrvakṛdantas and Uttarakṛdantas will be covered, with a two-pronged focus on understanding of sūtras and applying them for the derivation of Kṛdanta forms of the nearly 2000 dhātus, which are the basic building blocks of Sanskrit language.
The course is meant for interested learners who have a basic working knowledge of the Aṣṭādhyāyī, and who would wish to understand the Pāṇinian framework for Kṛt pratyayas.
The course would be particularly useful for students who are attempting graduate level exams in Vyākaraṇa śāstra, as the Kṛdanta Prakaraṇa of Siddhānta Kaumudī is prescribed in almost all universities for graduate level study in Vyākaraṇa.
2. Do I need to know Sanskrit to attend this course?
Yes, a knowledge of Sanskrit is essential to understand this course. A major portion of the explanation will be in Sanskrit, and as the course is on a serious śāstra text, lack of Sanskrit knowledge will make it very difficult to follow.
3. I am a beginner and do not know anything about Vyākaraṇa. Can I attend this course?
This course is not intended for beginners in Pāṇinian vyākaraṇa.
If you are an entry level student wishing to understand Pāṇinian vyākaraṇa, please try one of these courses –
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.
Classes will be held twice a week Every Thursday and Friday, between 7:30 AM and 9:00 AM IST.
First class will be on 16th July 2019, 5:45 AM to 7:15 AM IST. We are starting the course on this day, as it is the auspicious occasion of Gurupūrṇimā. After this, classes will be held every Friday and Saturday.
The course will be for a duration of about 1 year (Approx. 100 classes).
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.