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Learning Sanskrit by a fresh approach – Lesson 1

Learning Sanskrit by a fresh approach
Lesson 1
Glossary 1
No. English Sanskrit in transliteration Sanskrit in Devanagari
1 You tvam त्वम्
2 only eva एव
3 you only tvameva त्वमेव
4 mother mAtA माता
5 and cha
6 father pitA पिता
7 brother bandhuH बन्धुः
8 friend sakhA सखा
9 knowledge vidyA विद्या
10 wealth draviNam द्रविणं
11 all, everything sarvam सर्वं
12 of me mama मम
13 Oh God deva देव

Exercises 1 From the above glossary, prepare the following phrases –

No. Phrase Sanskrit in transliteration Sanskrit in Devanagari
1 You only mother __________  __________ __________  __________
2 and Father you only __  _______  ________ __  _______  ________
3 You only brother and __________  __________  ___ __________  __________  ___
4 friend you only __________  __________ __________  __________
5 You only knowledge __________  __________ __________  __________
6 Wealth you only __________  __________ __________  __________
7 You only everything of me __________  __________   ________ __________  __________   ________
8 Oh God ! Oh God __________  __________ __________  __________

Now you can write down two phrases in one line. By that it becomes a good four-line verse, a good prayer !!

I am sure you will like this prayer. Learn it by heart.

Now you have learnt a prayer, of which you also know the meaning.

Say it by yourself whenever and wherever you like. Maybe you can meditate with this prayer.

If someone prays to God, calling Him mother, father, brother, friend, knowledge, wealth, everything, very earnestly, He will answer!!

You may find this prayer on the internet in Devanagari. You would find one small difference.

OK, let me give that to you here itself. In phrase 3, you will find that  बन्धुः च is written as बन्धुश्च. That difference is simple and logical.

बन्धुः + च (bandhuH + cha = bandhush-cha). Hence, बन्धुश्च

A vertical line at the end of each line (।) is really the “full stop” in Devanagari. Two vertical lines (॥) denote the end of a stanza.

Do you really need a “key” to the exercise 1 ?

Anyway, here it is –

tvameva mAtA cha pitA tvameva
tvameva bandhush-cha sakhA tvameva
tvameva vidyA draviNam tvameva
tvameva sarvam mama deva deva
त्वमेव माता च पिता त्वमेव ।
त्वमेव बन्धुश्च सखा त्वमेव ।
त्वमेव विद्या द्रविणं त्वमेव ।
त्वमेव सर्वं मम देव देव ॥
शुभमस्तु (शुभम् + अस्तु) ।
Blissful shubham शुभम्
be it astu अस्तु
Blissful be it shubhamastu शुभमस्तु

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