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छन्दःप्रवेशः - वृत्तरत्नाकराध्ययनद्वारा

An Entry into Chandas through Vritta Ratnakara

Most classical works in Sanskrit are in verse format. There is science behind these verse-constructions, understanding which, would aid in effective understanding of verses in any text. The Vrittaratnakara is one of the most popular treatises on Sanskrit prosody. It is divided into six chapters totaling 136 verses. In this course, we will be learning the third chapter of Vrittaratnakara that deals with Samavritta (each quarter of the metre having equal number of akshara-s). Along with the lakshana of each vritta, we will learn interesting verses to which we shall apply the lakshanas.

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What will you gain from this course? (Key Benefits / Learning Outcomes)

  • Basics of Sanskrit prosody along with technical terms.
  • Different types of meters used in Classical Sanskrit.
  • Different varieties of samavrittas - their definitions with examples. 

What are the materials/support you get? 

  • Live, interactive learning sessions with opportunities to raise your doubts and get them clarified directly from the teacher through email.
  • Anytime access to recordings of both Video and Audio for repeated listening or catching up with missed portions.
  • Presentations used for the classes in PDF format.
  • Illustrated notes for easy understanding, marking different gaṇas in the verses.

What are the prerequisites to get the best out of this course? (Eligibility)

  • Understanding basic spoken Sanskrit.
  • Exposure to classical Sanskrit poetry.

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