Diploma in Sanskrit Grammar (Harinamamrta Vyakaranam) Module-2

Course Description:

Harinamamrta Vyakaranam Course offers the student an in-depth study of the Sanskrit grammar called “Harinamamrta Vyakaranam” compiled by Srila Jiva Gosvami. The original Harinamamrta Vyakaranam (Bṛhat version) is compiled by Jiva Gosvami and the Madhyama version by Matsya Avatara Prabhu which was taught at Gopiparanadhana Prabhu’s Sanskrit School. (more details regarding this are given below.) *

The course adopts the sūtra-by-sūtra style study of the Grammar. The sutras are approximately 1200 in numbers and have been systematically arrayed by the author (Jiva Gosvami) for an easy comprehension.

This course is an advanced level of study which would enable the students to read, understand and even translate the Sanskrit texts like the mūla ślokas (verses) and the commentaries of different acaryas.

Some important details about the Brhat and the Madhyama versions of Harinamamrta Vyakaranam:

Every full treatise on Sanskrit grammar must contain at least seven chapters (prakaraṇam) on the classical topics. In his treatise, Jīva Gosvāmī composed 3181 sūtras. This is called the Bṛhat version. Of these, Matsya Avatāra Dāsa selected the most essential ones, 1273 sūtras in total. He calls this the Madhyama version, or the course version: These are the sūtras presented here. This is the material Matsya used when he taught Sanskrit at Gopīparāṇadhana Prabhu’s Sanskrit School in Govardhana for six years (2005-2011) and in Vrindavan for three more years after Prabhuji’s departure from this world.

Similarly, Bhaṭṭoji Dīkṣita’s Vaiyākaraṇa-siddhānta-kaumudī, the most
popular treatise in the study of Pāṇini’s Aṣṭādhyāyī, has three shorter versions, called Madhyama-siddhānta-kaumudī, Laghu-siddhānta-kaumudī, and Sāra-siddhānta-kaumudī. All three are the work of Varadarāja. Matsya’s Madhyama version of Hari-nāmāmṛta-vyākaraṇa corresponds to Madhyama-siddhānta-kaumudī.

The students will be offered a mega project in the course of study which will enhance their understanding of the application of the Sanskrit Grammar.

Course Contents: Detailed Study of following prakaraṇas (chapters):

Chapter Four – Kāraka-prakaraṇam The meanings of the case endings
Chapter Five – Kṛdanta-prakaraṇam Participles, and nouns made with a kṛt suffix
Chapter Six – Samāsa-prakaraṇam Compounds
Chapter Seven – Taddhita-prakaraṇam Nouns made with a taddhita suffix

NOTE: Each chapter (except for Saṁjñā-prakaraṇam) is taught with examples from the scriptures like Bhagavad Gitā and Śrīmad Bhāgavatam, so that practical application of concepts goes along with devotional enlightenment.

Course Materials: Harināmāmṛta-vyākaraṇam (Volume One & Two) published by Rasbihari Lal & Sons, Loi Bazar, Vrindavan.

Target Audience: Anyone who is interested to learn Sanskrit grammar in detail and relish the scriptures in the original language—Sanskrit.

Assessment Plan: One examination to be held at the end of each chapter. Homework assignments for every topic.

Course Requirement: None – Open for all

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Start Date: 14th Jan, 2022
Duration: 175 Hours
Video: 75 Mins Each
No. Of Sessions: 140
Sessions Per Week: 4
Days: Mon, Tue, Thu & Fri
Time: 7:00 to 8:15 PM IST