Course curriculum

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  2. 2
    • Class 1 - What is a syllable?

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    • Class 2 - Two Types of Syllables

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    • Assignment - Syllable counting

    • Class 3 - Laghu Syllables

    • Assignment - Laghu syllables

    • Class 4 - Guru Syllable N1 - long vowel

    • Class 5 - Guru Syllable N2 - anusvāra

    • Class 5 - Practice

    • Assignment - Anusvāra syllable

    • Class 6 - Guru Syllable N3 - visarga

    • Class 6 - Practice

    • Assignment - Visarga syllable

    • Class 7 - Guru N4 - "pause"

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    • Class 7 - Practice

    • Assignment - Guru N4 (pause)

    • Class 8 - Guru N4 - "fade-in"

    • Class 8 - Practice

    • Assignment - Guru N4 (fade-in)

    • Intermission

    • Class 9 - Guru N4 - nasals

    • Class 9 - Practice 1

    • Class 9 - Practice 2

    • Assignment - Guru N4 (nasals)

    • Class 10 - Guru N4 - sibilants

    • Class 10 - Practice 1

    • Class 10 - Practice 2

    • Assignment - Guru N4 (sibilants)

    • Class 11 - Guru N4 - 'R'

    • Class 11 - Practice 1

    • Class 11 - Practice 2

    • Assignment - Guru N4 ('R')

    • Syllables - Summary

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    • Introduction to Section #3

    • Verse meter & structure

    • Chanting "workouts" (or "walkthroughs")

    • 11 SYLLABLES - Indra- & Upendra-vajra

    • 11 - Suprabhātam - walkthrough

    • 11 - Suprabhātam - slides

    • 11 - Bāla-mukundāṣṭaka - walkthrough

    • 11 - Bāla-mukundāṣṭaka - slides

    • 12 SYLLABLES - Indra-vaṁśa

    • 12 - Three Bhāgavatam verses - walkthrough

    • 12 - Three Bhāgavatam verses - slides

    • 12 SYLLABLES - Bhujaṅga-prayāta

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    • 12 - Dāmodarāṣṭaka - walkthrough

    • 12 - Dāmodarāṣṭaka - slides

    • 12 - Śāradā-bhujaṅga - walkthrough

    • 12 - Śāradā-bhujaṅga - slides

    • 12 SYLLABLES - Toṭaka

    • 12 - Veṅkaṭeśvara-stotra - walkthrough

    • 12 - Veṅkaṭeśvara-stotra - slides

    • 14 SYLLABLES - Vasanta-tilaka

    • 14 - Brahma-saṁhitā - walkthrough

    • 14 - Brahma-saṁhitā - slides

    • 14 - Śiva-prātaḥ-smaraṇa - walkthrough

    • 14 - Śiva-prātaḥ-smaraṇa - slides

    • 15 SYLLABLES - Pañca-cāmara

    • 15 - Rādhā-kṛpā-kaṭākṣa - walkthrough

    • 15 - Rādhā-kṛpā-kaṭākṣa - slides

    • 15 - Gaṇeśa-pañcaratna - walkthrough

    • 15 - Gaṇesha-pañcaratna - slides

    • 17 SYLLABLES - Śikhariṇī

    • 17 - Jagannāthāṣṭaka - walkthrough

    • 17 - Jagannāthāṣṭaka - slides

    • 17 - Devy-aparādha-kṣamāpana - walkthrough

    • 17 - Devy-aparādha-kṣamāpaṇa - slides

    • 19 SYLLABLES - Śārdūla-vikrīḍita

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    • 19 - Three Devīs verses - walkthrough

    • 19 - Three Devī verses - slides

    • 19 - Rāma & Kṛṣṇa verses - walkthrough

    • 19 - Rāma & Kṛṣṇa verses - slides

    • 8 SYLLABLES - Anuṣṭubh

    • 8 - Gītā on samādhi - walkthrough

    • 8 - Gītā on samādhi - slides

    • 8 - Gītā on knowledge - walkthrough

    • 8 - Gītā on knowledge - slides

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    • 11 SYLLABLES - Dodhaka

    • 11 SYLLABLES - Indirā

    • 11 SYLLABLES - Svāgatā & Rathoddhatā

    • 11 SYLLABLES - Śālinī

    • 12 SYLLABLES - Sragviṇī

    • 13 SYLLABLES - Matta-mayūrī

    • 15 SYLLABLES - Mālinī

    • 15 SYLLABLES - Tūṇaka

    • 17 SYLLABLES - Mandākrāntā

    • 17 SYLLABLES - Pṛthvī

    • 21 SYLLABLES - Sragdharā

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    • 10/11 SYLLABLES - Viyoginī

    • 12/13 SYLLABLES - Aupacchandasikā/Puṣpitāgrā

    • Āryā 1 - Gīti (12/18 mātrās)

    • Āryā 2 - Mātrā-samaka (16 mātrās)

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    • 8 (Anuṣṭubh) - Melody 1

    • 8 (Anuṣṭubh) - Melody 2

    • 8 (Anuṣṭubh) - Melody 3

    • 8 (Anuṣṭubh) - Melody 4

    • 8 (Anuṣṭubh) - Melody 5

    • 8 (Anuṣṭubh) - Melody 6

    • 8 (Anuṣṭubh) - Melody 7

    • 11 (Dodhaka) - Melody 1

    • 11 (Indirā) - Melody 1

    • 11 (Indirā) - Melody 2

    • 11 (Indirā) - Melody 3

    • 11 (Indra-vajra) - Melody 1

    • 11 (Indra-vajra) - Melody 2

    • 11 (Indra-vajra) - Melody 3

    • 11 (Indra-vajra) - Melody 4

    • 11 (Indra-vajra) - Melody 5

    • 11 (Svāgatā/Rathoddhatā) - Melody 1

    • 11 (Svāgatā/Rathoddhatā) - Melody 2

    • 11 (Svāgatā/Rathoddhatā) - Melody 3

    • 11 (Svāgatā/Rathoddhatā) - Melody 4

    • 11 (Svāgatā/Rathoddhatā) - Melody 5

    • 12 (Indra-vaṁśa) - Melody 1

    • 12 (Indra-vaṁśa) - Melody 2

    • 12 (Indra-vaṁśa) - Melody 3

    • 12 (Bhujaṅga-prayāta) - Melody 1

    • 12 (Bhujaṅga-prayāta) - Melody 2

    • 12 (Bhujaṅga-prayāta) - Melody 3

    • 12 (Bhujaṅga-prayāta) - Melody 4

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    • 12 (Bhujaṅga-prayāta) - Melody 5

    • 12 (Toṭaka) - Melody 1

    • 12 (Toṭaka) - Melody 2

    • 12 (Toṭaka) - Melody 3

    • 12 (Toṭaka) - Melody 4

    • 12 (Sragviṇī) - Melody 1

    • 12 (Sragviṇī) - Melody 2

    • 13 (Matta-mayūrī) - Melody 1

    • 13 (Matta-mayūrī) - Melody 2

    • 14 (Vasanta-tilaka) - Melody 1

    • 14 (Vasanta-tilaka) - Melody 2

    • 14 (Vasanta-tilaka) - Melody 3

    • 14 (Vasanta-tilaka) - Melody 4

    • 14 (Vasanta-tilakā) - Melody 5

    • 14 (Vasanta-tilakā) - Melody 6

    • 15 (Mālinī) - Melody 1

    • 16 (Pañca-cāmara) - Melody 1

    • 16 (Pañca-cāmara) - Melody 2

    • 16 (Pañca-cāmara) - Melody 3

    • 16 (Pañca-cāmara) - Melody 4

    • 16 (Pañca-cāmara) - Melody 5

    • 16 (Pañca-cāmara) - Melody 6

    • 17 (Mandākrāntā) - Melody 1

    • 17 (Pṛthvī) - Melody 1

    • 17 (Pṛthvī) - Melody 2

    • 17 (Śikhariṇī) - Melody 1

    • 17 (Śikhariṇī) - Melody 2

    • 17 (Śikhariṇī) - Melody 3

    • 17 (Śikhariṇī) - Melody 4

    • 17 (Śikhariṇī) - Melody 5

    • 19 (Śārdūla-vikrīḍita) - Melody 1

    • 19 (Śārdūla-vikrīḍita) - Melody 2

    • 19 (Śārdūla-vikrīḍita) - Melody 3

    • 19 (Śārdūla-vikrīḍita) - Melody 4

    • 19 (Śārdūla-vikrīḍita) - Melody 5

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    • 21 (Sragdharā) - Melody 1

    • 10/11 (Viyoginī) - Melody 1

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The teacher is excellent. The material is well presented. For anyone who really wants to dive deeply and pursue excellence, this course is a Must Learn. Haribol!

The teacher is excellent. The material is well presented. For anyone who really wants to dive deeply and pursue excellence, this course is a Must Learn. Haribol!

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The best international presentation of Sanskrit, clear and easy to learn!

Misha Mussinov

It's almost a year now that I am learning Sanskrit from Nityananda das. Finally, I found what I was looking for! For many ( about 30!)years I was trying to catch bites and pieces of Sanskrit here and there, and no one has given my any systematic k...

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It's almost a year now that I am learning Sanskrit from Nityananda das. Finally, I found what I was looking for! For many ( about 30!)years I was trying to catch bites and pieces of Sanskrit here and there, and no one has given my any systematic knowledge. I need the Sanskrit for my everyday studies , including the pronunciation of it. And - here it is, the best presentation available, with the teacher speakind spotless English, in a friendly manner, with very systematic aproach and very clear pronunciation. A lot of video , audio and written materials provided - just start using it and - enjoy!

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Well laid out, very informative, easy to follow

Tessa Gallant

This is a multi-media rich experience from start to finish. The lessons are laid out logically and the material is well structured. The tutor's personalized responses to assignments are helpful, encouraging and greatly assist the learner in gainin...

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This is a multi-media rich experience from start to finish. The lessons are laid out logically and the material is well structured. The tutor's personalized responses to assignments are helpful, encouraging and greatly assist the learner in gaining confidence in chanting. Each lesson carefully guides the student through auditory and visual cues. I appreciate being able to test my knowledge as the course progresses. I highly recommend this program, it overdelivers and it's provided me with much more information than I ever imagined. Thanks for putting this together, it's been a lot of fun.

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