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Sanskrit Grammar Books
While searching the Net for 'Ashtaadhyaayee chanting' I chanced to scout
the following from www.ambaa.com site. Since it contains useful hints
to the earnest student of Sanskrit.
edited by Vijayapala Vidyavaridhih, published by Ramlal Kapoor Trust.
edited by Jayasankaralal Tripathi and Sudhakar Malaviya pub by Tara
Printing Works, Varanasi. in 10 volumes.
(3) The Ashtadhyayi of Panini
by Srisa Chandra Vasu, pub by Motilal Banarasidass.
(4) Ashtadhyayi of Panini
. edited by Prof. Gopal Dutt Pandey, pub by Chowkhamba Surabharati
(5) A Dictionary of Sanskrit Grammar
. by Kashinath Vasudev Abhyankar and J. M. Shukla. pub in Gaekwad's
Oriental Series #134.
(6) The Tested Easiest Method of Learning and Teaching Sanskrit
First Book. By Pandit Brahmadattaji Jihnasu. Pub by Ramlal Kapoor Trust.
(7) Siddhanta Kaumudi
7.1. Siddhanta Kaumudi" with Tattvabodhini commentary
edited by Vasudev Lakshman Shastri Panashikar, pub by Chaukhamba Sanskrit
(8) Laghu Siddhanta Kaumudi
8.1 Laghu Siddhanta Kaumudi
with Bhaimi Vyakhya. pub by Bhaimi Prakashan, 537, Lajpat Rai Market,
Delhi - 110006. 6 volumes.
Since the Sanskrit language is almost entirely based on the verbal roots, there are many commentaries on the Dhaatu Paath which explain not only the meaning of the Dhaatu but also derive the forms which come from it. Here are some useful books:
1. Krdanta Rupa Mala
. pub by The Sanskrit Education Society, Madras. 5 volumes.
2. Madhaviya Dhatu Vritti
. edited by Vijayapala Vidyavaridhih. pub by Ramlal Kapoor Trust.
3. Kshira Tarangini
. commentary on the Dhatu Patha by Kshiraswami. edited by Yudhishthira
Mimamsaka, published by Ramlal Kapoor Trust.
The most well-known and original thesaurus of Sanskrit is undoubtedly the Amara Kosa. No collection of Sanskrit books is complete without this one. Of the various editions available I like the following:
1. Namalinganusasana alias Amarakosa
. Amarsimha with Sanskrit commentary, edited by Pandit Sivadatta Dadhimatha
and revised by Vasudev Laksmana Panasikara, published by Chaukhamba Sanskrti
Pratishthan (reprint of old Nirnaya Sagar edition).
edited by Prof AA Ramanathan. pub by The Adyar Library and Research
Centre. 3 volumes. with South Indian Sanskrit commentaries.
3. Avyaya Kosa: A Dictionary of Indeclinables
. pub by The Sanskrit Education Society, Madras.
4. Unadi Kosa
. edited by Yudhishthira Mimamsaka. pub by Ramlal Kapoor Trust.
5. Gana Patha
edited by Pandit Chandradatta Sarma. pub by Ramlal Kapoor Trust.
6. Apte's Practical Sanskrit-English Dictionary
- Revised and Enlarged edition.
7. A Higher Sanskrit Grammar
. by Kale. published by Motilal Banarasidas.
8. Student's Guide to Sanskrit Composition
. by V. S. Apte. re-published by Chowkhamba Sanskrit Series Office,
9 Sabda Manjari and Dhatu Rupa Manjari
. pub by R. S. Vadhyar & Sons, Palghat.
Like all Geeta Press books, these are of a high quality and also inexpensive. Read the Raamaayan first. It is much easier.
(1) The best Bhagawad Geeta book for Sanskrit commentaries is Srimad Bhagawad Gita, edited by Wasudev Laxman Sastri Pansikar, pub by Munshiram Manoharlal (re-print of the old famed Nirnaya Sagar edition). It is well edited with seven commentaries and is really worth having.
(2) For chanting purposes, a very good large type error-free Geetaa book is the Sri Pancha Ratna Geeta by Geeta Press (book #21). This has Vishnu Sahastra Naam Stotram also.
(3) For those who want to practice reading Sanskrit with the help of a
good English (or Hindi) translation, it is recommended that the
following Gita Press books :
(4) Bhatti Kavyam.
Sanskrit Grammar by Ramakrishna Gopal Bhandarkar, in 2 parts.
Created by Sushma Gupta on 3/15/06
Updated on 05/27/13