Lesson series


Jñāna and bhakti complement each other. Enhance your devotion. Know exact meaning of 100+ popular Sanskrit devotion shlokas of Ganesha, Devi, Vishnu, Rama, Krishna, Shiva, Hanuman and more.


- Learn Sanskrit in context.
- Learn at your pace.
- The lessons have to be completed in sequence.
- Every week a new lesson will be added.


There are over 200 shlokas, but it is a very doable task, and is divided in two parts of about 100 shlokas each. Each shloka will be explained word for word and the discussion about the deity will enhance your devotion.

A must for any devotee. Great for older kids to recite and know the meaning. 
Invaluable for young parents to bring up children in a more devotional and cultural environment.

PS: For those in India wishing to pay in INR (8000 5600), you can make payment here and send an email to Learn@PracticalSanskrit.com
Happy Learning!

In this course:

At a glance:
    - 100+ Shlokas
    - 20 hours
    - 1 hour/session (week)
    - 20 weeks
    - Instruction medium: English

Who should attend? (adhikārī): Anyone with devotion who is interested in knowing exact meaning of popular Sanskrit prayers.

Subject (vishaya): Selected popular Sanskrit devotional shlokas.

Purpose (prayojana): To enhance your pujā experience by knowing word for word and deeper meaning of popular Sanskrit devotional shlokas.

Course Content: Each parts will have 100+ shlokas. These are popular, simple to understand, and easy tor recite.

Language of instruction: English

Supporting material: Downloadable PDFs of the material covered. Recitation practice recordings. Optional quizzes and assignments.

Course Lessons - UD1

Shashi Joshi, Author, Instructor, Mentor.

न च विद्या समो बन्धुः No friend like knowledge!
Shashi has a long passion and exposure to Sanskrit from school days.

He holds a Master's degree from University of Minnesota (USA), and a Bachelor's degree from IIT Kharagpur (India), both in Computer Science. He uses his analytical and teaching skills to present Sanskrit in a way that is easy to understand, interesting to absorb, and enlightening for living a better life in big and small ways.

He has authored a book, created workbooks, an audio CD, edited a magazine - all promoting Sanskrit wisdom for modern times. His motto - "Simple Sanskrit, Great Ideas." and "Come Curious. Go Wise."
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