Lesson 1 & 2 Revision: Sanskrit for Beginners Course


This video involves active participation. Reserve 1 hour. It revises lesson 1/2 grammar, vocabulary, devanāgarī letters, and new consonants.

Source: Introduction to Sanskrit (4th Ed) – Thomas Egenes – Part One


  1. Use answers section in the book, and translate into Eng/San.
  2. Practice devanāgarī writing. Here are practice sheets to download and print: 1, 2, 3.
    • Simple vowels: a, ā, i, ī, u, ū, ṛ, ṝ, ḷ,
    • Complex vowels/diphthongs: e, ai, o, au
    • Velar/Throat consonants: ka, kha, ga, gha, ṅa
    • Palatal consonants: ca, cha, ja, jha, ña

Follow-up Sessions:

These are not part of official course. They were recorded during Covid-19 to prepare students for chapter 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 of the book when they return to class.

Should you go through them if going through this course from scratch? Yes. As they're well structured and to the point.


You'll have more questions throughout the course. How to ask? Leave in comments below, so others can also benefit. I will respond in 72 hours. Only ask specific to Lesson.


Recorded 26 March, 2020


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