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Lesson 10: Reading Practice

 

INTRODUCTION

 

With Lessons 1 through 8, given that one is actively reading signs, books, and words in Devanagari script, one should be able to read Sanskrit now. With some additional help of lesson 9, some Hindi and other miscellaneous Indian languages can also be read. Now, it is time to really put this into practice. There are two parts to this assignment. The objective is to transliterate a bhajan (Sanskrit or Hindi) from Devanagari. After completing that, a transliteration of a bhajan will be presented that needs to be transliterated to Devanagari.

 

BHAJAN 1:

īśvaraḥ paramaḥ kṛṣṇaḥ

sac-cid-ānanda-vigrahaḥ

anādir ādir govindaḥ

sarva-kāraṇa-kāraṇam

 

cintāmaṇi-prakara-sadmasu kalpa-vṛkṣa-

lakṣāvṛteṣu surabhir abhipālayantam

lakṣmī-sahasra-śata-sambhrama-sevyamānaḿ

govindam ādi-puruṣaḿ tam ahaḿ bhajāmi

 

BHAJAN 2:

LINES 3: (This is from the Index page of this guide)

 

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UPDATED: June 16, 2009