Sanskrit Poetry

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Sanskrit Poetry

With Daniel Kocherga & Lydia Aytogmus

Sanskrit, meaning ‘perfected’ or ‘refined’, is one of the oldest of all human languages, dating back to the 2nd millennium BC. Known as ‘the mother of all languages', Sanskrit is the language of the great Hindu epics, like the Rāmāyana and Mahābhārata, read by people all over the world, but also of other classic poetry and literature .

In this special class, we will share a little bit of our knowledge of classical Sanskrit poetry, with their secular truths and sources of inspiration which survived through the centuries. We will start by reading some poems and learning how to pronounce the Sanskrit verses. Then, following the word-by-word translation, we will gradually get to the meaning of the text and the understanding of the poem. We will also look at some specific aspects of the language itself, so to familiarize with a basic knowledge of Sanskrit. And finally, we will accompany poetry recitation with the chanting of mantras on related topics.
 

An opportunity to learn something new about Sanskrit, Indian poetry and chanting, through the enthusiasm of these dedicated practitioners.

Saturday 18 May 11.00 - 12.30
Saturday 31 August 11.00 - 12.30