Sasyam : Sanskrit Level-1

  • Course level: Beginner

About Course

Sasyam सस्यम्, is a beginner level weekly Samskritam course for those familiar with Devanaagari script and ready to foray into learning Samskritam.


Sasyam is an introductory Sanskrit course aimed to enable the student to comfortably read and comprehend short stories, subhashitams and dialogues. By the end of the course, students would be capable of conversing in simple Sanskrit by asking and answering simple questions. He would be capable of parsing sentences and recognizing fragments. Sasyam course helps the student to develop grounding in grammar which could enable him to write and narrate simple stories as well. This course will enable the students to take up Samskrita Bharati’s Pravesha (Level-1) Examination.

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What Will I Learn?

  • Vowels, Consonants, Vowel Signs, Conjunct Consonants (वर्णमाला)
  • Present Tense Active Voice/Middle Voice (लट् लकार: - परस्मैपदी/आत्मनेपदी धातुरूपाणि )
  • Conjunct Consonants (स्ंयुक्ताक्षरणि )
  • Counting Numbers (सङ्ख्या:)
  • Interrogative Words (किम् / वा)
  • Present Tense - Middle Voice (लट् लकार:)
  • Telling Time (समय:)
  • Past Tense - Active Voice/Middle Voice (परस्मैपदी/आत्मनेपदी धातुरूपाणि )
  • Active Voice/Passive Voice (कर्तरिप्रयोगः /कर्मणिप्रयोगः )
  • Imperative Mood - Active Voice/Middle Voice (लोट् लकार: परस्मैपदी/आत्मनेपदी धातुरूपाणि)
  • Future Tense - Active Voice/Middle Voice (भविष्यत् काल: - परस्मैपदी/आत्मनेपदी धातुरूपाणि)
  • Indeclinables (अव्ययानि।)
  • Past Tense with Prefixes (उपसर्गाः )
  • The Nominative Case (प्रथमा-विभक्ति-रूपाणि)
  • The Accusative Case (द्वितीया-विभक्ति-रूपाणि )
  • The Instrumental Case (तृतीया-विभक्ति-रूपाणि)
  • The Dative Case (चतुर्थी विभक्ति रुपाणि )
  • The Ablative Case (पञ्चमी विभक्ति रुपाणि)
  • The Genitive Case( षष्टि-विभक्ति-रूपाणि)
  • The Locative Case (सप्तमी-विभक्ति-रूपाणि)

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About the instructor

Haripriya Kidambi

Sanskrit Teacher

Haripriya Kidambi teaches Samskritam at Arsha Seva Kendram. She has done her MA in Samskritam in Alankarashastrah from Karnataka Sanskrit University, Bangalore. She has been teaching BhagavadGita, Amarakosha and Shrimad Bhagavatha puranam for past several years. Recently she has taken up teaching Samskritam.
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Material Includes

  • Recommended textbooks:
  • 1. Abhyasapustakam (Sanskrit/English)
  • 2. "Sarala Series" - 4 main books + three workbooks = 7 books
  • 3. Bhaashaapraveshah (Part-1)
  • 4. Bhaashaapraveshah (Part-2)
  • 5. Infant Reader - No. 1
  • All these books are also available online, which will supplement the study.


  • Familiarity with Devanaagari script.

Target Audience

  • This beginner level COLLEGE QUALITY COURSE is ideal for those with family and professional commitments who are unable to attend live classes, but would easily watch videos of classes later to catch up.

Sanskrit Course Selector

  • Do you understand the usage and can you frame sentences in all 7 cases (विभक्ति)?

  • Can you form and use verbs in active present (लट्), past (लङ्), future (लृट्), imperative (लोट्), and passive present (कर्मणि लट्)?

  • Do you understand and can you frame sentences using past participle (क्तवतु), gerunds (क्त्वा), and infinitives (तुमुन्)?

  • Can you split and join using Svara sandhis (दीर्घ, गुण, वृद्धि, यण्, यान्तवान्तादेश, पूर्वरूप)?

  • Can you decline vowel-ending nouns (राम, सीता, नदी, फल, हरि, गुरु, मति) in all 7 cases (विभक्ति)?

  • Can you form and use verbs in potential mood (विधिलिङ्)?

  • Can you decline vowel-ending nouns (राम, सीता, नदी, फल, हरि, गुरु, मति) in all 7 cases (विभक्ति)?

  • Can you form and use verbs in passive voice (कर्मणि, भावे प्रयोगः) in the following: लट्, लङ्, लृट्, लोट्, विधिलिङ्?

  • Do you understand adjective-noun matching (विशेषण-विशेष्य-भावः)

  • Can you rearrange simple shlokas with subclauses in prose order (अन्वयक्रमः)?

  • Can you form and use passive participles (क्त)?

  • Can you decline vowel-ending nouns (राम, सीता, नदी, फल, हरि, गुरु, मति) in all 7 cases (विभक्ति)?

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