Karaoke Bhagavad Gita

posted 16 Dec 2011, 19:49 by Dina-Anukampana Das

Released on Gita Jayanti Day 2011:

Bhagavad Gita in Karaoke Format

Download all 18 chapters and the free karaoke player from:

Special features of the Karaoke format Gita:

Using the sliding controls, one can easily slow down or speed up the playback speed, 

making it a very useful and fun tool for beginners and children

One can also change the key (singing pitch) to suit his/her own voice.

Gita Jayanti 2011 in Brisbane

posted 16 Dec 2011, 19:32 by Dina-Anukampana Das

Video by Logie Mataji

On Sanskrit Pronunciation by Dina Anukampana Das

posted 16 Dec 2011, 18:41 by Dina-Anukampana Das   [ updated 13 Nov 2012, 11:28 ]

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TV Interview on Sanskrit pronunciation course & Gita Jayanti:

Learn Simplified Romanized Sanskrit by Dina-Anukampana Das in New Zealand from Dina-Anukampana Das on Vimeo.

How to pronounce Sanskrit:

Sanskrit Vowels & Consonants - how to pronounce from Dina-Anukampana Das on Vimeo.

Dina on Sanskrit Pronunciation

More on Sanskrit pronunciation (Videos: 'What are diacritics?' etc) on this page:

Video of Gita Jayanti 2006 in Kuala Lumpur now online

posted 9 May 2009, 04:34 by Dina-Anukampana Das

GJ Kuala Lumpur 2006 was spearheaded by the Divine Life Society of Malaysia.

They did a wonderfully professional job of it.  And they had it professionally video taped and edited into a documentary. 

Please see it at -

Śrīla Prabhupāda on Sanskṛt Pronunciation & on Sanskṛt Diacritics

posted 9 May 2009, 04:30 by Dina-Anukampana Das   [ updated 4 Sep 2011, 03:43 ]

-For those who are followers of Srila Prabhupada, do have a look at his firm desire that in future all his followers should learn to pronounce correctly the Sanskrit verses which he so painstakingly included in transliterated format in all his books.

Also included is a humourous incident in the early days when he acknowledged how difficult it could be for westerners to pronounce Sanskrit.... accuracy in pronunciation is not imporant in comparison to a sincere service attitude in devotion.

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Srila Prabhupada on Sanskrt Pronunciation

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I recently completed Vishnu Sahasranama Stotram in SRS Format!

posted 29 Mar 2009, 10:40 by Dina-Anukampana Das   [ updated 22 Aug 2012, 22:39 ]

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Śrī Viṣṇu Sahasranāma Stotram In SRS (Simplified Romanized Sanskṛt) Format:
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Sri Vishnu Sahasranama Stotram in SRS format by Dina Anukampana Das(Click on the right side of the window below to go to the next page)

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Śrī Viṣṇu Sahasranāma Stotram SRS Hybrid Version:
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Sri Vishnu Sahasranama Stotram in SRS (hybrid) format by Dina Anukampana Das(Click on the right side of the window below to go to the next page)

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Śrī Viṣṇu Sahasranāma Stotram in Devanāgarī and Traditional Romanized Transliteration (alternating lines):
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Click Download in the top left corner to save the file in PDF format on your computer.

For tips on Sanskrit pronunciation and understanding and mastering Romanized Sanskrit (diacritics)

please see the short videos at:

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Dina A Das <dinaanu@xxxxxxx>
Date: 2009/3/16
Subject: Re: 1) shri vishnu sahasranaam 2) sanskrit pronunciation course in chennai, anyone?
To: Gaurav Verma <gaurav_v@xxxxxxxx>

dear gauravji

hare krsna!

by the grace of sri guru and sri krishna, i have discovered 3 things that could, in my humble opinion, revolutionize the propagation of sanskrit to the masses and can help anyone easily enter into the joy of chanting slokas accurately..... 

1) Simplified Romanized Sanskrit (SRS) text format

2) simplified way of singing basic slokas (like gita) bhajan style instead of chanting them with chandha (which requires much more expertise and is frustrating for beginners) - sample of my singing - )

& 3) special teaching methods (described briefly here - shortcut URL - crash course in perfect sanskrit pronunciation using phonetics and accelerated learning techniques (which makes the class very interactive and enjoyable) -  within just 4 lessons of 2 hrs each we are able to help anyone, foreigners or even sanskrit professors (!!), to identify their pronunciation defects and begin SELF-correcting!  Quite amazing, but as it is often prayed ' mUkam karoti vaacaalam....'  by the grace of sri guru and sri krsna, even a mute(dumb person) can speak poetry!... and here is what some sanskrit professors have had to say about my startling discoveries - )

(Please see the attached sample of Sri Vishu Sahasranaama Stotram in SRS format* which i have just completed having been inspired by your request for the vishnu sahasranam in simpler form) - it is quite sublime, how this SRS format works...  Let me try to explain a little.... there is [what i call] a 'break' in the sound after long vowels which makes the pronunciation different from if it were short - eg.  English words 'sit' and 'seat' - the first case is a short vowel, which 'touches' the consonant after it; but the second case is a looong vowel, and its sound must not 'touch' the next vowel - that's the difference between short and long - it's easy to recognize for words we already know, but with sanskrt, beginners' worst mistake is jumbling the short and the long - often because the same word may appear with various combinations of long and short vowels and we may subconsciously associate it with those other sounds and thus mis pronounce it.   the RED SLASHES added in the attached text not only highlight all the long vowels but subconsciously induce us to stress those sounds and keep them from 'touching' the next sound!) 

[i hope that makes some kind of sense to you..... it's easier to understand if you attend one of my Sanskrit pronunciation workshops one day, lord willing! - but you can see some explanation of it at this shortcut URL where i explain a little about my teaching methods in an interview done recently on television in New Zealand. ]  {I have also just attached a visual explanation of breaks which I recently published in the book Vraja Riti Cintamani in SRS format}

[* I just tried to upload it to our yahoogroups files area, but i can't - only the moderator can - Moderator, pls upload the attached files as I believe beginners and the English-speaking will find them very useful.  Thank you.]

Please feel free to share the attached SRS Vishnu Sahasranama Stotram with anyone and everyone and I am very confident that many who thought they'll NEVER be able to chant the sacred Sri Vishnu Sahasranama Stotram in this lifetime WILL BE ABLE TO!  I would love to have their feedback...


I hope all the sanskrt lovers here may also realize how vitally important it is to simplify this entry level teaching of sanskrt (this point was mentioned by Rick Briggs in his attached article when he predicted that very soon Sanskrit would again become a global language), coz once masses get hooked to it, then real momentum will arise in reviving this sacred language!  I hope i may conduct some SRS pronunciation courses in chennai soon.... if there is sufficient interest and if a local person takes the initiative to organize it properly, i would be able to do it in chennai during the next two weeks....  do let me know... i'd be thrilled to share my discoveries...

yours sincerely,

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2009/2/11 Gaurav Verma <gaurav_v@xxxxx>
Dear all, is it possible to get Shri vishnu sahasranam strotram without complex sandhis, so that it may be easier to pronounce the words?



Dina-Anukampana Das
India - Vrindavana, Dist. Mathura

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