Profile cover photo
Profile photo
Mani Varadarajan
About
Mani's posts

Post has attachment

Post has attachment
"...Kolkata, like all of India’s major metropolises, has become ostensibly cleaner; but politicians are still struggling to address the nub of the problem: mountains of untreated waste are still dumped into vast landfills, causing environmental degradation, and health problems for workers."

http://www.theguardian.com/cities/2016/oct/24/difficult-breathe-inside-kolkata-india-rubbish-dump-permanently-fire?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Copy_to_clipboard

Post has attachment

Post has attachment

Post has attachment
The Chenna Keshava Temple at Somanathapura (1117 CE) near Mysore is the most ornate and perfect example of Hoysala architecture. Constructed entirely of soapstone, the temple is arrestingly beautiful, with a vast array of intricate sculptures viewable at every part of the main complex.

A visit to this national monument is highly recommended.

The temple has three connected garbhagriha (sanctums). The central murti is Chenna or "Beautiful" Keshava. The original image was stolen and has been replaced with another of similar vintage. The other two murtis are Venugopala (in gallery) and Janardana.

The photos here show a few representative sculptures. Note the serene majesty of the chaturbhuja (four-armed) Vishnu immersed in yoga.

Post has attachment
First apple of the season 
Photo

Post has shared content
China, with a larger population, uses 28% less fresh water than India.

Post has attachment
Sunset @ Wailea, Hawaii
Photo

Post has shared content
Daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaamn. We all saw this commercial coming but I have to say it exceeds expectations.

The logo at the end is an especially excellent touch.

Post has shared content
(தமிழ் மொழிபெயர்ப்பு கீழே; English translation below)

केन्द्रीयसर्वकारस्य “e-PG पाठशाला”-प्रकल्पाङ्गत्वेन गतस्य “सप्तम्भर”मासस्य आदौ देहलीस्थे लालबहादुरशास्त्रिसंस्कृतविद्यापीठे चित्रात्मना गृहीताः मया कृताः तैत्तिरीयप्रातिशाख्यविषयकाः चत्वारः पाठाः, अपि च अष्टाध्याय्याः ६,७,८-अध्यायान् अधिकृत्य कृताः चत्वारः पाठाश्च अत्र विश्वजाले आरोपिताः –

http://epgp.inflibnet.ac.in/view_f.php?category=1303 M33-M36
http://epgp.inflibnet.ac.in/view_f.php?category=1304 M17-M20

अत्र लिखिताः पाठाः PDF-रूपेण e-text इति नाम्ना वामतो दले (tab) चित्रं च self-learning इति नाम्ना दक्षिणदले च भवन्ति । (एतावता मम लिखितपाठाः न आरोपिताः इति भाति...)

“त्वंनाले” च अत्र आरोपिताः –

तैत्तिरीयप्रातिशाख्यस्य –
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydvUmDg524c
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5VKg-Ff6SIc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sCvQRD8uVuo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TcuvaRaehcM

अष्टाध्यायी-६७८-अध्यायानाम् –
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fos_uNoZmv8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ivx2X3k8MK8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3o8pxLzCzM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnv3Eeg9gGI

-

மத்திய அரசின் e-PG கல்விக்கூட திட்டத்தின்கீழ் கடந்த செப்டம்ர் மாதம் தில்லியில் உள்ள லால் பஹதூர் ஶாஸ்த்ரி ஸம்ஸ்க்ருத வித்யாபீடத்தில் படம்பிடிக்கபட்ட எனது (நான் நடத்திய) பாடங்கள் – தைத்திரீய ப்ராதிஶாக்யம் குறித்து நான்கும், பாணினியின் அஷ்டாத்யாயியின் 6, 7 மற்றும் 8வது அத்யாயங்கள் குறித்து நான்கும் இணையத்தில் மேற்கண்டவிடங்களில் பதிவேற்றம் செய்யப்பட்டுள்ளன.

மேலே முதலில் கொடுக்கப்பட்ட சுட்டிகள் அரசாங்கத்தின் அதிகாரபூர்வ வலைத்தளத்தவை. அங்கு எழுதப்பட்ட பாடங்கள் PDF-உருவில் e-text என்ற பெயருள்ள tab-இலும் படம் self-learning என்ற பெயருள்ள tab-இலும் உள்ளன. (என்னுடைய எழுதப்பட்ட பாடங்கள் இன்னும் பதிவேற்றம் செய்யப்படவில்லைபோலும்...)

பிறகு ஒவ்வொரு பாடத்தின் நேரடி “நீகுழாய்” (😏) சுட்டிகளையும் மேற்கண்ட விஷய வரிசையில் கொடுத்துள்ளேன்.

-

My classes on Taittiriya Pratishakhya (4 modules) and Ashtadhyayi's 6th-8th chapters (4 modules) recorded in September at the Lal Bahadur Shastri Samskrita Vidyapeetham, Delhi as part of the Central Gov't-s e-PG Pathashala scheme have been uploaded to the web at the above locations.

First are the links to the Gov't's official website. The written modules in PDF format are found in the e-text tab on the left and the videos in the self-learning tab on the right. (Apparently my written modules haven't yet been uploaded.) I have also provided the YouTube direct links to each video in the above order of subject.
Wait while more posts are being loaded