Wednesday, February 17, 2010

writing sanskrit vowels and symbols

a short post, about a video on writing sanskrit vowels, and some experiments with chisel tip pen.

om!
in the above writing, i have tried to create the effect as if the character is created using a strip of ribbon.

om!



above:
shiva's third eye.
while playing around with the chisel tip pen, stumbled upon this visual.

the two 'normal' eyes are for the physical world - sun and moon. the third, vertical eye is the 'fire', fire of knowledge, that burns away all
ignorance, pain, arrogance, attachment.

we all are equipped with it, it is for us to realize and use this third eye.



above: video showing how to write sanskrit vowels. the not so common ones (Rii, LRi, LRii) are skipped to keep it simple.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi,
I am just beginning to learn Sanskrit. It was very useful and a beautiful experience to watch the grace and ease with which you wrote these symbols. Thank you.
I'm sure I will watch this many times.
I would have liked it even more if you had said what each one was.
Thanks again.

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