Friday, January 7, 2011

World Sanskrit Book Fair in Bangalore

World Sanskrit Book Fair has started in Bangalore.
For full details visit their official site. They also have a live webcast during the function.

A really huge function with heavy attendance, it was inaugurated by the Chief Minister of Karnata Mr BS Yeddyurappa. Many speakers spoke in fluent Sanskrit, and it was still very much understandable to anyone who had even a few years of exposure.

A small village was setup where all the shopkeepers and people talked in Sanskrit, including a small case of judicial issue, where the local judge heard the case and gave the verdict.

There were lot of school students as well in attendance. A lot of book stalls with all kinds of Sanskrit books have been setup. Plan to be there on the weekend if you haven't been so far.

Here are some photos from today, more on the official site.

a board on the street close to the venue.
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 a panoramic view of the vast grounds of the venue. right side has the stalls, left side the main stage.
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inauguration function
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 panoramic view of the attendees at the inauguration function 
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 state of uttarakhand has made sanskrit the official state language!
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 long shot from the back, of the inauguration function
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 school children in line to get in the exhibition area.
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 in the sanskrit village, this auto mechanic spins his tales of great service he offers on motorcycle - all in sanskrit!
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 the local village school
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 panoramic view of school children in line to get in the exhibition area.
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 exhibitions - the shakaTa configuration of the army, as mentioned in mahAbhArata war as well
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 exhibitions - closeup of the the shakaTa configuration of the army, as mentioned in mahAbhArata war as well
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 exhibitions - closeup of the the garuDa (eagle) configuration of the army, as mentioned in mahAbhArata war as well
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exhibitions - closeup of the the chakra-vyUha (the most deadly) configuration of the army, as mentioned in mahAbhArata war as well. this is the configuration that teenager abhimanyu broke through and was finally killed by 6 general of the opposing side
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8 comments:

Anonymous said...

More photos...

Anonymous said...

NAMASTHE. KIM SAMKRUTHA PUSTAKA MELA PRATIVARSHAM BHAVISHYATI?

shashi said...

is the sanskrit book fair happens every year?
this is the first of its kind. i don't know how often, or when and where the next one will be held.

Anonymous said...

Jayatu Samskritam

Shekhar said...

Many thanks to all those who made this 4-day event happen. It is about Time. It makes us all proud. Many Thanks for your article coverage on "World Samskritam Book Fair". Why we Indians were not able to hold onto this richness is incomprehensible. The value of samskritam is known worldwide, except in Indian Government. Let our Government raise above political obstacles in implementing samskritam in schools. I wish I had studied samskritam when I was a little child in my school when I was studying in India (living abroad i long for this treasure now), you have no idea you are sitting on a treasure not seeing this treasure. Let us give this treasure to future children.....chandrashekhar, Columbus, Ohio, USA...

Anil said...

Amazing initiative !! one of the many subtle but "root cause" solutions to most of the problems faced by mankind today ... You must have all read about the compulsory Samskitam Classes at a school in London ...

Anil
Munich

Jyotsna said...

नमस्ते ।
अद्वितीयसंस्कृत्कार्यक्रमम् इति जना: वदन्ति ।
आयोजनेभ्य: अभिनन्दनानि । पुन: शीघ्रमेव भवतु इति मम प्रार्थना ।
वन्दे संस्कृतमातरम् ।
भवदीया, ज्योत्स्ना (पिट्स्बर्ग नगरात्)

Avinash said...

Nice post.Can you please add more photos of 'Jnanaganga exhibition'.

Dhanyavadaha.

Avinash
Bangalore

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