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Vagyoga: Mnemonic Sanskrit

Vagyoga: Mnemonic Sanskrit
Item Code: IDI924
Author: Vagish Shastri
Publisher: Vagyoga Publication
Edition: 2001
ISBN: 8185570183
Pages: 370
Cover: Paperback
Other Details: 7.1" X 4.9"
About the Editors and the Book:


Dr. Ranjana Mitra is an alumna of the Aligarh Muslim University, where she completed her Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses with distinction and did her M.Phil. and Ph.D. in the field of Industrial Psychology. At present she is teaching Psychology in Mahila Mahavidyalaya and the department of psychology, Banaras Hindu University.

Dr. Oscar Pujol is an alumnus of Banaras Hindu University, where he completed his Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses with distinction and did his Ph.D. in the field of Paninian Grammar. He started his Sanskrit study in Vagyoga Chetanapitham and attended Vagyoga: Mnemonic Sanskrit course for six months. At present he is teaching Spanish language in the Linguistic Department, Banaras Hindu University.

The present book: 'Dr. Vagish Shastris's Vagyoga: Mnemonic Sanskrit' consists of six chapters: 1. Vagyoga: an over view, where the light its thrown on the Vagyoga Pedagogy, Vagyoga Mnemonics and the Natural law of Pronunciation. Vagyoga is the third level of the speech, where knowledge becomes unfolded. At the end of this chapter one article is composed: Sanskrit and its proper Pronunciation. Here at the end Pop singer Madonna's Sanskrit Pronunciation is criticised. The second chapter: 2. 'Teacher and his Institute' throws light on the life of the teacher of Vagyoga: Mnemonic Sanskrit Technique. Many other articles show various sides of the teacher's personality. Two articles describe about two books of Acharya Dr. Vagish Shastri and the distinctive goal of the Institute.

In the third chapter appear 3. 'Testimonies' of friends and disciples showing different types of speciality: Teacher's presentation of lessons, nature and Sanskrit. One article is written about Pop singer Madonna's Meeting with Acharya Dr. Vagish Shastri including a few editorials form newspapers. In the fourth chapter appears. 4. The Teacher's articles on Sanskrit. The fifth chapter presents 5. An account of Vagyoga: Mnemonics Sanskrit sessions and camps organized at different places with illustrations. The sixth chapter consists of 6. Vagyoga: Mnemonic Sanskrit students. Thus this book gives a total elucidation of the Vagyoga technique and the teacher.


I feel highly honoured and my heart is filled with gratitude for the Lord's blessings as I am writing the pref- ace for the book titled THE VAGYOGA : MNEMONIC SAN- SKRIT'. by Sadguru Maharaja, Dr. Vagish Sastri. Gurudeva's long years of learning and meditation has blessed him with the unique celestial Kundalini medita- tion and helped him to invent the Vagyoga : Mnemonic Technique for acquiring the Mantra Language, Sanskrit in just 180 days.

He is not only an eminent Scholar of oriental learn- ing but a yogi who has the power to enlighten the con- sciousness of his disci pies, makes them feel the celestial vibrations and purifies their creative intelligence. In this book Gurudeva describes how he was inspired by divine guidance so that he could develop this Vagyoga : Mne- monic Technique which unfolds the hidden powers and produces creative energy in the scholars to learn this clas- sical language in a very short period. Sadguru Vagish Maharaja applies phonetical, musical, philosophical, mathematical and natural laws in his teaching so that learning of Sanskrit becomes easy, simple and allows stu- dents to develop on their own thereafter.

Dr. Vagish Sastri, an eminent Sanskrit Scholar of International fame has written and edited 200 books on Sanskrit and written 200 research papers on Veda, Word- philosophy, Yoga- Tantra, Ayurveda and other oriental topics. It will be impossible for me to give the details of his versatile genius in the preface of this book. This is just a very smaIl part of the vast contributions of his learn- ing to the field of Sanskrit Pedagogy.

It is with a heart filled with wonder that I write these few words and pray that people across the globe will be able to benefit and enrich their lives by going through this book.

May the Almighty grant Sadguru Maharaja long and productive life for the enlightenment of mankind.



The Vagyoga method has been enriched by the dif- ferent and rich streams of Vedic philosophy, Yoga, Tantras, phonology, music, linguistics and philosophy. In this age marked by a scientific temper Vagyoga ac- quits itself well. Any person free from tensions aged be- tween 15 to 60 qualifies as a student provided he/she has the power to grasp the instructions of a meta language. Aided by the teacher, the student gets to know the basic principles governing the grammar and syntax through a process of self experience. So an alternate name of Vagyoga is 'self-improving system' language teaching. The reason for this name is that in this system there is no memorization of grammatical formulae, instead, the stu- dent dissolves his/her ignorance in stages as he/she dis- covers, how rules are formed in a natural way. To aid memory, all one has to do is meditate daily on the natural laws that he/she discovers for himself or herself.

No new technical terms are introduced in this sys- tem. The already well entrenched terminology is logi- cally explained far beyond the levels done in standard grammar texts instead of the Paninian pratyaharas, the alphabets of pre-Paninian era are taught. Since letters are the ultimate matrix of all languages a powerful imagery is created to fix them in proper relief. Herein, the 14 vowels, the two Ayogavahas and the 33 consonants are likened to 14 worlds, 2 Asvini Kumaras and 33 gods of the Vedic pantheon. In total the 49 letters are seen as a personification of the 49 Maruts (vital airs). The names of Sanskrit alphabet are I. Matrka : mother of the litera- ture; 2. Varna-Samanaya; 3. Varnamala and 4. Aksamala. All letters are abbreviated in' AHAM'. This symbolism drives home quite a lot of the properties of the letters. The Vagyogic system of teaching is divided into three parts:

(1) The changes of letters (Varna-kandam),
(2) Word derivation (Pada-kandam),
(3) Sentences (Vakya-kandam).

In the first part, the formulation of phonological rules, the correct pronunciation of letters and the evoluation of the Devanagari script are taught showing the close con- nection between them so that these ideas become well imprinted on the pupil's mind. Though Vagyoga tech- nique has rejected the Paninian pratyaharas (abbrevia- tion for groups of letters), their logic is retained and be- comes evident in this method.


Table of Contents
Preface Ranjana Mitra Lecturer, Mahila Mahavidyalaya, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi.  
The Inspiration Pujya Gurudeva  
An Introduction Ranjana Mitra  
1. The Vagyoga: Pedagogy-Dr. Vastoshpati Shastri, Assistant Professor, P.G. Science College, Ratlam (M.P.) 3-11
2. The Function of Vagyoga Technique-Dr. Vastoshpati Shastri 12-19
3. Vagyoga Technique analyses the European Langauages -Dr. Vastoshpati Shastri 20-23
4. Sanskrit and its Pronunciation - Pujya Gurudeva 24-40
5. Traditional Sanskrit learning - Pujya Gurudeva 41-63
1. H.H. Dr. Vagish Shastri: The specialist of Saktipata -Chandrasen Sharma, Ex - ADM, Saket, Varanasi 67-73
2. About Acharya Dr. Vagish Shastri - Arnest kay, Editor Dictionary of Autobiography, Cambridge, England 74-77
3. Mahamahopadhyaya Acharya B.P.T. Vagish Shastri: A Profile - Dr. Vastoshpati Shastri 78-91
4. Sanskrit Year (Collection) 92-93
5. World famous Personality (Collection) 94-95
6. Dr. Vagish Shastri: Teacher of Vagyoga: Kundalini and Mnemonic Sanskrit - M.C. Bhandari, Editor, Mystic India, New Delhi 96-99
7. The most ambitious work on Dhatupatha - George Cardona, Professor of Linguislics, University of Pennsylvania, USA. 100-102
8. Le royaume la Connaissance: A Benares ville sainte retour aux sources de la tradition sanskrit - Danielle Tramard, Editor, Le Monde, Paris 103-107
9. Dr. Vagish Shastri's Etymological study for Pre-historic Identity - Rajeev Saxena, Journalist, New Delhi 108-112
10. Atankavada Satakam - Dr. Jayadeva Jani, Reader, Sanskrit Department, Baroda University (Gujarat) 113-119
11. The place of Krsakanam Nagapasah: Among Radio Dramas - Dr.S. Ranganath, Department of Sanskrit, NMKRV College, Bangalore 130-137
12. Vagyoga Chetanapitham: An Institution with a distinctive goal - Pujya Shri Gurudeva 138-147
13. Vagyoga is innate for Education - Bruce John Graham, Research Scholar, S. Sanskrit University Varanasi 148-149
1. My great satisfaction - Mahamahopadhyaya K.V. Abhyankar, Hon. Professor of Sanskrit , Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute, Poona 153
2. A Complete Mastery over his subject - Professor Felix G. IIarraz, Indiana University, USA. 154-157
3. Vagyoga : Mnemonic Method of Sanskrit Trends - Dr. Patricia Champion, M.A., Ph.D.; Wisconsin University, Madison, USA. 158-159
4. Miraculous Vagyoga Mnemonic Method of Learning Sanskrit Language based on Para Vidya - Fr. Sadanand D' souza, Research Scholar, Philosophy Deptt. BHU, Varanasi 160-166
5. Vagyoga: The Direct Method - Priya Devi, Delhi 167-171
6. Some Insights in Dr. Shastri's Vagyoga Sanskrit Institute - Dr. Oscar Pujol, M.A.; Ph.D.; Lecturer, Linguistic Deptt, BHU, Varanasi 172-177
7. Vagyoga Technique - Dr. Vastoshpati Shastri 178-180
8. Learning Sanskrit in Vagyoga Vidhi - Sundar K. Gandikota, Manager, BHEL Company, Bangalore 181-183
9. Tradition meets Modern Linguistics - S. Mahadeva Sharma, Manager, BHEL Company, Bangalore 184-188
10. Our thoughts on Vagoyoga Technique and the Teacher B. Vijaya Kumar, Manager, BHEL, Bangalore 189-190
11. My Personal Experience of Vagyoga - Sako Ravi, Computer Operator, Paris 191-193
12. Vagyoga: A Unique Method - Dr. Tirumal Prasad, Bangalore 194-195
13. Thorough Knowledge of Sanskrit - Dr. Mark S.G. Diczkowski, M.A.; Ph.D.; England 196-197
14. Vagyoga : Mnemonic Technique - A.V. Venkatachalam Chartered Accountant, Bangalore 198-200
15. Dr. Vagish helped me to solve difficulties - Dr. Roland Robert Bergdahal, Linguistic Deptt, University of Pennsylvania, USA. 201-203
16. The Lord of the Speech H.H. Shri Guruji - Professor C. Mahadevappa, Bangalore Research Centre, Vaiyatikaval, Bangalore 204-206
17. My Experiences as a student - Mythily Sharma, M.A.; Research Scholar, Para Psychology, Bangalore 207-209
18. Rgvedic Explanation of Shri Guruji - Cezari Galewicz, Lecturer, Krosno University, Poland 210-211
19. I thank you for the training of Sanskrit - Elizabeth Guzman, New York, USA. 212-214
20. The Pop star to meet him in Varanasi - Ajay Uprete Journalist, the Week. 215-219
21. Madonna's Mantra - Editor, Times of India, Delhi 220-221
22. Madonna's Shanti Mantra fails to Pacify Benares Pandits - The Statesman. 222-226
23. Varanasi News Makers - The Times of India 227-230
1. Sanskrit: Its Utility at Present 233-247
2. The Divine Language Sanskrit 248-259
3. The Present and Future of Sanskrit 260-270
4. Semantical Study of Paninian roots 271-275
5. Sanskrit has intimate relation with the nature 276-278
6. The Science of Abbreviation in Ancient India 279-288
7. Some Paninian roots used only in European and Persian Languages. 289-297
8. On the Hybrid Sanskrit Tradition 298-311
9. Some Paninian words found only in Prakrit language 312-313
1. Svami Bhaskarananda Sarasvati 317
2. The holy place of Varanasi, The Samadhi Temple of Svami Bhaskarananda Sarasvati 318
3. Vagyoga : Mnemonic Sanskrit Camp at Saint Alban, South France, Dr. Vagish Shastri is teaching to Dr. Philippe Voin, a Psychiatrist. 319
4. At the end of the Camp, the grand mother (86 years old) of Dr. Philippe Vouin discussing with Gurudeva on Sanskrit, Tantra and Yoga in South France. 320
5. The Closing Session in Paris (1979) 321
6. The Closing Session at Vagyoga Chetanapitham, Shivala, Varanasi (1981) 322
7. The Opening Session at Chetsingh Palace, Shivala, Varanasi (1982) 323
8. The Closing Session at Chetsingh Palace, Shivala, Varanasi (1983) 324
9. The Opening Session at Vagyoga Chetanapitham, Shivala, Varanasi (1984) 325
10. The Closing Session in the Campus of Benares Hindu University, Varanasi (1983) 326
11. The Audience 327
12. The Opening Session at Vagyoga Chetanapitham, Shivala, Varanasi. (1985) 328
13. The Closing Session at Vagyoga Chetanapitham, Shivala, Varanasi (1986) 329
14. The Closing Session at Vagayoga Chetanapitham, Shivala, Varanasi (1987) 330
15. The Closing Session at Vagyoga Chetanapitham, Shivala, Varanasi (1988) 331
16. The Opening Session at Vagyoga Chetanapitham, Shivala, Varanasi (1989) 332
17. Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma, the Vice President of India, talks with Acharya Dr. Vagish Shastri about the Vagyoga: Mnemonic Sanskrit Technique (1989) 333
18. The Closing Session at Vagyoga Chetenapitham, Shivala, Varanasi (1989) 334
19. The Half Yearly Closing Session at Vagyoga Chetenapitham (1989) 335
20. The Closing Session at Vagyoga Chetenapitham (1990) 336
21. The Camp in Ladnun, Rajasthan (1990) 337
22. The Audience 338
23. The Bi-monthly Camp. in Ganeshpuri, Maharashtra (1990) 339
24. The Opening Session at Chetsingh Palace, Shivala, Varanasi (1990) 340
25. The Opening Session at Chetsingh Palace, Shivala, Varanasi (1991) 341
26. The Closing Camp Course Session at Chetsingh Palace (1991) 342
27. The Closing Session at Vagyoga Chetanapitham (1992) 343
28. The Closing Session at Vagyoga Chetanapitham (1992) 344
29. The Closing Session at Shankar Mutt, Bangalore (1992) 345
30. The Closing Session at Vagyoga Chetanpitham (1993) 346
31. The Closing Session at Vagyoga Chetanapitham (1993) 347
32. The Closing Session at Vagyoga Chetanapitham (1994) 348
33. The Opening Session at Vagyoga Chetanapitham (1997) 349
34. The Opening Session at Vagyoga Chetanapitham (1997) 350
35. The Opening Session at Vagyoga Chetanapitham (1997) 351
36. The Opening Session at Vagyoga Chetanapitham (1998) 352
37. The Closing Session at Vagyoga Chetanapitham (1998) 353
38. The Closing Session at Vagyoga Chetanapitham (1999) 354
39. The Closing Session at Vagyoga Chetanapitham (2000) 355
40. The Closing Session at Jashpur Kothi, Shivala, Varanasi (2001) 356

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