Aṣṭādhyāyī Pravesha

Aṣṭādhyāyī Pravesha (Volumes 1 & 2) is a primer to study Samskritam grammar based on Panini’s Sutras .It presents the method of understanding Aṣṭādhyāyī with various simple examples in lucid Samskritam.

Key learning objectives for SAmskrit students

Gaining a systematic and in-depth understanding of all the major concepts of Aṣṭādhyāyī . Acquire ability to understand the grammar texts in a better manner. Easily understand simple Samskritam texts such as Panchatantra, Mahabharata. Appreciate the scientific structure of Aṣṭādhyāyī. To enable learning of various Shastras such as Dhrama Shastra, Artha Shastra, and others.

This book presents Sanskrit grammar in an easy-to-understand format enabling students to acquire proficiency in Sanskrit grammar in a reasonably short period of time.

Book Summary (Sanskrit)


Dr. Tilaka M. Rao has 12 years of exceptional training in Vedic literature covering 10 major Upanishads from Prabodhini Gurukula and Veda Vijnana Gurukula , Karnataka. He has also been trained to chant the entire kavya-Yajurveda (Taittiriya recession). In addition, he has had the opportunity to study many important works from classical Sanskrit including various Kavya, Panini’s Astadhyayi, and philosophical systems including Vedanta, Nyaya, Samkhya, and Yoga. 

He was awarded a gold medal for his Masters (Sanskrit) and a JRF to pursue a Ph.D. on the Utsarga-apavada concept in Astadhyayi.  He has studied Vyakarana under eminent traditional scholars such as Vidwan G. Mahabaleshwar Bhat, Vidushi Pushpa Dixit, and Vidwan Sringeshwara Shastri.

He has served as Assistant Professor and Assistant Director at Veda Vijnana Shodha Samsthanam near Bengaluru. Presently he is an adjunct faculty at MIT School of Vedic Sciences and fellow at CESS-India Studies Unit, Bengaluru.  He has authored 3 books titled Ashtadhyayi Pravesha, Idviveka, and Karikaakara


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