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Sanskrit: A Gateway to Indian Knowledge Systems

Sanskrit: A Gateway to Indian Knowledge Systems

Indian Knowledge Systems (IKS) encompass a rich tapestry of ancient wisdom and knowledge from the Indian subcontinent, spanning philosophy, science, mathematics, medicine, spirituality, arts, and more. Rooted in India’s cultural, spiritual, and philosophical heritage, IKS offers a holistic approach to understanding the universe and our place within it.

This course not only explores the depth of IKS but also highlights its relevance today, offering insights into sustainability, holistic health, and ethical philosophy through the lens of Sanskrit, the language that has carried these traditions through millennia.

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*The Course may not be offered if the number of registrations is less than 15.

15 Hours
Date & Time

13 May 2024 - 19 August 2024

6:00 PM-7:00 PM IST

Every Monday


Course Fee: ₹3500
Enrollment Manual
Medium of Instruction
Sanskrit, English, Hindi
One year from the end date of the course
Online through INDICA Courses Portal
Contact Details



Welcome to “Sanskrit: A Gateway to Indian Knowledge Systems,” a course designed to bridge ancient wisdom with contemporary learning. Through the foundational language of Sanskrit, this course aims to unlock the vast and diverse vocabulary of Indian Knowledge Systems (IKS) that reflects the multifaceted nature of this ancient body of knowledge.


  • For Beginners: This course is tailored for beginners and requires no prior knowledge of Sanskrit, making it the perfect starting point for anyone curious about IKS.
  • Learning Goals: Participants will gain an introductory understanding of key Sanskrit terminology, the philosophical underpinnings of IKS, and the ability to approach ancient texts with a new perspective.

Expected Outcomes

By the end of this course, participants will have:

  • An introductory knowledge of the IKS corpus and its significance.
  • A foundational understanding of Sanskrit, enabling the exploration of IKS texts.
  • The ability to understand IKS vocabulary.


Our journey through Sanskrit and IKS will cover:

  • Introduction to IKS
  • The vedic corpus
  • Vedangas : Introduction
  • Niruktam – The science of etymology – Introduction
  • The fundamental vocabulary – meaning
  • Understanding the following words in context to their development, context and usage in various primary texts.
    1. कर्म
    2. मोक्ष
    3. आत्मा
    4. धर्म
    5. पञ्चमहाभूत
    6. इतिहास
    7. पुराण
    8. दान
    9. पुण्य
    10. यज्ञ
    11. शक्ति
    12. लोक
    13. देश
    14. राष्ट्र
    15. पञ्चमहाभूत

Course includes

  • Live Sessions: Engage in live lectures and discussions with opportunities for Q&A.
  • Asynchronous Learning: Access to class recordings, enabling learning at your own pace.
  • Certificate of Completion: Demonstrate your new knowledge with a certificate upon successfully completing the course.

*Important Enrollment Notice: Please note that this course requires a minimum of 15 registrations to proceed. Should the number of enrolled students fall short, participants will be notified promptly and provided with a full refund and related course options to continue their learning journey.


Sanhita Vyas

Sanhita Vyas is a BA (Sanskrit) from Shree Somnath Sanskrit University and MA (Sanskrit & Lexicography) from Deccan College, PGRI. She has completed B2.1 in German Language from Max Mueller Bhavan, Pune. She has worked with different organizations, teaching Sanskrit and German and is currently handling operations of E-Lingua Hub- a platform for teaching Languages. She is also pursuing Ph.D. in Sanskrit at INDUS University, Ahmedabad.

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