Varna Shiksha describes the qualities, colors, genders and Devatas of the 50 letters of the Sanskrit alphabet, and the unique and profound benefits of speaking the different letters of Sanskrit. This ancient text shows that every letter of the Sanskrit alphabet is a particle of infinity, a treasure of knowledge and organizing power. Useful for scholars and beginners alike, Varna Shiksha unfolds for the first time the detailed knowledge of the effect or influence of the sounds of the Sanskrit language. The author provides an overview of the entire field of Vedic phonology, Shiksha, and explores the themes brought out in this text in the light of Vedic Science. The English translation of the 48 verses of Varna Shiksha is provided along with a chapter describing in detail the Devatas of the 50 letters of the alphabet identified in this ancient manuscript. The original Sanskrit text is given in Devanagari and in Roman transliteration, and also in large Devanagari type. An epilog by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi explains the Sanskrit alphabet as the gateway to the unfoldment of the unbounded potential of every human being. The very first letter of the alphabet, “a,” brings the seeker of knowledge and enlightenment to the door of the Infinite. The knowledge of the Sanskrit alphabet provided in this book introduces the Vedic Science of Shiksha as the gateway to complete unfoldment of the supreme knowledge and infinite organizing power latent in every human being. This entry into the letters of the Sanskrit alphabet will inspire every reader for deeper study of the ancient Vedic literature in Sanskrit.
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