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First Book of Sanskrit of R. G. Bhandarkar has been written in a style keeping in view of the needs of students as well as teachers. Each lesson consists of four parts:

1. Grammar
2. Sanskrit Sentences for Translation into English
3. English Sentences for Translation into Sanskrit
4. A Vocablary

This book contains as much Grammar as is needed for all practical purposes, perhaps more. The author has adopted the terminology of the English Grammarians of Sanskrit, but had strictly followed Panini, as explained by Bhattoji Dikshita in his Sidhantakaumudi.
The general rules of Grammar, and such exceptions as are important, have been given in this book.

The book continues to be a medium for facilitating and promoting the study of the language of the ancient sages even after a hundred years of its publication in 1883.


33 Responses to “First Book of Sanskrit – R. G. Bhandarkar”

  1. adbhutam says:

    Dear Bharateeya,

    Your service to the cause of Sanskrit is commendable. I am referring this First book of Sanskrit to many of my friends along with your blog which is very resourceful.

    I invite you to have a look at a Sanskrit Blog that I have posted recently on a shloka from the Advaita Makaranda.


    Best regards,

  2. amit says:

    Sanskrit is language of GOD called Dev Vaani . This is the Base of Hinduism which is oldest and best religion of world. Sanskrit language is used by Intellectuals.One Who is true Hindu must know the Sanskrit.
    This is your good step to spread the knowldge of Sanskrit across the world.

  3. achint says:

    IT IS BEST …………….

  4. Vinayak mutalikdesai says:

    Thanks a lot for such a nice book.. I was searching for this book since 5-6 years… 🙂

  5. Tikeswar Majhi says:

    please send panchatantra CD for education purpose

  6. Murali says:

    There is a book which may be considered a Tutorial to Bhandarkar’s First book of Sanskrit. It is “Companion to the First Book of Sanskrit”, by K V Mehta published sometime during the first quarter of 20th Century in Bombay.

    The full book is freely available at Hathi Trust (http://www.hathitrust.org). Although the book is digitized as part of Google Books program it is not available at Google Books.

    The link to that book is http://hdl.handle.net/2027/njp.32101073670919.

  7. Murali says:

    I forgot to add to my earlier post that a Key to the First Book of Sanskrit is available at http://www.new1.dli.ernet.in/scripts/FullindexDefault.htm?path1=/data2/upload/0045/868&first=1&last=84&barcode=99999990191711

    It contains answers to all exercises in the book.

  8. John says:

    I am interested also if you should post the key to the First Book of Sanskrit.

    Thank you for all you are doing.

  9. John says:

    The “digital library” link to the answer key does not have a way to download the book, at least not that I can see. Apparently it can be viewed there though.

    Perhaps I am not understanding something when I go to the link.


  10. John says:

    I have it now; thank you very much!

  11. Baburam Upadhyay Bhattarai says:

    Dear Bharateeya ji,i want to have a book on sanskrit alankar.if you post that on your blog i will be immensely obliged.

  12. Vedant kumar says:

    A perfect book but quality of pages should improve.I shall suggest my friends to use this book.

  13. I am unable to download the first Sanskrit book of R G Bhandarkar. Please help me.

  14. khushboo says:

    I am trying to download this book. But it’s showing me error page with the msg that it doesn’t exist now. It would b grt if somebody can help me to download…

  15. Vidyadhar Mishra says:

    I find it quite interesting that the Sanskrit library is becoming digital and accessible to all Sanskrit lovers around the world. I must congratulate the promoters for undertaking such a noble task

  16. kisor das says:

    it is the mother language. bharatbarsh ne pure prithibi ko bolna aur likhna sikhaya. mera bharat mahan.

  17. Deepak says:

    Many many thanks for provide online Elementary Sanskrit knowledge details.

  18. Karthi says:

    Dear sir, Pl post sri satwalekar’s sanskrit learning books

  19. Sagar Borude says:

    mujhe sanscrit bhandarkar ka gaide chahiye

  20. Sagar Borude says:

    mujhe sacrit granth chahiye mai aalandi me jog maharaj varkari shikshan sanstha me hai anya granth chahiye ,ex.rachananuvadcoumudi,ruchandrika ,plz mujhe order krna hai to mujhe aapki website send kar do

  21. Jadv says:

    Unable to download first and second book of Sanskrit. By R G Bhandarkar.
    Please send me the link.

    • bharateeya says:

      Jadv, The links are working fine. Please learn how to download files from archive.org. It will be very useful to you to be familiar with the website archive.org since it has thousands of Sanskrit related books.

  22. Pramod Mahuli says:

    I want to study Sanskrit crammer which is integral and vitally necessary for understanding vedanta

  23. rajpa says:

    I have came across a great source of learning to sanskrit on this 24×7 radio called sanskritbharati radio https://www.khandbahale.com/radio/

  24. Dr Padmalochana R says:

    I am interested in studying and reading Sanskrit texts in Sanskrit and not in Hindi or English

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