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CAMP ANDHRA - Shrimatam camp moves to Guntur from Nellore tomorrow (27 Jun. Saturday) afternoon. In Guntur, Sri Chandramouleeswara Puja will take place at KANCHI MATAM MARUTIDEVALAYAM, MARUTI NAGAR,GUNTUR.

On Sunday - 28 Jun. 2015, Shrimatam camp will leave Guntur at around 4 pm and move to Vijayawada. Place of Camp at Vijayawada - SRI VENKATESVARA SWAMI DEVALAYAM, LABBIPETTA, VIJAYAWADA

 

Atharva Veda Sammelan held in Gujarat - 10 & 11 Jun. 2015
122 Jayanthi of HH Pujyashri Mahaswamigal Celebrated at Orikkai- 10 Jun. 2015
Camp Nemilicheri - Events - 5 - 10 Jun. 2015
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NRI Parents' Meet Held - 4 Jun. 2015
Vaikhanasa Patashala Building Opened - 4 Jun. 2015
Vaikhanasa patashala Building - Gruhapravesham - 4 Jun. 2015
122 Jayanthi of HH Pujyashri Mahaswamigal Celebrated - 2 Jun. 2015
122 Jayanthi Celebrations - Sahasra Suvasini Puja held - 2 Jun. 2015
Book on Yagnopaveetam Released - 31 May 2015
His Holiness Visits Veda Patashala - Mylapore, Chennai
Madras Sanskrit College - Alumni Function held in the presence of His Holiness
Yajur Veda Sammelan Concludes - Shrimatam Camp at Mylapore - 24 May 2015
Kal Vaitta Vaaram held at Shrimatam Camp, Mylapore- 24 May 2015
Pushpabhishekam performed to His Holiness- Shrimatam Camp at Mylapore - 24 May 2015

Just as "illakanam", the Tamil word for grammar, is derived from the Sanskrit "laksana", so too a number of other words that have to do with grammar in that language are of Sanskrit origin. For instance, there are two terms used in Tamil grammar, pakuti (pahuti) and vikuti (vihuti). To illustrate in the word "Ramanukku" (for Raman ), "Raman " is pakuti and "ku" is "vikuti". Both terms pakuti and vikuti are derived from Sanskrit grammar. "How do you say so? " it might be asked. "Is it not pakuti an original tamil word derived from "pakuttal? "

Pakuti in the sense of that which has been divided is indeed a Tamil word. But I say that there is another pakuti that is a corrupt form of the Sanskrit "prakarti". It is in the sense of "prakarti" that the word "Raman" in "Ramanukku" is described as pakuti. As for "vikuti" it is from the Sanskrit "vikriti": there is no such word as "vikuttal" in Tamil corresponding to pakuttal. From the undisputed fact that vikuti is from vikriti, we may conclude for certain that pakuti is from prakrti.

(Vikrti also called "pratyaya", that which gives many meanings to the same prakrti. When it is said "Ramanai aditten"-(I) beat Raman-the pratyaya "ai" added makes Raman the person who is beaten. If it is said Ramanal adipatten-(I) was beaten by Raman-the prakrti Raman with the al makes him the one who beat. )

It is not my purpose to claim that Sanskrit is superior to Tamil. When do feelings of superiority arise to make us happy? When we are conscious of differences between what we believe is "ours" and what we believe is "theirs". Where we to have racial bias, we could be tempted to speak in appreciative terms of what is "ours" and to deprecate what is "theirs". If we realise that to harbour feelings based on racial differences is itself wrong, that our languages have sprung from the same family, from the same cultural tradition, there will be no cause for speaking highly of one language at the expense of another.

On the subject of grammar I have mentioned certain facts and it is not my intention to elevate one language above another.

About "Hindu Dharma"
"Hindu Dharma" is a book which contains English translation of certain invaluable and engrossing speeches of Sri Sri Sri Chandrasekharendra Saraswathi MahaSwamiji (at various times during the years 1907 to 1994).
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