shlokaspardhA 2018


SpardhA 2018


Venue

Washington Park, 840 W Washington Avenue, Sunnyvale

Date: March 17, 2018

Timing: 9 AM - 1 PM

What is SpardhA?


Welcome to Samskritam Recitation Competition (saṁskṛta-kaṇṭhapāṭha-spardhā) annually organized by SamskritaBharati for the last several years. One of the reasons for conducting a recitation competition is to introduce original saṁskritam texts to children and their parents!


This year, we have chosen samkShepa-rAmAyaNam. Ramayanam is one of the oldest epics in world literature. Sage Valmiki (known as aadikaviH or first poet) composed this treasure house of knowledge which defines Indian culture. Ramayanam consists of seven kandas (cantos) and 500 sargas, with a total of nearly 24,000 shlokas. Of these shlokas, Maharshi Valmiki has beautifully summarized the entire Ramayanam in the first 100 shlokas of Balakanda, the first book, which are also known as Samkshepa Ramayanam. During this year’s recitation competition, participants will memorize some of the first 25 slokas of samkShepa rAmAyaNam according to their age groups.For more details, please click on links to shloka documents below.

atiśiśugaṇa

Age: 1st graders and under

7 selected shlokas

Doc | Audio

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM


śiśugaṇa

Age: 2nd and 3rd grades

12 selected shlokas

Doc | Audio

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM


bālagaṇa

Age: 4th, 5th and 6th grades

18 selected shlokas

Doc | Audio

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM


kiśoragaṇa/yuvagaṇa

Age: 7th grade and above

24 selected shlokas

Doc | Audio

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM


prauDhagana

Age: adults (no bar :))

24 selected shlokas

Doc | Audio

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM