Sampadananda Mishra 


Sampadananda Mishra is a Sanskrit scholar from Odisha who is the director of Sri Aurobindo Foundation for Indian Culture in Pondicherry. He received his MPhil degree in Sanskrit working under V. Kutumba Sastry and his Ph.D. degree from Utkal University in Sanskrit as well as the evolution of human speech. Through the Vande Mataram Library Trust, an open-source and volunteer-driven project, he plans to generate verified, authentic English translations of almost all important scriptures available in Sanskrit. He regularly conducts wokshops, training programmes, and talks for students and teachers of Sanskrit, Mantra, Yoga and Bhagavad Gita while also running a 24-hour Sanskrit-language radio station called Divyavani Sanskrit Radio. He was awarded the Maharshi Badrayan Vyas Award for Sanskrit by the President of India in 2012. 

Articles

The concept of Nirashrayatva in the Gita

Commentary | Posted On: 17 Sep 2018

A powerful concept for the Karma Yogi though mentioned only once in the Gita.

The Greatness of the Rishi tradition in India

Essay | Posted On: 08 Jun 2018

A Rishi is one who flows or is in tune with the rhythmic movement of the universe.

Sanskrit: A Journey from Mantra to Freedom

Essay | Posted On: 10 May 2018

The mantric power of Sanskrit has the capacity to not only help create love and harmony but also uplift and enlighten our being.

Ramayana in the Light of Sri Aurobindo

Essay | Posted On: 12 Apr 2018

Sri Aurobindo's grasp of the essence of the Ramayana is truly unique.

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