Sanskrit forms the substratum of all achievements of the Hindu civilization. In order to access the immense knowledge of the ancients and then applying it to solve problems of the modern era, the revival of Sanskrit is absolutely necessary.
82.5 Degrees East (82.5° E) is an audio webcast that brings together diverse voices from the Indic / Dharmic tradition to discuss, deliberate and propagate views that find their origin in the ancient civilizational ethos of Sanatan Dharma. We debate on a wide range of topics and make it conducive for an original Indic perspective to emerge.
We speak with one of the foremost Sanskrit scholars of our times and try to understand what makes the language an object of reverence for the greatest Hindu sages. We speak about the unique features of the 'Devabhasha', its mantrik shakti, Paninian grammar and the right approach to learning it.
Guest: Sampadananda Mishra
Shri Sampadananda Mishra is a Pondicherry-based Sanskrit scholar from Odisha. He is the director of Sri Aurobindo Foundation for Indian Culture. He has authored several books and is an authority on matters related to Sanskrit, Mantra, Yoga and the philosophy of Sri Aurobindo.
Host: Ashish Dhar
Special thanks to Ruchi Sood for making the podcast possible.