Monday, October 11, 2010

This blog has moved!

This blog now has a new home. Please visit Sparsh Apps ( for further updates about this and other related apps.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Update 1.2

Following updates were added to the Bhagavad Gita (Sanskrit & English) app:
- Corrections to several slokas (thanks to various users for pointing some of these out)
- Improved formatting for transliterated slokas

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Sanskrit Primer app is now available!

My Sanskrit Primer app is now available on the app store.

App link

This app aims to not only provide a “teach yourself” type guide to basic Sanskrit but also server as a handy pocket reference.

- Assumes no prior exposure to the language
- Detailed coverage of the Devanagari script (which is also used by other languages such as Hindi, Marathi, etc)
- Grammatical concepts are illustrated using numerous examples
- Extensive listing of verb and noun inflection tables and vocabulary that can serve as a handy reference
- Over 100 simple conversational sentences included
- Audio clips that serve as a pronunciation guide for all the words and sentences
- Additional topics planned for future releases
- Easy navigation using familiar touch interactions
- Fully functional in offline mode as well

Sanskrit is one of the oldest languages and is regarded as the language of the Gods. Sanskrit is the language used for a large corpus of Hindu, Buddhist and Jain religious texts. Sanskrit literature encompasses a large and rich tradition of poetry, drama, scientific and philosophical works. While translations are available for most of these texts, it is most satisfying to obtain this knowledge directly from the primary sources.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Update 1.1

- Roman transliteration for all slokas using ISO 15919
- Fixed typos for a few slokas
- Launches the last read sloka upon restart

Screen Shots

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Bhagavad Gita (Sanskrit & English) is now available!

App Link

Application Description
The Bhagavad Gita represents the epitome of the philosophy contained in Sanatana Dharma. In elegant Sanskrit verses, it lays out the path to self-realization. The teachings contained are as relevant and practical in today's world as they were thousands of years ago when they were revealed during the battle of Kurukshetra.

This application aims to provide a quick pocket reference and memorization-aid for the verses of the Bhagavad Gita.

- Each Sanskrit verse is provided in crisp and clear Devanagari script along with the English translation. A student of Sanskrit will appreciate the English translation which strives to not only be literal but also match the word order as closely as possible to the original Sanskrit.
- Quick access to every sloka using familiar touch interactions (spinning-wheel and flick gestures)
- Favorites feature to aid in memorization
- Fully functional in offline mode as well

Om Tat Sat

Sample Screens