Saṁskṛta Varṇa Māla (Sanskrit Alphabet)
This is a text in Sanskrit and English Transliteration for helping people learn the Sanskrit sounds. It is very important when reciting mantras to intone the sanskrit aksharas (letters) properly. The effects will be different (and can be catastrophic) if the sounds are not said correctly. Speakers of Tamil, Hindi, Telugu and other modern Indian languages should be aware that the Sanskrit sounds are sometimes slightly different than their counter parts in the modern languages. Aspirated letters are stressed more than there are in speech to ensure a clear differentiation. For this reason, Indians are encouraged to look through this sheet. English speakers may find this text useful because it uses English sounds as a reference for describing the Sanskrit sounds. There is no amount of reading that can replace the direct instruction of a teacher when it comes to learning these sounds. This text can help people recall what they have been taught, but can never replace an actual teacher.
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