shlokaspardhA 2019

Venue: Sri Satya Narayana Swamy Devasthanam

475 Los Coches St, Milpitas

Date: Feb 23, 2019

Time: 9:00 - 4:30

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 shlokas from the second set of 25 shlokas (26 - 50) of samkShepa-rAmAyaNam based on their age groups. For more details, please click on the links below to access and download shloka documents appropriate to participants’ age.


Age: 1st graders and under

shlokas 1.1.26 - 1.1.32

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Age: 2nd and 3rd grades

shlokas 1.1.26 - 1.1.38

Doc | Audio


Age: 4th, 5th and 6th grades

shlokas 1.1.26 - 1.1.44

Doc | Audio


Age: 7th grade and above

shlokas 1.1.26 - 1.1.50

Doc | Audio


Age: adults (no bar :))

shlokas 1.1.26 - 1.1.50

Doc | Audio