[INDOLOGY] Sanskrit mnemonics?

Christian Ferstl christian.ferstl at univie.ac.at
Mon Aug 23 18:22:14 UTC 2021

Dear all,

are there really no other mnemonics or are they perhaps too childish to 
post them on this list?  I also like to use the verse rāmo rājamaniḥ 
etc., but rather in order to recall the order and numbering of 
Is there a common word for "mnemonic" in Sanskrit?


Am 20.08.2021 19:56, schrieb sellmers--- via INDOLOGY:
> Dear Antonia,
> I use the verse rāmo rājamaniH ... for the masc.sg. forms of the -a
> declension.
> Best wishes,
> Sven
> Am 20.08.21 um 19:26 schrieb Antonia Ruppel via INDOLOGY
>  Von: "Antonia Ruppel via INDOLOGY" <indology at list.indology.info>
> Datum: 20. August 2021
> An: "Indology" <indology at list.indology.info>
> Cc:
> Betreff: [INDOLOGY] Sanskrit mnemonics?
> Dear all,
> Whenever I've learnt a language in a classroom setting, we'd get
> mnemonics to help us remember word forms or uses. (I am thinking of
> things like 'after si, nisi, num, ne, all the ali's fly away', or 'If
> one shwa by another is hounded, the first is silent, the second
> sounded.')
> Do any of you have any such mnemonics (no matter how silly - or dare I
> say: the sillier, the better?) for Sanskrit? So far I only have
> minuscule things like reminding students of Har*e* Kṛṣṇa (for
> the vocative of i-stems), and also verses like
> gurureva gatirgurumeva bhaje guruṇaiva sahāsmi namo gurave |
> na guroḥ paramaṃ śiśurasmi gurormatirastu gurau mama pāhi guro
> ||
> If you have anything you use that works well with your students, I'd
> be grateful if you were willing to share it. I'll happily sum up
> everything I get in an email to the List.
> Many thanks, as always,
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