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HariH OM!

Samskrita Bharati, Chennai is organizing a Short-Film making contest for the College and University Students, on the occasion of Balotsava on 08 August, 2015 at D.G.Vaishnava College, Arumbakkam, Chennai. Theme for the Contest is ‘Samskritam for Samanya’ (Sanskrit for common people).

Short film should be based on any of the following sub-themes:

1. Sanskrit & Indian Culture

2. Sanskrit in Daily Life

3. Sanskrit to Unite India

4. Strengthen your Positive Thoughts

5. Where Women are worshipped, God resides there.

Instructions for the short-film

1. The language of the short film can be Sanskrit, Tamil, English or the mixture of all three,

focused on any above said sub-themes.

2. An institute may submit multiple short film entries, each of 8 minutes duration.

3. The story of the short film must be of your own. It must not be taken from any other short

film or story. If so, then a letter of no objection from the original author must have been

obtained and copy should be submitted to Samskrita Bharati for reference.

4. The short film must not contain any scene screening violence of any human or any

animal, scene showing death of any character in the film. Also it must not contain any

scene, harming the believes of any caste, creed or religion otherwise the film will be

5. The short film must be submitted in digital format which can be opened and played using

Windows Media Player without any additional installations and settings.

6. The short film can be submitted on the spot of Balotsava (08 August, 2015) at

D.G.Vaishnava College. It must be submitted in a DVD. Please check the DVD before

submitting. Short film name and submitting institution’s name must written on the DVD

without fail. (it is ideal to bring the same film on three individual DVDs and a pen drive

7. The Short Film has to be submitted along with the Entry Form. Mentioning the names of

all film crew members in the entry form is compulsory.

8. Prize will be awarded to the three best films. Best entry submitting institutes will receive

the awards. Individual Certificates will be issues to all the crew members of the film.

9. Best Five films will be screened during the Mahasammelanam on 11, 12 & 13 Sep 2015

at Meenakshi College, Kodambakkam, Chennai.

10. Decision of the jury / judges will be the last and final.

11. The short film will also be the property of Samskrita Bharati apart from the original

12. A representative for the Film must be present at the time of screening at Balotsava.

For more details please contact to Samskrita Bharati 8220337148,

email id

Please send details using the attached format

short film Entry Form (1)



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Chennai – Sambhashana Shibirams-Conversational Samskrita workshops

HariH OM!

sarvebhyo namaskaraH,

Samskrita Bharati, Tamilnadu chapter, is conducting a 10 day shibiram on spoken samskritam from 19th February 2015 at various venues in and around Chennai. This is a golden opportunity to learn the divine language at NO COST!  The workshops are conducted in a participative environment with full enthusiasm.  Kindly encourage all your friends and relatives to make use of this opportunity to learn to speak in samskritam.

No restrictions on caste/religion/gender.  Should be above 10 years old.

The shibiram will be followed by regular classes where samskrita grammar will be taught to the students.

The list is attached as an xl file as well as detailed as under.

Spoken Samskrit Classes Feb 2015-chennai



SB Chennai

Samskrita Bharathi is conducting FREE 10 days Spoken Samskrita classes
ALL ARE WELCOME (Pls call now & Register you name in any centre)
1 Adambakkam 28, Mohanapuri 4th St. Near: Brindavan nagar 6:30pm – 8pm 9790978749
2 Adyar / Gandhinagar New no.115, old No 48, 4th Main, Gandhinagar, opp. REPCO Bank 10.30-      12-30 9445474837
3 Annanagar Ayyappa Temple, Annanagar 11am-1pm 9600185170
4 Arumbakkam DG Vaishnava Vidyalaya 11am-1pm 9600185170
5 Arumbakkam / Koyambedu Ambal School, Arumbakkam, Chennai-106 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm & 5.30pm – 7.30pm 9150131886
6 Ashok nagar No: A-13, RAGAA Flats, 6th Avenue, Ashok nagar (Next to GRT school), Chennai-83 5pm-7pm 9444463751
7 Chinmaya Nagar 12, 1st Main Road, Venkatesa Nagar Extn 2, Virugambakkam channai -92 9:30 -11:30 AM 9840875761
8 Choolaimedu LM Dada School 6.00 – 8.00 pm 9841001558
9 Chrompet Vivekananda Vidyalaya, Kumaran Kundram, Chrompet 6pm-8pm 9944948238
10 Indira Nagar 33/61, 28th Cross, Indira Nagar. behind corporation complex 11.00 – 1.00  9445474837
11 K.K.Nagar Hari Om Vidyalaya, 22nd St., 5th Sector, K.K.Nagar, Ch-78 6.30 – 8.30pm 9940198573  9840042658
12 K.K.Nagar 272/1, Lakshmana samy salai,(near Post Office,) K.K.Nagar, Ch-78 11.00am -1.00pm 9940198573 9444504755 
13 Kilpauk Bhavan’s Rajaji Vidyashram, Kilpauk Garden Road. Near: MummyDaddy 6pm-8pm 9940066302
14 Kottivakkam Guru Kripa, 2/469, Second Main, AGS, Colony, opp. Anjaneya Mandiram 6.00 – 8.00 pm 9884402681
15 Kotturpuram No. 22, EURO Flats, Perumal Kovil First st., Kottur, near MRTS Stn. 6.00-  8.00 pm            98418 17467
16 Madipakkam 29, Civil Aviation colony, Near: Kubera Ganapati Temple 7pm – 9pm 9940155040
17 Madipakkam Vinayakar Temple, Sheela nagar 7pm – 9pm 9940155040
18 Mahalingapuram / Kodambakkam Shree Ayyappan Temple, Mahalingapuram 6.30 – 8.30 PM 9840041672
19 MGR Nagar (Near K K Nagar) 29, Pugazendhi St., MGR Nagar, Ch-78. Near:Data Udupi Hotel 6.30 – 8.30pm 9566183595  9443432802
20 Mogappair / Nolambur 10, Saketam Phase 1, 2nd Cross St., VGN nagar, Nolambur, Ch-95 6.00 – 8.00 pm 9444560040
21 Mylapore Bamboola School, 73Venakata Krishnan Road, RA.Puram. Near:Mandavali Rail Station 12:00 – 2:00 pm 8939511019
22 Nanganallur Parimala Mandapam, Opp: Raghavendra Mutt, Near: Anjaneya Temple 6pm-8pm 9710438541 / 9940155040
23 Nesappakkam S R N M Matriculation School, 26/A, 2nd St., Anish Nagar, Nesappaakkam, Ch-89 11.00am -1.00pm 9940198573
24 Porur Plot 5, 13th St., Madha Nagar, Mouliwakkam, Near Greens Supermarket, Porur , Ch-125 11.00am -1.00pm 9444077442
25 Ramapuram 12 A, Priya Srinivas Apts. 1st Cross st, Rayalanagar Nagar, Ramapuram, Ch-89 11.00am -1.00pm 9444792093  9444039656
26 Saligramam Pranav Apts. (GF) No. 40, Navanithammal St.,  Saligramam, Ch-93 6.30 – 8.30pm 9840402622  9790980324
27 Shanti colony Smiley school, Beside: Sundaram Foundation hospital 6pm-8pm 9600185170
28 T.Nagar Bharatiya Vidya Bhavana, Thanigachalam road, Mathya hotel, T.Nagar 11am-1pm 9003344778
29 T.Nagar Sarada Vidyalaya, Burkit road, T.Nagar 6.30-8.30pm 9003344778
30 Triplicane Vivekananda Kendra, Singarachari Street 6.00 – 8.00 pm 9710899665
31 Vadapalani  30/48  2nd  Floor, Parsn Karthik Apts.,Palani Andavar Koil St, Vadapalani, Chennai- 26 11.00am -1.00pm 9841948752
32 Valasarawakkam Door No.3, 3rd Cross St., Kanakadhara Nagar, (via) Sridevikuppam Road, Valasarawakkam, Ch-87 11.00am -1.00pm 9443253989  9487763989
33 Valasarawakkam Sri Kamakodi Dhyana Mandapam, Sri Kamakodi Nagar, Behind SriAnchaneya Temple Valasarawakkam 10.30am – 12.30pm 9444015995
34 Virugambakkam MGR Janaki Matriculation School, Arcot Road (opp) Avichi School,Virgambakkam 6.30 – 8.30pm 9381044256, 9840468370
35 Virugambakkam Matha Amrutaanandamayi Mutt, Arcot Rd., Virugambakkam, Ch-92. 8.00 – 10.00pm 9600087691, 9944275111
36 West Mambalam Priam’s Shankara, No.23, Subba reddy road, West mambalam. Behind:Shankara matt 11am-1pm 9003344778, (044)23700170 
37 West Mambalam Door No:39, Chakrapani street, West Mambalam, Chennai-33 3pm-5pm 9094027823
38 West Mambalam Vijay, No:18/2, Kamakshipuram, 2nd Street, West Mambalam, Chennai-33 6pm-8pm 9443073795
39 West Mambalam Old.No:28, New No:32, ‘Sudharshana’ Postal colony, 3rd Street, West Mambalam 3pm-5pm 9444834207
40 West Mambalam No:55, Brindavan street, West Mambalam, Chennai-33 Opp:Grand sweets 6.30-8pm 8939619337 / 24734649


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