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Devī Sūktam – the sound of Truth

From the 10th Maṇḍala of the Ṛg Veda, this mantra is stunning both in poetic expression as well as in its sound. Revealed to a Ṛṣika or woman seer – Vāk Ambhṛṇī who in this hymn, identifies completely with the Supreme Vāk, or sound (parāśakti in Tantra), joyfully expresses her realisation through these 8 mantras. This hymn is therefore a song in praise of the Self.

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How this course works

Through 5 structured self-paced lessons, you will be able to learn the 8 mantras of this glorious hymn with audio, video and textual resources. The Vedic phonetics have been explained clearly and accurately in order to honour the rigour of the Veda recitation practice. There is a discussion area if you wish to post a question and interact with your instructor. At the end of the course, you will have the option to upload an audio recording of your recitation for evaluation and feedback.

The meaning of the mantras are also provided to help you with a complete practice at the end of the course.

Course Curriculum

  • Welcome to the course!
    20 minutes
  • Download the text for Chanting
    3 minutes
  • Download Sanskrit alphabet
    5 minutes
  • Mantra 1 – pada pāṭhaḥ (word by word)
    10 minutes
  • Mantra 1 – Vedic phonetics
    15 minutes
  • Mantra 1 – Explaining the ‘pause’
    5 minutes
  • Mantra 1 – half sentence practice
    10 minutes
  • Mantra 1 – full sentence practice
    10 minutes
  • Mantra 1 – full mantra practice
    10 minutes
  • Mantra 2 – pada pāṭhaḥ (word by word)
    10 minutes
  • Mantra 2 – ‘suprāvye’ explanation
    15 minutes
  • Mantra 2 – Vedic phonetics
    10 minutes
  • Mantra 2 – half sentence practice
    15 minutes
  • Mantra 2 – full sentence practice
    15 minutes
  • Mantra – 2 Full mantra practice
    10 minutes
  • Mantra 2 – Somamāhanasam
    5 minutes
  • Mantras 1 & 2 – Meaning
    30 minutes
  • Final lesson 1 practice
    10 minutes
  • Mantra 3 – pada pāṭhaḥ (word by word)
    10 minutes
  • Mantra 3 – Vedic phonetics
    15 minutes
  • Mantra 3 – half sentence practice
    10 minutes
  • Mantra 3 – full sentence practice
    15 minutes
  • Mantra 3 – full mantra practice
    10 minutes
  • Mantra 4 – pada pāṭhaḥ (word by word)
    10 minutes
  • Mantra 4 – Vedic phonetics
    15 minutes
  • Mantra 4 – half sentence practice
    10 minutes
  • Mantra 4 – full sentence practice
    15 minutes
  • Mantra 4 – full mantra practice
    10 minutes
  • Mantra 3 & 4 – full mantra practice
    10 minutes
  • Mantras 3 & 4 meaning
    15 minutes
  • Final practice – mantras 1-4
    15 minutes
  • Mantra 5 – pada paṭhaḥ (word by word) practice
    15 minutes
  • Mantra 5 – Vedic phonetics
    10 minutes
  • Mantra 5 – half sentence practice
    10 minutes
  • Mantra 5 – full sentence practice
    10 minutes
  • Mantra 5 – full mantra practice
    10 minutes
  • Mantra 6 – pada paṭhaḥ (word by word) practice
    15 minutes
  • Mantra 6 – Vedic phonetics
    10 minutes
  • Mantra 6 – half sentence practice
    10 minutes
  • Mantra 6 – full sentence practice
    10 minutes
  • Mantra 6 – full mantra practice
    10 minutes
  • Mantra 5 & 6 full mantra practice
    15 minutes
  • Mantras 5 & 6 meaning
    10 minutes
  • Final practice – mantras 1-6
    10 minutes
  • Mantra 7 – pada pāṭhaḥ (word by word) practice
    15 minutes
  • Mantra 7 – Vedic phonetics
    30 minutes
  • Mantra 7 – half sentence practice
    10 minutes
  • Mantra 7 – full sentence practice
    10 minutes
  • Mantra 7 – full mantra practice
    10 minutes
  • Mantra 8 – pada pāṭhaḥ (word by word) practice
    15 minutes
  • Mantra 8 – Vedic phonetics
    30 minutes
  • Mantra 8 – half sentence practice
    10 minutes
  • Mantra 8 – full sentence practice
    10 minutes
  • Mantras 7 & 8 meaning
    30 minutes
  • Mantra 8 – full mantra practice
    10 minutes
  • Mantras 7 & 8 full mantras practice
    10 minutes
  • My first lesson!
    30 minutes
  • Half sentence practice – entire hymn
    20 minutes
  • Full sentence practice – entire hymn
    15 minutes
  • My ‘exam’ submission
    30 minutes
  • Committing to memory
    10 minutes
  • Post your questions here!
  • Summary – significance of Devī Sūktam
    15 minutes
  • Sanskrit syllables – a quick revision
    15 minutes
  • Devī Sūktam – final practice Preview
    10 minutes
  • Submit your recording here!
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Your Course Includes

Audio from an actual class

Experience how this mantra is taught in an actual class to a group group of international students. You will also have the option of learning from a recording with only the teacher’s voice on it. Some of our students prefer this method and both options will be there for your practice.

Video explanations

Videos explaining the Vedic phonetics as well as the meaning of the mantras.

Textual learning resources

You will be able to download an accurate copy of the text in English transliteration. You will also be able to download the meaning of the mantras for your study.

Frequently asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?

This is self paced learning course of 5 weeks of duration. You are free to take longer if you wish to, this is entirely up to you!

How long do I have access to the course?

Unlimited !! You can watch the videos and techniques explained for as much number of time you wish.

Can I have face to face interaction with Instructor

No, this is an online self paced course with audio and video resources. However, you are free to contact the instructor via our direct messaging system from the member’s area. There is also a discussion area in the course if you wish to post a question or comment (visible to all students).

Does this course have any certificates?

No, this is not a professional certification course. You will have the option to submit a recording of your recitation for evaluation and feedback at the end of the course.

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