Where did you learn Sanskrit?

For the record Indians tend to gliss over the "a" sounds. It can sometimes sound like they are running a bunch of consonants together. Westerners see the transliterated "a"s and try to pronounce them. Thus from an Indian's pronunciation it may indeed sound like "Marshy".

On 11/02/2014 06:53 PM, dhamiltony...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife] wrote:


in Sanskrit it is more correctly said,


More properly this decidedly is Not pronounced, Mahahorsie

Ignorant Americans and many westerners not knowing any better use a hard “s” which is too often flat or broad and wrong.

The Vedic is a softer “s”.

The Vedic 'r' is retroflex too, which is very unAmerican.

However, the seemingly affected version that one may hear around the TM movement which sounds somewhat European is more correct.

Now, as like with bija mantras and properly adjusted pronunciation it is also important how you use the mantra. Yet as with the proper mantra but with improper pronunciation also no wonder people go crazy. Care that you not mangle proper names in usage.

Jai Guru Dev,


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