Monday, October 11, 2010

This blog has moved!

This blog now has a new home. Please visit Sparsh Apps ( for further updates about this and other related apps.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

This app has made it to the iTunes What's Hot List

The recent update to the app has resulted in a significant spike in the daily downloads. It's featured in the What's Hot list on the Indian iTunes App store and it made it to the top 10 as well!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Update 1.1

Following updates were added to the Vishnu Sahasranaama app:
- Roman transliteration for all slokas using ISO 15919
- Fixed typos for a few slokas

Monday, June 21, 2010

New Sanskrit Primer App

My Sanskrit Primer app is now available on the app store.

App link

This app aims to not only provide a “teach yourself” type guide to basic Sanskrit but also server as a handy pocket reference.

- Assumes no prior exposure to the language
- Detailed coverage of the Devanagari script (which is also used by other languages such as Hindi, Marathi, etc)
- Grammatical concepts are illustrated using numerous examples
- Extensive listing of verb and noun inflection tables and vocabulary that can serve as a handy reference
- Over 100 simple conversational sentences included
- Audio clips that serve as a pronunciation guide for all the words and sentences
- Additional topics planned for future releases
- Easy navigation using familiar touch interactions
- Fully functional in offline mode as well

Sanskrit is one of the oldest languages and is regarded as the language of the Gods. Sanskrit is the language used for a large corpus of Hindu, Buddhist and Jain religious texts. Sanskrit literature encompasses a large and rich tradition of poetry, drama, scientific and philosophical works. While translations are available for most of these texts, it is most satisfying to obtain this knowledge directly from the primary sources.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Vishnu Sahasranaama is now available!

Application Description
The Vishnu Sahasranaama (thousand names of Lord Vishnu) is a part of the Shanti Parva of the Mahabharata. It was composed by Sanaka, one of the Kumaras (eternal living Youths) and was transmitted by Bhishma who recited it in the presence of Sri Krishna to the Pandava brothers when he was questioned thus by Yuddhisthira:
"Who is the Being who is the supreme Lord of all, who is the sole refuge of all and by praising whom man gains what is good and attains to salvation?"

The thousand names of Lord Vishnu is the answer that Bhishma gives to this enquiry.

This app aims to provide a pocket reference to this most sacred and commonly chanted Stotra.

Sample Screenshots