Pãtašãla – Sanskrit Classes

Academic year 2024-2025 : Classes will begin IN-PERSON on September 14, 2024 (Saturday)

Payments can be made online, please click here

Pãtašãla – Sanskrit Classes

Ganesa Pãtašãla offers Sanskrit classes every Saturday

Objective: To inspire a love for Samskritam. This is accomplished by teaching Samskritam songs and šlokas. As the students progress, they develop the skill to understand simple šlokas and engage in simply conversation in Samskritam. This encourages them to continue learning this ancient and rich language.

Samskritam classes are conducted in collaboration with Samskrita Bharati USA, whose mission is to “Promote Samskritam as an everyday language.” Samskritam is taught in a highly interactive method where there is an emphasis on conversation. The teachers have all learned Samskritam through Samskrita Bharati and have received various levels of teachers’ training.

The classes are taught in different levels – for both adults and children. Samskritam is taught and learned the way a child learns from those around him/her – by just listening, understanding and talking. Reading and writing comes only as a second step.

Class Schedule – Saturdays

8:30 AM to 9:25 AM – Sanskrit for Children ( All Levels)
*3:00 PM to 3:55 PM – Sanskrit for Adults (Level 1) – no prior knowledge of Samskritam is required. Knowledge of any Indian language is a big plus!

*Sanskrit classes (Adults level 1) is a group class that requires at least ten (10) enrolled students in order to run a group course. In the event of low enrollment, the course will be cancelled (and refund given) or postponed to a different date.
For inquiries please email: patasala@nyganeshtemple.org

Class Location

Ganesa Pãtašãla  – Classes are currently being offered in-person.


$100 per year (Sanskrit Class only)
NOTE: Children already registered for Patasala Saturday Classes for the new academic year (September – June) can register for Sanskrit classes at no additional fee.

How to register?

To register online, please click here

For children already registered for Patasala classes – Parents are advised to email the Patasala at: patasala@nyganeshtemple.org


For all other inquiries please email: patasala@nyganeshtemple.org or call the Temple counter at: (718) 460 8484 ext. 112.