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Yoga Sutra of Patanjali by TKV Desikachar

This App presents a lucid translation of the Yoga Sutra and an accompanying commentary by world renowned yoga master, TKV Desikachar and Chanting by Mekhala Desikachar

Each Sutra is presented in the original Sanskrit script along with the English transliteration following the Roman Transliteration system. An unique value add of this App is the clear audio presentation of each sutra, following the system of chant notations developed and popularized by TKV Desikachar, rendered by his daughter and student, Mekhala Desikachar.

Each sutra is chanted in the classical and simplified modes. The classical mode presents the sutra exactly as it is in the text. The simplified mode breaks up the words that comprise a sutra in a manner that makes it easy for the beginner to listen and learn to chant the sutra-s. Also available is the option of listening to both the classical and simple renditions of the sutra-s in the repeat mode to enable listening and repetition by the user.

Those who wish to only listen to the chanting of the sutra-s may do so in any of the following four modes by going directly to the audio center.

Classical
Classical (repeat mode) - Helpful to learn to chant
Simplified
Simplified (repeat mode) - Helpful to learn to chant

There is also the option of using the text-and-audio mode in which it is possible to navigate easily from sutra to sutra across chapters while also listening to the audio rendition of each sutra in classical and simplified modes.

The Yoga Sutra is considered one of the most authoritative classical texts on yoga, authored by the Sage Patanjali. Although popularly known as a philosophical text, Patanjali's work is fundamentally a very practical guide to the purpose, meaning and objective of our lives as human beings.

Patanjali presents the mind as both the source of and the solution to all our difficulties and shows us the means by which we can rise above our baser instincts and progressively refine the mind so that it achieves and sustains its highest possible potential.

This App brings together the written and audio mediums in a synergistic manner thus making it convenient for all those who are interested in understanding the nuances of the Yoga Sutra, to simultaneously have access to the original text, its transliteration, translation into English and commentary by an acclaimed expert on yoga, along with classical and simplified audio renditions.

What's New

Version 1.1.5

iOS 10 bug issues fixed

Ratings and Reviews

3.7 out of 5

18 Ratings

18 Ratings

Needs Update

bromocat

Adding to my review, the text in my version is now garbled- all the letter with Sanskrit diacritics are now all capitals. Difficult to read unless you know what the word is already. Still excellent chanting by Mekhala Desikachar. Good to have both classical and simplified. A few changes would make it a more effective tool. Currently you cannot pause and go back part way to hear a certain section - important if there is one section of a sutra that's tough for you and needs repetition. Also the longer I use the app the more pauses and skips there are-this can throw you off if you're just learning. Overall accuracy check of the app needed by developers- for example, I've found when you try to replay 1.26 simplified the app plays beginning chap 2.

Very good app .... Could be improved

HoustonYogi

I downloaded all the Patangali Yog Sutra apps that were available. I wish I can pull the best features from all those to make the best app. This one has the best recital of sutras. The user interface where the devnagari text is shown could be better and readable. Also it will be good if the sutra essence could fit on the same screen. And the most desirable feature would be to play the sutra as soon as I forward to the next sutra. Now I have to forward and play to listen the sutra. Still I am enjoying this app just for the recital of the sutras.

Almost there

kathmandu04

This is a truly lovely app idea. So good to have the content and chanting based on an authentic tradition. The app could be even better with; the ability to Copy sections you may wish to save into your notes, email or text apps, also a word by word translation is a must at this price to be competitive with one of the other sutra apps that does this. As others have said, the ability to bookmark and have the app remember where you left off in study would be very helpful. Otherwise this is a very good basis for a recently released app I will gladly give five stars with the above features/updates added.

Information

Seller
Swathi Soft Solutions
Size
101.3 MB
Category
Health & Fitness
Compatibility
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Languages
English
Age Rating
Rated 4+
Copyright
© Swathi Soft Solutions
Price
$5.99

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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