Vishvas's website विश्वासस्य जालक्षेत्रम्।

हरिः ॐ! स्वागतम्!


Why are you here? Probably for one of the following reasons:

  • You just want to check me and my interests out.
    • If so, welcome - click around.
  • You’re interested in me as a contributor to sanskrit learning and processing.
    • Oh, you’re more likely to be in luck. Look around. But you’ll probably not find my best work here. Instead head over to github (especially the coder organizations I participate in) and the mailing lists. And checkout dyugangA.
  • You’re interested in my views on certain topics. If so -
  • You’re interested in me as a computer programmer or researcher.
    • If so, yes I am an engineer. I worked in some fancy corporations of my time, and graduated from the Computer Science department of the University of Texas at Austin with an MS in Computer Science. I keep engineering software for the sanskrit community and my text/ audio curation needs. You’ll find my CV and details somewhere on this site.

Like most people, I have dreams and a non-insignificant potential for good.

Pretentious intros

Some pretentious intros I originally wrote for myself in the third person for some lectures:

विश्वासो वासुकिपुत्रो जामदग्न्यो भगवत्कैङ्कर्यैकरसिको गृहस्थाश्रमोचितैः पञ्चमहायज्ञैर् यथाशास्त्रं यथाशक्ति च सोल्लासं भारतवर्षे कर्णाटेषु कल्याणपुर्यां वर्तमानः,
भगवत्प्रीत्यर्थं स्वाधीत्यै स्वापत्यादिशिक्षणानुकूल्याय च
द्युगङ्गाख्येन प्राचीनग्रन्थोद्धारप्रकाशनोद्यमं इत्यत्र दृश्यमानं चालयन्
यथासम्भवं सज्जनसहकारं भगवदनुमतं काङ्क्षते।
सम्प्रदायाद्यभिनिवेशं विना प्रमाणपरतन्त्रतया शास्त्रकाव्याद्यनुसन्धाने विशिष्टा रुचिः।
ततो विस्तारो ऽत्र -

Vishvāsa, son of Vāsuki, is a practicing Hindu, a lover of both hard rationality and tender aesthetic sensitivity. He is content following the three life-values (puruṣartha-s), cognizant of his gratitude towards the deva-s, sages, his ancestors, society and nature at large. He spends much of his free time learning, propagating and adding to saṃskṛta shāstra-s and kāvya-s - especially see He also follows and occassionally debates on a wide variety of issues affecting the Hindu ethos and humanity in general. He speaks Saṃskṛtam, Kannaḍa, Hindī, Hebbār Tamiḷ and English - in roughly that order of preference. Originally from southern Karnāṭaka, his body is borne by the ??? area. He was a professional computer programmer, and has sampled academic research - and occasionally utilizes those skills for his projects. Other interests include snowboarding, music, films, hiking, web surfing etc.. He organizes some of his thoughts at and welcomes comments and criticism.