Kalale Nadadur Varadaraja Iyengar, a Sanskrit scholar, launched this paper in the year 1970 with a goal of propagating the language. He was also a publisher of Sanskrit books and the Sanskrit moving types that were sometimes lying idle with him were another motivation for starting the newspaper. When he discussed his venture with others, he had to face the wrath of skeptics who warned him of his ‘misadventure’ and predicted the newspaper’s doom. This was because not many people believed that the Sanskrit language had a vocabulary sufficient enough to cover contemporary and complex day-to-day activities and developments. He was, however, supported in his venture by Agaram Rangaiah, who was an editor of a Kannada newspaper and also by P. Nagachar, who was a former Joint Director of Information. Ignoring the skeptics, Varadaraja Iyengar published the first issue of Sudharma on July 14, 1970 from a location called ‘Ganapathi Totti’ in Maharaja’s Sanskrit College. He was also instrumental in starting a Sanskrit news bulletin on All India Radio by convincing I. K. Gujral, the then Minister of Information and Broadcasting in the Government of India. K. V. Sampath Kumar, the son of Varadaraja Iyengar, is the current editor of the newspaper. The paper is currently published out of a press in the # 561, 2nd Cross, Ramachandra Agrahara locality of Mysore.


The majority of the subscribers of the newspaper are Sanskrit scholars and students. The paper has a daily circulation of about 2000 copies. It has an annual subscription fee of Rs. 300 (about $7) and is circulated via post to academic institutions, public libraries and to readers throughout India. The paper is also subscribed to by readers in countries like Japan and the U.S.A with an annual overseas subscription fee of $50. You can also subscribe online from here.

Current scenario

The profit gained by circulating the newspaper is negligible but Sampath Kumar wants to continue publishing the newspaper because of his passion for journalism and the Sanskrit language. He has had to struggle to keep the publication afloat. The paper has also helped its readers to learn and improve their knowledge of the language. On 15th July 2011, the 42nd anniversary of the paper’s publication was celebrated in Mysore. A unique feature of the celebration was that all speeches were in Sanskrit, which is a rarity, and two Sanskrit scholars were honoured on that occasion.

Subscription Rs. 300/- p.a. Send through D.D/M.O. to this address.

Address:- Sudharma Sanskrit Daily Editor: Sri KV Sampath Kumar No. 561, 2nd cross, Ramachandra Agrahara, Mysore – 570 004 Karnataka INDIA 0821-244-2835

You are requested to contribute to Sudharma by Subscription or Donation.

16 Comments to “About”

  1. S L Kulkarni says:

    आज का कन्नडा प्रभा में आप का सम्पादकीय लेखन देखा. मई भी एक संस्कृत अभिमानी हूँ. मेरा चंदा ऑनलाइन भेजनेका इंतजाम है ?

  2. munna pathak says:

    ये बहुत दुःख की बात है कि सुधर्मा पर संकट है मै दिल्ली में रहता हूँ इसके लिए सहयोग मांगने से लेकर davp में सूचीबद्ध करवाने में सहयोग करूँगा सफलता कि उम्मीद रखता हूँ परन्तु…..मेरी इमानदार एवं समर्पित कोशिश रहेगी .

  3. Krishen Kak says:

    I would like to send you a cheque. To whom should it be made out? Thank you.

    • sudharma says:

      Dear Sir
      Thank you for your e-mail. Annnual Subs. rs.400/- You can send DD or MO in favour of Sudharma, Samskrutha Daily, 561, 2nd Ramachandra Agrahar, Mysore -570 004
      For Sudharma

    • sudharma says:


      Thank for your encouragement to Sudharma

      Pl. send in favour of Sudharma Samskritha Daily, Mysore
      Address : # 561, 2nd Ramachandra Agrahara, MYSORE-570 004 Karnataka
      Ph. No. 0821-2442835
      Pls. send detailed address.

  4. Dr. Nilay Trivedi says:

    I want to Subscribe for your News paper.. kindly tell me how can i do that? do i have to fill a form or just send you a DD or MO to your address.

    • sudharma says:


      Annual Subscription for Sudharma Sanskrit Daily Rs. 400/- p.a. (inclusive of postage)

      Pls. send D.D./M.O. only in favour of

      Sudharma Sanskrit Daily
      # 561, 2nd Ramachandra Agrahara
      Mysore-570 004 Karnataka

      Pls. send your detailed address and telephone no. for communication


      Ph : 0821-2442835

  5. माननीय सम्पादक महोदय आपका वर्तमान समय में संस्कृत के प्रति यह सेवाभाव अत्यन्त सराहनीय है । आपको हम सभी संस्कृत हार्दिक धन्यवाद प्रेषित करते हैं । आप इसी तरह से संस्कृत और उसकी आत्मा में निहित लोककल्याणकारी विचारों का प्रतिदिन प्रकाशन करते रहें और सभी को इस अमूल्य ज्ञान से रूबरू कराते रहें । हार्दिक धन्यवाद

  6. Param says:

    Dear Editor
    It gives me pleasure to read your news paper in Sanskrit. I want to subscribe for the online version but the website comes out as “Error ४०४ uploading this page”. Please correct the error so that it will be helpful for people like me who are in need of online subscription.

    Wishing you and your team continued strength in doing this great work.

    Thanks and Respects.


  7. Lakhan says:

    We are ready to help you but you have to give us a chance.

    There are so many peoples in the world want to sanskrit paper through online or post or news but you have to be sure it is available to them and do proper marketing. Try Facebook or twitter there is no update from a year on this pages. Your contact page on website also not working.

    Please confirm your address and amount for subscribe in India.
    Also I will be happy to help you to donate please confrim


  8. Naman Jain says:

    Dear sir..
    Came to know about the newspaper . I want to subscribe , and online facility is not there. So please start this facility so I can recommend it to others as well. There is a strong reason for this, once anybody reads it , he makes up his mind , and that moment if we get this online option , deal is done. Please do reply . Thanks.

  9. Ajay Mujumdar says:


    Very recently I came to know about Sudharma.

    I would like to subscribe this daily news paper. How will I receive this daily news paper?

    Ajay M

    • sudharma says:


      Thank you for your e-mail. Pl. send Rs. 400/- towards annual subs. by DD or MO in favour of Sudharma Samskritha Daily, 561, 2nd Ramachandra Agrahar, Mysore-570 004 with your full detail Postal Address with pincode and Tel No. for Communication about the receive the amount. You get the paper by Indian Post one or two days delay. or you may read e-paper daily free of cost. If you want any more pl send e-mail to sudharma.sanskritdaily@gmail.com

      For Sudharma

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