The Importance of Learning Sanskrit

Sanskrit is classical language and considered as the origin of all the languages. It is an old Indo-Aryan language in which most ancient documents are found in vedic period thus called Vedic Sanskrit. It is the ancient language in Hinduism, Jainism and Buddhism and is derived as conjoining of “sam” which means Entirely and “krit” that indicate Done, thus the name indicated perfectly or entirely done. In terms of communication its quite difficult and complex than any other languages and approx.100 words to express a single meaning. Over its long history Sanskrit has been written in Devanagari script and in various regional scripts.

Though the ancient Sanskrit literature came into existence with the formation of vedas, the structure and grammar is developed by the famous Sanskrit grammarian called Panini. His major work was a treatise called Astadhyayi which focuses on distinguishing between the classic Sanskrit literature and the common language of communication.

Why to Learn Sanskrit…

Sanskrit is Unique
Sanskrit is the oldest living language and most continuously used in the world. It has largest literature than any other language and has influenced many languages in the world. It is also popularly known as Devavani, a language of divine world. It is believed that Brahma who is the creator of the universe has introduced Sanskrit language to saints and rishis, and from them the language is passed on to humankind.

Profession / Careers
Since Sanskrit is a hard and vast subject to learn, only few people can speak the language fluently. According to research, Sanskrit can make a better language for computers and very efficient in making algorithms. It is often considered as the lost language because only few take interest and are fascinated about it. It has rich inheritance in many subject areas including science, literature, ayurveda, astronomy, architecture etc. It provides good option to its practitioner to find a teaching job in any reputed University.

Helps in Learning Other Languages
Many Indian language like Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati are all evolved from Sanskrit. It also belong to the Indo-European language hence makes its presence felt in other European Language like German and Latin. Since many languages have derived from it, learning Sanskrit gives better understanding of other languages.

About Scriptures
It is popular and used extensively during the period of 500 BC to 1000 AD. The saints, philosophers, spiritual teachers have information about Vedas, Upanishads or Epics (Ramayana and Mahabharata) originally written in Sanskrit. Though many of these scriptures are translated into other languages, it gives better understanding only if it is read in original format i.e. Sanskrit

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