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Open doors to the rich land of the Sanskrit language and learn more about the ancient ways of living

The Sanskrit language, probably the most ancient language on the planet, is the progenitor of numerous cutting-edge dialects in Northern India. The Vedic language started to develop into traditional Sanskrit, when it changed step by step from an oral language to an oral and documented one.  During this time, scholars made significant Hindu legends in this language. Traditional Sanskrit was likewise the language of critical advancements in law, reasoning, medication, science, cosmology, and poetic ideas. The corpus of Sanskrit writing includes a rich custom of verse and show along with logical, specialized, philosophical, and strict religious texts. 

Today, Sanskrit keeps on being broadly utilized as a stylized language in Hindu strict customs in the types of songs and mantras. Spoken Sanskrit is still being used in a couple of conventional establishments in India, and there are a few endeavors to recover the importance of the language. Sanskrit is derived from the word, saṃskṛtam- past participle saṃskṛtaḥ "independent, self-done" of the action word saṃ(s)kar-"to make self," where saṃ-"with, together, self" and (s)kar-"do, make." In present-day usage, the verbal modifier saṃskṛta-has come to imply "refined." The language alluded to as saṃskṛtā vāk "the language of refined" has by definition forever been a "high" language, utilized for strict religious and learned talk and appeared differently concerning the dialects expressed by individuals.

It is additionally called deva-bhāṣā signifying the "language of the divine beings." More than 3,000 Sanskrit works have been written since India became autonomous in 1947, while more than 90 weekly, fortnightly, and quarterly distributions are distributed in Sanskrit. Sudharma, an everyday paper written in Sanskrit, has been distributed in India starting around 1970. Sanskrit is utilized broadly in the Carnatic and Hindustani traditional music and is used intensively during worshipping in Hindu temples as well as in Buddhist and Jain strict religious practices. 


Q1. How long does it take for a person to master Sanskrit? 

Many individuals might be certain, by mistake, that learning Sanskrit is undeniably challenging. This is chiefly in light of the fact that it has not been educated as expected and has been wrongfully portrayed as not a spoken language. Learning Sanskrit doesn't need to be troublesome; going against the norm tends to be simple. Certain individuals might find it hard to become familiar with some other language other than their primary language. Everything relies upon different variables like individual learning capacity, age, and so on. The span expected to get familiar with the language relies upon the motivation behind learning the language. On the off chance that you wish to know the old conventional sacred writings and texts, it'll take around 6 - 8 months to 1 or perhaps two years. On the off chance that you wish to learn just spoken parts, it'll take you around 3-4 months.

Q2. Is Sanskrit worth learning?

Sanskrit is called the mother of numerous languages. Its impact has been kept in texts and sacred writings of dialects spoken all over.  Sanskrit is connected with Greek and Latin: there are numerous similitudes in phonetics, syntax, and content. There are similarities in Sanskrit and other European dialects like German, as well. Sanskrit engravings, original copies, or its remainders, including the most ancient Sanskrit texts, have been found in deserts and in high hilly landscapes, for example, in Nepal, Tibet, Afghanistan, Mongolia, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, and Kazakhstan. A few Sanskrit texts and engravings have been found in Korea and Japan, too. Critical assortments of Sanskrit original copies and engravings have been found in China (especially the Tibetan cloisters), Myanmar, Indonesia, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Thailand, and Malaysia.

The Indonesian language of Javanese and Malaysia's Malay language likewise show a background marked by Sanskrit's impact. Researchers accept that language verbally expressed in the Philippines has a minor Sanskrit impact, too. Sino-Tibetan dialects, for example, Telugu have traces of Sanskrit jargon.

Q3. How can I learn Sanskrit books?


There are various sources to learn Sanskrit: online or offline mediums.


·         Amarahasa is a free online library of beginner-friendly Sanskrit stories.


·         Samskrita Bharati teaches conversational Sanskrit through classes and workshops.


·         Vyoma-Saskta-Pahasala offers online Sanskrit lectures in a classroom format.


Reference books & Dictionaries:


·         A Higher Sanskrit Grammar by M. R. Kale


·         The Student's Guide to Sanskrit Composition by V. S. Apte.


·         A Sanskrit Grammar for Students by A. A. MacDonnell


·         A Vedic Grammar for Students by A. A. MacDonnell


·         Sanskrit Grammar by W. D. Whitney


·         Monier Williams Online Dictionary [Sanskrit to English]


·         Apte's Sanskrit-English Dictionary


·         Apte's English-Sanskrit Dictionary


·         Monier Williams Online Dictionary


Text collections


·         GRETIL contains a large number of Sanskrit texts.

Q4. What are the benefits of reading Sanskrit?


Besides aiding in the conception of Indian languages, Sanskrit constitutes ideal preparation for those interested in learning Greek, Latin, and other western languages as there are many similarities in phonetics, grammar, and script.


These Western classical languages share not only the grammatical structure but also numerous cognate words with Sanskrit. Sanskrit continues to be widely used as a ceremonial and ritual language in Hindu and Buddhist hymns and chants.


Sanskrit is rightly called the mother of many languages, especially Indian languages. Its influence has been recorded in ancient texts and scriptures of languages spoken far and wide. It has also been revealed that Sanskrit is the language of the future, for it is touted to be most suited for computers.

Q5. What is the best way to learn Sanskrit?


Chinmaya International Foundation: is one of the most popular websites to learn Sanskrit. They have two types of courses- easy Sanskrit and advanced Sanskrit. The best part of these courses is that they not only teach the language but also several interesting aspects of Indian culture, tradition, and philosophy.


·         Easy Sanskrit Course.


·         Open Pathshala.


· Sanskrit for Beginners.


·         The Sanskrit Language – Guided Sanskrit Lessons.


·         Acharya: Learn Sanskrit Through Self-Study.


·         Sanskrit Dictionary.


Learn Sanskrit Online’ vyoma-samskrta-pathasala ‘is the best YouTube channel to teach Sanskrit and its grammar from the very basic to the most advanced levels. Study Sanskrit daily for a minimum of two hours. It is effective and will enhance knowledge about the language. Practice always makes perfect.

Q6. Why is Sanskrit important for students?


Sanskrit is a vital language in Indian culture. Plenty of languages have been derived or are influenced by them. Almost all ancient texts and scriptures are written in this language. Sanskrit is the language of the future, for it is touted to be most suited for computers. A noted neuroscientist writes that memorizing Vedic mantras increases the size of brain regions which become better with sharper memory and cognitive skills.


Not only in India but also the world over, Universities and schools teach Sanskrit as an optional language. So one can be a Sanskrit teacher or researcher in Sanskrit. Sanskrit's rule-based, formula-based, and logical syntax makes it an excellent choice for writing algorithms and appropriate for artificial intelligence and machine learning.

Q7. Is Sanskrit important to learn?

Sanskrit facilitates the study of other languages: greek, Latin, etc Sanskrit has influenced and made learning a whole bunch of Indian languages much easier. Hence, it is the mother of Indian languages. Thus numerous words belonging to other languages, such as English, French, Spanish, etc. also demonstrate parallels with Sanskrit. An expert in Sanskrit can understand and master every other language easily.

From botany, biology, and grammar to religion and astronomy – the Sanskrit language has texts written in a horde of subjects. The Sanskrit language has a range of words to express a single object. There are over 200 words to signify just 'water'. Due to this, one could quickly grasp the surface meaning of the words in seconds.