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Sanskrit Diwas 2020: A celebration of one of the most ancient languages in the world


In 1786, English Philologist William Jones, urged in his e-book ‘The Sanscrit Language’ that Greek and Latin had been associated to Sanskrit, and maybe Gothic, Celtic and Persian languages, too. (Source: Getty/Thinkstock)

Considered to be one of the oldest languages in the world, Sanskrit has a day devoted to its celebration. Every year, Sanskrit Diwas, also referred to as ‘Vishvasamskritadinam’ is widely known round this time of the year. According to the Hindu calendar, it’s celebrated on the poornima (full moon) of the ‘Shravana‘ month. The day promotes the revival of this ancient Indian language. This year, it’s being celebrated as we speak, August 3.

The organisation Samskrita Bharati — a non-profit organisation — is believed to be engaged on its revival. Sanskrit was once a pan-Indian language in the Vedic interval. It misplaced one way or the other, to fashionable derivations and regional dialects. Most languages in the nation have branched out of Sanskrit. In reality, it’s even believed that what one can categorical in Sanskrit in one phrase, an English-speaker would usually want 4 to 6, or much more phrases, to specific the identical. It is a identified indisputable fact that quite a bit of phrases in the English language have their origins in Sanskrit. For occasion, mosquito from ‘mashaka’, bangle from ‘bangri’, sugar from ‘sakara’, camphor from ‘karpura’, money from ‘karsha’, to call a couple of.

In 1786, English Philologist William Jones, urged in his e-book ‘The Sanscrit Language‘ that Greek and Latin had been associated to Sanskrit, and maybe Gothic, Celtic and Persian languages, too! The language, nevertheless, just isn’t totally useless. A village in the Shimoga district of Karnataka, known as Mattur, is believed to have preserved the language. From shopkeepers to children and avenue distributors, everybody in the village speaks in the ancient classical language of Sanskrit.

Why Sanskrit has sturdy hyperlinks to European languages and what it learnt in India

The solely Sanskrit newspaper in the world known as ‘Sudharma‘. The newspaper has been printed since 1970 from Mysuru in Karnataka, and can also be obtainable online, given the indisputable fact that Sanskrit is said to be the most computer-friendly language.

Besides being the celebration of the language, the day primarily speaks of the significance of studying and realizing it, regardless of it being not as broadly spoken as in ancient times. The day goals to coach youthful generations of the historical past and the significance of the language. In faculties and schools, college students who’re studying the language, participate in many cultural programmes and competitions.

Here’s what has been tweeted on the event:

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