Sanskrit, as we know, is our ancestral language. It is a repository of culture, heritage and ancient wisdom of the people of this soil. Most Indian languages have at least 50-60% of Sanskrit influence (if not more).
A simple question that could possibly arise is why study Sanskrit? What is the necessity to speak Sanskrit?
As we all know, language is a distillation of thousands of years of collective experience. So, when a language disappears, we are really throwing away the whole library of knowledge. What to speak about understanding our heritage without the language.
The purpose of any language is to communicate. Speaking, therefore, is no exception to Sanskrit, which has eternally been the spoken language of our ancestors.
Learning Sanskrit will enrich our linguistic capabilities and more importantly, enable us to unearth the treasure house of knowledge that is available in Sanskrit literature.
With a vision to revive our divine language, rejuvenate our culture and rebuild our nation, Samskrita Bharati, started about thirty years ago – aims at making this seraphic language accessible to the common man.
Sanskrit is amazing. It treats “zero” in two brilliant ways. We all know the difference between 0 before & after an integer. Most languages have just a mention of zero, same for before/after an integer.
Sanskrit gives 2 padhams to refer the term zero, “shoonyam” for 0 before & “pujyam” for 0 after integer. We all know, shoonyam means empty or nothing while pujyam means worth worshipping. This language is rightly named as ‘Samskritam’ at it is samyak (perfect) + kritam (done), a perfectly made language.