World Sanskrit DayWorld Sanskrit Day

Today we well understand not only about Sanskrit as a language but also about – World Sanskrit Day – 31 August 2023 – Thursday. Last year World Sanskrit Day was celebrated on 12 August 2022. This day is celebrated every year on “Shravan Purnima”. Means, on the full moon day of the month of Shravan in the Hindu calendar. The main purpose of celebrating this day is to promote Sanskrit language. Various programs are getting organized to promote and appreciate the language. World Sanskrit Day was celebrated for the first time in 1969.

Sanskrit, is an ancient and classical language of India. It is believed to have originated in India, around 3500 years ago. It is also said that the Sanskrit word is derived from two different words. SAM (सम) means SAMYAK – means “completely”. And the second word is – KRIT (क्रीत), which indicates “completion”. Sanskrit is classified into two different texts, Vedic and Classical.

Vedic Sanskrit is mainly found in Rigveda, Puranas and Upanishads. The Vedas were composed in the period from 1000 to 500 BC. The world’s first Sanskrit book is Rigveda. Some popular folk tales of India are in Sanskrit language. This language has a very systematic grammatical structure. Even the vowels and consonants are arranged in a scientific pattern. It is said that a person can express himself in Sanskrit, in just 1 word.

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सुरस सुबोधा विश्वमनोज्ञा ललिता हृद्या रमणीया ।
अमृतवाणी संस्कृत भाषा नैव क्लिष्टा न च कठिणा ॥
surasa subodhā viśvamanojñā lalitā hṛdyā ramaṇīyā ।
amṛtavāṇī saṃskṛta bhāṣā naiva kliṣṭā na ca kaṭhiṇā ॥
Lovely, easy to understand, universally agreeable to the mind.
elegant, beloved, enjoyable, the sweet speech of Sanskrit language is neither obscure nor difficult.
১৪ই ভাদ্র, পূর্ণিমা (দিবা ৭-০৬)/কৃষ্ণা প্রতিপদ (রাত্রি ৩-১৯)/দ্বিতীয়া॥ ত্র্যহস্পর্শ॥ রক্ষাবন্ধন উৎসব॥ সংস্কৃত দিবস॥ শ্রীমৎ স্বামী নিগমানন্দ সরস্বতী দেব, শ্রীমৎ স্বামী নিরঞ্জনানন্দ, শ্রীশ্রীবিজয়কৃষ্ণ গোস্বামী প্রভুর আবির্ভাব তিথি॥

Basic information about Sanskrit in India.

Sanskrit Language is widely known as “Mother of all languages”. Meaning, every language in the world has it’s root connected with Sanskrit.
At times, Sanskrit was a National Language of India / Bharat. During life span of different invasions, this language has lost it’s royal nomination. However, some of the states in India, are using this language as “Official”. Uttarakhand State has declared, in 2010, Sanskrit as it’s second official language.
उत्तराखण्डराज्येन २०१० तमस्य वर्षस्य जनवरीमासे संस्कृतभाषायाः कृते राज्यस्य द्वितीयराजभाषायाः दर्जा दत्ता अस्ति ।

Even Science agrees that Sanskrit is very clean & clear Language. In other words. this is a language that has a Holy Touch. The language is perfect in all terms. Even with regards to grammatical structure, this language is on the top of everything. Ashtadhyayi, Sanskrit अष्टध्यायी (“Eight Chapters”), is the first treatise on Sanskrit grammar written by the Indian grammarian Maharshi Pāṇini in the 5th to 6th centuries BCE. In this, linguistic standards (Rules) have been set for classical Sanskrit.

Rich word count in Sanskrit.

Sanskrit language has the largest number of words of any language in the world. At present, if we talk about it, there are approximately 102,78,50,00,000, one hundred and two billion, eighty crore, fifty lakh words present in the Sanskrit dictionary. (102.78 billion words). This gives a unique richness to literature of this Language. Owing to such a huge vocabulary, the sentence can be delivered to it’s fullest meaning, in this language. Additionally, Sanskrit is the only language, where a full sentence can be delivered with minimum number of words, without compromising its’ meaning.

Inside all the languages of the world, if we take any one word, it has around four or five synonyms. That is, all of them have similar words. Synonymous! But if we talk about Sanskrit language, then friends, as an average, there are about twenty-five (25) similar words of a word. For example, there are more than a hundred words for elephant in the Sanskrit language.
संस्कृतभाषायां गजस्य शब्दाः शताधिकाः सन्ति।
This in itself is a big deal!

Word Placement Specialty of Sanskrit.

In any other language, if word sequence is replaced, the meaning of the sentence changes completely. Sanskrit sentences do not change its meaning even though words sequence is changed, in any manner. This is quite a exceptional phenomenon! As an example, consider the sentence – I am going to school. If you rearrange the words in the sentence, it will be meaningless. Now try with Sanskrit. The meaning of the sentence will remain the same!
अहम् विद्यालयं गच्छामि. = विद्यालयं गच्छामि अहम्. = गच्छामि अहम् विद्यालयं. = I’m going to school. Meaning is same.

You can’t make such changes in any other language! For this special reason, Sanskrit is an ideal language for space missions too! This is also a wonderful reason regarding the use of Sanskrit in computer programming/language. Who knows, with these extraordinary properties, Sanskrit may be used in advanced and future technologies. Therefore, it is advisable to learn Sanskrit for professional development. Most sensational thing about Sanskrit is its ability to hold meaning same irrespective of sequence of words.

Sanskrit holds a World Record for Longest Word.

The superiority of Sanskrit Language is touching every aspect of Literature. This language holds the World Record for longest word. Let us know how it is based on comparison with Hindi & English as an example.
The word that is quoted as the longest word in Hindi is Lohpathgaminisukhdarshakharitamralohpattika. In which, there are 24 consonants and 10 vowels which makes this word a total of 34 characters/letters. The word literally means “a green railway warning signboard made of copper-iron”.

The longest word in any major dictionary of the English language is 45 letters. “pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis.” A term that specifically refers to a lung disease caused by the inhalation of very fine silica particles from a volcano.

Now see the Longest Word in Sanskrit. It will blow you away for sure. The Guinness World Record for the longest word used in any language in world literature is a Sanskrit word composed of 195 Devanagari letters. This word is written in below paragraph.

Longest word in Sanskrit.

निरन्तरान्धकारित-दिगन्तर-कन्दलदमन्द-सुधारस-बिन्दु-सान्द्रतर-घनाघन-वृन्द-सन्देहकर-स्यन्दमान-मकरन्द-बिन्दु-बन्धुरतर-माकन्द-तरु-कुल-तल्प-कल्प-मृदुल-सिकता-जाल-जटिल-मूल-तल-मरुवक-मिलदलघु-लघु-लय-कलित-रमणीय-पानीय-शालिका-बालिका-करार-विन्द-गलन्तिका-गलदेला-लवङ्ग-पाटल-घनसार-कस्तूरिकातिसौरभ-मेदुर-लघुतर-मधुर-शीतलतर-सलिलधारा-निराकरिष्णु-तदीय-विमल-विलोचन-मयूख-रेखापसारित-पिपासायास-पथिक-लोकान् I


Sanskrit Language & Health Benefits.

Sanskrit is the only language in the world in which all the muscles of the tongue are used to speak. This means that those who have a lot of problem in speaking, who cannot speak loud enough, if they learn this language, then their ability to speak can be quite loud. And his speaking can also be quite clean. This is related to the fact that Sanskrit language / Shlokas are “Tongue Twister”.

According to American Hindu University, a person who speaks Sanskrit becomes free from diseases like BP, Diabetes, Cholesterol etc. And you will feel even more proud to know that Sanskrit language is also used in speech therapy.

Any newspaper in Sanskrit language?

Answer is Yes. Have you seen any Sanskrit language newspaper or current paper? So let me tell you that Sudharma is the first Sanskrit newspaper. It was started in 1970 (1970). Even today its online version is available. If you can opt to read this onlive version, even for 5 minutes daily, you can learn Sanskrit. Is not it?
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Sanskrit – Daily Language Village in India.

Mattur is a village in Shivamogga District near Shivamogga City in Karnataka State, India. The village is known for its use of Sanskrit for daily communication. However, the common language of the state is Kannada. Mattur is a place for Visit & learn, for its Sanskrit speaking ability. Its native language is Sankhi. The traditional teaching of Vedas is still prevalent in the Gurukul here. Here everyone gets the knowledge of Vedas together under one roof.

Six more villages in India where Sanskrit is the daily language.

1. Jhiri village is located in Sarangpur tehsil of Rajgarh district in Madhya Pradesh. (It is situated in Sarangpur tehsil of Rajgarh district of Madhya Pradesh.)
2. Sasana Village – A remote village in the coastal Gajapati district of Odisha. (a remote village in the coastal Gajapati district of Odissa / Orissa.)
3. Baghuwar village – is located in Kareli tehsil of Narsinghpur district of Madhya Pradesh. (Baghuwar -Baghwar – village is located in Kareli Tehsil of Narsimhapur District in Madhya Pradesh.)
4. Ganoda / Ganora village – is a village in Ghatol tehsil of Banswara district in Rajasthan. (Ganoda / Ganora is a village in Ghatol Tehsil in Banswara District of Rajasthan.)

5, Mohad village is a Gram Panchayat located in Burhanpur district of Madhya Pradesh. (Mohad is a village panchayat located in the Burhanpur district of Madhya Pradesh.)
6. Hosahalli village – situated on the banks of the Tunga River in the state of Karnataka in southern India. It is very close to Gajnur Tunga Anicut Dam. (Hosahalli lies on the banks of Tunga River in Karnataka state, southern India. It is very close to Gajanur Tunga Anicut Dam.)

Prevalence of Sanskrit.

The prevalence of Sanskrit is increasing in European and non-European countries. Many universities have started Sanskrit faculty. Students and teachers are involved in sharing resources available on Sanskrit globally. Countries that offer Sanskrit language for study are Germany, Austria, Australia, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, UK, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland, Japan, USA, Bhutan, China, Malaysia, Singapore, Sri Lanka and Nepal. Obviously, India is on top. By learning Sanskrit, the mind becomes sharp and the power of remembering also increases. The increasing use of Sanskrit in various countries/universities is also due to its effective use in technology.


I hope you liked this complete blog with detailed information about Sanskrit World Day. Please don’t forget to leave your comment. I would be very happy if you could make even a little effort for the welfare of Sanskrit as a language.
आशासे संस्कृतविश्वदिवसस्य विषये विस्तृतविवरणसहितं सम्पूर्णं ब्लोग् भवद्भ्यः रोचते। कृपया स्वस्य टिप्पणीं त्यक्तुं न विस्मरन्तु। यदि भवान् संस्कृतस्य भाषारूपेण हिताय किञ्चित् अपि प्रयत्नः कर्तुं शक्नोति तर्हि अहं बहु प्रसन्नः भविष्यामि।

PM Shri Narendra Modi Addressed Nation on World Sanskrit Day.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended his greetings to the public on World Sanskrit Day and encouraged them to commemorate the language’s significance by sharing a sentence in this ancient language.
Source. Mint

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