SANSKRIT DAY- 20TH AUGUST 2013

Report
SANSKRIT DAYTH
20 AUGUST 2013
SANSKRIT DAY
Baarto saMsÌta BaaYaa kamaQaonau: p`kIitta.
jananaI ivaSvaBaaYaaNaaM
iva&anasyaaopkairNaI..
Bharate saMskRuta bhaSha kamadhenuH prakIrtita
jananI vishvabhaaShaaNaaM vij~naanasyopakaariNI
SANSKRIT DAY
In India, Sanskrit language is reputed as 'kaamadhenu'
(the wish yielding cow). Mother of world languages,
it is the benefactor of wisdom. It caters to the needs
of everyone. The language and its literature can
quench the thirst of anyone, in any field. It is not
just a store house for spiritual knowledge, but has
literature pertaining to all fields, from architecture
to science, from medicine to astronomy! The variety
and range knows no bounds.
SANSKRIT DAY
saMsÌtM dovaBaaYaaist vaodBaaYaaist
saMsÌtma\.
P`aacaIna&anaBaaYaa ca saMsÌtM
Bad`maNDnama\..
saMskRutaM devabhaaShaasti vedabhaaShaasti
saMskRutam
praachIna~jnaanabhaaShaa cha saMskRutaM
SANSKRIT DAY
saMsÌtM (saMskRutam) is derived as
samyak\ Ìtma\ [it saMsÌtM
 The word
(samyak kRutam iti saMskRutam)
It literally means - 'well done', 'refined', 'perfected'! The
basics of the language are so well defined that it has
been declared as the most unambiguous language ever,
the best suited even for the modern inventions like
computers. Sanskrit propagates prosperity.
SANSKRIT DAY
 Sanskrit is the language of the Gods, Sanskrit is the
language of the Vedas, it is also the language (which
gives) our ancient knowledge, Sanskrit adorns
prosperity.
 Today, science is doing research in so many arenas
and aspects of life. But these conclusions are
already given to us by our ancestors eons ago, in the
divine language - Sanskrit!
SANSKRIT DAY
 WHY SANSKRIT IS IMPORTANT?
There are four reasons.
1. The accuracy of grammar, beauty of the expressions
and the sound of Sanskrit is not found in any other
language of the world. It provides the basis for all other
Indian languages like what Greek and Latin are for the
western languages.
 2. Indian culture rests on Sanskrit. Vedas, Upanishads,
Puranas, Epics like Mahabharata and Ramayana, Yoga
sutras are all in Sanskrit. It is these that have bonded
India together.
SANSKRIT DAY
3. Sanskrit is rich in literature by poets like Kalidasa,
Bharavi, Banabhatta, Bhartrhari etc., It is not that it
deals only with spiritual matters. It caters to all needs of
all people including finance, politics, law, mental health,
mathematics, astronomy, medicine, engineering and
many others.
4. It provides values applicable to the whole humanity. It
not only provides a hope for the individual that he can
rise to the level of the divine and through that concept,
one can identify with every one else and thus helps in
developing brotherhood in the whole world.
SANSKRIT DAY
 It is reported that Sanskrit Language is the mother of
Latin,
Roman
and
Arabic
languages.
 The most important cause for the continuity of
Indian culture throughout the country is
undoubtedly Sanskrit. All languages of India with
perhaps the exception of Tamil consider Sanskrit as
the mother.
SANSKRIT DAY
 Indian newspapers have published reports about
several isolated villages, where, as a result of recent
revival attempts, large parts of the population,
including children, are learning Sanskrit and are even
using it to some extent in everyday communication:
 Mattur in Karnataka
 Mohad, District: Narasinhpur, Madhya Pradesh
 Jhiri, District: Rajgadh, Madhya Pradesh
 Kaperan, District: Bundi, Rajasthan
 Khada, District: Banswada, Rajasthan
 Ganoda, District: Banswada, Rajasthan
 Bawali, District: Bagapat, Uttar Pradesh
 Shyamsundarpur, District: Kendujhar, Odisha
SANSKRIT DAY
 'If I was asked what is the greatest treasure which
India possesses and what is her finest heritage, I
would answer unhesitatingly-it is the Sanskrit
language and literature, and all that it contains. This
is a magnificent inheritance, and so long as this
endures and influences the life of our people, the
basic genius of India will continue.'
- Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru
SANSKRIT DAY
 "Without the study of Samskrit one cannot become a
true Indian and a true learned man."
-- Mahatma Gandhi
SANSKRIT DAY
 "Samskrit has moulded the minds of our people to
the extent to which they themselves are not
conscious. Samskrit literature is national in one
sense, but its purpose has been universal. That was
why it commanded the attention of people who were
not followers of a particular culture."
-- Dr. S. Radhakrishnan
SANSKRIT DAY
 "We are deeply indebted to the Indians. They have
shown us how to measure and count. If we had not
known their invention of zero and the facility it
affords in counting we would not have been able to
make any new invention at all".
-- Albert Einstein
SANSKRIT DAY
 "If Samskrit would be divorced from the everyday
life of the masses of this country, a light would be
gone from the life of the people and the distinctive
features of Hindu culture which have won for it an
honoured place in world-thought would soon be
affected to be great disadvantage and loss both of
India and of the world."
-- Sir Mirza Ismail
SANSKRIT DAY
SANSKRIT DAY
 The legacy that Sanskrit has left us is not just India's
legacy alone. It is a legacy left for all humans. Not
to conquer one another, but to conquer oneself, not
to destroy but to build, not to hate but to love, not to
isolate oneself but to integrate every one into a
global society and to achieve the maximum welfare
of the maximum number.
SANSKRIT DAY
sava-o Bavantu sauiKna: sava-o santu
inaramayaa:.
sava-o Bad`aiNa pSyantu maa kiScat\
du:KBaagBavaot\..
..Saaint: Saaint: Saaint: ..
let all be healthy & happy , let all see goodness all
around and let no one fall into the pangs of sorrow.
Let Peace prevail in you me and all places.

similar documents