About Sanskrit

Sanskrit is an Indian language belonging to the Indo-Aryan family of languages, having a history of about 3500 years.

The earliest records in Sanskrit language are found in rigveda which is dates to about 1500 BCE. The oldest surviving book on Sanskrit grammar is written by Panini in 4th century BCE. All the vedas, upanishads, and Indian epics like Ramayana and Mahabharata are written in Sanskrit along with several other works of poetry, drama, science, philosophy and religion. 

In the current day, it is one of the scheduled languages of the Indian constitution. While the language is not widely spoken anymore, within India and worldwide, there is an undercurrent of revival of the language in academic circles and in the general population. Sanskrit is the language of many Hindu and Buddhist scriptures and is used to the current day for religious purposes in these religions. The status of Sanskrit in the Indian subcontinent is akin to that of Latin in the western world.

The Wikipedia article on Sanskrit is a treasure-trove of information.

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Sanskrit is not Indo-Aryan

Please desist from calling this ancient Indian language as Indo-aryan. This thought was first introduced in the British period by Maxmuller who first propogated the Aryan Invasion Theory. This theory has since been debunked. What more? Maxmuller himself disowned this theory. There is enough evidence that Sanskrit expanded from India rather than came through invaders. The date of Ramayana has been calculated as 5104BC. So how can Sanskrit be 3500 years old? Rig Veda has astronomical events mentioned in it which places it much before your stated year. According to the Bible the world was created in 4004 BC. So Christian Indologist could not place any Sanskrit literary work before this date. Should we still hold on to this theory? If you do not agree with the newer findings at least can you not postpone until a clearcur research throws the correct date?

vidyarthi

sanskrit Indo-Aryan ?

I really respect your thought of sanskrit gyana dhaara . With reference to the line above "Sanskrit is an Indian language belonging to the Indo-Aryan family of languages" I severely object as Sanskrit is Indigeneous to India since ages and not just 3500 yrs, as Walmiki also written Ramayana in sanskrit in treta yuga which is 1 cr years ago . By your saying "Indo-Aryan" I suppose you are referring to the Aryan race coming from North west of India as introduced by the British (the Aryan Invasion theory) . Well It is a well known proven fact that the Aryan theory introduced by British is a crap and a trap to divide India on the basis of race . The ancient language and practices are indigenious to all over India and niether they are introduced by foreigners nor there is any such race called Aryan race . Arya is a sanskrit word you must be knowing .
Sorry for raising this concern, this might seem to be silly but its a serious concern as if you believe in Aryan theory, the whole history of Bharat becomes false . Spread the word .
Thanks..

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Thank you very much Shri

Thank you very much Shri Vidyadhar ji (may I call you Guru ji) for providing me an opportunity to learn Sanskrit which is the language of our culture.

Jagbir Singh

Why learn Sanskrit

Thank you so much for teaching Sanskrit and may Bhagwan bless you for making it all free.

Introduction of Sanskrit

Thank you for teaching such an ancient language.

Thanks

Thanks, its nice effort and way to teach sanskrit in hitechera

About Sanskrit

Thanks Mr.Vidyadhar for taking efforts in reviving the mother of all languages.
hope to get your support in strengthening my Sanskrit knowledge

Regards,
rajagopal