By Phillip Sowders and Kareem Moussa


Sanskrit is a language that was brought to India by the Aryans after they conquered the Harappa civilization. During that time sanskrit was used for every day life, however over time people adopted newer languages such as hindi. Today, sanskrit is still widely used for hindu religious texts.


Sanskrit is an ancient Indic language of India, in which the Hindu scriptures and classical Indian epic poems are written. Proto-Indo-Iranian around around 1500 or 1600 BC, making it one of the most attested Indo-European languages. As such, it is a good glimpse into how the Proto-Indo-European language worked. The vastness and the versatility, and power of expression can be appreciated by the fact that this language has 65 words to describe various forms of earth, 67 words for water, and over 250 words to describe rainfall. The Aryans were the first to bring the language to India.


Sanskrit is written using a vast series of symbols that form together to give meaning.

Sanskrit was brought to India by the Aryans, and is similar to latin. Sanskrit used to be used as a primary language, however today it is used mostly for religious texts such as the vedas.

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Sarvē mānavāḥ svatantrāḥ samutpannāḥ vartantē api ca, gauravadr̥śā adhikāradr̥śā ca samānāḥ ēva vartantē. Ētē sarvē cētanā-tarka-śaktibhyāṁ susampannāḥ santi. Api ca, sarvē’pi bandhutva-bhāvanayā parasparaṁ vyavaharantu.

All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.


Sanskrit is important because it has had a very large impact on Indian culture and lifestyle. It is a major part of the hindu religion and is used for for many of its religious texts.

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Sanskrit is very important in Indian history. It was brought by the Aryans and became a intigrated part of the culture of India. It is no longer used as a spoken language, but it remains a very important part of Hindu religious texts.