the classical literary language of India
What is Sanskrit?
Sanskrit (which means cultured or refined) is the classical language of Hinduism. Sanskrit is the oldest & most complex language in the world. The language is very ancient & used to be very common in India but is now only used in Hindu scriptures. The systematic & complex ways of this language can be shown by the fact that there are over 65 words used to say or describe earth and over 67 words for water. Sanskrit is also considered the mother of all languages. About 97% of the world is directly or indirectly influenced by Sanskrit & Hindus believe that it is the language of the gods.
Sanskrit influences People Everywhere
Sanskrit & the Verdic People
How Sanskrit is Written
Did You Know?
~there is a Sanskrit daily newspaper that has been produced since 1970 called the Sudharma
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