Today I thought I create a new category called Sanskrit so that I can put my favourite Sanskrit Subhaashita’s there. But before that as a foundation I am putting a small note on my favourite Language Sanskrit.
My love for sanskrit started in early child hood when my Chikkamma (Aunt) started teaching me sanskrit subhaashitaas. Like ‘vidyaa dadaati vinayam…’ I did not start from learning svara, vyanjana of sanskrit.. direct subhaashitaas. That might be the reason why I learnt it with so much interest. My aunt Jamunakka as I call her is a rank holder in Sanskrit M.A. from Mysore University. She is the one who has given me a sound foundation of Sanskrit. I liked the language so much I was writing letters to her in Sanskrit during my high school days. And she was so proud of that. All languages are good and special in their own way. To feel that we have to learn the language. So to cherish sanskrit you better learn it. So with this small note let me write a preface to my new Category Sanskrit.
Samskrita means Samyak kritaha.. Samskrita.. Its a carefully crafted language. To be more clear samyak means neatly, well, good kritaha means done. So its kind of ‘ Well Done’
Samskrita is considered as mother of all languages. Most of the time I keep on comparing the words in Hindi – English – Sanskrit and Kannand and find so many similarities to Sanskrit Words. Thus I very much agree that Sanskrit is the base language.
Also in Hindu Mythology we believe Sanskrit is the language spoken by Gods.
There is a saying ‘Bhaashaasu mukhyaa madhuraa divyaa geervaana bhaarati’ means among all languages Sanskrit is most important, sweet and devine.
And I feel Sanskrit Language is very much logical. Not like english.. it reminds me of some song where in the Actor asks if Nut is spelled as NUT.. why Put is spelled as PUT.. no logic in spellings.. anyway keeping that aside… let me end this post here.. I will be back with more on Sanskrit and some interesting sayings and Quotes from sanskrit.