The Government of India is taking all steps for nurturing,
protection, propagation, preservation and development of
Sanskrit language, literature and rare shastras by funding
3 Sanskrit Deemed Universities viz, ”Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan”,
New Delhi; Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha, Tirupathi and ”Shri
Lal Bahadur Shastri Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha, New Delhi;
and an autonomous body viz, Maharshi Sandipani Rashtriya
Veda Vidya Pratishthan, Ujjain.
Sanskrit Bharati is an organization covering all the states of India.
It teaches Sanskrit.
There is a scheme for the Presidential Award of Certificates
of Honours to honour the eminent scholars of Sanskrit of
over 60 years of age. An International award for Non Resident
Indian or a foreigner is also being conferred under this scheme.
The scheme also provides for Maharshi Badrayan Vyas Samman
for young scholars in the age group of 30 to 45 years for
achievement in the field of Sanskrit.This award carries an
amount of Rs.one lakh as one-time payment to each awardee.
The ministry of Human Resource Development had constituted
a committee to suggest a long term vision and road map for
the development of Sanskrit under the chairmanship of Shri
N.Gopalaswami, chancellor, Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha,
Tirupati on 18, November 2015. The commission has submitted
its report to this Ministry which may be seen on this Ministry’s
website. Attempts at reviving the Sanskrit language have been
undertaken in the Republic of India since its foundation in 1947.
Today Sanskrit is one of the 22 languages listed in the 8th schedule
of the Constitution of India, which mandates the Indian Government
to develop the language.
Sanskrit Bharathi is an organization working for revival of Sanskrit.
”The All India Sanskrit Festival” (since 2002) holds composition contests.
Sanskrit continues to be widely used as a ceremonial language in
Hindu rituals in the form of hymns and chants.Sanskrit is a philosophical
language of Hinduism. There are 18 Sanskrit Universities in various
States of India including Nepal.Many Universities throughout the world
train and employ Sanskrit scholars.
Sanskrit is a source of vocabulary for the modern languages.
It also provides on a large scale, new technical terms which
the modern languages are unable to find in their own resources.
Sanskrit is a language which is easy to learn and easy to speak also.
Sanskrit literature is big treasure of science and technology also.
All the Ayurvedic information is unearthed from Sanskrit text only.
Sri Vedabharathi is an organization based out of Hyderabad that
has been digitising the Vedas by recording recitations of vedic Pandits.
The word Sanskrit is a combination of two words- Sanskar(essence of
moral values) and Krit(inculcating).
More than 95% of the Sanskrit literature has nothing to do with religion
and instead it deals with philosophy, law, science, grammar, literature,
phonetics,interpretations etc.Sanskrit is not just a language.It is the
primordial conduit between human thoughts and the soul, Physics
and metaphysics, created and creator, culture and art, subtle and gross.
Sanskrit uses all the nerves of the tongue. Research has shown that
phonetics of Sanskrit language has roots in various energy points of
the body and reading, speaking or reciting Sanskrit, stimulates these
points and raises the energy levels, whereby resistance against illness
relaxation to mind and reduction of stress are achieved.
Sanskrit has the power to say a sentence in a minimum number of words
than any other language. Vibration and sound power of Sanskrit words can
cure various ailments and diseases of human body and spirit.
Sanskrit has tremendous power and wisdom in it. Sanskrit is a treasure of
great Indian knowledge and heritage.Crores of people of the world
pray to God in Sanskrit.
Atma of Bharat is Sanskrit, without which Bharat and Sanatana
Dharma cannot exist. Sanskrit is the mother of most of the major
Indian languages. Even a Sanskrit daily news paper exists.
Sudharma is the only Sanskrit daily published from Mysore
since 1970 and is available as an e-paper. There are 7 Sanskrit
speaking villages in India at present.By learning Sanskrit we
can understand India better.We use a lot of Sanskrit mantras everyday
in rituals and would really love to understand what they all mean.
It is not necessary to be the most popular language to be great.