Saturday, June 29, 2013


SANSKRIT LANGUAGE IN 7 DAYS - Hundreds of people around the country (Fiji) are taking the time to learn the Sanskrit language in seven days.
The free online encyclopedia, Wikipedia, describes Sanskrit as a historical Indo-Aryan language, the primary liturgical language of Hinduism and a literary and scholarly language in Buddhism and Jainism. Sanskrit is listed as one of the 22 scheduled languages of India, and it is an official language of the State of Uttarakhand. It also holds a prominent position in Indo-European studies.
On the invitation of the Fiji Sevashram Sangha, world renowned Sanskrit scholar Prof. Gajendra Punda is now taking classes in Labasa before doing the same in Lautoka.

Swamy Sanyukta Nanda of the Fiji Sevashram Sangha said classes in Suva were well attended and participants numbers had to be restricted to 55.
"The way this course was run was easy to understand and it captured the participants' interest and enthusiasm on the first day and they were compelled to take time every evening for classes," Swamy Nanda said. Participants who attended classes in Suva, agreed that the Fiji Sevashram Sangha had provided an opportunity to get them to better understand and learn conversational Sanskrit.
Many said they never imagined they would be able to speak a word of Sanskrit in their life. While closing the course, Swamy Nanda acknowledged Prof Punda's "selfless" efforts to promote Sanskrit.

In Fiji, hundreds of people are learning conversational Sanskrit language in seven days. Participants are of all age groups and from all walks of life such as academics, workers and retired senior teachers. Rakesh Kumar, author of the article, says that Swamy Nanda reminded participants that every nation's progress was measured by its sampati (wealth) and sanskriti (culture), saying "sadly people are accumulating wealth but losing their culture." He said Sanskrit was the symbol of Hindu culture and heritage and Hindus should revive it. Swami Nanda thanked Prof. Punda for traveling to Fiji at his own expense to provide Fijians the opportunity to better understand and learn Sanskrit.

Sanskrit is the oldest and richest language in the world, and recorded history shows the study of Sanskrit has continued for over five thousand years. The oldest known form of this language is found in the Rgveda. In Vedic culture, the language was used in the public domain and was called bhasa. It later passed through a process of reform or purification, it became known as Sangskrta (Sam -kr + ta). ... Panini's Astadhyayi is the main Sanskrit grammar book. In a later period, Astadhyayi became even more authoritative through the contributions of Vartikakara Vararuchi (or Katyayana) and Bhasyakara (the commentator) Patanjali. So the complete Astadhyayi is called Trimunivyakarana (contribution of three grammarians). :
Articles on Hinduism - Sanskrit
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Published on 02-19-2012

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