“Sanskrit has moulded the minds of our people to extent to which they themselves are not conscious. Sanskrit literature is national in one sense, but its purpose has been universal. That is why it commanded the attention of people who were not followers of a particular culture…”
For thousands of years, ancient traditions and knowledge were passed on from generation to generation through only one language – Sanskrit. Sanskrit thereof contained in itself the very essence of Indian culture. This was recognized by Macaulay, known as the father of the Modern Indian Education System.
In its heyday it was spoken and used in all regions of India including the Dravidian south, Almost all the languages in India have taken freely from Sanskrit vocabulary and their literature is permeated with the Sanskrit heritage. Sanskrit has a rich literature. Its literature is not just limited to religion and philosophy but also includes the fields of politics, science, medicine and fiction.
It is always good to have a firsthand knowledge about Sanskrit to understand the meaning of Shlokas, Subhashithas, Vedas and our epics etc the translated versions may not give the true meaning.
This Sanskrit Workshop is making an attempt though in a small way to spread awareness about the rich Indian culture that includes Spoken Sanskrit. The Workshop offers free classes those who are interested and can be of any age above 10 an opportunity to learn this language without any fees or rigid rules.