Sanskrit was losing its charm and importance after India`s Independence in 1947 but the new education policy framed by the Education Ministry Government of India has given emphasis to the Sanskrit Language which will boost career opportunities for the student pursuing graduation, post-graduation, or doctoral studies in Sanskrit.


With this, there is a debate in the country that why should we learn Sanskrit which is now considered as a dead language due to poor advancement in Sanskrit research and literature in the country.


So let`s see some of the benefits which will motivate you to learn Sanskrit.



1. Sanskrit is the mother of all languages


The earliest form of Sanskrit language was Vedic Sanskrit that came approximately around 1500-200 B.C. Later on, In the 18-century relationship between Sanskrit and Latin-greek language was found which established the relation between Indo-European languages.

Brahma (the universe creator), Hindu God is considered to be the creator of Sanskrit language due to which it is also known as DevVani or language of gods.

Some of the oldest epics Ramayana and Mahabharat were written in the Sanskrit language. Apart from this, ancient Vedas such as Rigveda, Sama-Veda, Yajur-Veda, and the Atharva-Veda is also written in the Sanskrit language. Classical Sanskrit and its grammar rules are written by Panini some thousand years back. 

Sanskrit is considered the oldest surviving language on earth which is also the sacred language of Hindus. 

Since it is the oldest language and its relation is found with other Indian and non- Indian Languages such as Latin-Greek, it is considered as the mother of all languages.



2. Increasing Demand for Sanskrit Scholar in Germany 



In Germany, Sanskrit courses were started at the University of Heidelberg about 20 years ago. There was hardly any student at that point in time but now the university is rejecting candidature due to less number of seats and more applications. 

Some of the earliest discoveries in mathematics, astronomy, science, surgery, medicine, sociology, politics and economics were written in the Sanskrit language. The eagerness and interest to know about the ancient discoveries and research motivated german scholars to learn the Sanskrit Language.

Presently, 14 universities in Germany are teaching Sanskrit and also conducting summer courses each year. Germany is a country that has promoted research in every field of education and research and also provides free higher education to students from all over the world.

Due to a good research environment in Germany, there is a demand for Sanskrit Scholars who can do research on ancient texts related to various fields.



3. Memorizing ancient mantra helps improves memory  and increases the size of brain regions associated with cognitive function



According to James Hartzell, Cognitive Neuro Science Researcher of Trento University found in his research that reciting ancient Sanskrit mantras can sharpen your memory and cognitive skills.

He conducted a scientific study to come up with the conclusion stated above. You can go through his interview here.

St. James School, London, and some of the other schools in the UK and Ireland have included Sanskrit in their curriculum, and the number of students interested to learn Sanskrit is growing in number significantly.







Paul Moss, the headmaster of the school, said: “The Devnagri script and spoken Sanskrit are two of the best ways for a child to overcome stiffness of fingers and the tongue. Today’s European languages do not use many parts of the tongue and mouth while speaking or many finger movements while writing, whereas Sanskrit helps immensely to develop cerebral dexterity through its phonetics.”




4. Sanskrit is the best language for Artificial Intelligence



Rick Briggs, Roacs, NASA Ames Research Center, Moffet Field, California claimed in his article that Sanskrit is the best language for Artificial Intelligence. Claims like this have triggered research all over the world to find the facts and also find different dimensions to the predefined theory.

Sanskrit is the most ancient language which was used by sages in various fields such as astronomy, medicine, mathematics, astrology, etc. and because of it`s strict grammar rules it is considered as the best language for natural language processing. Sentences in Sanskrit is never out of context or mis- contextual like the English language.

Similarly, in English, the same word is used in different contexts which makes it difficult to infer the correct logic while it is not the same with Sanskrit. Hindi and Sanskrit have evolved from Devnagari Script, it`s common with the language that there is no use of same words for different contexts making it difficult to infer anything. 


5. For Disclosing the hidden gems in Indian Vedic Scripts




Some of the ancient scripts related to astronomy, astrology, medicine, surgery,  mathematics, economics, sociology, politics are still considered to be the source of great knowledge and its teaching is still relevant in the present world.

All the ancient discoveries in various fields are mentioned in the Vedic text which is written in Sanskrit. To understand and gain knowledge out of these Vedic texts it is important to understand Sanskrit.

Some of the discoveries and research mentioned in the Vedic text in the Sanskrit language are:



Discovery Name
Vedic Text
Inventor
The Invention of Zero
-
Aryabhatta
Fibonacci Numbers
Mentioned as Matrameru
Pingala
Binary Numbers
Chandahśāstra
Pingala
Chakravala-method of algorithm
-
Brahmagupta
Ruler Management
Harappan Sites

Theory of Atom

Kanada
The Heliocentric Theory
Aryabhatiya
Aryabhatta
Plastic Surgery
Sushruta Samhita
Sushruta
Cataract Theory
-
Sushruta
Ayurveda
Charaka Samhita
Charaka
First Calculus Text
Yuktibhasa
Jyesthadeva the Kerala school
Yoga
Yoga Sutra
Patanjali




6. Increase in Job opportunity due to a shift in focus on Sanskrit under the National Education Policy



Under the new educational policy 2020 recently announced by the Government of India, Sanskrit will be an optional language under the three-language formula proposed in the New Educational Policy. Sanskrit can be taken as a subject at all level of studies in the school.

The New Education Policy approved by the Cabinet, Government of India has proposed to set up the Indian Institute of  Translation and Interpretation (IITI) which will have a focus on Sanskrit and other India Languages.


Above mentioned steps taken by the Government of India will increase the job opportunity for Sanskrit Scholars.


Final Thoughts


If you have an interest in Indian Vedic tradition and wish to find hidden secrets written in the old ancient text then you can go for learning Sanskrit. Also, in coming days professional having degree with Sanskrit as a subject will have good opportunity to get jobs in government institutions as teacher, lecturer and professors.


Please mention your views in the comment section and also share this article with your family and friends.

What are the benefits of learning Sanskrit?



Sanskrit was losing its charm and importance after India`s Independence in 1947 but the new education policy framed by the Education Ministry Government of India has given emphasis to the Sanskrit Language which will boost career opportunities for the student pursuing graduation, post-graduation, or doctoral studies in Sanskrit.


With this, there is a debate in the country that why should we learn Sanskrit which is now considered as a dead language due to poor advancement in Sanskrit research and literature in the country.


So let`s see some of the benefits which will motivate you to learn Sanskrit.



1. Sanskrit is the mother of all languages


The earliest form of Sanskrit language was Vedic Sanskrit that came approximately around 1500-200 B.C. Later on, In the 18-century relationship between Sanskrit and Latin-greek language was found which established the relation between Indo-European languages.

Brahma (the universe creator), Hindu God is considered to be the creator of Sanskrit language due to which it is also known as DevVani or language of gods.

Some of the oldest epics Ramayana and Mahabharat were written in the Sanskrit language. Apart from this, ancient Vedas such as Rigveda, Sama-Veda, Yajur-Veda, and the Atharva-Veda is also written in the Sanskrit language. Classical Sanskrit and its grammar rules are written by Panini some thousand years back. 

Sanskrit is considered the oldest surviving language on earth which is also the sacred language of Hindus. 

Since it is the oldest language and its relation is found with other Indian and non- Indian Languages such as Latin-Greek, it is considered as the mother of all languages.



2. Increasing Demand for Sanskrit Scholar in Germany 



In Germany, Sanskrit courses were started at the University of Heidelberg about 20 years ago. There was hardly any student at that point in time but now the university is rejecting candidature due to less number of seats and more applications. 

Some of the earliest discoveries in mathematics, astronomy, science, surgery, medicine, sociology, politics and economics were written in the Sanskrit language. The eagerness and interest to know about the ancient discoveries and research motivated german scholars to learn the Sanskrit Language.

Presently, 14 universities in Germany are teaching Sanskrit and also conducting summer courses each year. Germany is a country that has promoted research in every field of education and research and also provides free higher education to students from all over the world.

Due to a good research environment in Germany, there is a demand for Sanskrit Scholars who can do research on ancient texts related to various fields.



3. Memorizing ancient mantra helps improves memory  and increases the size of brain regions associated with cognitive function



According to James Hartzell, Cognitive Neuro Science Researcher of Trento University found in his research that reciting ancient Sanskrit mantras can sharpen your memory and cognitive skills.

He conducted a scientific study to come up with the conclusion stated above. You can go through his interview here.

St. James School, London, and some of the other schools in the UK and Ireland have included Sanskrit in their curriculum, and the number of students interested to learn Sanskrit is growing in number significantly.







Paul Moss, the headmaster of the school, said: “The Devnagri script and spoken Sanskrit are two of the best ways for a child to overcome stiffness of fingers and the tongue. Today’s European languages do not use many parts of the tongue and mouth while speaking or many finger movements while writing, whereas Sanskrit helps immensely to develop cerebral dexterity through its phonetics.”




4. Sanskrit is the best language for Artificial Intelligence



Rick Briggs, Roacs, NASA Ames Research Center, Moffet Field, California claimed in his article that Sanskrit is the best language for Artificial Intelligence. Claims like this have triggered research all over the world to find the facts and also find different dimensions to the predefined theory.

Sanskrit is the most ancient language which was used by sages in various fields such as astronomy, medicine, mathematics, astrology, etc. and because of it`s strict grammar rules it is considered as the best language for natural language processing. Sentences in Sanskrit is never out of context or mis- contextual like the English language.

Similarly, in English, the same word is used in different contexts which makes it difficult to infer the correct logic while it is not the same with Sanskrit. Hindi and Sanskrit have evolved from Devnagari Script, it`s common with the language that there is no use of same words for different contexts making it difficult to infer anything. 


5. For Disclosing the hidden gems in Indian Vedic Scripts




Some of the ancient scripts related to astronomy, astrology, medicine, surgery,  mathematics, economics, sociology, politics are still considered to be the source of great knowledge and its teaching is still relevant in the present world.

All the ancient discoveries in various fields are mentioned in the Vedic text which is written in Sanskrit. To understand and gain knowledge out of these Vedic texts it is important to understand Sanskrit.

Some of the discoveries and research mentioned in the Vedic text in the Sanskrit language are:



Discovery Name
Vedic Text
Inventor
The Invention of Zero
-
Aryabhatta
Fibonacci Numbers
Mentioned as Matrameru
Pingala
Binary Numbers
Chandahśāstra
Pingala
Chakravala-method of algorithm
-
Brahmagupta
Ruler Management
Harappan Sites

Theory of Atom

Kanada
The Heliocentric Theory
Aryabhatiya
Aryabhatta
Plastic Surgery
Sushruta Samhita
Sushruta
Cataract Theory
-
Sushruta
Ayurveda
Charaka Samhita
Charaka
First Calculus Text
Yuktibhasa
Jyesthadeva the Kerala school
Yoga
Yoga Sutra
Patanjali




6. Increase in Job opportunity due to a shift in focus on Sanskrit under the National Education Policy



Under the new educational policy 2020 recently announced by the Government of India, Sanskrit will be an optional language under the three-language formula proposed in the New Educational Policy. Sanskrit can be taken as a subject at all level of studies in the school.

The New Education Policy approved by the Cabinet, Government of India has proposed to set up the Indian Institute of  Translation and Interpretation (IITI) which will have a focus on Sanskrit and other India Languages.


Above mentioned steps taken by the Government of India will increase the job opportunity for Sanskrit Scholars.


Final Thoughts


If you have an interest in Indian Vedic tradition and wish to find hidden secrets written in the old ancient text then you can go for learning Sanskrit. Also, in coming days professional having degree with Sanskrit as a subject will have good opportunity to get jobs in government institutions as teacher, lecturer and professors.


Please mention your views in the comment section and also share this article with your family and friends.

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