Introduction to Sanskrit language, broad description of the components of Sanskrit sentence , Sabdas and their categories, viz., Ajanta (terminals with owels), Hal-anta (terminals with consonants), sarva naama, with universal application, representative words of different categories with seven forms of singular, binary and plural expressions, avyayas, formation of compound words (Samaasas), etc.
Case studies for deciphering the meanings of Sanskrit sentences- illustrations from Sundara kanda and 100 slokas of Bala Ramayanam.
Significance of Sanskrit language
Bharat, that is India, is fortunate to have an excellent language Sanskrit. The richness and greatness of this country lie mainly in the knowledge preserved for several millennia. The Vedas, Ramayana, Mahabharata, Vedangas, Darsanas, Kavyas, commentaries, philosophies, books of sciences, astronomy, mathematics etc. and thousands of other great works composed by great sages, saints and scholars are all in Sanskrit.
When a man likes to lead a cultured life, one has to acquire knowledge related to that aspect. Fortunately several great books are available in Sanskrit on every aspect of life. Only because of this reason, this country had visitors from several foreign countries for the past several thousands of years. It is a well structured and well reformed language with facilities to absorb words of different cultures and to create new compound words to describe any particular item or event.
Unfortunately, the denigration of study of this great language was initiated during the foreign rule and adequate steps are not taken for its full restoration even after independence.
But efforts are made by several stalwarts and institutions for taking this subject again into every strata of life.
Technologically it is proved to be the best language in the world for computerization. But our own children and even elders are not aware of the significance and the structure of this language,
In the world forums, the representatives of various countries speak in their own national languages. Unfortunately our great Sanskrit language is not used by our own scholars. Having knowledge on various subjects is important. But at the same time having the capability to express the same in our own great language is equally important.
Hence an introductory course for “Speaking in Sanskrit” is conducted.