World Sanskrit Diwas is also called as world Sanskrit Day, which is celebrated to promote this traditional language, on Shravana Purnima every year that is on full moon day in the month of Shravana. In 2019 it falls on 15 August and again this year it will fall on 15auguast, 2020. It is observed to raise the importance of our mother language Sanskrit. With a documented history of nearly 3,500 years, Sanskrit is an old Indo-Aryan language and is said to be the primary liturgical language of the Hindu culture.
It is declared as a classical language now, is a language that is in high demand all over the world and it is known to be highly scientific in its structure. World Sanskrit Day or Sanskrit Diwas not only promoted but also revived the ancient language of India i.e. Sanskrit. It is an old Indo-Aryan language. Now, it is declared as a is in high demand all over the world and classical language which is known for its scientific structure.
Significance of the day
The main objective of celebrating Sanskrit Day is to promote the language Sanskrit. Do you know in India is an ancient language, a small percentage of the population speaks Sanskrit? However, now several people are registering themselves in Sanskrit language courses. It is very essential to preserve this great forgotten language. No doubt, some works of this language are also available in Sanskrit language and the significance of this language lies in the literature. This language is a flow of spirituality and is a combination of perfect grammar.
History of the world Sanskrit Diwas
HistoryIn 1969, World Sanskrit Day, or Sanskrit Diwas was first celebrated. It comprises several events and activities which talked about the importance of Sanskrit language and promotes this great language Sanskrit. As we know that in pujas while reciting mantras Sanskrit as a language is used. It attributes the rich culture of India. Some of the old stories and folk tales of India are in the Sanskrit language. Also, some Europeans are impressed by the Sanskrit language.
One of them was an English Scholar in Sanskrit who came to India in Calcutta in 1783 as a judge of the British Supreme Court. He was the founder of the Asian Society. Do you know that he had translated several books into English namely Abhijana Shakuntala, Ritu Samhara (written by Kalidasa in Sanskrit), and Gita Govinda (written by Jayadeva)? Later, William Jones also translated Manusmriti into the English language.
Another scholar Sir Charles Wilkins in 1785 translated the Bhagavad Gita into English.
The Sanskrit language has the largest vocabulary
Till now Sanskrit has 102 Arab 78 crore 50 lakh words. It is a treasure trove of synonyms, while English has only one word for love, Sanskrit has a whopping ninety-six and there are over a hundred synonyms for the word elephant. Over 122 words to describe ‘to go’ and with over 70 synonyms for water, all of it specifically and precisely, it rules the world of words.