In ancient India, one language arose before all others. With it, the Rishis first wrote down the beautiful poetry and profound knowledge of the Vedas, capturing the wisdom created along with the universe. The language they used was Sanskrit. People have been speaking and writing in Sanskrit for 3,500 years at least, and it is the chief liturgical language of Hinduism. It survives today, providing a powerful connection to the past and the best way for seekers to understand the full scope of India’s wisdom traditions.
The myth of its origins is an important way to understand just how important Sanskrit is, and why it has such a special place in the hearts of billions around the world. Lord Shiva, while in his dance and playing his damaru drum, created the letters of the Sanskrit alphabet. Each letter emerged with a beat of the drum, arriving fully formed into this world. This is in part why Sanskrit is also known as devavani, or language of the gods.
There is another reason why many Hindus believe Sanskrit to be not from human creation: the language is deeply systematic and survives in an impeccably unchanged form compared to our earliest known written records of it. The grammarian Pāṇini wrote down the rules and ways of this magnificent language about 2,500 years ago, and the sutras he composed remain relevant and accurate to this day.
For these reasons, not to mention the inherent beauty and poetry available through the language, people on every continent continue to study Sanskrit today. Many devout Hindus wish to read the Vedas and the wisdom of the mantra seers in the language they were composed in, not in translation.
That is why Exotic India makes available this impressive collection of books in Sanskrit. Here, you can begin to build your library of texts in the language of the gods.
Q1. What is the
secret book of Hindus?
The most important and well-known book in Sanatan
Dharma is the Bhagwat
Geeta. It is also known as “Gitopanishad'' as it is considered the essence
of all Vedic knowledge. The speaker of the Bhagavad Gita is Lord Shri Krishna,
the Supreme Personality of Godhead Himself and therefore, it has been highly
recommended by great acharyas such as Adi
and many others. Every word of the Gita has the potency to transform anyone’s
heart who reads and understands it in a submissive and inquisitive attitude.
are the 3 most important Hindu Gods?
The three most important deities in Hinduism or
Sanatan Dharma are Lord
Shiva, and Lord Brahma
(known as the “Trinity” or “Trimurti”). According to the Vedic injunctions,
these three deities are responsible for the creation, maintenance, and
annihilation of the entire material universe. Lord Brahma, the first created
living entity within the universe, is the presiding deity of the mode of
passion (Rajo or Rajas Guna) and therefore creates the material world. Lord
Vishnu, the Supreme Lord, is the ruler of the mode of goodness (Sattva Guna)
and maintains and controls the universe. Lord Shiva rules over the mode of
ignorance (Tamo Guna) and destroys the universe when the cycle of four Yugas
come to end.
is the oldest book?
Rig Veda is considered to be the oldest book which
is one of the four sacred Vedic Scriptures
known as the Vedas. The meaning of the word “Veda” is “complete knowledge, both
material and spiritual”. The Rig Veda is
a collection of 10 books known as Mandalas that constitute 1028 hymns in the
Sanskrit language. These hymns discuss the Vedic rituals, rites, and cosmology,
and also praise the deities.
is the most important Hindu book?
Hinduism or Sanatan Dharma is full of spiritual
knowledge that comes to us through divine Scriptures. These scriptures provide
us with the knowledge and science of God. Out of all the Vedic literature, Srimad Bhagavad Gita
is considered the most important book. It is a part of the Mahabharata that
presents the divine conversation between the Supreme Lord Krishna and His
friend and devotee Arjun. The Bhagavad Gita is known as the manual of life and
the essence of all Vedic knowledge. Whoever tries to understand it and follows
the instructions of Lord Krishna is immediately elevated to the spiritual
Q5. What are the benefits of reading
neuroscientist Dr. James Hartzell in the journal Scientific American has
written that memorizing Vedic mantras increases the size of brain regions
associated with a cognitive function such as memory (both short-term and
long-term). He writes in his report that Indian tradition holds that rigorously
memorizing and reciting mantras enhances memory and thinking.
test this idea, Hartzell (and his colleagues from the University of Trento in
Italy) teamed up with Dr. Tanmay Nath and Dr. Nandini Chatterjee Singh of the
National Brain Research Centre (NBRC) at Manesar in Haryana. They chose to
study professionally qualified Sanskrit Pandits who have been trained full-time
daily for 7 years (total of over 10,000 hrs) in their childhood reciting the
Q6. Why is Sanskrit language
is vital to Indian culture because of its extensive use in religious
literature, primarily in Hinduism most modern Indian languages have been
directly derived from, or strongly influenced by, Sanskrit. Besides this,
Sanskrit constitutes ideal preparation for those interested in learning Greek
and Latin. This is because these Western classical languages share not only the
grammatical structure but also numerous cognate words with Sanskrit.
one attempts to understand India and its rich cultural heritage, and it's
knowledge, then one has to follow Sanskrit. Since all ancient texts and
scriptures are written in this language form. It has also been revealed that
Sanskrit is the language of the future, for it is touted to be most suited for
Q7. Why is Sanskrit important for
of Sanskrit is highly respected by the academic community. It often forms a
point of interest and admiration when students with Sanskrit qualifications are
interviewed for university admission. Mastering the intricacies of Sanskrit grammar
brings with it a great insight into language structures in general.
studying Sanskrit, other languages can be learned more easily. The Sanskrit
language has the largest vocabulary - 102 arab 78 crores 50 lakh words have
been used till now in Sanskrit. There are over a hundred synonyms for the word
‘elephant’ and while English has only one word for ‘love’, Sanskrit has a
whopping ninety-six! Sanskrit is a treasure trove of synonyms. The Sanskrit
grammar is reflected in part in Irish or Greek, Latin, or English.
Q8. What are the basics of Sanskrit?
beginners, Sanskrit is one of the few languages in the world where words and
sentence formation are extremely simple, and you can learn it easily.
verbs can be cross-linked in one of three ways: first, second, or third person.
are three numerical forms for verbs: singular, dual, and plural.
are ten tenses and three voices for verbs: active, middle, and passive.
are eight: nominative, vocative, accusative, dative, ablative, genitive, locative
genders: masculine, feminine, and neuter
vast distribution of words makes Sanskrit applications very specific and
Simple Sanskrit Words To Integrate In a Spiritual Practice: Santosha (संतोष),
(भावना), Satya (सत्य).
Q9. What is a book called in
पुस्तकं (Pustakaṁ); पुस्तकी (Pustakī);
ग्रन्थः (Granthaḥ); pustaka (books), pustaka (the
books), पत्रं (Patraṁ); पत्रिका (Patrikā),
पुस्तं (Pustaṁ); पुस्ती (Pusti),
पुस्तकानि (pustakani), चित्रकथापुस्तक Chitrakathapustaka(comicbook), धनादेशपुस्तिका dhanAdeshapustika (chequebook), अङ्कीयग्रन्थ a GkIyagrantha (e-book-computer),
ई-ग्रन्थ I-grantha (e-book-computer),
pratipustaka (a copy of an original manuscript); prayogapustaka mn (Name of
usefulness and ease for people who don’t understand the Devnagiri script, this
above list is the translation in Sanskrit of a book as a common connotation to
any kind of book.
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