World Sanskrit Day 2021 | Famous Day in Hindu Culture
World Sanskrit day or Sanskrit Diwas is celebrated on Sawan Purnima every year. Sanskrit day is celebrated due to Sanskrit being the oldest language. Celebrate this day to honor this language full of beauty and juices. Dev language Sanskrit is the language of almost all the Vedas – Puranas. Therefore, people have a reverential attitude towards this language.
Sanskrit Day Information:-
The Sanskrit language is the oldest language of India. The Sanskrit language is also the first spoken language in India. The Sanskrit language was first originated in India and due to this many languages spoken today in India, such as Hindi, Gujarati, Bengali, etc., originated. This is the reason the Sanskrit Language is called the mother language or mother of all languages. (Sanskrit Day Information)
The World Sanskrit day / Sanskrit Diwas / National Sanskrit Day celebrated on the day of Sawan Purnima is unique in itself. Because in this way no other ancient language is celebrated at the national level. Rishi-munis are remembered on this day. Also, they are worshiped. It is believed that this sage is the main source of Sanskrit literature. Many other languages of the same native language have been born.
Purpose of Sanskrit Day (Sanskrit Diwas) Celebration:-
Sanskrit language, which has the status of Dev language, is now losing its existence. In India too, the number of people who read, write, and understand it is very less. Sanskrit day (Sanskrit Diwas / National Sanskrit Day) is celebrated to remind society of the importance and necessity of Sanskrit. So that as time progresses people do not forget that Sanskrit is also a language. Nowadays we have seen that so many people are showing their interest to learn foreign and other languages. But they themselves are unaware of the language of their country.
When is World Sanskrit Day 2021:-
According to the Hindu calendar, Sanskrit day falls on the day of Shravan Purnima. This year World Sanskrit Day is falling on 22nd August 2021. There is another interesting fact that in 1969 the first Sanskrit Day (Sanskrit Diwas / National Sanskrit Day) was celebrated. On this day many types of programs are organized to promote the Sanskrit language and many activities are organized.
Importance of Sanskrit Day (Sanskrit Diwas):-
Sanskrit Day is celebrated at the national and global levels. The main premise behind celebrating it is that people understand the importance of this language and our new generation should be introduced to this language of India. The Sanskrit language is considered the first language in India and it is not just a language, but a culture that needs to be cherished. Therefore, it is very important to remind every Indian once a year that the language of his own country is being left behind somewhere.
The people of Sanskrit are also considered less because they have not given it a place like the English language in India. Many people understand that today without English, it will not work or Sanskrit is an old language. He feels that while speaking it, no one will think of him as educated as he would think in English. Therefore, the importance of World Sanskrit day (Sanskrit Diwas / National Sanskrit Day) is very much in today’s time. So that Sanskrit can regain its lost identity.
Origin of Sanskrit Language:-
It is believed that the Sanskrit language was born about three and a half thousand years ago i.e. around 1500 BC, India is the birthplace of this language of the Indo-Aryan family. Only people from a few countries outside India have little knowledge of this language. If we talk about the history of Sanskrit script in written form, then it dates back to two thousand BC, the Rigveda text was written in this language.
How is Sanskrit Day celebrated?:-
Sanskrit Day (Sanskrit Diwas / National Sanskrit Day) is celebrated across the country in all the schools and colleges which run from the national level to the state and district level. On this occasion, celebrations of Sanskrit Kavi Sammelan, writer’s seminar, the speech of students and recitation competition, etc. are organized. The scholars of this language are invited and on the day of Sanskrit day, students get knowledge of the Vedic language. Various cultural programs, seminars, and workshops are organized on this occasion.
On the occasion of Sanskrit day in India, many students write “teachers day quotes in Sanskrit” to impress their teacher, because they have written in the Sanskrit language and wrote on Teacher’s Day which is a good thing done in one go. Many of the students write “Sanskrit thoughts of the day” and share with others to celebrate it.
List of Sanskrit Universities in India:-
- Kameshwar Singh Darbhanga Sanskrit University (Darbhanga)
- Sampurnanand University (Varanasi)
- Shri Jagannath Sanskrit University (Puri)
- Shri Lal Ahir Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeeth of Science (New Delhi)
- Tirupati National (Tirupati)
- Jagguru Ramanandacharya Rajasthan Sanskrit University National Institute, New Delhi
- Kavikulguru Kalidas Sanskrit University (Ramtarak)
- Karnataka Sanskrit University (Bangalore)
- Ram Manohar Lohia Avadh University (Faizabad)
- Sri Somnath Sanskrit University (Junagarh)
- Kumar Bhaskar Varma Sanskrit and Archaic University
- Gurukul Kang University (Haridwar)
Activities and Programs held on Sanskrit Day:-
On the occasion of World Sanskrit Day, many of the programs organized to celebrate this day with great pomp. In schools, colleges, and universities there are some competitions arranged like, speech in Sanskrit, essays in Sanskrit, and poems in Sanskrit. While arranging such a competition, teachers also give some topics to the students to write the speech and essay on that topic. Many teachers ask students to write on the following topics like Happy Teachers Day in Sanskrit, Independence Day in Sanskrit, Greeting messages in Sanskrit, Poem in Sanskrit, Speech in Sanskrit, etc.
Present Condition of Sanskrit Language:-
There was a time when Sanskrit was the most spoken language in India and now only 1% of Indians use the Sanskrit language in slokas and pooja etc. You might not even know that the Sanskrit language is the 02nd official language of Uttarakhand. Not only this, ancient texts, Vedas and Puranas, etc. were composed in the Sanskrit language itself.
The language that used to be called the mother of all languages, today that language is counted among the least spoken languages. While many languages were born from this language and with the help of this, we started learning another language. Today, the importance of the same language means nothing to us.
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