Sanskrit Day (Shravani Purnima):

Sanskrit language: Sanskrit language is the oldest language of India, from which other languages ​​have emerged in the country. Sanskrit was first spoken in India. Today it is listed as one of the 22 scheduled languages ​​of India. It is an official language of the state of Uttarakhand. The ancient texts of India, Vedas etc. were composed in Sanskrit only. This language is the mother of many languages, English words have been formed from many of its words. Vedic Sanskrit is used in the Mahabharata period. Sanskrit has become the least spoken language of the country today. But we all know the importance of this language, only through this it helped us to learn and speak another language, with the help of this, the grammar of the rest of the language was understood.

Sanskrit Day 2020: This year World Sanskrit Day will be celebrated on 3rd August 2020 i.e. on the day of Raksha Bandhan. The Group of Sanskrit Universities has decided to celebrate World Sanskrit Day as 'Sanskrit Week Celebrations' from 31st July to 6th August 2020. In this sequence, the UGC has also asked other universities across the country to organize events related to World Sanskrit Day. The Group of Sanskrit Universities has urged other universities across the country to observe the 'Sanskrit Week Celebrations' as well.

When is Sanskrit Day celebrated? Every year in India, the holy occasion of Shravani Purnima is celebrated as Sanskrit Day. Shravani Purnima i.e. Raksha Bandhan is considered to be the festival of remembrance of sages and worship and dedication. Rishi is the original source of Sanskrit literature, hence Shravani Purnima is celebrated as Rishi Parv and Sanskrit Day.

Importance of Sanskrit Day: Sanskrit Day is celebrated all over the world. The purpose of celebrating it is that this language should be promoted more. It should be brought before the general public, our new generation should know about this language, and get knowledge about it. Today's people think that Sanskrit language is an old-fashioned language, which has become obsolete with time, people are ashamed to speak and read it.

History of Sanskrit Language: In 1969, by the order of the Ministry of Education, Government of India, instructions were issued to celebrate Sanskrit Day at the central and state level. Since then Sanskrit day is celebrated all over India on the day of Shravan Purnima. This day was chosen because the teaching session in ancient India started on this day. On this day the text of Vedas used to start and on this day the students used to start the study of scriptures. From the full moon of the month of Paush to the full moon of the month of Shravan, the study was stopped. In ancient times, studies were conducted again from Shravan Purnima to Paush Purnima, that is why this day is celebrated as Sanskrit Day.

Way to celebrate Sanskrit Day: To promote Sanskrit language, the government also connects schools, colleges with this program. There are different programs in the school college. Essay, shloka, debate, singing, painting competitions are held in Sanskrit language among all the schools of the city.

List of Sanskrit Universities in India:

There are still many people in India who study in Sanskrit language. The first Sanskrit University in India was opened in Varanasi in 1791.

Foundation Year university name space
1791 Sampoorna Anand Sanskrit University Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
1876 Sadvidya Pathshala Mysore, Karnataka
1961 Kameshwar Singh Darbhanga Sanskrit University Darbhanga, Bihar
1962 Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeeth Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh
1962 Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeeth New Delhi
1970 Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan New Delhi
1981 Shri Jagannath Sanskrit University Puri, Orissa
1986 Nepal Sanskrit University Nepal
1993 Sri Shankaracharya University of Sanskrit Kaladi, Kerala
1997 Kavikulaguru Kalidas Sanskrit University Ramtek, Maharashtra
2001 Jagadguru Ramanandacharya Rajasthan Sanskrit University Jaipur, Rajasthan
2005 Shri Somnath Sanskrit University Somnath, Gujarat
2008 Maharishi Panini Sanskrit and Vedic University Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh
2011 Karnataka Sanskrit University Bengaluru, Karnataka
2011 Kumar Bhaskar Varma University of Sanskrit and Ancient Studies Nalbari, Assam
2011 Maharishi Valmiki Sanskrit University Kaithal, Haryana

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