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  Sanskrit alphabet, pronunciation and language
Sanskrit is the classical language of Indian and the liturgical language of Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism.
Vedic Sanskrit, the pre-Classical form of the language and the liturgical langauge of the Vedic religion, is one of the earliest attested members of the Indo-European language family.
Today Sanskrit is used mainly in Hindu religious rituals as a ceremonial language for hymns and mantras.
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  Sanskrit Language - MSN Encarta
Sanskrit Language (from Sanskrit samskrta, “adorned, cultivated, perfected”), the classical sacred and literary language of the Hindus of India, belonging to the Indo-Aryan (Indic) branch of the Indo-Iranian languages, a subfamily of the Indo-European languages.
Sanskrit is distinguishable from the oldest preserved forms of Indian speech, in the Vedic religious scriptures, the Brahmanas, Vedas, and Upanishads.
The discovery by Western scholars of the existence of Sanskrit, and of Indian methods of teaching it, led both to the identification of the Indo-European language family and, under the stimulation of Panini's methodology, to the establishment of the science of comparative linguistics or comparative philology.
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 Sanskrit definition - Dictionary - MSN Encarta
Sanskrit is the ancestor of modern languages including Hindi, Urdu, Gujarati, Sinhalese, Punjabi, Bangla (formerly called Bengali), and Romany, but it also survives as the language of classical literary and religious texts.
Trade brought Europeans into contact with South Asia early, but scholarly interest in Sanskrit blossomed from the late 18th century, especially with the development of comparative and historical linguistics during the 19th, and most words of direct Sanskrit origin are recognizably émigrés and arrived in or after this period.
In the 20th century Sanskrit emerged in social movements in South Asia, where Mahatma Gandhi (mahatma is from Sanskrit, literally "great soul") and his followers sought a new social order (Sarvodaya) through the doctrine of nonviolent resistance (satyagraha).
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 Sanskrit - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Sanskrit language (संस्कृतं saṃskṛtam, संस्कृता वाक् saṃskṛtā vāk) is a classical language of India, a liturgical language of Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism, and one of the 22 official languages of India.
Vedic Sanskrit is the language of the Vedas, a large collection of hymns, incantations, and religio-philosophical discussions which form the earliest religious texts in India and the basis for much of the Hindu religion.
Sanskrit verbs have an indicative, an optative and an imperative mood.
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Sanskrit (संस्कृत in devanagari) is a member of the Indo-European language family, and an official language of India.
Sanskrit is also the ancestor of the Prakrit languages of India, such as Pali and Ardhamagadhi.
Sanskrit is generally written in the syllabic Devanagari script composed of 51 letters or aksharas.
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 AllRefer.com - Sanskrit (Language And Linguistics) - Encyclopedia
Sanskrit was the classical standard language of ancient India, and some of the oldest surviving Indo-European documents are written in Sanskrit; however, Hittite is probably the earliest recorded Indo-European tongue with at least one text dated c.17th cent.
B.C. The oldest known stage of Sanskrit is Vedic or Vedic Sanskrit, so-called because it was the language of the Veda, the most ancient extant scriptures of Hinduism.
Grammatically, Sanskrit has eight cases for the noun (nominative, accusative, genitive, dative, ablative, instrumental, vocative, and locative), three genders (masculine, feminine, and neuter), three numbers for verbs, nouns, pronouns, and adjectives (singular, dual, and plural), and three voices for the verb (active, middle, and passive).
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 Sanskrit - Hindi - Prakrit - Haryana Online - India - Languages - Vedic - Vedas
Sanskrit is the earliest attested members of the Indo-European language family, and an official language of India.
The knowledge of Sanskrit was a marker of social class and educational attainment, and was closely governed by the analyses of grammarians.
Especially among elite circles in India, Sanskrit is prized as a storehouse of scripture and the language of prayers in Hinduism.
www.haryana-online.com /sanskrit.htm   (2314 words)

 sanskrit music and lyrics
Sanskrit is a language originating in North India over 5,000 years ago.
Sanskrit translates as "Sam" or "San", meaning 'well or perfected', and "Skrit" meaning 'written', so it is a perfected language on the level of its vibration, and is known to be the root of most languages.
Sanskrit resonates pure sound waves penetrating deep within the heart and mind, creating a stillness and tranquility that is more than ever, greatly needed.
www.swaha.ca /why-sanskrit.htm   (301 words)

In the Vedas the lyric and legendary forms are in the service of prayer, or exposition of the ritual; in Sanskrit epics such as the Mahabharata and the Ramayana, didactic, lyric, and dramatic forms have been developed far beyond their earlier state for more purely literary, aesthetic, or moral purposes.
In Sanskrit literature, moreover, with the exception of the Mahabharata and the Puranas, the authors are generally definite persons, more or less well known, whereas the writings of the Vedic period go back either to families of poets or to religious schools.
The Sanskrit name for "drama" is nataka, from the root nat, nrit, meaning "to dance," and it is certain that dances contributed to the development of the drama.
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 Iranian Branch of the Indo-European Family
Vedic Sanskrit and its descendant, Classical Sanskrit, however these two varieties are very similar and differ mostly in a some points of phonology, grammar, and vocabulary.
Sanskrit mantras are recited by millions of Hindus and most temple functions are conducted entirely in Sanskrit, often Vedic in form.
Sanskrit is a highly inflected language which uses prefixes, suffixes, infixes, and reduplication to form words and to represent grammatical categories.
www.nvtc.gov /lotw/months/february/sanskrit.html   (1325 words)

 Sanskrit@Everything2.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The term "Sanskrit" literally means "artificial", a reference to the deliberateness with which its structure and grammar were crafted.
Sanskrit is typically said to have 36 sounds, though there is some debate over whether certain sounds are separate phonemes or allophones of one phoneme.
Sanskrit is a heavily inflected language with three genders (masculine, feminine, neuter) and three numbers (singular, plural, dual).
www.everything2.com /index.pl?node=Sanskrit   (1020 words)

 List of English words of Sanskrit origin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This is a list of English words of Sanskrit origin.
From Sanskrit "Masukatha" - Ref: Adi Sankara sloka- "keedathvam, masukatha, mrigathvam,...
Aryabhata's sanskrit word jya was translated, though proximity of sound, into Arabic jiba (A bay or a cove in Arabic), and ultimately into the Latin word sinus (literally meaning a bay or a cove), from which the modern term sine is derived.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/List_of_English_words_of_Sanskrit_origin   (174 words)

 Sanskrit : The Universal Language from the Chapter "Vyakarana", in Hindu Dharma : kamakoti.org:
Sanskrit is the language of all mankind; it is an international language and also the language of the gods.
Sanskrit, besides, has no word that cannot be traced to its root.
To speak the language of Sanskrit itself means to be refined, to be cultured.
www.kamakoti.org /hindudharma/part7/chap5.htm   (337 words)

 Ukindia Learn Sanskrit Lesson 1
Sanskrit is one of the world's most ancient languages and is derived from the same proto mother language as Latin and Greek so many of the words are common.
These are a few words in Sanskrit, we will in future often omit the half accent mark in the first word name and the full (two dots) one in the second word balAE.
Sanskrit is, though, a language which needs great attention to detail, hance my initial enquiry.
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 Sanskrit Texts and Stotras
There is a bug in the most recent version of IE which may cause the Sanskrit pdf files not to load into the browser.
I wish to thank the Omkarananda Ashram for the Devanagari fonts, Roman Transliteration font, and "Itranslator99" software which were used to produce most of the texts and stotras.
The format of the Stotras, and "Sankalpa" associated with the "Mantras" are those generally followed in the "Shri Vaishnava Sampradayam".
sanskrit.safire.com   (1547 words)

 Gary Tubb---Sanskrit Page Quotation   (Site not responding. Last check: )
As it suggests, the language it refers to came to be called Sanskrit (literally, "refined" or "purified") because of the role of certain great sages who codified the language by describing it carefully and fully.
Yet Sanskrit remains a vital cultural force in India and beyond, as well as the language in which a vast storehouse of information from the past is preserved.
As a member of the Indo-European family of languages Sanskrit is related to most of the languages of Europe and has many similarities in grammar and vocabulary with other older members of that family such as ancient Greek and Latin.
www.columbia.edu /~gat4/samskrtam.html   (629 words)

 Indian Language - Sanskrit - Crystalinks
Sanskrit is an Indo-European classical language of India and a liturgical language of Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism.
Sanskrit is taught in schools and households throughout India, as a second language.
Sanskrit is mostly used as a ceremonial language in Hindu religious rituals in the forms of hymns and mantras.
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 Hindu Wisdom - Sanskrit
Considering Sanskrit's status as a spiritual language, a further implication of this discovery is that the age old dichotomy between religion and science is an entirely unjustified one.
Sanskrit is the artificial language par excellence, patiently refined sound by sound...embracing all the levels of being physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual.
Sanskrit is indeed a perfect language in the same sense as mathematics, but Sanskrit is also a perfect language in the sense that, like music, it has the power to uplift the heart.
www.hinduwisdom.info /Sanskrit.htm   (7992 words)

 Valuable Resources - Sanskrit: The Mother of All Languages
The word Sanskrit is formed from “sam + krit” where (sam) prefix means (samyak) ‘entirely’ or ‘wholly’ or ‘perfectly,’ and krit means ‘done.’ Sanskrit was first introduced by Brahma to the Sages of the celestial abodes and it is still the language of the celestial abode, so it is also called the Dev Vani.
Sanskrit was introduced on the earth planet, by the eternal Sages of Sanatan Dharm along with the Divine scriptures such as the Vedas, the Upnishads and the Puranas.
The last two words are called the ‘apbhransh’ of the original Sanskrit word ‘matri.’ Such apbhranshas of Sanskrit words are found in all the languages of the world and this situation itself proves that Sanskrit was the mother language of the world.
www.thevedicfoundation.org /valuable_resources/Sanskrit-The_Mother_of_All_Languages_partI.htm   (944 words)

 Sanskrit Courses
Sanskrit is a member of the Indo-European family of languages and of the Indo-Iranian branch of languages in particular.
Sanskrit is also an important language for the study of Buddhism, and it is indispensable for the student of comparative philology.
The study of Classical Sanskrit provides a useful foundation for the study of Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit, of related languages such as Pali and of languages that have borrowed from Sanskrit such as Classical Tibetan.
imp.lss.wisc.edu /~gbuhnema/courses.html   (385 words)

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