5 Reasons – Sanskrit Should Be The National Language Of India

Sanskrit had always been the unifying language of India before the Islamic invasion started around 1400 years ago. However, some experts with vested interests argue that Sanskrit has never been used as a medium of spoken communication in the southern part of India.

Even today, if we take a look, Tamil, Telugu, and Malayalam remain the predominant languages of South India. This leads to the question: why is it necessary to make Sanskrit the national language of India if it was not spoken throughout the country?

Misconceptions Of Sanskrit Language

Sanskrit is not only the oldest language in the world but also predates Tamil and Telugu. Consequently, many present-day languages that originated from Sanskrit have inherently borrowed hundreds of thousands of words in their vocabulary.

For instance, words like ‘Surya,’ ‘Agni,’ ‘Vayu,’ ‘Chandra,’ ‘Bhumi,’ and countless others can be understood across the country, transcending the diversity of regional languages. Therefore, when someone argues that, in ancient times, Sanskrit was not the commonly linked language that bound all the separated regions of India, they are either not well-informed on the subject or intentionally propagating a false theory.

The discovery of Roman gold coins in several temples in South India stands as powerful evidence debunking this common misconception. These gold coins validate the existence of an ancient trade relationship between India and the Roman Empire.

Read:  3 Reasons Hindu Gods Have Multiple Heads & Arms

So, if Indians were able to communicate and trade with a foreign country, why do so-called experts argue that neighboring states within the same country were unable to communicate in a third language like Sanskrit?

In reality, they used Sanskrit as the unifying language, much like how we use English nowadays to communicate with each other, irrespective of our different regional languages.

The list of misconceptions surrounding the Sanskrit language is extensive, and I have written a separate article on it. The following are the most important reasons why Sanskrit should be the national language of India.

Sanskrit Is Entirely Indigenous To India

Sanskrit originated in India, making it an inseparable part of the authentic Vedic culture of the country. Designating Sanskrit as the national language would be the first step towards restoring the rich Vedic values in India’s evolving lifestyle.

Sanskrit Carries Invaluable Knowledge Of Our Ancestors

As the oldest and original language of the land, Sanskrit preserves the invaluable knowledge of our forefathers. Reclaiming these insights would help India assert its position as a ‘vaishya-guru‘ (superpower).

Sanskrit Has Near-Perfect Grammar

Sanskrit boasts near-perfect grammar, rendering it one of the most suitable languages for scientific experiments. Numerous research papers detail the utility of Sanskrit, supported by the fact that 14 universities in Germany alone teach and conduct research in the language.

Sanskrit Has The Largest Lexicon

Sanskrit possesses the most extensive lexicon compared to any other language on Earth. To put it in perspective, the Oxford English Dictionary, including all scientific names, contains about one million words, while Sanskrit boasts over ten million.

Read:  Top 5 Recommended Books On The Vedas

Sanskrit Enhances Brain Efficiency

Sanskrit contributes to improved brain efficiency. It is gaining popularity in major developed countries like Germany, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Many preschools have even made the language compulsory for children.

Sanskrit Eliminates Ambiguity in Word Pronunciation

In India, all languages are written as they are pronounced, eliminating ambiguity in word pronunciation. Sanskrit, being the mother of all languages, excels in this aspect. Have you ever wondered why many similar words in English and other Latin-based languages are pronounced differently?

Consider the words ‘but’ and ‘put,’ which, despite their structural similarity, are pronounced differently. This often leads to guesswork when encountering unfamiliar words for the first time. Consequently, these languages develop various regional accents that sound distinct from each other. Sanskrit eliminates this ambiguity by aligning pronunciation with its written form.

Share with others...
Shiba Prasad

Shiba Prasad

I've been captivated by India's ancient history and Vedic culture. What began as a hobby, reading books on Hinduism, has now turned into my full-time commitment, researching and writing for this blog. When not working, I enjoy spending time with friends.

Articles: 84
Notify of
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x