More

    Village Of Sanskrit

    - Advertisement -

    Mathur, a culturally rich village on the banks of the river Tunga in Karnataka. Villagers use Sanskrit here for their day to day conversation and not just during poojas.

    It is one of the two villages in India where Sanskrit is the official language. The villagers speak a dialect called Sanketi, which is a mixture of Sanskrit, Tamil and Kannada. It has no written script.

    There is a village paatashala, which teaches chanting of Vedas in the traditional way, especially Krishna Yajur Veda along with other ritualistic rites from Bodhayana sutras and Aabhasthamba sutras. Other rituals for yagnas are conducted for learning purposes.

    An example of their brilliance was seen when they told about this famous verse from Bodhayana Sutra of the Shulba Sutra (around 4000 BC) in Mathematics, ‘Deergachatursasyaa akshanyaa rajjuh: Paarsvamanischa Thiryakmani cha. Yatpruthagbhute kuruthasthatubayam karoti.’ It is nothing but a Pythogaras’ theorem stated in Shulba Sutras, 1000 years before Pythogoras wrote it. Venkatesh avadhaani( a sanyasi, whose knowledge of Sanskrit is amazing) explained it by drawing a rectangle and a diagonal with a chalk on the floor of his house and showed how these Sanskrit words state that the area of the square on one side of the diagonal is equal to the area of the sum of squares on the side and base of that rectangle.

    A Japanese gentleman has been attending the classes for the last couple of years, learning and writing advanced Vedic scriptures.

    Source : The Untold Story of India

    - Advertisement -

    Recent Articles

    Koya Sree Harsha IAS Rank 6 – A Must Read Strategy

    Koya Sree Harsha secured 6th rank in IAS Exam in his first attempt. He completed his Production and Industrial Engineering from NIT...

    Water Pollution

    Water, the basic necessity of life, has its use in agriculture, household and industry; however due to disposal of domestic wastes and industrial effluents ...

    Events and Festivals in Puri

    Puri is mostly described and defined as a holy place of India. People often come here to experience the holy and divine spirits of...

    Indian Nuclear Tech Research and Development

    The importance of nuclear energy, as a sustainable energy resource for our country, was recognized at the very inception of our atomic energy program...

    How to Read The Hindu Newspaper for IAS Preparation?

    Reading The Hindu or Indian Express is the preferred newspaper as it is crucial and indispensable part of IAS preparation. The importance of reading...

    Related Stories

    1 Comment

    Comments are closed.

    Stay on op - Ge the daily news in your inbox