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Sanskrit, country’s ancient language of Brahman scholars, 1500 years oldest language which is still exists in the hearts of these villagers.
Sanskrit was not used as day-to-day communication, but was used for scholarly purposes by Brahmans. However, there are many languages spoken in India but Sanskrit is still used for day-to-day communication.
Today I will Introduce you to four such villages where Sanskrit is still their first priority.
- Mattur, Karnataka
Mattur is a village in shimoga district, some 300 km from Bangalore in Karnataka.
This village is known for its usage of Sanskrit for day-to-day communication.
It is one of the Indian villages where Sanskrit is a regional language.
“Katham aasthi”(how are you?) and “aham gachchami”(i m going) are commonly heard Sanskrit phases on the streets.
- Hoshalli, Karnataka
Villagers here are known for its usage of Sanskrit as primary language and for its effort to support Gamaka art, which is a unique form of singing and storytelling in Karnataka along with Carnatic music.
- Jhiri, Madhya Pradesh
Situated 150 km north of Indore, 1000-odds villagers hardly speak the local hamlet Malwi, but its the Indian oldest Sanskrit has replaced it in the last 16 years.
Communication, greeting, quarrels on the streets, teaching – it’s all in Sanskrit.
- Sasana, Odisha
A remote village in the Coastal districts of Gajapati(Odisha), having a pundit of Sanskrit language in every home.
A Sanskrit pundit employed in govt. run Sanskrit medium educational institutions can be found in every house hold here.