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Is Sanskrit The Language of Gods?

Updated on November 21, 2013
OM : Single letter Sanskrit Mantra
OM : Single letter Sanskrit Mantra

Sanskrit lovers say that Sanskrit is the language of Gods, and so it is eternal, i.e. it exists from beginning of the universe.

But is the language God's own language? And does it exist from the time immemorial?

V K Rajwade, a scholar of ancient history, sociology and Linguistics has written his forthright views on this issue in his famous Marathi book Bharatiy Vivah Sansthecha Itihas (History of Indian Matrimony) as following:

Before Vedic Age, many non-vedic languages existed in India. As Panini was lacking of historical vision, he thought that there was no universe and time before the Veds.

Logically speaking, all the spoken and written languages in the world are made by human beings only. But Vedic Bramhins succeeded to establish the theory that Sanskrit was the language of Gods. They told the people that the Gods understand Sanskrit language only, so only Sankrit Prayers and Mantrs can reach to them. They spread such things because of their selfishness. Common people did not know this language, while Gods knew only Sanskrit language. On the other hand, the Brahmins knew both of the languages, Sanskrit and the language of people. It gave a great Job opportunity for Brahmins as only they were capable of working as interpreters between Gods and human beings. For this unique work, they were going to get good remuneration, plus the things the people offering to the Gods.

The reason of banning others from learning Sanskrit language was to restrict them from being competitors in this Job opportunity.

In fact, saying that Gods do not know languages other than Sanskirt was to demerit them. It is a different thing that the God exists or not, but whatever concepts about him are world over, he is said to be a omniscient, i.e. all knowing. So he knows all languages, including those of animals. He knows even the things going on in your mind. But the Vedics disposed such a great concept about God and made him their dependent.

So Sanskrit is the language of Gods is just a myth created by Vedics to make the masses fools and take benefits of it.

-Mahavir Sanglikar


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    Mahaveer Sanglikar 4 years ago from Pune, India

    I am not against Sanskrit or any other language, but the propagandists of Sanskrit languages who teach to hate other languages. Jains have contributed a lot in development of Sanskrit.

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    Sunil Kumar Kunnoth 4 years ago from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India)

    At a time even the foreign universities too promote Sanskrit on their study scheme, an Indian voices against this great language is unbelievable. Even the science world has found that this language is so suitable for computer programming. Above all it is a great language since the greatest epics of the world like Ramayana, Mahabharata and Bhagavat Gita are written in this language. Since the cast conscious Brahmins used the language in their favor, one cannot blame the language and find fault with it. Some of your hubs are so condemnable as you find pleasure in blaming Hinduism and Brahmins. Jainism is a language of peace and tolerance and still a Jain follower use his precious time to voice against a great religion like Hinduism. What a paradox. Moreover it is against the high principle being followed by HP. Learn more and more. A little knowledge is a dangerous thing. Hope and pray it won't disturb you.

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    ken 4 years ago

    These pundits still fooling highly educated peoples through Vedic chanting in technology age.

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    Mahaveer Sanglikar 5 years ago from Pune, India

    You are right Rohit.

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    rohit 5 years ago

    this vedik even fooling people in india.