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Learn Sanskrit - Sanskrit  Language Course in India

Quick Look at Sanskrit Language:

Origin: India
Language Family: Indo-European
Writing Script: Devanagari
Number of Speakers: 49,736 fluent speakers
Official Status: One of the 23 official languages of India, has official language status in Nepal


Sanskrit popularly called "Dev Bhasha" or "Devavani" (the language of the Gods) is a classical Indian language still widely used in religious ceremonies by Indians. The word Sanskrit, means "refined", "purified," or “cultured”. This classical language of Hindus, is the oldest and the most systematic language in the world. Like Latin in Europe and elsewhere, Sanskrit has been used by the educated classes in India for literary and

religious purposes for over two thousand years. This classical Indian language, is also a liturgical language of Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism, and enjoys the status of the official language in India and Nepal as well. Sanskrit is classical literary language of India and all ancient Indian philosophical, religious and yogic scriptures were written in Sanskrit. Hence, the knowledge of the Sanskrit language helps to unleash countless secrets hidden in a myriad of these scriptures.

Sanskrit Language:

Sanskrit is an Indo-European language belonging to the Indo-Aryan subfamily. This ancient language has developed through different stages. The earliest recognized phase of Sanskrit language is called Vedic Sanskrit, dating back to 1700 BC. This stage is known as Vedic Sanskrit stage because the most ancient scriptures of Hinduism, the Vedas were written in this language. The oldest known text in Sanskrit is the Rigveda which was composed during the 2nd millennium BC  and contains over a thousand Hindu hymns. The second stage known as Classical Sanskrit, developed from Vedic Sanskrit and was in use around c.400 B.C. as a standard court language. It became the literary vehicle of Hindu culture and as such was employed until c.A.D.1100.In modern days, Sanskrit is mostly used as a ceremonial language in Hindu religious rituals in the forms of hymns and mantras but it widely taught in schools and households throughout India, as a second language. Efforts are also being made to revive Sanskrit as an

everyday spoken language. An Indian village of Mattur near Shimoga in Karnataka is adopting Sanskrit as everyday language. Indian constitution has also recognized Sanskrit as one of the official languages of the country because of its association with the religion and literature of India. Sanskrit is not only rich in literature but also it has rich and vast vocabulary. The vastness and the versatility, and power of expression of this language can be measured by the fact that it has nearly 65 words to describe various forms of earth, 67 words for water, and over 250 words to describe rainfall.  Saanskrit is commonly written in Devnagari script though other scripts are also used like, Brahmi, Kharosthi, Sharda, Siddham and Bengali and Latin as well. The most commonly used system of writing Sanskrit is the International Alphabet of Sanskrit Transliteration (IAST), which was been the standard for academic work since 1912

Modern Day Usage of Sanskrit :

Sanskrit enjoys almost similar status in India as Latin or Greek holds in western practice. All the major scientific discoveries and developments of India have acquired their names from Sanskrit. The Indian guided missile program, commenced in 1983 by DRDO has named its five missiles as

Prithvi, Agni, Akash, Nag and Trishul. India's first modern fighter aircraft is also named Tejas means fire or light in Sanskrit. The Indian Space Research Organization ISRO also named all of its propulsion rockets after mythological characters of Sanskrit literature. Sanskrit is also used as background chorus in films, television advertisements and as slogans for corporate organizations. Recently, Sanskrit has also marked its appearance in Western pop music with two recordings by famous singer Madonna. Her album "Ray of Light” released in 1998 had one Sanskrit number named "Shanti/Ashtangi," and the second album, "Cyber-raga," released in 2000 had "Music" that is a Sanskrit-language ode of devotion to a higher power and a wish for peace on earth.

Our Sanskrit Language Course:

We, at Indo Vacations have designed a special course in Sanskrit Language Course that helps you to learn this classical language.

While designing this course we have taken greatest care of the fact, that this course is intended for people or students whose belong to foreign countries and not familiar with Sanskrit or Indian languages. This course has planned in association with experienced instructors, who have expertise in teaching foreign students. This course has planned with enough flexibility in terms of duration that mainly depends on the interest of student and the availability of trainer. This course is an individual course, means you will get lessons by a personal trainer. You are free to ask questions, take your time at the exercises and practice the sentences as long as you and your teachers are satisfied with the pronunciation. Normally these classes run five days in a week with daily sessions of 5 hours. The daily classes are divided in two sessions pre lunch and post lunch session. However, the timing can be rearranged by your trainer with your consent. Our language program is an inclusive program that includes your accommodation also. We normally arrange your accommodation within 10 minute reaching time to your teacher. This will facilitate better coordination between you and your trainer and safe your time and money as well. For accommodation, we provide you the different options; stay with an Indian family or choose a guesthouse or pain guest accommodation. We generally suggest you to stay with Indian family so that you get better environment for learning the language and also get a chance to experience the rich Indian culture and Indian way of living. During your stay, you will be provided a personal room with bath and WC, round the clock cold & warm water, meals including breakfast, Lunch and dinner as well as Tea & coffee, facilities for laundry, internet etc. 

Our Sanskrit Language Course is available in all the major cities of India. We would arrange your transfer from nearby international Airport, if wished so, on nominal charges. We could also plan tours for any destination in India and assist you for every other travel tour services needed by you. For any further information regarding Sanskrit Language Course or travel tour services, do write us and give us a pleasure to assist you.

Sanskrit Language  Courses - some additional Information !

  1. We are offering private  language courses and normally these courses are done by the hobby students from different countries. There is no school and collage certificate is issued for these short term language courses. Courses for the beginners and advance learners are also organized. However you will get a teaching certificate from your teacher about the language lessons you have taken from her.

  2. We would accommodate you with a small Indian family and you would be provided a private room with batch and WC. The Room will be air- cooled. We need to have some details about you with a recent photograph to forward to the host family.

  3. You will be taught by an experienced private female teacher and the classes will take only 10 min. from the place where you will be staying.  Classes are normally for five days in two parts in total for five hours.

  4. Please note you will be taken care of by your teacher as well as by the family you would stay with and we do not expect you be out of the house in the late hours unless informed to the host family.

  5. As this is a private organized course you have the option of choosing the time you would like to be here and we would check with the teacher and confirm this by return to you.

  6. Please also note that most of the host families cook only vegetarian food in India so only vegetarian food will be served during the stay.

  7. You would be given the tel. numbers of the house as well as mobile of the host family so that you can be reached by your family any time.

For any further information Team of Indo Vacations will be glad to assist you.

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