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Sanskrit flourished in Ancient India from 1500 B.C.E.- 600 B.C.E. as found from the manuscripts. There are two types of Sanskrit language according to their period. They are Early Vedic Sanskrit (1500 B.C.E – 1000 B.C.E.) and Later Vedic Sanskrit (1000 B.C.E. – 600 B.C.E.). The first time when Sanskrit was written or recorded was in Rigveda (the oldest Veda). The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) found that Sanskrit was the first language to be introduced and is a part of Indo- European language. In Brahma Purana’s, it is mentioned that Sanskrit is the language of Gods. And in that book, Brahma introduced this language to our world. The script which was used to write old Sanskrit was Brahmi Script. It is the earliest writing system in India. It was the script which used by most of the countries of South-East Asia (Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Oman, Qatar, U.A.E) and East Asia (China, Japan, Hong Kong). And many other scripts like the Devanagari script is derived from it. The most famous books in Sanskrit are written by various writers of the ancient period. Ramayana was written by Maharishi Valmiki, Mahabharata was written by Ved Vyasa, Bhagavad Gita was written by Lord Krishna and Arthashastra was written by Chanakya. According to the two epic books, Ramayana and Mahabharata, tell us that Sanskrit was widely used by people at that time and was the only source for people to communicate with each other. There are three Sanskrit universities in India. They are Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan, Lal Bahadur Shastri Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeeth and The Sanskrit College and University. These universities are for the children so that they know very well about our historic language, Sanskrit. And nowadays, Sanskrit is still used in India but in very few places.



Sanskrit (/ˈsænskrɪt/; attributively संस्कृत-, saṃskṛta-;[14][15] nominally संस्कृतम्, saṃskṛtam, IPA: [ˈsɐ̃skr̩tɐm][16]) is a classical language of South Asia belonging to the Indo-Aryan branch of the Indo-European languages.[17][18][19] It arose in South Asia after its predecessor languages had diffused there from the northwest in the late Bronze Age.[20][21] Sanskrit is the sacred language of Hinduism, the language of classical Hindu philosophy, and of historical texts of Buddhism and Jainism. It was a link language in ancient and medieval South Asia, and upon transmission of Hindu and Buddhist culture to Southeast Asia, East Asia and Central Asia in the early medieval era, it became a language of religion and high culture, and of the political elites in some of these regions.[22][23] As a result, Sanskrit had a lasting impact on the languages of South Asia, Southeast Asia and East Asia, especially in their formal and learned vocabularies.[24]

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