Sanskrit has a strong accent, a huge literature, a large number of thoughts and ideas, and a huge number of meanings and values. Sanskrit is the world’s oldest and most widely spoken language, reaching back to the second millennium BC. Panini, the great grammarian, founded classical Sanskrit grammar, which encompasses the largest literature of any language and includes sacred literature from three of the world’s major religions.
The academic community holds Sanskrit as a highly valued skill. When students with Sanskrit qualifications are interviewed for university admission, it is also a source of interest and admiration. Understanding the complexity of Sanskrit grammar provides a wealth of information about language systems in general.
Sanskrit is Hinduism’s main sacred language, and it has been used in Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism as a philosophical language. Sanskrit is an Old Indo-Aryan standardised dialect that dates back to 1700-1200 BCE as Vedic Sanskrit. There are numerous advantages to studying Sanskrit, as it provides a broad perspective on human existence and its role in development.
Practice more than you can, and spend more time on verbal and written practice. At the beginner’s level, only the most basic grammar is needed. Practice with patience, and even though you make mistakes, keep practising. Every day, plan aside an hour or so to let your mind and body relax by doing yoga and meditation.
Sanskrit connects us to the classical form of yoga that has been passed down through the generations. Each Sanskrit word is thought to have its consciousness, which can be accessed by pronouncing the word. Simply purchase a beginner Sanskrit short literature book to assist you in catching up on your understanding and looking for positive aspects to help you expand your knowledge of the language.
Introduce yourself to a variety of audiobooks and podcasts for improving your Sanskrit language fluency. Listening to all of these resources will help you improve your ability to understand Sanskrit words and pronunciations and also improves vocabulary. To make sure you have at least 5 to 10 minutes to listen to the Sanskrit language, it might be news, radio, or something else you can do on your way home when walking your dog, or at any other time when you have some spare time.
I recommend that you keep a journal or a diary once you’ve developed your ears to hear Sanskrit words, phrases, speech, accents, and dialects. You will learn to gather all such words and phrases from monoglot, Kimani, and ezglot in the next part of the learning process. Aside from that, update your vocabulary lists with fillers, conversation connectors, idioms, and phrases to your vocabulary lists so you can continue to have small conversations.
Remember that the phrases you’re collecting right now don’t have to be grammatically correct. The aim is to gain confidence in saying simple things about yourself, such as “मम नाम सीता” These small victories will help you build trust and grow an interest in conversing in Sanskrit with others.
Review your learning and determine which study method was the least effective, so you can move on to a more effective study method. Remember, how you study is less important than how often and regularly you study. Continue to learn and speak Sanskrit daily to become fluent in the language sooner than you think! In your spare time, I suggest that you spend at least 45 minutes a day and 4 hours on weekends.