Mysuru, May 15:- “Even after retirement, the one language that can provide peace to our mind is Sanskrit. Today’s youths have to understand that,” said Shivarathri Deshikendra Swamiji of Suttur Mutt.
He was speaking after performing foundation laying ceremony for Karnataka Sanskrit University Hostel and Shaiva Research Centre at Maharaja Sanskrit College premises in the city on Wednesday.
“Sanskrit is a rich language with history. If one understands Sanskrit, they can understand any language in the world. Every nation in the world looks at us because of Vedas and Upanishads in Sanskrit language,” he said.
“Sanskrit not only attracted Indians, but also the people from West. Sanskrit is such a powerful language. The Maharaja of Mysuru started Sanskrit Pathashala in Mysuru. But it is sad to know that there are only few youths who are interested in learning Sanskrit,” he added.
“A research centre is beginning here and it will help in developing enthusiasm in learning Sanskrit. This rich language gives peace of mind even after one’s retirement,” the Suttur seer said.
“Sanskrit is not just an Indian language, but it belongs to the world. Sanskrit language is rich to work on Shaiva tradition. Sanskrit has all the ideological expressions of India in it. We have the responsibility of giving it a new shape and teaching the common people. Shaiva mutts are more in numbers in surrounding areas of Mysuru,” said Vice Chancellor of Sanskrit University Prof Padmashekhar.
Someshwaranatha seer of Adichunchanagiri branch mutt, Siddeshwara seer of Jnana Yogashrama of Vijayapura, Dr Prakash R Pagoji, principal Prof KM Mahadevaiah and others were present. (GK, NGB)