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    Thumbs up One of the oldest language, Sanskrit (संस्कृतम्)

    Sanskrit (संस्कृता वाक् saṃskṛtā vāk, for short संस्कृतम् saṃskṛtam)
    Sanskrit is one of the oldest language in the world which is origin of many other languages.
    Even some words from English are derived from Sanskrit..
    It is a historical Indo-Aryan language..
    Please post your thoughts about Sanskrit here..

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    Sanskrit is really a beautiful language. Many great epics like Mahabharat (the longest known epic poem) and Ramayan are written in this language. Vedas are also in this language.Sanskrit language has a rich literature written in it,having gems like Kumarsambhav ,Raghuvamsha, Meghadoota,Ritusamhar, ,AbhijnanaShakuntalam by Kalidas .
    And as this is a music forum so I would like to mention here that there are many stotras (devotional hymns to Gods) and kirthis (sabhaa gaanam compositions in Carnatic Music of South India ) in Sanskrit language which are really melodious .

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