Published on: August 23, 2021



What is in news : Sanskrit Week is being celebrated from August 19 to August 25, 2021

Aim : Promote and popularise this ancient language

Info : Week in which Sanskrit Day falls, is celebrated as Sanskrit week.


  • Ancient language in Hinduism
  • Used as a dialect by the old Indo-Aryans during the era of 2000 BCE
  • As per the Indian Constitution, there are 22 languages that are officially followed in India and Sanskrit is one of them
  • Most secular and regional literatures were written in Sanskrit
  • Sanskrit in India was first embodied in the Rig Veda (one of the four Vedas). The Rig Veda was composed between roughly 1700–1100 BCE.
  • It was Panini (a great grammarian and a scholar of Hinduism) who analysed Sanskrit and its word formations. He then wrote a text called Ashtadhyayi which was full of long descriptive Sanskrit grammar.
  • Sanskrit is perhaps the only language that kept evolving even beyond the barriers of regions and boundaries.