Sanskrit Background

Sanskrit is one of the 22 Indian languages, currently spoken by 14,000 people in some villages and regions in Greater India, mainly in the state of Uttarakhand. Despite the low number of native speakers, it is still considered the liturgical language of Hinduism, used during Hindu religious rituals, and the scholarly language of Buddhism, used in Buddhist hymns and mantras. In its both forms, Vedic and Classical, Sanskrit has always been a prominent language of literature, poetry, drama, science and philosophy. Due to the low number of people using spoken Sanskrit, some linguists consider the language dead. As a part of Indo-European language family, Sanskrit is a historical Indo-Aryan language and uses the Devanagari script. Parents all over the world use Sanskrit baby names for their classical ancestry, profound etymology, religious diversity and connection with Indian spirituality.