If you see all marriage mantras or mantras to praise God are written only in Sanskrit, why can't those mantras be converted to local languages like hindi, telugu, tamil, malayalam etc so that everyone can understand. Imagine if a priest is pronouncing them in local languages it would be easier for everyone to understand.

Some people say that syllables are important in mantras but don't we have those syllables in other languages? God is for everyone so why are we limiting the mantras to only those who know Sanskrit. Are there any reasons for people to not know the meaning of mantras? Why is Sanskrit so famous?

EDIT: This is not duplicate as I am not asking are there any mantras in languages other than Sanskrit, it is about converting mantras to local languages

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    sanskrit is not a 'language' that came up like hindi/telugu etc. they are literally divine sounds. it's like asking why bees make buzzing sound, why they don't talk in english. sanskrit is the natural 'blueprint' of creation of universe, so the sounds of creation don't get transferred to other sounds (i.e. other languages)
    – ram
    Feb 17, 2019 at 23:24
  • also, Tamil Divya prabandham are of divine origin, they are called Dravida Veda, and they are recited in most Vishnu temples below Vindhya-belt of India
    – ram
    Feb 18, 2019 at 0:16
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    Shabara mantras from the Shabara Tantras are not in Sanskrit but yet those are mantras as they are spoken by Lord Shiva. See my answer here: hinduism.stackexchange.com/a/28414/4732
    – Rickross
    Feb 18, 2019 at 6:07
  • I don't think this is a dup. of the other question. Aren't you asking if Sanskrit mantras (in Devanagari script) can also be written/printed in local languages, then used for rituals? If so, you need to explain in the question why this is not a dup. Feb 18, 2019 at 16:33
  • I see you made an edit clarifying your intent but you still need to click on the re-open link. Feb 18, 2019 at 19:21


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