Is there any Hindu scriptures that explicitly stated Sanskrit as the mother of all languages?

  • Does this ( linguistics.stackexchange.com/questions/32365/… ) answer our question Commented Jun 15, 2023 at 10:07
  • No. It is more of a linguistic take on whether Sanskrit is the mother of all languages or not. I want the scriptural basis for the belief amongst Hindus about Sanskrit being the mother of all languages. Commented Jun 19, 2023 at 16:13

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According to agni puraNa ch.337, sanskrit is the main language and all prakrits are its derivatives :

8. Saṃskṛta (laṅguage) is for the gods and others. There are three varieties of Prākṛta for men. Kāvya etc. are known to be of three kinds—prose, poetry and mixed.

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