Questions tagged [language]

The tag has no usage guidance.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
1 vote
0 answers
24 views

How to type पत्ते with half त् as in त्य [closed]

I know this is not directly related to Hinduism but as this community seems to have a background of typing in in Devnaagari / Hindi / Sanskrit. I have searched a lot. I hope someone will answer... I ...
user avatar
0 votes
0 answers
171 views

Are non-Tamil Dravidian languages like Kannada, Telugu, etc. revealed by rishis?

Folklore in Tamil Nadu says that Tamil was revealed by Shiva to Skanda and then to Agastya, who revealed it to humanity. Is the same folklore there for the other Dravidian languages like Kannada, etc.?...
user avatar
  • 20.7k
3 votes
1 answer
312 views

Hanuman Chalisa is written in which dialect?

I am fascinated by the language used in Hanuman Chalisa and I have couple of questions related to Hanuman Chalisa. I hope someone will surely help me know them. Who wrote Hanuman Chalisa and what ...
user avatar
  • 586
1 vote
0 answers
38 views

How many lipis are mentioned in scripture?

How many lipis are mentioned in scripture like our Hindu scripture In which lipi Vedas and Mahabharata and Purana as been written
user avatar
3 votes
1 answer
168 views

Who is it possible that gita is written in classical sanskrit and not in vedic sanskrit?

The Baudhāyana sūtras are a group of Vedic Sanskrit texts which cover dharma, daily ritual, mathematics, etc. They belong to the Taittiriya branch of the Krishna Yajurveda school and are among the ...
user avatar
  • 4,941
4 votes
0 answers
74 views

Names of other languages which existed during Dwapara Yuga

From the following excerpt from Adi Parva, it is clear that there exist multiple languages during Mahabharata times When the city was built, there came, O king, numerous Brahmanas well-acquainted ...
user avatar
  • 24.5k
3 votes
0 answers
66 views

Is there any mention of practice of writings during Ramayana or Mahabharata?

Did people use to write down things in Sanskrit or Prakrit during Ramayana or Mahabharata period? Had the concept of written language been invented?
user avatar
3 votes
3 answers
311 views

If Sanskrit is derived from Vedic mantras then how were the Gods communicating before?

It is said that the language sanskrit is derived from Vedas, i.e. mantras were first revealed to Rishis in deep meditation and then Sanskrit language came from it. But we also know that Sanskrit is ...
user avatar
3 votes
1 answer
161 views

Why shlok from Gita addresses third person instead of second?

उद्धरेदात्मनात्मानं नात्मानमवसादयेत् | आत्मैव ह्यात्मनो बन्धुरात्मैव रिपुरात्मन: || 5|| Elevate yourself through the power of your mind, and not degrade yourself, for the mind can be the friend ...
user avatar
  • 173
4 votes
3 answers
2k views

What is the language(lipi) in which the Vedas are written?

What is the language in which the Vedas are written? Currently, they are written in the Sanskrit language but what was their first language. Devnagri is developed by humans and Vedas are the language ...
user avatar
  • 734
1 vote
0 answers
95 views

Why are all mantras still in Sanskrit only even after the emergence of local languages? [duplicate]

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 ...
user avatar
  • 1,475
4 votes
0 answers
232 views

Is phalashruti applicable to people who read translated versions?

Many Hindu texts have phalashruti for even reading the texts or even for reading a single shloka of such texts. In this context I got the doubt: Is phalashruti (for reading) applicable to those who ...
user avatar
  • 24.5k
6 votes
0 answers
120 views

Do gods and goddesses know all languages?

Is it true that gods and goddesses know all languages? If true, where it has been mentioned?
user avatar
  • 24.5k
7 votes
0 answers
734 views

Where does the story of “World Tree” or “Knowledge Tree” come in hindu scriptures?

According to this site - This story about human languages in a hindu myth/story, my question in which scripture does this story come from- The Hindu World Tree According to one Hindu myth, ...
user avatar
  • 2,281
2 votes
0 answers
80 views

How regional is Hinduism? [closed]

I know that different Gods, or different manifestations of Ultimate Reality, are worshiped in different regions. Furthermore, there is a lot of linguistic diversity across Bhārat. So, I'm wondering: ...
user avatar
5 votes
1 answer
187 views

Are Shiva & Vishnu etymologically connected?

It has always struck me as interesting, or perhaps odd, that the root phonemes of Shiva, [sh]+[v], are the reverse of the root phonemes of Vishnu, [v]+[sh]. Is there any accounting for this?
user avatar
2 votes
0 answers
109 views

Are any Hindu scriptures in Pali?

Wikipedia article of Pali says: Pali (Pāli) or Magadhan is a Prakrit language native to the Indian subcontinent. It is widely studied because it is the language of much of the earliest extant ...
user avatar
  • 19.5k
12 votes
3 answers
432 views

What is meaning of the word Mimamsa etymologically?

I am aware that Mimamsa is about philosophy and means critical reflection.But I am interested in the actual etymology of the word so please stick to that point.
user avatar
6 votes
1 answer
671 views

Why is the language of avesta and Vedas similar?

Doesn't the language similarity between avesta and Vedas put "apaurausheyata" of Vedas to question? Many verses of vedas are repeated in avesta.
user avatar
  • 2,547
2 votes
1 answer
105 views

What is the language used by deities in their Yugas?

We all know that the Mantras/Slogans are in many languages but which language did gods/goddesses/deities use, based on the YUGAs and how can we predict this? Is there any Purana/Itihasa having ...
user avatar
  • 2,136
7 votes
1 answer
382 views

Is the proto-indo-european hypothesis consistent with the apaurusheyatva of vedas?

There is overwhelming evidence that sanskrit, greek, latin etc. are cognate languages and that they had all descended from a common ancestral language called proto-indo-european or PIE. It is quite ...
user avatar
  • 19.5k
9 votes
1 answer
15k views

What is meaning of the Maruti-stotra composed by Ramdas swami?

I have recited this stotra since I was a child and although I have understood the meaning of some parts of it, I would love to get the meaning of the entire prayer. Here is the full text for ...
user avatar
1 vote
0 answers
146 views

How to learn Sanskrit from scratch? [duplicate]

Is there any resource to learn Sanskrit which uses no other language other than Sanskrit? It may seem like paradox but I want to learn Sanskrit in most natural way which involves no translations. ...
user avatar
  • 211
9 votes
0 answers
731 views

What Mleccha languages are used in the Vedas according to Purva Mimamsa?

As I discuss in this question, by far the most popular school of Hindu philosophy is the Vedanta school, which bases its tenets on the doctrines laid out in the Brahma Sutras, a work by the sage Vyasa ...
user avatar
8 votes
1 answer
705 views

The Mysterious Origin of the Divine Sanskrit Language

Sanskrit has been termed as "Language of the Gods". Its versatility and power have even been extolled by the modern scholars of linguistics. Sri Panini helped to codify the classical form of ...
user avatar
11 votes
3 answers
798 views

Does Hinduism allow chanting translated Vedic mantras?

A fella gave me an idea about translating Hindu texts to Chinese and others for preaching. Chinese chanting mantras in their native Chinese. Does Hinduism allow or recommend this practice? E.g., this ...
user avatar
3 votes
2 answers
458 views

Pronunciation of Om

What is the correct pronunciation of Om? Is it Om, Aum, Oom or any other pronunciation? People pronunce it many different ways. Arya Samajials pronounce it as Oom. Chinese, Japanese and Tibetans have ...
user avatar
3 votes
1 answer
361 views

What did Swami Vivekananda mean when he said "God spoke in Sanskrit"?

I read this quote by Swami Vivekananda: God spoke once. He spoke in Sanskrit, and that is the divine language. What did he mean by this?
user avatar
  • 9,828
3 votes
4 answers
5k views

Is Sanskrit the oldest language? Is it older than Pali?

Hindu texts are written in Sanskrit, were Hindu texts written before Pali texts?
user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
4k views

Has the Tamil language been used in Ramayana and Mahabharata periods? [duplicate]

The reason behind highlighting Tamil language is that not as I am a Tamilian but that Tamil is as old as Sanskrit (as per the historical record proofs) and it is still used in some parts of the world. ...
user avatar
7 votes
3 answers
24k views

Vardhanti - Birth Anniversary or Death Anniversary or Both?

Vardhanti - Birth Anniversary or Death Anniversary or Both? In Telugu Language, Vardhanti will be called/termed only for Death Anniversary Recently I came to know that in Kannada - Vardhanti will be ...
user avatar
  • 672
12 votes
1 answer
2k views

Did Ravan speak Sanskrit?

One of my Sri Lankan friends claims that Ravana spoke Sinhalese. Is there any place in the Ramayana where the sage Valmiki mentioned about the language of Ravana and his people?
user avatar
  • 121
0 votes
1 answer
137 views

Is there a sanskrit term that covers the distinction/similarity between human & non-human nature?

I find it intriguing that in English, nature is used in two interesting ways; that is Nature as in the world around around and all living things; and human nature, which is that conmmon to humanity; ...
user avatar
18 votes
3 answers
15k views

What language did people at the time of Ramayana and Mahabharata use to communicate? Sanskrit?

What was the mode of communication among the people at the time of Ramayana and Mahabharata? Was it Sanskrit? Did Krishna, Pandavas and Kauravas (who I think had origins near the state of Bihar, where ...
user avatar