Warrier's Collage on Tuesday July 5, 2022

Welcome To Warrier's COLLAGE On Tuesday July 5, 2022 ๐Ÿ™ Bharatanatyam explained : https://youtu.be/egz2ti6XRPw (Link Courtesy : S Valsala Devi Thiruvananthapuram) Good Morning Nice Day M G Warrier Collage Support Team Today S Valsala Devi : YouTube Link (Bharatanatyam explained) Vathsala Jayaraman A1, E C V Subbaraman A2 S R Badrinarayanan A3 M G Warrier A5, A7, B, F, G Vishnu Kelkar C Dr Vandana Ajay D V Babusenan A4 Reshmy Warrier A6 Uzhuthra Warrier A7 A Messages/Responses 1) Vathsala Jayaraman Chennai Today's Collage is a real College of education with intellectual responses from so many scholars. Whether it is Ritu Samaahara or a thesis on Anaayaasena Maranam or experience in CAS Nagpur, everything was a GEM from the vast experience of our Septua and octogenarian scholar friends. Thank you, Warrier, we enjoy your editorial wisdom that makes our Collage shine more and more, day by day. 2) C V Subbaraman Without finding fault, I have been wondering whether the correct shloka is not : Anaayesena Maranam, Vinaa dainyena jeevanam Dehaanthe (not dehaanta) thava Saanniddhyam, Dehi me Parameshwara (not Parameshwaram). When we pray "give me" we have to address (sambodhana) Parameshwara .... subbaraman. (You are right. It should be Parameshwara... I had corrected other two words earlier. Errors are creeping in because of Hindi influence Thanks ๐Ÿ™-Warrier ) 3) S R Badrinarayanan ๐™„๐™ฃ ๐™– ๐™ข๐™ค๐™จ๐™ฉ ๐™ก๐™ž๐™œ๐™๐™ฉ๐™š๐™ง ๐™ซ๐™š๐™ž๐™ฃ... V Babusenan A1 K Balasubramanian A4 S R Badrinarayanan. A3 Chandrasekar Venkataraman. A6 Dr M L Jayaraman Nayar. A9 S Nallasivan A2 Dr Prabha Ramadurai A5 Reshmy Warrier A7 C V Subbaraman A1, 3 V Sundaresan A8 ๐™’๐™š๐™ก๐™ก, ๐™›๐™ค๐™ง ๐™š๐™–๐™จ๐™ฎ ๐™ง๐™š๐™›๐™š๐™ง๐™š๐™ฃ๐™˜๐™š ๐˜ผ1... ๐˜ผ9 ๐™๐™–๐™ซ๐™š ๐™—๐™š๐™š๐™ฃ ๐™–๐™จ๐™จ๐™ž๐™œ๐™ฃ๐™š๐™™. ๐™„๐™ฃ ๐™ก๐™ž๐™œ๐™๐™š๐™ง ๐™ซ๐™š๐™ž๐™ฃ, ๐™ž๐™ฃ ๐™ก๐™š๐™œ๐™–๐™ก ๐™ฅ๐™–๐™ง๐™ก๐™š๐™ฃ๐™˜๐™š ๐™ฌ๐™๐™ž๐™ก๐™š ๐™ง๐™š๐™›๐™š๐™ง๐™ง๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™–๐™˜๐™˜๐™ช๐™จ๐™š๐™™ ๐™ž๐™ฃ ๐™– ๐™˜๐™ง๐™ž๐™ข๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™–๐™ก ๐™˜๐™–๐™จ๐™š, ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™ฌ๐™๐™š๐™ฃ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š๐™ง๐™š ๐™–๐™ง๐™š ๐™ข๐™ค๐™ง๐™š ๐™ฉ๐™๐™–๐™ฃ ๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™š ๐™–๐™˜๐™˜๐™ช๐™จ๐™š๐™™, ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š๐™ฎ ๐™ช๐™จ๐™š๐™™ ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™—๐™š ๐™š๐™–๐™จ๐™ž๐™ก๐™ฎ ๐™ง๐™š๐™›๐™š๐™ง๐™ง๐™š๐™™ ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™–๐™จ ๐˜ผ1, ๐˜ผ2... ๐™๐™๐™ค๐™จ๐™š ๐™ฌ๐™ž๐™ฉ๐™ ๐™ž๐™™๐™š๐™– ๐™ค๐™› ๐™ก๐™š๐™œ๐™–๐™ก ๐™ฅ๐™ง๐™–๐™˜๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™˜๐™š๐™จ ๐™ข๐™–๐™ฎ ๐™ ๐™ฃ๐™ค๐™ฌ ๐™ค๐™› ๐™จ๐™ช๐™˜๐™ ๐™– ๐™ฅ๐™ง๐™–๐™˜๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™˜๐™š. ๐™Ž๐™ช๐™ง๐™š๐™ก๐™ฎ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™š๐™ง๐™ช๐™™๐™ž๐™ฉ๐™š ๐™š๐™™๐™ž๐™ฉ๐™ค๐™ง, ๐˜พ๐™ค๐™ก๐™ก๐™–๐™œ๐™š ๐™ฌ๐™ค๐™ช๐™ก๐™™ ๐™ฃ๐™ค๐™ฉ ๐™๐™–๐™ซ๐™š ๐™๐™–๐™™ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™ž๐™จ ๐™—๐™–๐™˜๐™ ๐™™๐™ง๐™ค๐™ฅ ๐™ž๐™ฃ ๐™๐™ž๐™จ ๐™ข๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™ข๐™ช๐™จ๐™ฉ ๐™๐™–๐™ซ๐™š ๐™œ๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™š ๐™—๐™ฎ ๐™ฅ๐™ง๐™–๐™˜๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™˜๐™š ๐™›๐™ค๐™ง ๐™š๐™–๐™จ๐™ž๐™š๐™ง ๐™ง๐™š๐™›๐™š๐™ง๐™š๐™ฃ๐™˜๐™š ๐™ฉ๐™๐™–๐™ฉ ๐™ฌ๐™ค๐™ช๐™ก๐™™ ๐™๐™š๐™ก๐™ฅ ๐™ž๐™ฃ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™ข๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™ค๐™ฉ๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™ฎ ๐™ค๐™› ๐™ง๐™š๐™ฅ๐™š๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ฃ ๐™ค๐™› ๐™ฃ๐™–๐™ข๐™š๐™จ. ๐™๐™ฃ๐™จ๐™–๐™ž๐™™, ๐™ž๐™ฉ ๐™–๐™™๐™™๐™จ ๐™๐™ž๐™จ ๐™ฌ๐™ค๐™ง๐™  ๐™ฉ๐™ค๐™ค ๐™–๐™จ ๐™๐™š ๐™–๐™ก๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™š ๐™๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™๐™ก๐™š๐™จ ๐™›๐™ง๐™ค๐™ข ๐™š๐™™๐™ž๐™ฉ๐™ค๐™ง ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™™๐™ž๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™ง๐™ž๐™—๐™ช๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ฃ! ๐˜ผ ๐™จ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ๐™ก๐™š ๐™ข๐™–๐™ฃ ๐™–๐™ง๐™ข๐™ฎ!! ๐™ƒ๐™ค๐™ฅ๐™š ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™š๐™™๐™ž๐™ฉ๐™ค๐™ง ๐™–๐™จ ๐™–๐™ก๐™จ๐™ค ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™ง๐™š๐™›๐™š๐™ง๐™ง๐™š๐™™ ๐™ฉ๐™–๐™ ๐™š๐™จ ๐™ž๐™ฉ ๐™ž๐™ฃ ๐™ง๐™ž๐™œ๐™๐™ฉ ๐™จ๐™๐™–๐™™๐™š. .... ๐˜ฝ๐™–๐™™๐™ง๐™ž/A3 (Badri Ref : ๐™Ž๐™ช๐™ง๐™š๐™ก๐™ฎ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™š๐™ง๐™ช๐™™๐™ž๐™ฉ๐™š ๐™š๐™™๐™ž๐™ฉ๐™ค๐™ง, ๐˜พ๐™ค๐™ก๐™ก๐™–๐™œ๐™š ๐™ฌ๐™ค๐™ช๐™ก๐™™ ๐™ฃ๐™ค๐™ฉ ๐™๐™–๐™ซ๐™š ๐™๐™–๐™™ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™ž๐™จ ๐™—๐™–๐™˜๐™ ๐™™๐™ง๐™ค๐™ฅ ๐™ž๐™ฃ ๐™๐™ž๐™จ ๐™ข๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™™... I'm more than aware. My Dad was A1, once upon a time(He died at home in 1979). Later I have attended LL B Classes for 3 years (1979-82). In this world "Accused" is punished multiple times before her/his innocence is proved My Lord, note the point!๐Ÿ™-Warrier) 4) V Babusenan Recently, I got a call from a friend telling that he was waiting in the ante room of God's Chamber along with several other souls to be examined as to their eligibility to merge with the lotus feet of the Lord. He was a very pious man, gentle, kind and helpful when he was here on earth. After retirement, he used to get up every morning listening to Jesudas's famous song 'Paavana guru pavana puraadheesam aasraye' He left this world five years ago. Yet, he is still waiting to know his fate : to merge with God or to be born again. Why? Suddenly the answer dawned on me : Raghavan and I were college mates. He was very clever at mathematics and became an engineer. Holding a top position in the state PWD, he earned a lot of money, of course, very tactfully. I reminded him once of the biblical words that it is more difficult for a rich man to reach the Lord's feet than for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle. He smiled and replied : "Senan, that applies to a Christian. Not only that. The rich man, with the help of his riches, can widen the needle's eye." Raghavan had two sons. His wife was all along a devoted housewife or rather a home maker. Both sons were highly educated and excellently placed in life-the elder one in Dubai and the younger in San Francisco. Both husband and wife were free from age- related problems. Mrs Raghavan wished to visit their children, but Mr. Raghavan would not yield. Like Bernard Shaw, he insisted that every place was, more or less, the same and said that he would not leave the shores of Kerala. The very rare thing happened once. Both sons, with their families, came to see their parents. It was during the Onam days. Raghavan was very happy though he did not show it fully. On the Thiruvonam day, after the sadya(sumptuous onam meal), he said to his wife : "Padmam, I haven't seen today's papers. Let me read them now." He went to the portico, took that day's 'Mathrubhumi' and sat on the sofa. Children were playing noisily on the front yard. When Mrs Raghavan came with tea, he was gone! "Anaayaasena maranam Vina dainyena jeevanam." 5) M G Warrier Mumbai Shared two Links : a) Puri Jagannath Temple https://www.holidify.com/pages/jagannath-puri-temple-facts-60.html It took three generations worth of time and effort to brick up the humongous walls of the famous Puri's Jagannath Temple located in Odisha. The temple is of utmost importance to the Hindu devotees as it is one of the Char-Dham Pilgrimages. It also serves as a mighty historical structure built about millennia ago, in the year 1078. Millions of people visit Odisha to gain Lord Jagannath blessings. b) Evolution of prayers https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/readersblog/whimsically-funny/evolution-of-prayers-43595/ Posted online comments : ' we are living in an era when people who are healthy and are in the middle of all comforts feel insecure as age progresses. the anxieties are real in the absence of a reliable social security system 6) Reshmy Warrier Mumbai Shared a Link to her painting : https://www.instagram.com/p/CfeQmhBqwkj/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y= 7) Uzhuthra Warrier Mumbai Amongst the books of Bertrand Russell, Why I am not a Xian, Conquest of Happiness and in Praise Idleness are eminently readable. He said that one of the great harms done to mankind is "gold" the mining for which a lot of cyanide is used which is poisonous and polluting the ecosystem. What is more it is not a useful metal as no instrument or useful device could be made from it. But it has been assigned enorormous price which created wars. Diamond is useful, unlike gold, for industrial purpose. Machines were invented to reduce the monotonous and tiring physical labour so that men will have more leisure so that he can pursue intellectual or other hobies. But the machines are used to make the physical labour to cope with output of more machines and thus misused. B Personal Finance Book by M G Warrier : Saving for Survival : https://www.amazon.in/dp/B07FZFZGQJ/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_K7QCW0PAHM3QS8B702F2 “Saving for Survival : Budget for Breadwinners”is intended as a primer for those who have started working during this century and are confused by the multi-dimensional advices surrounding them on financial planning. This Handbook doesn't give models or suggestions about any particular instrument in which to invest savings. It attempts to give some idea about preparing a Personal Budget or an Income and Expenditure Statement and gives suggestions on monitoring it on an ongoing basis. A section is also devoted to inadequacies in the National Pension System in India.. C Nostalgia : Vishnu Kelkar Shared a memory on July 2, 2022 : This Day 60 years ago This day that year was a great day in my life. I was appointed by RBI at Mumbai as CNE Gr II on 2nd July, 1962 on a pay of Rs.90 per mensem in the pay scale of Rs 90-5-100-8-140-EB-10-250-EB-12.50-300. Today is the 60th anniversary of that significant event in my life, my joining the Bank. I would like to share with you some facts about the journey of my life from my birth upto the point of entry in RBI. When I look back in 1940s and 50s I realise very strongly how RBI has transformed my fortune with its midas touch. I am from Alibag, District Kolaba (now Raigad), Maharashtra. I was born to Vedmurty Narayan Hari and Manorama Narayan Kelkar, in the humble brahmin family on 15th March, 1943. My place of birth is Kihim, six miles away from Alibag where my maternal uncle lived. My mother was a child when her parents passed away. I was told that about six months after I was born I was taken in a bullock cart to our home at Alibag. My father was a priest settled there. Our forefathers came to this town in search of livelihood from Malgund village near Ganapatipule (well-known for Ganapati Mandir and beach resort) Ratnagiri District. Our residence at Alibag was opposite Vishnu Mandir. The accommodation was rent free as my father was temple priest. Alibag being a district HQ, a good portion of population of the town comprised of migrant government employees coming here on transfer for a short period. Continued at H1 (Dear KelkarJi Many Thanks for penning your memories I read it on July 2 and decided to include in Collage next day. Then missed in the mess up Collage got into that day. Remembered when I read V Sundaresan's response. Your write-up will appear only tomorrow in Collage. I remember you mentioned there are similarities in our journey. But I didn't know it could be this much. Some related links : https://www.newindianexpress.com/opinions/2010/feb/22/my-childhood-days-inside-a-temple-133575.html https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/readersblog/warriersviews/my-story-so-far-chapter-5-trade-union-days-part-i-41930/ https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/readersblog/warriersviews/my-story-so-far-chapter-8-naming-ceremony-43478/ M G Warrier D Leisure Strawberry Picking Season in England https://www.parkdeanresorts.co.uk/discover-more/days-out/pick-your-own-fruit-farms/ Dr Vandana Ajay, daughter of Dr T V Surendran Mananthavady reports from England that the Strawberry Picking Season has started there. She shared a photo : https://photos.app.goo.gl/tbFM4jzW7p1n65xG8 E Collage Essay : Vathsala Jayaraman Sanskrit : Deva Bhasha I Salutations to our Deva Basha! Mind Blowing Facts about Sanskrit ----------------------- • Sanskrit has the highest number of vocabularies than any other language in the world. • 102 arab 78 crore 50 lakh words have been used till now in Sanskrit. If it will be used in computers technology, then more these number of words will be used in next 100 years. • Sanskrit has the power to say a sentence in a minimum number of words than any other language. • America has a University dedicated to Sanskrit and the NASA too has a department in it to research on Sanskrit manuscripts. • Sanskrit is the best computer friendly language. (Ref: Forbes Magazine July 1987). • Sanskrit is a highly regularized language. In fact, NASA declared it to be the“only unambiguous spoken language on the planet”– and very suitable for computer comprehension. Continued at H2 F Sanskrit Daily* https://sudharmasanskritdaily.in/ https://sudharmasanskritdaily.in/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Calendar-detail.jpg *See E Collage Essay. Sudharma is the name of Conference Room in Deva Lokam (Correct me, if it's Banquet Hall). Dr A Damodaran & Dr Malathy (Daughter of EMS Namboodiripad) named their house in Thiruvananthapuram "SUDHARMA". My wife's name is Sudharma who is Sudha Warrier in Collage ๐Ÿ™-M G Warrier G Quotes for Financial Advisors https://donconnelly.com/35-quotes-for-financial-advisors/ "I will tell you how to become rich. Close the doors. Be fearful when others are greedy. Be greedy when others are fearful.” – Warren Buffett 5. “A thousand point gain or a thousand point decline does not alter the fact that we are saving for retirement or building up funds for education.” – Don Connelly (Hard Facts : I invested in UTI Mastershare 1986 an amount of 4k in 1986, when the saner advice was to invest that amount in tax-saving instruments and save tax. My investment grew with occasional additional contribution from me. Few years back I redeemed entire investment in UTI Mutual Funds. Recently I again invested in UTI Mastershare. Markets started going down. Remembered Don Connelly ๐Ÿ™-Warrier) H 1) Continued from C These days Alibag is a popular weekend destination for Mumbaikars. Many celebrities, businessmen, bollywood stars and politicians have bought properties in and around Alibag along the sea coast. Alibag is mainly known for the sea fort called KULABA KILLA (Fort) and clean beaches in the area. Its a historical place from Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj regime. Sarkhel Kanhoji Angre, Maratha Navy Chief settled in Alibag after he retired. It's also a home to many Bene Israeli families. I got my first name Vishnu after the deity opposite our house. I do not know the reasons why we were asked to leave this place in front of Vishnu temple. Unwillingly, we shifted to Ram Mandir. I was in 4th standard. We, family of four, (my grand parents left this world very early and uncle was in Army) lived in a side section of the Ram temple, main hall. It was a rectangular room - about 20' × 7', all in one. We were required to get up pretty early as the devotees arrived at the temple very early in the morning. During the month of Kartika there used to be Kakad Aarti at 4.30 a.m. A few senior ladies were so enthusiastic that they used to assemble at the temple 10 to 15 minutes before time. Our sleep was totally disturbed because of the noise of NAGARA (drum ) and later by loud bhajan by the ladies. We had no choice. We continued in the rent free accommodation for about four years. There was no electricity then. We studied under the kerosene lamp. As we moved to 8th std. in the high school, (my younger brother was in 6th std.) we shifted to a better place. It was an advocate's two story house of which ground floor was given to us on rent, monthly rent being Rs.15/-. This one was a good place, spacious enough. The rent was unaffordable though. Yet to have a better place for our studies my father decided to move there. Unfortunately we had to leave this place too within two years mainly because it was found difficult to pay monthly rent. We found another accommodation. Here also the owner was an advocate, Mr. Limaye. The space given to us was a side portion of his large house .There were four small rooms of average 8' × 6' size. The monthly rent was Rs.7/-, good saving of Rs.8 per month for us ! In the meanwhile my father switched over to Mumbai to his sister's room in a chawl. He had to leave Alibag as he found it difficult to meet both the ends there and that Mumbai may enable him to make good the shortfall. We three stayed back. We never knew then that one day we all will leave for Mumbai! While in high school , every year we used to apply for concession in fees. By and large we used to get 50% concession on the basis of our fathers's financial position and marks obtained by us in terminal and final examination. The annual fee was Rs.12, payable in two instalments of Rs.6. As soon as the list of student beneficiaries of concession in fees was displayed on the notice board we used to rush back home to share the good news with our parents. They used to be happy. Sanction of freeship or half freeship was also an indicator of our progress in the school. We got 50% concession almost each semester. We always used second hand text books and unused note book pages of the previous year to the extent possible. We could never buy guides or take private tuitions. We were told that using a guide or taking a tuition reflects on the child's studies and is seen in bad light. Grapes our sour! I passed SSC exam. (11th std.) held in March 1960 in Marathi medium. In the same year Arts/Science/Commerce college was scheduled to open at Alibag. My father did rush from Mumbai to Alibag to find out whether I could join the new college. When he found that my score at SSC was short of 70%, the threshold set by him for my college education, he asked me to immediately join short hand/typing class and look for a job which I did without wasting any time. I felt that whatever happens happens for our good. Luckily, as I was completing 18 years in March, 1961 and had passed 60/30 w.p.m. shorthand/typing tests conducted by the Maharashtra Government, our neighbour Shri Ranade, cashier took me to his bank branch for a temporary job. It was the branch of Maharashtra State Co-operative Bank Ltd. I was appointed in the bank as a Clerk-cum-Typist on a pay of Rs.50 and DA of Rs.60 p.m. wef 1st April, 1961 i.e. within less than a year from June, 1960, the date of declaration of SSC examination results held in March, 1960 and within a fortnight from my attaining 18 years. This news made my parents happy. I glanced at the notice board at the branch and saw a copy of circular from RBI signed by Dr C D Datey! I was then oblivious about his role in the area of agricultural credit. The staff in the branch was co-operative and helped me out completing my assignments. Mainly I was alloted typing work. After a couple of months, the Senior Inspector in the branch asked me to meet him at his residence on Sundays for typing work. I used to carry a portable typewriter from the bank branch to his residence to directly type the proposals for crop loans by the Primary Agricultural Co-operative Credit Socities. We used to work for about two hours. My services at MSC Bank came to an end soon as its business was being transferred to the Kolaba District Central Co-operative Bank Ltd. My services were however continued in that bank. In the meanwhile I had registered my name at local District Employment Exchange for stenographer's post. Soon I got a call from the Divisional Forest Office for the post of Steno-Typist. After the test/interview, I was appointed on 20th October, 1961 as Steno -Typist to the DFO on pay of Rs.46 in the scale of 46-3-85-EB-4- 125- 5-130 with shorthand allowance of Rs.15/- p.m. plus DA. Shri I M Qureshi, M Sc, was the Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) who later became the Chief Conservator of Forest, Government of Maharashtra. I was required to take dictation on an average once a day and do other typing work through the day. I learnt from others that Sir was happy with my performance. The location of the office was beautiful, along the sea coast with district offices like Collector's office, police HQ, SBI, Treasury etc. around. So far so good. I was not sure whether anything will happen in RBI in respect of my application made in June, 1961 in response to the advertisement for the post of CNE Gr II I had done my job and kept guessing as to the outcome. I thought why such a big institution should entertain a matriculate under their roof. However to my great delight, I received a letter from RBI to appear for written test sometime in September, 1961. Later, they asked me to appear for interview on 18th December, 1961. Finally, RBI sent to me an offer for the post of CNE Grade II. There was no question of declining the same. Finally the dream came true. I rushed to Mumbai and became an RBIte from 2nd July, 1962. This was a wait for one year after the date of my application of June 1961. Nothing was lost. My joining RBI gave me name and fame within the family and friends. My father was extremely happy as I was now an independent person and could even support my brother for his college education. My posting in Cash Department proved to be a big boon for me and so to my colleagues S/Shri M A Talwalkar, J Y Bhave,J P Naik, A U Shaikh, V V Gondhalekar, S Venkatraman, D Ranganathan, K V Ajinkya to name a few who joined the Bank in the same week and who also switched over to general side in due course. While in Cash Department, we could leave early in the evenings and could pursue our studies. I could complete my graduation/post graduation while working in the Bank by joining morning/evening college and side by side complete CAIIB. I could come out of Cash Department after graduation and could slowly move up the ladder as RBI dispenses a fair deal to its employees. That is my experience. This day I bow my head to express my gratitude to the mother institution RBI on the eve of 60th anniversary of joining the bank. VNKelkar 2) Continued from E • Sanskrit is an official language of the Indian state of Uttarakhand. • There is a report by a NASA scientist that America is creating 6th and 7th generation super computers based on Sanskrit language. Project deadline is 2025 for 6th generation and 2034 for 7th generation computer. After this there will be a revolution all over the world to learn Sanskrit. • The language is rich in most advanced science, contained in their books called Vedas, Upanishads, Shruti, Smriti, Puranas, Mahabharata, Ramayana etc. NASA possesses 60,000 palm leaf manuscripts, which they are studying.) • Learning of Sanskrit improves brain functioning. Students start getting better marks in other subjects like Mathematics, Science etc.,which some people find difficult. It enhances the memory power. James Junior School, London, has made Sanskrit compulsory. Students of this school are among the toppers year after year. This has been followed by some schools in Ireland also. • Research has shown that the phonetics of this language has roots in various energy points of the body and reading, speaking or reciting Sanskrit stimulates these points and raises the energy levels, whereby resistance against illnesses, relaxation to mind and reduction of stress are achieved. • Sanskrit is the only language, which uses all the nerves of the tongue. By its pronunciation, energy points in the body are activated that causes the blood circulation to improve. This, coupled with the enhanced brain functioning and higher energy levels, ensures better health. Blood Pressure, diabetes, cholesterol etc. are controlled. (Ref: American Hindu University after constant study) • There are reports that Russians, Germans and Americans are actively doing research on Hindu’s sacred books and are producing them back to the world in their name. Seventeen countries around the world have a University or two to study Sanskrit to gain technological advantages. • Surprisingly, it is not just a language. Sanskrit is the primordial conduit between Human Thought and the Soul; Physics and Metaphysics; Subtle and Gross; Culture and Art; Nature and its Author; Created and the Creator. • Sanskrit is the scholarly language of 3 major World religions – Hinduism, Buddhism (along with Pali) and Jainism (second to Prakrit). • Today, there are a handful of Indian villages (in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Orissa, Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh) where Sanskrit is still spoken as the main language. For example in the village of Mathur in Karnataka, more than 90% of the population knows Sanskrit. Mathur/Mattur is a village 10 kms from Shimoga speaks Sanskrit on daily basis (day-to-day communication). • Even a Sanskrit daily newspaper exists! Sudharma, published out of Mysore, has been running since 1970 and is now available online as an e-paper (sudharma.epapertoday.com)! • The best type of calendar being used is hindu calendar(as the new year starts with the geological change of the solar system) • The UK is presently researching on a defence system based on Hindu's shri chakra. • Another interesting fact about Sanskrit language was that the process of introducing new words into the language continued for a long period until it was stopped by the great grammarian Panini who wrote an entire grammar for the language laying down rules for the derivation of each and every word in Sanskrit and disallowed the introducing of new words by giving a full list of Roots and Nouns. Even after Panini, some changes occur which were regularised by Vararuchi and finally by Patanjali. Any infringement of the rules as laid down by Patanjali was regarded as a grammatical error and hence the Sanskrit Language has remained in same without any change from the date of Patanjali (about 250 B.C.) up to this day. • เคธंเคธ्เค•ृเคค is the only language in the world that exists since millions of years. Millions of languages that emerged from Sanskrit are dead and millions will come but Sanskrit will remain eternal. Vathsala Jayaraman II For long Sanskrit has been elevated to the level of Deva Bhasha or divine language with heaps of statistics to justify the same.But except the ancient Bhakthi literature and astronomical works , the pride of sanskrit, for the past 500 years nothing has been done in concrete either to popularise and introduce it in common schools. It is an absurd attitude, encouraged by Tamil nationalists, to hold that any attention paid to any language other than Tamil is somehow a hatred of Tamil. I am yet to notice any evidence of any significant "despising" of Tamil occurring in India. Sanskrit has had an influence over the literary and technical cultures of nearly every region of India — it would not be surprising if Indians "celebrated" it. But I doubt that premise too. Beyond some empty words of praise (which is just another way of ignoring it — as you note, few people actually speak it, or read anything written in it), I don't notice any widespread "celebration" of Sanskrit in India. A healthy culture must be aware of its history, and at least some people must continue to engage with its classical works. English culture would be poorer if no one read Shakespeare or Milton; French culture would be poorer if no French person read Rabelais or Voltaire; and Indian culture in general is poorer when no one "celebrates" the classical works in Sanskrit (and in Pali, Prakrit, Tamil, Bengali, Hindi, etc). If at all any significant number of people were really "celebrating" Sanskrit — reading Kฤlidฤsa or Pataรฑjali or ฤ€ryabhaแนญa, say — it would be a good thing. But that doesn't seem to be happening much anyway. There is simply no reason to love one language and hate the other for anyone. People may show attachment and give preference to their mother tongue,which is quite natural,because they have grown and continue to grow under the shadow of their own language. They read it, write in it, see it all around, the society around them functions using this language. Hence,they are strongly inclined to their mother tongue. However, this still doesn't necessarily lead them into hating the other languages. Whether the word 'kaappiyam' originated from the Sanskrit word'Kavyam' or the word 'sangam' originated from the sanskrit word'Sangaha' -or vice versa leads only to unhealthy debates and discussions. It is an undeniable fact that there is a 'fall' of Sanskrit inspite of 'perfection, divinity and greatness. Sanskrit definitely helped to spread 'knowledge' But it is culture and 'prestige' that can withstand shocks, upheavels and political struggles. Evidently that has happened to Sanskit inspite of our tall claims that it is the most suited language for Computer programming. Recently we learn that there more schools and Universities in Germany that offer advanced courses in Sanskrit. Why can't it happen in India? Historically, Sanskrit was the language for the upper castes, which required formal education which was restricted to the upper castes. So, demographically, there was limited scope for it overshadowing colloquial languages. Over time, it became the language of literature than of conversation. It is the language of the slokas and hymns , which are still used as is. Sanskrit, is for Hindus like how Arabic is for Islam, Pali is for Buddhists. Tamil, has its own reputation, as it was a basis for the evolution of other southern languages. Also many puranas and scriptures had their original inscriptions in Tamil.It is the greatness of the Tamil Kings that still made their language & history associated secured without losing them. This is also because the Tamil land was never been to foreign invasion. But all this is history. And many important things were lost in history. So appreciating the importance of Sanskrit as a very basic language of Hinduism holds its own uniqueness while respecting the sentiments of Tamil for their historical legacy is also good. As per the present situation it is a great question whether Sanskrit will revive its past glory, unless extra ordinary special efforts are taken in this regard. Vathsala Jayaraman

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