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Conversations in Sanskrit echo across Dashashwamedh Ghat, Kashi

It is said that Sanskrit said to be the language of the Gods (Devvani) is a very simple and easy language. Conversing in Sanskrit gives a very pleasant feeling in addition to ensuring mental peace. It was, therefore, a pleasant sight to see tourist guides and Tirtha Purohits (scholarly priests) at the Dashashwamedh Ghat speaking in Sanskrit.

15 tourist guides who had arrived here from Kevadia (district Narmada) of Gujarat to get trained in Sanskrit discourse took the opportunity to motivate tourist guides and priests to speak in Sanskrit after the completion of Ganga Aarti at the Ghat.

Recently, PM Narendra Modi had also expressed his views on Sanskrit commentary carried out during the cricket competition of young priests (Batukas) held in Varanasi. During the Sanskrit commentary, the PM also released the audio of the commentary and shared his views on Sanskrit. On this occasion, he reiterated the importance of Sanskrit and wanted the tourist guides of Kevadia to provide information in Sanskrit. After this, a tour of tourist guides to Varanasi for learning Sanskrit was proposed.

It is worth mentioning that last month, after listening to the Sanskrit cricket commentary, PM Modi had asked the tourist guides of Iron Man Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel’s Statue of Unity venue to go to Kashi and learn Sanskrit so as to be able to conduct guided tours in Sanskrit.

Following this, a group of 15 people tourist guides from the Statue of Unity venue are undergoing training in Sanskrit discourse with Dr. Sanjeev Sharma and his team under the aegis of Sanskrit Bharati. The guides took this decision after listening to the PM’s Maan Ki Baat. Among those who have arrived to learn Sanskrit at Kashi are eight men, five women, and two children.

After the Ganga Aarti, the group of trainees even trained and inspired five guides and six pilgrimage priests roaming along the Dashashwamedh Ghat to converse in Sanskrit. During this time, the Sanskrit communication carried out by the trainees and others at the Ghats were indeed laudable.

(Featured Image Source: Dainik Jagran)

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