Sanskrit is the oldest language and has been credited to have contributed to other ancient languages like Latin, Greek along with several Indian languages that have been derived from it. Although Sanskrit is not used prominently for regular speaking, it still remains the primary sacred language of Hinduism and is used in customs and rituals. Learning Sanskrit has several advantages making it worth spending time and effort.
Sanskrit doesn’t need any prior language to support it. In fact, Sanskrit is known to be the mother of all languages. It is easy to pick up, and will actually aid in learning other derived language.
The saints, philosophers, teachers are known to pass the valuable knowledge and information orally over several generations before they were actually archived in the form of scriptures. Be it the Vedas, Upanishads, Inscriptions or the Epics like Ramayana and Mahabharata, all of them have been originally recorded in Sanskrit. Although there have been many translations of them in different languages, but it often fails to convey the original interpretation. These scriptures are best read in their authentic versions to derive the authentic explanation.
It has been opted by foreign universities like that of Germany, UK, USA, and Australia to count a few countries. This is mainly due to the increased interest in Indology. Sanskrit is the oldest language of the Southern Asia and also the earliest form of recorded literature and hence is very useful for learning about the ancient civilization which prospered during the phase of the Vedic era and onwards.