World Sanskrit Day in Nepal is being celebrated today

World Sanskrit Day

The fourth edition of World Sanskrit Day in Nepal, which is being celebrated every year on the day of Shravan Shukla Purnima (Rishitarpani), is being celebrated with various programs today.

The celebration of World Sanskrit Day has been started in 2075 BS at the call of Jaro Kilo Pratishthan Nepal.

The 4th World Sanskrit Day has been jointly organized by various organizations in Nepal, the USA, and the UK.

From Nepal in collaboration with Nepal Sanskrit University, Central Department of Sanskrit of Tribhuvan University and Department of Philosophy and Psychology at Trichandra College under the same university, Jayatu Sanskritam, Sanatan Dharma Mahasangh, and Jaro Kilo Pratisthan, Sahardayata International from the USA and World Bhutanese Hindu Organization and Nepali Hindu Forum UK from the UK Is being celebrated.

The main celebration of the 4th World Sanskrit Day in Nepal has been organized at Balmiki Vidyapeeth, Pradarshani Marg, Kathmandu.

According to the directive issued by the government, only a small number of coronaviruses will be present and a large number of participants from the country and abroad will participate through technology. Nirmal Mani Adhikari informed.

The original ceremony was graced by the former Vice-Chancellor of Sampurnananda Sanskrit University, P.D. Rajaram Shukla, Vice-Chancellor of Nepal Sanskrit University  Dr. Yadav Prakash Lamichhane, Head of Sanskrit Central Department of Tribhuvan University Speakers including Dr. Narayan Prasad Gautam and Dr. Munibhadra Maharaj will address the gathering.

There will also be presentations of working papers, Sanskrit compositions, and special statements from home and abroad. A program has been decided to celebrate the 4th World Sanskrit Day in different parts of Nepal as well as India, USA, UK, Australia, Israel, South Korea, Qatar, and other countries, said Adhikari.

As Shrawan Shukla Purni is the day of Rishitarpani associated with sages, this day is celebrated as World Sanskrit Day. Since the sage himself saw the mantras of the Vedas through meditation, it is appropriate to celebrate Sanskrit Day on this day.

In ancient times, the beginning of the academic session was started from the day of Shrawan Shukla Purnima, so this day is celebrated as World Sanskrit Day.

On this occasion, programs will also be held in various gurukuls. 

The main function committee has stated that the day is being prepared by adopting the method of health protection by maintaining physical distance as the risk of corona with new variant is still there.