Do you know how many people speak Sanskrit in India?

Mumbai: Sanskrit is considered to be one of the oldest languages in the world. Sanskrit is considered to be an ancient, rich, classical and classical language. Sanskrit is the language of worship of Hindus, Buddhists and Jains. Sanskrit language has been spoken since ancient times. The important texts of our culture Ramayana and Mahabharata have […]
 


Do you know how many people speak Sanskrit in India?

Mumbai: Sanskrit is considered to be one of the oldest languages ​​in the world. Sanskrit is considered to be an ancient, rich, classical and classical language. Sanskrit is the language of worship of Hindus, Buddhists and Jains. Sanskrit language has been spoken since ancient times. The important texts of our culture Ramayana and Mahabharata have been composed in universal Sanskrit. For this reason the Sanskrit language has a special general significance.

How many people speak Sanskrit?

If seen, the number of Sanskrit speakers in India is very less. In India, Sanskrit is spoken by very few people as compared to other languages. And the number of authors is also very less. This information has come out in the census data of a report of ‘The Wire’. If we look at the 2011 census, out of 130 crore people in India, only 24,821 people speak Sanskrit. Earlier in 2001, 14 thousand 135 people, in 1991 49 thousand 736 people, in 1981 6 thousand 106 people and in 1971 2 thousand 212 people were speaking Sanskrit.

 

If we look at the history of Sanskrit speaking people of 1900s, it is very worrying. Let us see in which year how many people were speaking Sanskrit… In 1891, 308 people were speaking Sanskrit, in 1901 716 people, in 1911 360 people, in 1921 356 people. Considering the last 100 years, very few people were speaking Sanskrit. Even before this, the number of Sanskrit speakers in the 1800s was close to a thousand.

Where is Sanskrit spoken the most?

 

Talking about the state, according to the 2011 report in India, the number of Sanskrit speakers is 3 thousand 802 in Maharashtra, 3 thousand 388 people in Bihar, 3 thousand 62 people in Uttar Pradesh, 2 thousand 375 people in Rajasthan, and Madhya Pradesh. 1 thousand 871 people speak Sanskrit. These are the five states of India. Where most of the people speak Sanskrit. There are some states in the North East. Where no one can speak Sanskrit.

Has the number of Sanskrit speakers increased?

Apart from Uttar Pradesh, the number of Sanskrit speakers has also increased in many states. If you see, till 2001, 408 people spoke Sanskrit in Maharashtra. And in 2011 this number has reached 3 thousand 802 people. In ten years there were 349 people speaking Sanskrit in Bihar. The number of Sanskrit speakers has increased to 140 in Rajasthan, 132 in Madhya Pradesh and 47 in Karnataka.

Which district is leading in Sanskrit speaking?

Sanskrit is mostly spoken in Pune in Maharashtra, Kisanganj in Bihar, Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh, Jhalawar in Rajasthan, Bangalore in Karnataka, Sitapur in Uttar Pradesh and Hoshangabad in Madhya Pradesh.