Matha Gitananda Ashram
TRADITIONAL HINDU MONASTERY
An approach to the Sanskrit language, devanagari, the “writing of the Gods”, is fundamental for those who want to seriously study Indian culture and its disciplines.
In disciplines like Yoga and Ayurveda for example, the use of Sanskrit terms is fundamental. Knowing the pronunciation and the meaning of the words helps to better understand the symbolism, the spiritual and philosophical concepts, and the practices themselves.
The basic knowledge of Sanskrit language also allows one to gradually approach the reading of simple sloka or sutra from classical, philosophical and literary sources.