Sanskrit – A beautiful and ancient language

Sanskrit is one of the most ancient languages in the world and we are all very blessed to have been associated with its rich heritage. Knowing Sanskrit opens one to a world of Vedas and Shastras, legendary short stories which are thousands of years old and even the origin of Hindi and Urdu. 

If you want to truly immerse yourself in Sanskrit and the history of India, you better pull up your work trousers and start reading Sanskrit wordlists. Your children will also love to read and enjoy slokhas more if you can explain what the Sanskrit words mean.

There are hundreds of videos and tons of free blogs providing every Sanskrit wordlist. Whether you live in india or in USA or across the world in any place, you can now become an expert by only putting in the effort!! 

Say the time in Sanskrit

Secondly, start with learning how to “time in Sanskrit”. You don’t need to memorize 1000 or 2000 words in order to know this. You only need to know the numbers in Sanskrit and then some words which will help relate it to the clock or time. 

We tell the time all the time (pun intended) and it would be one of the easy places to integrate Sanskrit into your daily lives. Start off with the numbers and work your way to learning the words for time. This is probably one of the most important lists as you tend to talk about time in almost every single sentence

Colours name in Sanskrit

Third, you can go ahead with “Colours name in Sanskrit”. This is a simpler Sanskrit wordlist to memorize since most of the words are very similar to Hindi words. This list will serve you quite well as you tend to use colours for describing objects and food articles and animals and birds. For example, the Sanskrit word for “Red” is “रक्त” which as you can see is a very simple straightforward translation for blood red. You can get this list of all colours in Sanskrit memorized in an hour tops!!!

Birds Name in Sanskrit

If you lived in ancient India, you would be surrounded by 90% forests. It was a tropical paradise and covered in rivers and lakes and trees and greenery. The ancient folk loved to look at the birds, the animals and the insects and had words to describe each and every one of them. 

The vocabulary list of birds name is Sanskrit will serve you well there since you will be able to describe how the ancient Indians lived in harmony with the sounds of the birds that surrounded them. It is the rooster that woke them up, it is the crow that connected the dead, it is the peacock that graced the greenery of the forest with its angelic colours and it was the parrot that had the most beautiful plumage. Overall learning the birds name in Sanskrit is an absolute necessity.

Vegetables names in Sanskrit

India was a country where vegetarian food was the staple and is still considered the staple food. Everyone eats vegetables with every meal. Ancient India was no different and the Sanskrit speaking folk grew and ate vegetables every day. So the “vegetables names in Sanskrit” is one of the most common Sanskrit wordlists which serve as a starting point when you are starting to learn Sanskrit. These are survival lists and you cannot manage without them. Similar to the list of all animals in Sanskrit, the list of all Vegetables is quite easy and simple since the words are quite similar to Hindi.

Fruits names in Sanskrit

As we have so clearly established that India was a vegetable based country, fruits was the staple snack of the ancient times. Fruits were included into every meal in ancient India and this is indicated in carving across every temple in India and also included into its many hundred stories as well as the Ramayana and the Mahabharata. Ancient India was no different and the Sanskrit speaking folk ate fresh fruits every day which they grew in their gardens. So the “fruits names in Sanskrit” is one of the important Sanskrit wordlists and you cannot manage without them in any of your Sanskrit exams

The other common word lists 

The other most common wordlists which you can spend some time memorizing are:

  1. Letters in Sanskrit
  2. Numbers and the ancient numbering system of India
  3. List of most common adjectives in Sanskrit
  4. List of common adverbs or descriptive words in Sanskrit
  5. Parts of the human body
  6. Members of the family in Sanskrit
  7. Months of the year and days of the week in Sanskrit
About the Author: Vivek Hariharan

The author of this article is Vivek Hariharan, a lover of Sanskrit language. He owns and runs a free multi language blog called Childhood Stories which has dual language short stories in 8 languages which makes no money and gives him little pleasure. 

Since the age of 13 he has had only one ambition: to become a published and famous author and he hasn’t changed since. He is just as immature and just as broke and just as “not famous”. His passion is to write a fiction series which will create an entire universe which he can live in and in that at least he has money to laugh at like a maniac.