Sanskrit is  the oldest language in the world .The Rig Vedic hymns, the Upanishads,the Gita were all orally transmitted and finally written down, in Sanskrit. It is a  language with a melodic timbre with hardly any guttural  sounds. The Sinhala language has its roots in Sanskrit and this accounts for many Sanskrit words sounding  familiar to us.

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  1. Thanks Narme for sharing.The words, as interpreted by Google are in praise of Bharat( India) and it ‘s beautiful language(, Sanskrit).The pretty woman adds to the experience of the song, as she says, many enjoy the melody even if they do not understand the words.In reality, Sanskrit was the language of worship in the temples and was handed down the ages by word of mouth by the incumbent priests.Hence the high order of priests in the caste hierarchy of India.Because it was sung in times of worship in the Rigveda, it had to be tuneful and have meaning for the adoration of the pantheon of Gods in Hinduism, very much like the Gregorian chants in Christianity.Sanskrit had no written alphabet until about the 4-5 century AD.The near original scripts are the ones in the Asoka pillars.


  2. Surabharati Suramya … In Praise of the Beautiful Gods .

    What a beautiful song – I was totally numb after listening to it – almost in tears …

    Thanks Narme and Thanks Eddie for the details of the origin of the language and its use in Ceremony .

    Also- thanks Narme for the first video ” why I learnt Sanskrit ‘ — I can relate to it well, as in ‘down times ‘ I sing in Native American/ Sinhala languages and this gives me sooo much comfort- after all ” A Song is A Prayer .. A Spiritual Song “.
    I sing in many Native American languages – songs sung during various ceremonies- and in praise of Creation and its Beings – Thunderbird, Eagle, Bear , Water, etc .
    So, learning yet another song, in one of the oldest languages is not difficult- also the melody is sooo haunting, it is already a Bee Buzzing in my head !

    This haunting song- I gotta learn it- just like the way I learned Malagai Poo jathi roja ( well tutored by Rajes and Maithri) and sang it as a duet with Zavahir on the Friday night Sing Along at RU – 2018 Beruwala

    I will do my best to learn it and sing at the 50th Annv – perhaps next year — a fitting way to celebrate the beauty of Country and Culture

    Eddie- I may not be as young and pretty like the lady who is singing it, but there is something to be said about an old woman singing a song in Sanskrit for the first time !

    Yes , many Sinhala / Hindi words have their origins in Sanskrit . Tamil language .also seems to have some words that have its origin in Sanskrit .

    Thank you Narme for the post and Eddie for the explanation of the language .


  3. Thanks Narme for the post. I really enjoyed the song. Thanks for the explanation. As Eddie wrote sanskrit was the language of worship in temples and I hear it when I go to temples by the priests. This is the first time I have list
    ened to a beautiful song and really enjoyed it.. Her dedication is exemplary.Thanks Eddie for your contribution and I always read your comments and amazed by its contents. As for Deepthie we enjoyed your tamil song and I am waiting to hear it again at the next RU. I hope you could master the sanskrit song as well.



  4. Thanks Raja.Very few of our colleagues know that you were an important thread in the Department of Medicine that kept Alice springs Hospital going in the days when few would have ventured to go there.I remember your photograph in honour of your service in the common room together with pics of the other Sri Lankan’s who served there in times past.You have done a great service to the Australian Aboriginal people and I think you must write about your experience working with the first people of Australia.I am sure Deepthie will want to know more.Hope you are enjoying your well earned retirement.Regards. Eddie.


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