Four Reasons to Learn Sanskrit!
1 Sanskrit, it is a gateway to the Hindu and Buddhist traditions, and to the pre-modern history of the subcontinent and beyond. If you have an interest in ancient Indian culture, history, religion, or philosophy, you should consider studying Sanskrit.
2Sanskrit has an extensive literature, which stretches across the last 4,500 years in its various forms, including Vedic, Epic and Classical Sanskrit. Sanskrit is the language of the Vedas, of the Upanishads, of the epics Ramayana, Mahabharata, the Bhagavad Gita, and many other important works.
3 Discovery of Sanskrit by the west in 1770s led to the development of Indo-European linguistics and reconstruction of the Indo-European language family and the cultural and religious pre-histories of Europe. Thus, the historical understanding of European languages requires some understanding of Sanskrit.
4 One of the great classical languages of the world, the Sanskrit language is the basis for many of modern South Asia’s languages—Hindi, Gujarati, Marathi, Punjabi—as well as the classical Prakrit and the language of Buddhist scripture, Pali.