This village in India is one of the only places where Sanskrit is spoken
We just remember studying Sanskrit in school and now we all just feel nostalgic when we hear the word Sanskrit and bring out words like “Pathishyati, Pathishyat, Pathishyanti”.
Surely you went back to your school days? Right?
Well, this village in India is said to be one of the only few places where Sanskrit is spoken till date!
Mattur, a village in Karnataka, India, still follow a vedic lifestyle.
Step in any house of this village and you will be greeted by these magical words like Bhavatha nam kim (What is your name?), Katham asti(How are you?) and Coffee va chaayam kim ichchhathi bhavan (What will you have, coffee or tea?)
This village lives a vedic lifestyle in a modern way! Sanskrit language just flourishes at this place. Well not only Sanskrit, they also speak a rare dialect called Sankethi, which is a mixture of Sanskrit, Tamil, Kannada, and bits of Telugu. The Sankethi dialect has no written script and is read in the Devanagari script.
What makes Mattur village unique is that at this time when Sanskrit is spoken by less than 1% of the country’s population, the villagers use the language in their daily life and are ready to teach it to anyone interested in learning it.
We are sure their commendable efforts will keep this vedic and beautiful language alive for years!
Source: The Better India