Sanskrit is not only a classical language but also a repository of Indian cultural heritage. Sanskrit is the most ancient among the languages of the world. Its storehouse of knowledge is unrivaled and one of the most invaluable treasures of the world. Sanskrit language is a symbol of Indian tradition and thought, which has exhibited full freedom in the search of truth. The most interesting aspect of Sanskrit language is that it has shown complete tolerance towards other languages. Varanasi is a true example of Guru-Shishya tradition, which has helped in the growth and development of Sanskrit language.
Since ancient times, Varanasi is a great center of learning of Sanskrit
language. Over a period of time, Varanasi has produced many great
scholars of Sanskrit. Many great works of Sanskrit have also been penned
at Varanasi. The Sampurnanand Sanskrit University was set up at Varanasi
to keep intact the traditional scholarship and to strike a balance
between India and western outlooks and to conduct research and to study
various aspects of culture and spiritual literature. Over a period of
time, this university has contributed towards the development of
Sanskrit language by taking up the study and research on Vedas, Vedanta
Purana, Ayurveda, Sahitya, Astrology, Theology, Mimamsa, Nyaya, etc.
The Sampurnanad Sanskrit University has played an important role in the
development of Sanskrit language through translation and publication of
specific texts as well cataloguing of manuscripts. It has also
coordinated the oriental and occidental currents of thoughts, while
preserving the ancient Indian tradition. It has helped in the grooming
up of new and talented scholars who are well versed in the knowledge of
traditional Sanskrit and fully acquainted with modern thoughts and are
capable of carrying on comparative study on modern lines.
Sanskrit language is perhaps the oldest among languages of the world. Varanasi, being the capital of knowledge, is closely associated with Sanskrit and its development.