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Quora: “What is the harshest Indian language?”

Today I was just scrolling my screen on quora page. I just saw a question asking “What is the harshest Indian language?” and a person to whom I follow “Gopalkrishna Vishwanath” , I respect him, have answered this question. His answer was as follows in his own words.

“My vote for the harshest language and also the worst tongue twisters, making it most difficult to pronounce correctly, would go to Sanskrit.

Of course, no disrespect to this great language is intended. I revere this language.

In my opinion if you can intone Sanskrit Shlokas correctly, there is no Indian language you will not be able to pronounce”

After some readers have taken this as negative to the great language he further added.

“Some readers have taken exception to my terming Sanskrit as a “harsh” language.

I have already mentioned in my second last line that I revere this great language and mean no disrespect.  The word ‘harsh’ has different meanings. I did not mean it in any negative way.

I meant to use ‘harsh’ to mean ‘stern’, ‘strict’ ‘severe’ ‘stringent’ ‘firm’ ‘rigorous’ ‘uncompromising’ ‘inflexible’, ‘unrelenting’ ‘hard to learn’

I did not mean to say “grating’ ‘jarring’ ‘rasping’ ‘strident’ ‘raucous’ ‘brassy’ ‘ear-piercing’ ‘discordant’, ‘disagreeable’ ‘unmelodious’ ‘cacophonous’

Thanks to the thesaurus for help in making this clarification.”

Although I was in one on them to take a stand that Sanskrit is not most harsh language .

I have written a reply to him. Have a look !

“Dear Sir, I do not know whether you have ever learn this great language or ever studied in your school or college. As I have studied this great language , I consider it is the most melodious language which can give a kind of feeling of peace and calmness. Respectfully, I was shocked by your response sir ! but somehow your clarification works. It has perfect grammar, easy to learn, easy to speak , if you know the sandhi -vichhed, samaas and other tools of the language. Have a look on this shloka sir! This one is from Madhurastakam (Sung for Lord Krishna)

अधरं मधुरं वदनं मधुरं नयनं मधुरं हसितं मधुरम् ।
हृदयं मधुरं गमनं मधुरं मधुराधिपतेरखिलं मधुरम् ॥

adharaḿ madhuraḿ vadanaḿ madhuraḿ

nayanaḿ madhuraḿ hasitaḿ madhuraḿ

hṛdayaḿ madhuraḿ gamanaḿ madhuraḿ

madhurādhi-pater akhilaḿ madhuraḿ.

Try to pronounce it, sir! Amazing? yeah It is.

Having said this , If you are referring to Vedic literature then of course it is not easy to learn and to speak, but when someone recites any Richa ( shloka ) of Veda , the sound just goes in our heart through our ears. This is the sweetness and melodiness and simplicity of Sanskrit , the language of God itself- Dev Vani. Although I do not agree with you on this answer but I respect you Sir!

I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.

Evelyn Beatrice Hall ( In his book The Friends of Voltaire) ”

What you all think about it?


Banaras Hindu University

Banaras Hindu University (BHU), not a chapter of my life, it is an introduction fr me. I have spent one third of my conscious life here, I am in it and it is and will be in me till the end of energy. Mahamana ko naman. Humanity, harmony,spirituality, nature and knowledge are a few to state, beyond these it has given much more. At the end of the day when I’ll conclude my life, BHU will be center of summary for sure. Memories will decay with time evolution,but the color of BHU on my soul will last longer than infinity. I can’t forget to convey my thanks to all mates, friends and all others. Going to miss you guys.


Home: Place to feel

Again my mind blows up  with the infinite memories and affections .

It always gives a pleasant and soft feelings by just thinking of our sweet , let me say sweetest place , home .

Same thing happens when we think of someone special , someone unique , or say some fantastic incident happened which covers our memory with a lot of joy , the anand .

I am thinking of way to home .. ya .. m going ..

@ Late Night

After being slack in a working day, it’s very hard to work after midnight .

Frankly speaking sometimes it gives a kind of satisfaction and more energy to your mind , despite of laziness of your body .

What does it mean ? .. ya .. correct .. you have a goal in front .. looking at , acting on , you are just using the time ..

time ??

hey what are you saying ? . Is it really useless for someone? .. thinking of ..

keep on .. you will get .

Sweet  night to you all .